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Starkville Academy shut out by Jackson Prep in soccer action

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Keavy Noblin showed Tuesday that a no-no moment can turn into a positive just as easily on the soccer field as it can on the basketball court.

 

Heritage Academy volleyball continues to grow

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

Mary Douglass Kerby didn't think Harli Sesser was serious. It's small talk, she thought. Why else would Sesser be talking and talking to her about volleyball?

Sanders has power surge for Lady Trojans

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

D.J. Sanders doesn't try to hit home runs. She never has and never will. Instead, she and her teammates step into the batter's box with the mind-set to "hit it hard and wish it well."

 

Donahoe likes Heritage Academy's physical play in jamboree

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe wants physical play to be the calling card for the Heritage Academy football team this season. Coming off a scrimmage at East Rankin Academy last week in which he felt that trait was lacking, Donahoe was pleased with how his team responded Saturday in a 12-0 victory against Winston Academy in Louisville.

 

 

Starkville starts off on fire; Columbus and Noxubee battle to tie

Posted 8/12/2012 in High School Sports

 

 

West Point shows pop in practice

Posted 8/12/2012 in High School Sports

Signs that West Point High School and Philadelphia High School were playing a practice football game were apparent early Saturday.

 

 

Starkville High volleyball rolls past Heritage Academy

Posted 8/7/2012 in High School Sports

After playing home matches at the Starkville Sportsplex last season, the Starkville High School volleyball team returned to its home court with a vengeance Tuesday night.

 

Caledonia volleyball reaching higher

Posted 8/7/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The promise is there. Cara Hopper and Sarah Freeman saw glimpses of it last season. They have seen it in the preseason workouts and in the Caledonia High School volleyball team's first practices of the 2012 season.

Summer helps prepare top softball players

Posted 8/4/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leake Academy pitcher Hannah Moore and Starkville Academy shortstop Mary Austin Barber are highly regarded senior softball players. Each played a major role this summer helping their travel ball squads compete for regional and national championships. Now, they are back with their high school teams and things have taken a slight turn.

 

Central Academy posts historic win over Starkville Academy

Posted 8/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Central Academy earned its first fast-pitch softball victory over Starkville Academy Thursday night.

 

 

Love feels good about Starkville's chances

Posted 8/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For Starkville High volleyball coach Lauren Love, the season is off to a strong start even though Lady Jackets haven't played a match.

 

 

New coach, new attitude for Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball

Posted 7/31/2012 in High School Sports

Gary Harris isn't afraid of change.

 

 

Ellis makes her mark for Oak Hill Academy vs. Starkville Academy

Posted 7/31/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The movements reflect experience. Shuffle step, shuffle step, pause, read ... go. Maegen Ellis slides safely into third base and springs up ready for more. She inches off the base while looking at second base. When she sees the throw go there in an attempt to retire a teammate, she is off again. Just like the last time, Ellis' speed catches the defense off guard and she slides in safely with the first run of the game.

 

 

Quarterback protection looms large for Yellow Jackets this season

Posted 7/31/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell knows what is priority number one going into the 2012 season.

 

Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball will move on with youth

Posted 7/28/2012 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- David Hudson still is adjusting to hearing the word "coach" before his name. Not that Hudson doesn't know the game of fast-pitch softball. He assisted head coach Cass Tapley the past two seasons at Hebron Christian School. But when Tapley decided not to coach the team this season, Hudson stepped forward and accepted the offer to lead a young team.

Diamond days of summer for McCullough, Dale

Posted 7/28/2012 in High School Sports

Summer has developed a well-earned reputation for being a time to sit back, to relax, and to kick your feet up, or to travel to a fun-filled vacation getaway. If you ask Chris McCullough and Christian Dale, though, their travel plans have been filled with plenty of work.

 

Oak Hill Academy seniors want big finish

Posted 7/26/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Time has stood still for five years in the Oak Hill Academy baseball/softball fieldhouse.

 

 

THE NEXT STEP: Lady Vols ready for even better 2012

Posted 7/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Consider the 2011 season a first step.

 

Barber will look to lead Starkville Academy softball

Posted 7/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy shortstop Mary Austin Barber understands she will need to take on a leadership role this season. However, since she is the only senior on the 2012 fast-pitch squad, Barber will be happy to get some help from her friends.

 

Central Academy readies for fast-pitch softball season

Posted 7/24/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Confidence can work wonders with youth.

 

 

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