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Columbus' Thomas growing in strength, confidence

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

At 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, Jake Thomas is a quarterback's best friend anywhere on the offensive line. But Thomas figures to become an even more imposing presence in a number of areas for the Columbus High School Falcons as he continues to mature into his body.

 

 

West Point's Davis signs with EMCC

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Wilma Davis watched, learned, and waited as a junior. With a point guard like Kelsei Ewings, sometimes you only need to make sure you were running to get open looks at the basket.

 

 

Houston rallies past Caledonia in softball

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore was pleased with almost every aspect of her team's game Thursday night. Elmore enjoyed everything except the final score.

 

 

Blevins, Lee pace Columbus past Grenada

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

At first, winning big baseball games came as a surprise to Columbus High. Now, a youthful Falcons squad is basking in such a position. Tyler Blevin's two-run double sparked a three-run sixth inning Tuesday as Columbus turned back Grenada 3-2 in a Class 6A, Region 2 matchup at Sammy Fletcher Field.

 

 

Trio of prep stars sign college scholarship offers

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the best shooters in Mississippi high school basketball has been assured the same offensive freedom at his next stop on the hardwood.

 

 

SWINGING BIG STICKS: New Hope routs Columbus in prep softball

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High has been on the search for offensive consistency throughout the fast-pitch softball season. The Lady Trojans found lots of it Tuesday night, as New Hope pounded out 13 hits in a 17-0 rout of Columbus.

 

 

No-hitter helps Hamilton's Earnest build confidence

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Ethan Earnest was looking forward to big things at the beginning of the season. After working through shoulder surgery and back spasms that kept him from throwing a lot of innings in the past two seasons, Earnest wanted to make a mark in his senior season with the Hamilton High School baseball team. But sometimes bad luck follows you.

 

 

Caledonia's Langford signs with Mississippi Delta

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Ashley Langford understood what her father, Michael, meant when he told her years ago someone always would be watching when she was on the softball field. But the Caledonia High School senior catcher didn't fully appreciate those words of advice until earlier this year when she kept receiving emails from Mississippi Delta Community College softball coach Vanessa Farrell.

 

 

West Lowndes' Stanley wins 200th game

Posted 4/7/2012 in High School Sports

Todd Stanley didn't want to have any regrets.

 

 

New Hope defeats Starkville in softball

Posted 4/6/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the seventh inning Thursday night, New Hope found much-needed separation in in fast-pitch prep softball game with Starkville and in the Class 5A, Region 3 race.

 

 

Columbus' Verner will go for two golds

Posted 4/5/2012 in High School Sports

The power of performance is a big motivator for Justin Verner.

 

 

New Hope softball wins region opener

Posted 4/4/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School fast-pitch softball coach Tabitha Beard can be difficult to please. Tuesday night was not one of those nights.

 

 

New Hope baseball walks-off against Saltillo

Posted 4/4/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior Dusty Dyson is in quite a groove right now.

 

 

Lee, Dale do their part with defense to fuel Falcons

Posted 4/3/2012 in High School Sports

Trace Lee and Christian Dale are going to do everything in their power to help get the Columbus High School baseball team back to the postseason. While both players make solid contributions in the field and at the plate, Lee and Dale likely will make their presence felt the most on the mound. Combined with left-hander Hunter Mullis, Columbus (11-6, 2-2 Class 6A, Region) has three starting pitchers who can stop a team's momentum.

 

 

New Hope's Brown signs with Belhaven

Posted 3/28/2012 in High School Sports

You have to look good for your big day. After waiting this long, Lawrence Brown was going to make sure he had everything right. Still, as of Monday the New Hope High School senior didn't know what colors he was going to wear to celebrate the next step in his football career.

 

 

Prep baseball: West Point knocks off New Hope

Posted 3/28/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- After losing six straight, West Point High returned to the baseball win column in resounding fashion Tusesday night. Behind the complete-game effort of starting pitcher Tez Lane, the Green Wave knocked off New Hope, 3-2.

 

 

Wind can't push Lott from first

Posted 3/27/2012 in High School Sports

It takes a lot to get Cade Lott flustered. Whether it's football, basketball, or golf, Lott typically plays with a positive attitude and always has a smile ready to go. But Mother Nature put the Heritage Academy junior's attitude to the test Tuesday.

 

 

Patience paying off for Oak Hill's Shempert

Posted 3/27/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Jacob Shempert knows the importance of patience. As a member of The Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen, which recognizes the state's top baseball players in the state of Mississippi, Shempert knows his reputation precedes him. The senior pitcher/catcher/infielder also understands pitchers and coaches read newspapers and the Internet to keep up with who is hot.

 

 

Starkville's Mattox top area finisher at MSU meet

Posted 3/27/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's Kate Mattox was the only winner Saturday in a bunch of top-10 finishes by local competitors at the Mississippi State University High School Track and Field Invitational. Mattox won the 1,600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 34.85 seconds. She also took sixth in the 800 (2:34.49).

 

 

Starkville High honors longtime coach Carlisle

Posted 3/24/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High baseball coach Danny Carlisle had a pretty good day at the office Saturday afternoon. In pregame ceremonies at the Starkville High baseball field, Carlisle received a 52-inch flat screen TV from the school's baseball booster club. More than 40 former players attended the pregame ceremony, taking a stroll down memory lane of Carlisle's 35 years at the school.

 

 

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