Jaime Ellis-Melton needs a rest. As a former softball player at New Hope High School, Ellis-Melton knows something about tradition, so the drama of playoff competition shouldn't faze her.
CALEDONIA -- Saturday's North State semifinal match in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I volleyball playoffs hung in the balance when Corinth High School senior Annalee Hendrick stepped to the service line.
STARKVILLE -- After a first-set statement Saturday afternoon, the Starkville High School volleyball team lost three straight sets to Center Hill on Saturday and crashed out of the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class II playoffs.
RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team may be hitting its stride at the perfect time. New Hope defeated Ridgeland 17-0 in four innings and 10-0 in five innings Saturday in the second round of their best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State 17-0 and 10-0.
The Columbus High School football team lived up to the Homecoming festivities. The Falcons also made a point to impress their well-known guests.
MACON -- Trust DeAngelo Ballard. Not only can you feel someone closing in behind you, but you also can hear him coming.
CANTON -- The Starkville High School football team wasn't going to allow a road upset to happen Friday night. Jaquez Horsley and Preston Baker combined to rush for 219 yards to help Starkville dominate Canton 42-0 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.
MABEN -- Fans of the West Oktibbeha High School football team's "fast-break offense" have grown accustomed to video game-like passing statistics in the past few years.
STARKVILLE -- The Winston Academy football team fell on a very bad place on Starkville Academy's schedule this season.
SALTILLO -- The West Point High School football team clinched a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoff berth Friday night with a 31-7 victory against Saltillo in a Class 5A, Region 1 game.
ALICEVILE, Ala. -- The Aliceville High School football team came out on the right end of a "whomever scores last, wins" type of prep game Friday night.
MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard threw three touchdowns and Darrell Robinson rushed for two and returned a punt for another Friday night to lead the Noxubee County High School football team to a 40-13 victory against Houston at Tiger Stadium.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School volleyball coach Samantha Brooks knew her team was in for a fight to advance to the third round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I playoffs. Even when Caledonia easily won the first two sets, Brooks knew the Lady Confederates' job wasn't close to completed.
ABERDEEN -- With a winner-take-all Class 3A, Region 2 showdown against Water Valley High School on tap next week, Aberdeen High football coach Mark Bray doesn't need another blowout victory against Mooreville at 7 tonight.
The foundation has solidified. A year ago, Jaime Ellis-Melton felt the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team might have established a foundation on which to build a program when it had its first winning season in a number of years and advanced to the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Loud. Funny. Serious. The 2012 Starkville High School volleyball team has it all. After going undefeated in their region for the second consecutive season and matching their number of victories, the Lady Yellow Jackets hope to take their act on the road.
R.J. James and Taylor Blevins are getting more and more comfortable "hitting it hard and wishing it well." That slogan has long been the calling card of the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team. As the No. 9 and No. 10 hitters in the lineup, the maturation of the junior outfielders has been a key to the success of this season's team.
The Columbus High School football team needs running backs. The latest round of injuries that hit Columbus last week has left it without Kendrick Conner (concussion) and Quan Latham (broken thumb) for its Class 6A, Region 1 game against DeSoto Central at 7 tonight.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell received all the motivation he needed for his team's matchup against Canton last week.
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.
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