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Starkville Academy eager to bounce back

Posted 8/31/2012 in High School Sports

The Starkville Academy football team returned to work this week eager to prove one game won't ruin its season. In its last outing, Starkville Academy lost to archrival Heritage Academy 19-6. The bounce-back game will be at 7 tonight against Magnolia Heights Academy in Senatobia.



West Point back in action vs. Columbus

Posted 8/31/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School resumed a rigorous fall camp last week as the Green Wave took advantage of two full weeks to prepare for its next game. After learning so much in a heart-breaking season-opening loss at No. 1 South Panola, West Point returns to the field tonight for a non-region matchup with Columbus.



Aberdeen set for annual showdown with Amory

Posted 8/31/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- For the third consecutive week, the Aberdeen High School football team will face off against the son of a former Bulldog football player. In a 21-0 loss to Columbus in the season opener, junior running back Kevin Jackson, Jr. was the game's leading rusher with 96 yards on 17 carries. His namesake, Kevin Jackson, Sr., graduated from Aberdeen High in 1985 and was a varsity starter for the Bulldogs.



South Lamar prepares for season opener

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School prepares for a new beginning on the gridiron.



Heritage Academy, Caledonia set for Lowndes County battle

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

Sometimes it's easier to be the underdog when you're trying to build tradition.



Pair of statement victories not enough for Noxubee County

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Two statement victories in August might be enough for some teams.


Heritage Academy softball continues to grow

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

Brooklyn Waldrep has seen the steps the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team has made in a little more then a month. Waldrep knows the team can take even bigger strides forward. If Tuesday's performance is any indication, the Lady Patriots should be well on their way.


Lamar County has plenty of experience back

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team took its first road trip well before its first game. The Bulldogs conducted a week-long training camp at Tombigbee State Park in Tupelo. A later start date for the school calendar allowed the team to spend the week in seclusion and to work on teamwork, chemistry, and fundamentals.



Moody hopes Aliceville can grow this season

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Charles Moody admits he grew a lot in his first season as Aliceville High School football coach. Now, Moody hopes the Yellow Jackets will grow with him. Moody's second edition will open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Gordo High.



Riley brothers spark Oak Hill turnaround

Posted 8/28/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Drake Riley believes the Oak Hill Academy can do it on offense.



Prep Volleyball: Starkville High tops Caledonia

Posted 8/27/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It all starts with passing.



Pickens County football focused on state title

Posted 8/27/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The picture on the floor of coach Patrick Plott's office serves as a challenge. Last season in his return to the sidelines as coach of the Pickens County High School boys basketball team, Plott led the Tornadoes to a third consecutive state title. The picture shows Plott holding the championship trophy surrounded by celebrating members of his team.



Caledonia rolls over West Lowndes

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

They are the often overlooked unsung heroes of football, but for the Caledonia High School Confederates (2-0), its offensive line was one of its best weapons in a 66-12 mauling of the West Lowndes High School Panthers (1-1). The hard work of the line allowed the Confederates to put up 393 yards in total offense, 48 of the yards coming from passing.



Turnovers doom ICS in loss to Leake Acad.

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS - For every positive step they took, there was a self-inflicted mistake to halt the progress.



Wilson competes hard in first start, Jackets still fall to 0-2

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

MADISON -- Jake Schwartz could sympathize with Starkville quarterback Caleb Wilson making his first career high school from behind center.



Hebron Christian hustles past Victory Christian

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

The smile on David Foster's face says old school.



Starkville Academy looks for offensive rhythm, progress

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy stayed within striking distance of Heritage Academy the entire game Friday night.



BOUNCING BACK: PATRIOTS MAKE STATEMENT: Heritage Academy comes up strong in rivalry game

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy senior football player Taylor Fields remembers not too fondly his junior year game against arch-rival Starkville Academy.



Aberdeen bounces back, earns win against Shannon

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

SHANNON -- Far too often, quarterbacks either get too much credit for a win or an unfair amount of criticism following a loss.



Pickens Academy breaks loose in season-opening win over Sparta

Posted 8/26/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Josh Lewis and Joel Pratt helped the Pickens Academy football team start the season in rousing fashion Friday night.



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