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Caledonia, Heritage Academy will meet in public-private tilt

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.



Heritage Academy's Sharp named to All-Madden team

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Blake Sharp left Florida with a good feeling. The Heritage Academy senior tried not to think too much about his performance at the IMG All-Madden Camp in Bradenton, Fla., in July. After all, he has had classes and football to occupy a lot of his time.



Speedy forwards lead Immanuel Christian past Heritage Academy

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

The waiting is the hardest part. When you're a forward charged with scoring goals and you know you have the speed to beat a defender, it is so easy to jump the gun on a through ball and be whistled f



Hebron Christian , Oak Hill Academy learning, growing

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Hebron Christian School is learning a new style of football on the fly.



West Alabama teams set for region matchups

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

While the calendar has slowly rolled to September, tonight's high school football schedule finds several area teams from Alabama gearing up for region contests.



Central Academy's Sciple doesn't want gray feeling

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The 2011 season is only two weeks old, but Central Academy football coach Ronnie Sciple already has enough gray hair. Sciple doesn't want any more, so he hopes the Vikings can shake their penchant for late-game heroics at 7 tonight when they take on Delta Academy.



West Point, Columbus square off after open weeks

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

Pardon the players and coaches at Columbus and West Point high schools if they feel like the 2011 season is going in slow motion. Each team had an atypical open date last week in the second week of the season. They will get back to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Field in Columbus.



New Hope will face tough test vs. Noxubee County

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- A week off wasn't long enough for the New Hope High School football team. Despite having an open week following a 17-12 victory against Louisville in its season opener Aug. 19, New Hope still will be battered and bruised at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Noxubee County in its home opener.



Starkville will try to keep momentum going vs. Tupelo

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville High School football players returned to work Monday with a little extra pep in their step. Starkville won its home opener Friday night with a thrilling 16-14 victory against Class 6A Madison Central. It will try to make it two in a row at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it takes on Tupelo at Yellow Jacket Stadium.



Heritage Academy's Hollivay set to make college visits

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

The paring has been done. The phone calls, texts, and posts to her Facebook page have slowed to a reasonable rate. Now all Rachel Hollivay has to do is pick a college.



Starkville Academy football generating enthusiasm

Posted 8/31/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill appreciates the excitement that suddenly surrounds his football team. Buoyed by a 33-7 victory against Heritage Academy last week, Starkville Academy (2-0) will try to match last season's win total at 7 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Magnolia Heights at J.E. Logan Field.



Central Academy rallies past Heritage Academy

Posted 8/31/2011 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team appeared poised for a victory Tuesday night. Central Academy had other ideas.



Pickens County's Hall has record-setting night

Posted 8/30/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- De'Marko Hall didn't have an illusions of grandeur Friday night. But the Pickens County High School standout believed he could find a way to help the Tornadoes upset preseason No. 2 American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Ala., despite being at less than 100 percent and missing a preseason scrimmage because of a left shoulder injury.



Starkville High swimming has fast start

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

BRANDON -- The Starkville High School swimming team opened its season Saturday with several strong finishes at the Brandon Relays. Due to a computer scoring glitch, no official team finishes were available. However, Starkville coach Angela Hobart believes her squad was in a position to finish second in the boys and girls competition.



Noxubee County can't hold lead, falls to Spain Park (Ala.)

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The Noxubee County High School football team couldn't make a halftime lead stand up Saturday night in a 24-20 loss to Spain Park (Ala.). "We simply made too many mistakes," Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter said. "We had three turnovers -- all in the second half. Three times, we drive inside the 20-yard-line and can't score. Against a good team, you have to take advantage of your chances and not make mistakes."



Pellum, Starkville Academy defeat Heritage Academy

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

Drew Pellum showed Friday night that the Starkville Academy football team is more than just a fullback and dive-driven team. The junior quarterback rushed for 95 yards and three touchdowns to lead Starkville Academy to a 33-7 victory against Heritage Academy at C.L. Mitchell Field.



Caledonia beats West Lowndes to improve to 2-0

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Onterrio Lowery kneeled on the home turf following the Caledonia High School football team's 29-15 victory against West Lowndes on Friday night. With his No. 20 jersey pulled over his shoulder pads at his side, he made an imaginary dash between the numbers and said, "Put a dash right here and it makes us 2 and 0."



Starkville hangs on for tight win vs. Madison Central

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Friday was a difficult day for Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell. But the night got a little better with a home-opening victory against a powerhouse Class 6A program. After visiting all day with his mother, who is suffering with cancer in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital, Mitchell drove back to Starkville to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 16-14 victory.



Lamar County beats South Lamar in rivalry opener

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team needed one big offensive play Friday night. Freshman tailback Alex Wheeler provided it. Wheeler's 1-yard touchdown run with 10 minutes, 40 seconds left in regulation helped Lamar County knock off arch-rival South Lamar 6-0 before a standing-room-only crowd at George Bell Stadium in the season opener for both teams.



Aberdeen's defense rises to challenge in win vs. Shannon

Posted 8/27/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team was humbled in its Week 1 loss to Columbus. Shannon High caught the wrath Friday night. Aberdeen held Shannon to 45 yards of offense, forced four fumbles and scored a touchdown in a 22-14 win.



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