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West Point plays host to Canton in playoff opener

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

After winning back-to-back state championships, the West Point High School football team saw its season end abruptly in the second round of the playoffs last season. West Point will look to make amends for that defeat at 7 tonight when it plays host to Canton in a first-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff game at McCallister Field.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to extend streak to nine

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Eight weeks and counting. That's how long it has been since the Aberdeen High School football team came up on the short end of the score. The Bulldogs will look to make it nine at 7 tonight when it plays host to J.J. McClain in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State playoffs.

 

 

Lamar County gearing up for home playoff game

Posted 11/8/2012 in High School Sports

When the Lamar County High School football team returned to the Alabama High School Activities Association's Class 2A playoff last season, coach Ken Adams knew the work was beginning.

 

 

Columbus sweeps West Lowndes in basketball

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith admits he hopes to do less coaching this season with a veteran ballclub taking the floor.

 

 

Offensive struggles doom Starkville in loss to Meridian

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter knew his young basketball team would have to learn on the fly this season.

 

 

West Lowndes reslishes opportunity at football playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

DeVonta Koger still considers himself a basketball player.

 

 

Return of Latham helps spark Columbus' push into playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

Quan Latham just wanted back on the field.

 

 

Heritage Academy changes mind-set on the way to state championship game

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

In August, Barrett Donahoe talked about changing a mind-set.

 

 

Noxubee County faces playoff challenge from Lafayette County

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The focus is there.

 

Harris, Williams lead West Lowndes to playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

There's nothing like getting scoring on offense and defense to provide a spark. Eric Harris and Jevontrae Williams were only too happy to deliver that lift Friday for the West Lowndes High School football team.

 

Dunaway's diving catches help Heritage Academy reach title game

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

PELAHATCHIE -- A little trickeration and some guts. The mixture isn't a secret concoction Barrett Donahoe has cooked up in the dark passages of the Heritage Academy field house.

 

 

West Point completes region sweep by beating New Hope

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

For the West Point High School football team, Friday's game against New Hope was the last regular-season game on the schedule before the playoffs start next week. Even though the Green Wave already had secured first place in Class 5A, Region 1, coach Chris Chambless didn't take the game lightly. Neither did his players.

 

 

Columbus beats Grenada to reach playoffs

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

GRENADA -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford breathed a deep sigh of relief and then smiled like a proud father.

 

 

Van Hook, Magnolia Heights too much for Starkville Academy

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill said he'll lose sleep for weeks after one call: The choice to kick the ball to Fernando Van Hook.

 

 

Starkville complete perfect region run

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to the Starkville High School football team's defense to seal a crucial win. After all, defense has been the team's calling card this season.

 

 

Abderdeen builds big lead, holds on in shootout

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The fourth-seeded Winona High School football team did what only one other team has managed to do this season against Aberdeen High: It scored more than 40 points against the Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the top-seeded Bulldogs did what they have done three times this year: They dropped 52 points or more on an opponent.

 

 

West Lowndes secures playoff spot

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

When the West Lowndes High School football team learned a playoff spot was on the line in its regular-season finale, there was a change in the team's mood.

 

 

Pickens Academy takes fist step toward Class A title

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team celebrated its return to the Alabama Independent School Association football playoffs with a 34-21 opening-round Class A victory against Lakeside Academy.

 

 

Columbus needs one more victory

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

A victory is all Tony Stanford has on his mind. If the Columbus High School football team (6-4, 3-3 Class 6A, Region 1) can go on the road at 7 tonight and beat Grenada (4-6, 2-4), Stanford won't have to worry about tiebreakers and point differentials.

 

 

Starters will play tonight for Starkville

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell answered the question was answered before the week started: The Starkville High School football team will play its starters at 7 tonight in the regular-season finale against Neshoba Central.

 

 

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