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Stafford's complete game pushes New Hope past Hernando

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Taylor Stafford didn't have time to be nervous. A single, a bunt single, and a walk in the top of the first inning Sunday took care of any butterflies the New Hope High School junior might have had to start game two of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State title series against Hernando.

 

 

Boyd's home run provides spark for Trojans

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Landon Boyd has earned a reputation for being a big-game pitcher. In his final game at Trojan Field, Boyd proved he can do damage at the plate, too.

 

 

Birth of son, victory cap wonderful week for Boyds

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Sunday was the ideal way for the Boyd family to cap a week. Now maybe Lee Boyd and his wife, Allison, will be able to get a little more sleep.

 

 

Pieces come together to push New Hope to title series

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Like many coaches, Lee Boyd had a plan. In putting that plan into action, the New Hope High School baseball coach faced the usual decisions about playing upperclassmen and underclassmen, who would start at what position, and how he would manage his pitching staff. But an assortment of injuries, illnesses, and ups and downs this season has forced Boyd to re-assess and to reconfigure that puzzle.

 

 

New Hope gets contributions up and down lineup in victory

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- The New Hope High School baseball team has followed a winding road with more than its shares of ups and downs this season.

 

 

Redden strong at start; Stafford closes on mound for Trojans

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Taylor Stafford didn't hesitate. Nearly three days after throwing more than 100 pitches in a complete-game victory against Hernando, Stafford was faced with another challenge.

 

 

Jones leaves Starkville to go to Pearl

Posted 5/22/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A successful first season turned out to be the final one for Brian Jones as baseball coach at Starkville High School. Jones resigned Monday and has taken the same position at Pearl High. The move caught almost all parties involved by surprise.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy nabs tennis state championships

Posted 5/21/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- It sounds so simple.

 

 

Noxubee County boasts track state championships

Posted 5/21/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- This season was about continuing a tradition for Charles Hughes.

 

 

Columbus' Jefferson will get shot at Snead State C.C.

Posted 5/18/2013 in High School Sports

LaTerrica Jefferson completed the turnaround Friday afternoon. Nearly four years ago, Jefferson was a ninth-grader with a load of potential. At the time, basketball was a consideration, but it wasn't something the Columbus High School student believed could help put her on the path to a college scholarship.

 

 

Hamilton's Lindsey, Heard celebrate track and field efforts

Posted 5/18/2013 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Jeremy Lindsey believes in a winning state of mind. Maybe it was a season's worth of hounding from his Hamilton High School track and field coaches that helped the senior develop a positive frame of mind.

 

 

Heritage Academy's McElrath celebrates decision to go to Delta State

Posted 5/17/2013 in High School Sports

Evan McElrath has thought about playing golf in college for a long time. McElrath admits the process has been stressful at times with college coaches watching from the sidelines. He also has worked his ways through the ups and downs of every-day life that make it difficult to focus on golf.

 

 

New Hope wants to close out Hernando at home

Posted 5/17/2013 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- When a team wins a big postseason road game, it usually has at least a couple of hours to celebrate. That's not the case for the New Hope High School baseball team.

 

 

AISA recognizes three Pickens Academy students

Posted 5/16/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Phil Fikes doesn't consider himself a "jock." That moniker is typically used to label individuals who are more accomplished in athletics that in the classroom.

 

 

Neshoba Central ends New Hope's season again

Posted 5/15/2013 in High School Sports

For the second-consecutive season, the screams from a bus leaving Lady Trojan Field will ring in the ears of the New Hope High School players. This time, though, there was a weightier sense of finality for four seniors who saw their prep careers end without another shot at an elusive state championship.

 

 

Pickens Academy baseball, softball players honored

Posted 5/15/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy baseball and softball teams had plenty of ways to turn for contributions this season. Six of the standouts for both teams were recognized recently for their performances with Alabama Independent School Association All-Star awards.

 

 

Prep Player of Week: Mattox caps banner season with pair of championships

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For many, a pair of state championships would signal the end of a promising high school career.

 

 

New Hope softball stands one win away from state title series

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Championship programs respond.

 

 

Pickens Academy tabs Thacker as new football coach

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Josh Thacker feels like he is back home.

 

 

Area track and field standouts earn firsts

Posted 5/13/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- The Golden Triangle had three individuals win gold medals Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State Outdoor Track and Field meet. Starkville High School's Kate Mattox and Damian Grady each won two events, while New Hope High's Mercedes Mattix won the 400 meters.

 

 

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