MACON -- Tyrone Shorter heard the talk in his locker room this week. As soon as he discovered some of his players were looking ahead to a game against Louisville, the Noxubee County High School football coach squelched that discussion.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School volleyball team is ready.
As the weeks pass, the stakes get higher and higher for the West Oktibbeha County High School football team.
Competing as an independent member of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Hebron Christian will not be eligible for postseason play in football this year.
The first step was simply fantastic.
HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball team had little trouble advancing in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoffs Tuesday night.
REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown knew his time was coming.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The expectations didn't bother Josh Lewis.
It's finally here. That's the weight New Hope High School seniors Lauren Holifield, Kasey and Erin Stanfield, and Ashley Reed have felt all season as the slow-pitch softball team worked its way through the regular season.
BATESVILLE -- Most football teams can point to a big victory as a turning point in a playoff season. If Columbus High can work its way into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A playoffs this season, the turning point may be traced back to a tough loss.
"The Catch" is one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. Dwight Clark's leaping, fingertip grab of a Joe Montana pass helped send the San Francisco 49ers past the Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 10, 1982. San Francisco went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI for the first of four titles in the 1980s.
With any young football team, inexperience sometimes trumps ability. For the New Hope High School football team's offense, its 19-0 loss to Hernando was one of the "down" nights.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team used a determined and stifling defense to earn a 23-0 victory against Ridgeland High on Friday night in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.
WEST POINT -- At a program known for lining up and pounding opposing defenses into submission, the backfield tandem of Tez Lane and Aeris Williams don't disappoint.
ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team planned Friday night against Nettleton to enjoy its Homecoming. The evening also was a homecoming of sorts for Nettleton coach Mike Scott.
ETHEL -- West Oktibbeha County High School senior running back Tiberias Lampkin continued his personal roll while the Timberwolves did the same as a team Friday night.
VERNON, Ala. -- A projected offensive shootout in Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 4 on Friday night delivered for only one team.
Miller Puckett ran for two scores and caught a pass from Lott for a third touchdown, and Lott and Turner combined on an "Oh no ... oh yes" moment to lift Heritage Academy to a 42-0 victory against Oak Hill Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools game on Homecoming in Columbus.
Tonight would be an ideal time for the Lowndes County public schools to make a move in their respective football standings.
Barrett Donahoe doesn't want to talk about moral victories or playoff scenarios. The Heritage Academy football coach wants a victory.
1. Stovall, Self help MSU close weekend with two wins COLLEGE SPORTS
2. West Point girls beat New Hope for region title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. New Hope boys use defense to beat Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Ole Miss sweeps No. 6 East Carolina COLLEGE SPORTS