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West Point holds on to beat Oxford

Posted 10/9/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- A game that appeared to be well in hand for the West Point High School football team on Friday night very nearly swerved out of control. But West Point tightened up at the end of its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 game against Oxford to earn a 22-20 victory.

 

 

South Panola blanks Columbus

Posted 10/9/2010 in High School Sports

BATESVILLE -- Qyen Griffin returned the opening kickoff for an 81-yard touchdown Friday night to lead the top-ranked and Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A defending state champion South Panola High School football team to a 44-0 victory against Columbus.

 

 

Bell, Patterson help East Webster move to 8-0

Posted 10/9/2010 in High School Sports

ACKERMAN -- Timakis Bell rushed for two touchdowns and Ledrick Patterson rushed for one score and threw for another Friday night to lead the East Webster High School football team to a 41-14 victory against Ackerman in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 2 game.

 

 

Win helps Pickens Academy prepare for key region game

Posted 10/9/2010 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team will carry a lot of momentum into a playoff-deciding game next week. Jacob Acker rushed for two scores, threw for anther, and returned an interception for a touchdown Friday night to lead Pickens Academy to a 47-0 victory against Flint Hill Christian in an Alabama Independent School Association Class AA, Region I game.

 

 

Aberdeen regroups to beat Water Valley

Posted 10/9/2010 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- More times than not, bad practices tend to have disastrous results come game time. But that wasn't the case here Friday when another Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A, Region 2 pretender bit the dust, as Aberdeen posted a come-from-behind 35-14 win against Water Valley.

 

 

Starkville High football wins fourth in a row

Posted 10/8/2010 in High School Sports

The Starkville High School fotball team improved its position for a playoff spot out of Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 on Friday night with a 49-19 victory against Horn Lake.

 

 

Caledonia has playoffs on its mind

Posted 10/8/2010 in High School Sports

One win can work wonders. A week ago, the Caledonia High School football team was mired in a losing streak that spanned two coaches and dated to 2008. This week, the community, school, and Confederates are buzzing about the team's chance to do something that hasn't happened since 2005: reaching the playoffs.

 

 

Starkville will try to solidify playoff position

Posted 10/8/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Five games remain on the Starkville High School football team's schedule, but it isn't too early to talk about the playoffs. After winning consecutive Class 6A, Region 1 wins and taking four of their last five games, the Yellow Jackets are treating tonight's road game against Horn Lake as a must win.

 

 

New Hope softball seniors have grown into leaders

Posted 10/8/2010 in High School Sports

Maturation is a key component of championship formulas. As the years change, coaches hope younger players notice the habits and tendencies of the older ones and come to make them their own.

 

 

Prep Football / Radio Schedule for Friday, Oct. 8

Posted 10/8/2010 in High School Sports

Here is this week's prep football schedule, including the listings for radio stations in the area:

 

 

Immanuel Christian wants to add playoffs to its vocabulary

Posted 10/7/2010 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Something is brewing on the football field at Immanuel Christian. Fueled by a new-found "tough" mind-set and confidence, Immanuel Christian defeated Houlka 14-13 last week for the first 11-man victory in school history.

 

 

Starkville Academy soccer falls in playoff opener

Posted 10/6/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In its best form, Starkville Academy's soccer team had its worst performance when it least expected it. Unbeaten in six straight matches, the Lady Volunteers entered their Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA playoff opener against Presbyterian Christian on Tuesday feeling they were ready for the weight of a postseason match.

 

 

Columbus dedicates land for new indoor facility

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

Finally. That was the sentiment shared by everyone in attendance Monday for the dedication of land that will soon be home to a new indoor facility for the Columbus High School baseball and softball programs.

 

 

Typical labels don't apply to WLHS' Wilson

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

On paper, Antonio Wilson is just another name on a page. At 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, the West Lowndes High School junior running back would be considered small by all standards. But size tells only part of the story for a running back.

 

 

Starkville Academy soccer will play host to Presbyterian Christian

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ideally, soccer coaches want to enter the postseason in top form. Starkville Academy girls soccer coach Robert Gardner believes his team's 2-2 draw against Jackson Academy last week was a sign the Lady Volunteers are primed for a playoff run. Starkville Academy (9-6-1) hopes to ride the momentum of a six-game unbeaten stretch at 4 p.m. today when it plays host to Presbyterian Christian at the Starkville Sportsplex in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA playoff opener.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy, Hebron Christian fall short of titles

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

Monday marked the end of the line for two local fast-pitch softball programs, but the coaches couldn't have been prouder of the how their teams fared. Oak Hill Academy lost to Bowling Green, La., 4-2 in a losers' bracket game Monday at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA State Tournament, while Hebron Christian defeated Franklin Academy (La.) 15-7 and lost to Sylva Bay Academy 8-1.

 

 

Starkville Academy softball goes 1-2 at State Tournament

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's softball season ended Saturday with a 10-6 loss to Oak Forest (La.). The loss left the Lady Volunteers (21-14) one game short of advancing to the final four of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA playoffs.

 

 

Lafayette does what it takes in playoffs

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Teams have to be willing to do anything and everything at playoff time.

 

 

Turnovers pay off for WPHS

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

The New Hope and West Point high school football teams were neck-and-neck heading into halftime of a pivotal Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 matchup Friday night.

 

 

Yellow Jackets wash over Golden Wave

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Jamie Mitchell knew it would take four to five weeks for the Starkville High School football team's offense to hit its stride.

 

 

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