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Starkville beats Center Hill to advance

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Debbie Carlisle knew some information her husband would have love to have known Saturday afternoon. Sitting in the stands on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Carlisle Field, Debbie predicted the Starkville High baseball team was going to turn a double play to escape a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning.

 

 

New Hope's Holifield no-hits Pearl

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

The samurai is back and ready to do some damage. In slow-pitch softball season, Lauren Holifield took to wearing a yellow bandana around her head to signify she and New Hope High School were ready for battle.

 

 

Cleveland smacks walk-off grand slam to beat Caledonia

Posted 4/28/2012 in High School Sports

CLEVELAND -- There are a lot of ways to lose a baseball game. A walk-off grand slam is one you don't normally see. Unfortunately, that's how the Caledonia High School baseball team saw its season end Saturday.

 

 

Hamilton softball ready for postseason

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Lexus Jordan never has hesitated to express her feelings.

 

 

Playoffs excite New Hope softball team

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team wants to continue its climb.

 

 

New Hope rolls over outmanned Lake Cormorant

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School carried a region championship and tons of momentum into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball playoffs.

 

 

Starkville High begins postseason with 5-1 victory

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even after pitching a complete game on the mound, Starkville High School senior pitcher Nick Brooks' best role was a cheerleader for the highlight worthy defensive plays made behind him.

 

 

Yellow Jackets tab Jones for baseball job

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Jones can attest that the job as baseball coach at Starkville High School always has had cachet.

 

 

Brown, Lancaster, Kendrick provide punch for Caledonia

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Trey Lancaster's slow shake of the head is a telling sign for anyone who has swung a bat. Whether it is fastballs or curveballs, pitchers with command of the strike zone, or pesky mechanical quirks, hitters have a variety of things that can wreak havoc with their batting averages and cause them to second- or triple-guess their approach.

 

 

Hamilton baseball puts it together at right time

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Don't worry if you don't see a baseball. Be more concerned with the noise you hear from the Hamilton High School baseball team.

 

 

Versatility has been key for New Hope baseball

Posted 4/25/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball team may be strongest up the middle. Any coach will tell you that they like their squad's chances if they have dependable players at catcher, pitcher, center field, and in the middle infield positions.

 

 

Pitching duo will lead Starkville baseball

Posted 4/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In his 29 seasons as baseball coach at Starkville High School, Danny Carlisle knows pitching and defense can carry a team in the postseason. That is why he's excited as he prepares for his final playoff run as leader of the program. The Yellow Jackets have two senior pitchers they can count on to give them a chance against any team.

 

 

Myles leads Starkville past Columbus in spring game

Posted 4/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team took the first step Tuesday night to settle unfinished business. Rising senior quarterback Gabe Myles threw two touchdowns to lead Starkville to a 17-8 victory against Columbus High in a spring football game.

 

 

Starkville Academy reaches 20 wins

Posted 4/24/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neil Henry has the football program at Starkville Academy to thank for his team's baseball success in 2012.

 

 

SEASON ENDS FOR LADY FEDS: Caledonia softball eliminated by Pontotoc

Posted 4/24/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore kept her squad in the outfield for a lengthy heart-to-heart talk Monday night.

 

 

Columbus track team ready for stretch run

Posted 4/24/2012 in High School Sports

Yvonne Hairston and Jim Hamilton are going to do their best to make sure the members of the Columbus High School track and field teams are peaking in time for the state meets.

 

 

Warren Central eliminates Columbus

Posted 4/21/2012 in High School Sports

Jeffrey Cook had a feeling. Like any coach armed with a hard-throwing pitcher capable of going on back-to-back days, the Columbus High School baseball coach guessed Warren Central was going to come back with Cody Waddell in game two of their best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoff series.

 

 

Caledonia baseball rallies to win game three

Posted 4/21/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- "It wasn't pretty." Those were Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson's words as he watched his team struggle to be patient at the plate in a game two loss to Itawamba Agricultural High on Saturday.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy baseball earns sweep

Posted 4/21/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- "It's go time" for the Oak Hill Academy baseball team. That saying coined by seniors Jacob Shempert and Clay Henley is appropriate considering the Raiders came up with a dramatic victory Friday afternoon to keep their season alive.

 

 

Maturing Falcons push into playoffs

Posted 4/20/2012 in High School Sports

A year ago, Trace Lee was watching from the sidelines with an injury.

 

 

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