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W. Lowndes rallies to edge Columbus by one

Posted 11/10/2010 in High School Sports

Antonio Wilson didn't want to move. As the ruckus grew louder around him, Wilson shook his head twice and refused to move from his spot at the free-throw line.

 

 

Noxubee County has piled up plenty of numbers

Posted 11/10/2010 in High School Sports

The numbers don't lie. Whether it has been through the air or on the ground, the Noxubee County High School football team has had one of the best offenses in the state the past four years.

 

 

Caledonia's Comer wins state title, looks ahead to other senior goals

Posted 11/9/2010 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The temptation is always there for Jessica Comer. Like all elite cross country runners, she can hear footsteps. But she resists the urge.

 

 

Columbus stops Starkville short of playoffs

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Symmetry is a perfect word to describe Friday night's season-ending showdown between the Columbus and Starkville high school football teams. The Golden Triangle rivals mirrored one another in myriad ways in an offensive shootout that seemed scripted at times. But the Falcons' defense directed the final scene, stopping the Yellow Jackets 1 yard short of tying the game on the last play from scrimmage to preserve a 34-32 victory.

 

 

Caledonia's Comer wins state title

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- Caledonia High School's Jessica Comer covered the Choctaw Trails 4-kilometer course in a time of 15 minutes, 55 seconds Saturday to win the Mississippi High School Activities Class 4A state cross country title.

 

 

New Hope gets win, help to secure No. 2 spot

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School football team took care of its business Friday night with a 31-14 victory against Indianola Gentry in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 game at Trojan Field. The win by New Hope coupled with West Point High's 21-14 victory at Hernando helped the Trojans secure the No. 2 seed in the region.

 

 

Tuscaloosa Christian ends Victory Christian's run

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

COTTONDALE, Ala. -- Nothing is given to you. Landon Ellis summed it up best as he stood with the runner-up trophy in his hands and talked about what had just transpired. After three years of eye-popping scoring totals and margins of victory, the Victory Christian football team finally faced an opponent it couldn't overcome.

 

 

Defense does trick for Noxubee County

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team's aggressive defensive play and punishing running game fueled a 37-0 win against Lexington's J.J. McClain on Friday in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A first-round playoff game.

 

 

Aberdeen clicks in win against Kossuth

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Entering the playoffs with a 5-6 record and a fourth-place division finish is always a challenge. But having to play the state's fourth-ranked Class 3A team at its place in the first round more times than not will result in a season-ending loss.

 

 

French Camp denies West Oktibbeha playoff spot

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

FRENCH CAMP -- When his team got the ball trailing by four points with a little more than four minutes left in its game against French Camp on Friday night, West Oktibbeha High School football coach Adam Lowrey had no doubt his team would score. But French Camp linebacker Josh Williams had other ideas, as he intercepted a Von Smith pass near midfield to halt West Oktibbeha's comeback attempt and hand the Panthers a 30-26 win.

 

 

East Webster continues ground dominance, beats Bruce

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team took its first step toward a state championship Friday night in a 35-20 win against Bruce. The Wolverines (12-0) continued their dominance on the ground, rushing for 327 yards on 41 carries in their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A playoff opener.

 

 

Louisville one of few local teams to win playoff opener

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Wyatt Roberts completed 17 of 26 passes for 262 yards to lead the Louisville High School football team past Amanda Elzy 32-8 Friday night in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A playoffs.

 

 

Sulligent, Pickens County advance in Alabama playoffs

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

The Sulligent and Pickens County high school football teams advanced to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs Friday night. Sulligent defeated West End of Walnut Grove, Ala., 34-18 in the Class 2A playoffs, while Pickens County ended Loachapoka's season in Class 1A with a 26-7 victory.

 

 

Tuscaloosa Christian ends Victory Christian's run

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

COTTONDALE, Ala. -- Josh McCoy caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Maison McCullough with 3 minutes, 1 second remaining in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift the Tuscaloosa Christian football team to a 24-20 victory against Victory Christian in the Christian Football Association championship.

 

Eagles face Tuscaloosa for title

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian football team still has a shred of uncertainty as it enters its game at 7 tonight against Tuscaloosa Christian for the Christian Football Association championship.

 

Starkville boys team full of question marks

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

How does Starkville High's boys basketball team go about duplicating last season's state title run? It doesn't.

 

 

Immanuel aims for history tonight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas knew more than two years ago the Immanuel Christian football program was in good hands. The longtime football and basketball coach wanted to ensure the football program's continued growth as an 11-man team, so he opted to step aside so the school could bring in Shawn Gates as new football coach and Daniel Merchant as an assistant coach.

 

 

East Webster defense not concerned about the spotlight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Defensive players rarely get the shine cast on those who score touchdowns. And that's fine by East Webster High School football players.

 

 

Columbus, Starkville in familiar position for football finale

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For all the improvement Starkville High School's football team has experienced this season, the Yellow Jackets find themselves in a familiar playoff bind entering the final week of the regular season.

 

 

Dynamic running back tandem leads Noxubee County

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plan. With an experienced group returning on the offensive line and with a group of running backs with a ton of potential, Shorter hoped he could help change the identity of the Noxubee County High School football team.

 

 

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