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Aberdeen beats Louisville for first time

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Like most football coaches, Aberdeen's Mark Bray expects to win every game on his schedule.

 

 

Noxubee County gets another shutout

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- For the Noxubee County High School football team, there is no such thing as time off.

 

 

Lamar County edges Sulligent

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County and Sulligent high school football teams mixed a little more offense into their Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 matchup Friday night. Still, the result was to the Bulldogs' liking.

 

 

Columbus shuts out Tupelo in region opener

Posted 9/22/2012 in High School Sports

TUPELO - Columbus High School opened region play on a strong note with a 14-0 victory over Tupelo in prep football action Friday night.

 

 

Williams, West Point beat Lake Coromorant

Posted 9/22/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Aeris Williams is suited to play West Point High School football.

 

 

Lowndes County teams set to open region play

Posted 9/21/2012 in High School Sports

It's time to get down to business. That's the sentiment for nearly all of the Lowndes County public school football teams as they prepare for their games tonight.

 

 

Starkville's Mitchell returns to sidelines after mother's death

Posted 9/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Just days after the death of his mother, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell will be on the sidelines for his team's region opener at 7:30 tonight at Lanier High. Mitchell's mother, Rose, died earlier this week after a long battle with cancer, and Mitchell has been away from his team to be with his family in Pontotoc.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball wants to extend season

Posted 9/21/2012 in High School Sports

Two more wins. At the beginning of the season, all Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach Gary Harris knew for certain was that two was the number of victories his team had in 2011.

 

 

Aberdeen will look for first victory vs. Louisville

Posted 9/21/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team, fresh from a much-needed 45-28 win against Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A defending state champion West Bolivar, has a chance to do something tonight at Lester Miley Stadium that no other Bulldog squad has done: beat Louisville.

 

 

EMCC pitches first shutout

Posted 9/21/2012 in High School Sports

SCOOBA -- William Jones was a happy man Thursday night. The fifth-year East Mississippi Community College associate head coach and defensive coordinator has a burning desire for shutouts. Jones got his wish Thursday in No. 4 EMCC's 56-0 victory against Mississippi Delta Community College in a MACJC North Division game at Sullivan-Windham Field.

 

 

West Point gears up for region play

Posted 9/19/2012 in High School Sports

For West Point High School, the task ahead is clear.

 

 

It's all in mind-set for Heritage Academy

Posted 9/19/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe doesn't care about recent history. The primary concern for the first-year Heritage Academy football coach is helping his players develop the right mind-set to compete every week. When that happens, Donahoe believes Heritage Academy has everything in place to be a perennial playoff contender in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.

 

 

Starkville Academy wants to extend winning streak

Posted 9/19/2012 in High School Sports

The Starkville Academy football team's resurgence on offense will be tested at 7 p.m. Friday when it puts its two-game win streak on the line against undefeated Jackson Prep in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2 game at J.E. Logan Field in Starkville. Elsewhere in the area Friday night, West Oktibbeha County High School will travel to Weir and East Oktibbeha County High will travel to West Lowndes for a pair of Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 matchups. Those games will start at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Noxubee County has to stay focused after shutout

Posted 9/19/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had an idea about his team. But even after coaching many of the seniors on the Noxubee County High School football team since they were in seventh grade, Shorter liked that his Tigers answered the call Friday night against one of their biggest rivals.

 

 

Lampkin lights path for West Oktibbeha football team

Posted 9/17/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN -- When West Oktibbeha County High School football coach Adam Lowrey asked senior Tiberias Lampkin to take a more active leadership role for the Timberwolves, he did not hesitate before answering.

 

 

Robinson's score enough to lift Noxubee County past West Point

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Noxubee County High School senior defensive lineman Dylan Bradley laid collapsed on the playing surface of McCallister Field.

 

 

West Point vows to rebound from loss to Noxubee County

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School senior quarterback Tez Lane and coach Chris Chambless shared a long postgame embrace on the 40-yard line of McCallister Field.

 

 

New Hope gets physical against Caledonia

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Of the nine players who had carries for the New Hope High School football team Friday night, Q Newby and Austin Oswalt are by far the best to speak for that group. While Ryan Lee, Bryson Ellis, or Brandon Spann may have better speed, Newby and Oswalt epitomize the kind of physical football coach Michael Bradley feels his team needs to play to be successful. Newby and Oswalt best used their prototypical fullback physiques Friday night on an 18-play touchdown drive that helped New Hope beat Caledonia 35-0 Friday night.

 

 

Columbus edges Louisville

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

The list of words to describe Columbus High School quarterback Trace Lee grew Friday night. The 6-foot-1 junior already had been called an intelligent leader and an accurate passer prior to his team's game Friday against Louisville High. His effort in a 21-13 victory allowed him to add resilient and gutsy to his list of adjectives.

 

 

Puckett lifts Heritage Academy to key victory

Posted 9/16/2012 in High School Sports

It's Miller time at Heritage Academy. Senior running back Miller Puckett rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 35-14 victory against Clarksdale Lee Academy.

 

 

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