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A quintessential quartet: Juniors play key role for NHHS softball

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

Wanted: Creative, self-starter who can help four New Hope High School softball players find a nickname that captures their skills and the relationship they share.

 

 

Pickens Academy's Booth going to Huntingdon

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- All Hunter Booth wanted was a chance. Like a lot of high school seniors, the Pickens Academy standout wanted to continue his football career in college. Unfortunately, the hard-working linebacker/offensive linemen didn't receive a lot of interest from schools despite a season in which he played an integral role in leading the Pirates back to the championship level.

 

 

Heritage Academy makes most of chances at golf state tournament

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

As the first few weeks of the season turned into a month, Ed Lott remained optimistic.

 

 

New Hope advances in playoffs with win over Yazoo City

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

YAZOO CITY -- New Hope High School kept its quest alive for a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball state championship Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Howard anchors West Point track team

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- If there is a sport to be played, West Point High School's Peair Howard wants to be involved.

 

 

Dunaway, Kerby win track state championships

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

The weather wasn't conducive to championship performances this past weekend at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State meet.

 

 

Oxford ousts Starkville from Class 5A North State playoffs

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- The Oxford High School baseball team used a solid pitching combination of Steven Whitfield and Jason Barber on Monday night to earn a 3-1 victory against Starkville in game three of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff series.

 

 

Heritage Academy boys golf team wins Class AAA title

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Heritage Academy boys golf team did it again Monday.

 

Lott, Patriots look for golf state championship

Posted 5/6/2013 in High School Sports

It's a simple philosophy, but Cade Lott knows how well it can work.

 

New Hope forces decisive game against Yazoo City

Posted 5/6/2013 in High School Sports

On a day of rest for most, the New Hope High School baseball team was hard at work.

 

 

Sweep pushes New Hope closer to shot at title

Posted 5/4/2013 in High School Sports

The temptation was there all day for Kaitlin Bradley and the rest of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team. Bradley and the Lady Trojans knew McComb High pitcher Kamry Creel wasn't overpowering. They also learned from a scouting report that Creel likes to work the outside corner and dares hitters to remain disciplined.

 

 

Motivated Lewisburg ends Caledonia's season

Posted 5/4/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson made an ominous prediction that unfortunately came true. Wilson warned his team it had to take better care of the little details and had to improve dramatically on defense to have a chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.

 

 

Oxford beats Starkville to force game three

Posted 5/3/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball players and coaches acknowledge their role as an underdog in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

Loss marks end for Vols, Henry

Posted 5/3/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry summed up his emotions Thursday afternoon as he watched Washington School celebrate a playoff series victory on his home field.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Lott wins AAA title

Posted 5/2/2013 in High School Sports

GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott parred the third playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honors at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State meet at Greenwood County Club.

 

 

Lowndes County teams hope to open playoff action

Posted 5/2/2013 in High School Sports

The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.

 

 

Starkville Academy' Bolin gets shot at Mississippi College

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are few things coaches like better than when their pitchers throw strike one.

 

 

Starkville High will go to Oxford today

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Brian Jones knew his first Yellow Jackets squad would be a work in progress. Resilience has been his team's most impressive trait. Through trials and tribulations, the team has kept swinging and battling back.

 

 

Starkville High's Gee, Nichols advance to North State meet

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls track and field coach Caroline Woomer calls freshman Ralesheia Gee "a beast." Woomer means it in the nicest way possible.

 

 

New Hope softball eliminates Oxford in playoffs

Posted 4/29/2013 in High School Sports

The fantastic part about having friends -- really close friends -- is they can say just about anything to you.

 

 

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