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Noxubee County, New Hope split basketball doubleheader

Posted 12/21/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School girls basketball team will carry a lot of momentum into its Christmas holiday break. However, the Lady Trojans won't carry a winning streak with them. Behind a 30-point night from senior guard Tynesha Mickens, Noxubee County erased a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to earn a 48-44 victory Tuesday night and hand New Hope its first defeat of the season. In the nightcap, New Hope salvaged the split as the boys posted a 64-60 victory.

 

 

Hebron Christian's Tapley player of year

Posted 12/20/2011 in High School Sports

It's one thing to be poised when you have an experienced group of teammates behind you. A pitcher can relax a little be more and trust her teammates are going to make the plays behind her and get the team out of sticky situations. It's another thing to maintain a even keel when your team has lost three All-Area players.

 

 

Patterson, Proffitt lead Columbus girls

Posted 12/20/2011 in High School Sports

Kiandria Patterson and Maggie Proffitt don't care how the Columbus High School girls basketball team beats you. The Lady Falcons can go outside-inside, or they can attack you inside and then kick the basketball back outside. The strategies may change game to game, but the Columbus High juniors likely will be the ones leading the charge. Patterson and Proffitt showed last weekend at the 15th annual Joe Horne Christmas Classic they and the Lady Falcons may have all of the pieces they will need to make a run at a state title.

 

 

CHS girls win; CHS boys lose; Starkville boys lose

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

After going without a field goal in the opening minutes Saturday night, the Columbus High School girls basketball team found its rhythm at the free-throw line. Eleven of the Lady Falcons' first 19 points came at the charity stripe before guard Kiandria Patterson took over to lead Columbus to a 64-38 victory against Lawrence County on Saturday on the second day of the 15th annual Joe Horne Christmas Classic.

 

 

Aberdeen uses size to beat New Hope

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- One of the most difficult plays to complete in basketball is a three-point play when a team makes a free throw, misses a free throw, secures the rebounds, and scores on the putback. When the Aberdeen High School boys basketball team completed the rare feat three times in the first half Saturday night, New Hope had to feel it may not be its night.

 

 

Spears, New Albany beat Starkville

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

The Starkville High School girls basketball team didn't have an answer for one of the best front-court players in the state of Mississippi on Saturday afternoon. Junior Jazmine Spears scored 24 points to lead New Albany to a 45-42 victory against Starkville on the second day of the Joe Horne Christmas Classic at Columbus High.

 

 

New Hope's Holifield slow-pitch player of year

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

Softball has been a part of Lauren Holifield's life ever since she can remember. She watched her mother, Connie Sharpe, coach at Caledonia High School and play the sport. She also grew up seeing her sister, Tori Harris, play for New Hope High and imagined the day she would wear the black and gold and help the program build on its tradition.

 

 

New Hope's Beard slow-pitch coach of year

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard has found the perfect phrase: As long as you're doing something you love, it never will get old. She smiles when asked if being coach of the New Hope High School softball program gets old, especially on the heels of the slow-pitch team's fifth consecutive state title in October. The title pushed the program's number of championships to 14.

 

 

Proffitt solid beyond the arc in Lady Falcon win

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

Maggie Proffitt let the rock fly from beyond the 3-point line all night long. The junior Columbus High School girls basketball guard drained eight 3-pointers Friday night as the Lady Falcons routed Wingfield High School 63-26 in their first game of the 15th Annual Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational.

 

 

Falcons too much for Cougars

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School boys basketball team used a quick-paced offense and high-pressure defense to prevail Friday night. The Falcons held off Lawrence County High School 68-46 in the 15th Annual Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational.

 

Lawrence County nips Starkville at the wire

Posted 12/17/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville High girls basketball coach Kristie Williams continues to preach to her team the need to play for four quarters. When the Lady Jackets learn that lesson, the victories may indeed pile up.

 

New Hope cagers sweep Caledonia

Posted 12/16/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School Trojans ousted the Caledonia High School Feds 76-64 Thursday night improving their record to 5-3. The Lady Trojans also came away with a victory beating the Lady Feds 49-29, improving their record to 10-0.

 

 

Holiday hoops tournaments hit hardwood

Posted 12/15/2011 in High School Sports

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" can mean several things to several people. However, for area high school basketball fans, it can mean plenty of quality matchups on the hardwood.

 

 

Always a fan's delight, prestigious Joe Horne Classic tips off Friday

Posted 12/15/2011 in High School Sports

As the Christmas holidays begin on the Columbus High School campus, many students and teachers are looking forward to some time off and a chance to catch up with family and friends.

 

 

CHS players earn all-state honors

Posted 12/13/2011 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team celebrated one its best seasons in recent memory Friday with the announcement that three players were named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State team.

 

 

Players of Week: Talented duo helping spark New Hope turnaround

Posted 12/13/2011 in High School Sports

Kaitlin Bradley and D.J. Sanders have experienced frustration and then some.

 

 

Starkville girls soccer beats Caledonia

Posted 12/10/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Anna Albritton admits she is like most coaches in that she always is looking for a little more. Whether it's additional combination play or more one- and two-touch teamwork in possession, Albritton may never get the "perfect" game.

 

 

Strong second half carries New Hope past West Lowndes

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

NEW HOPE -- The New Hope High School boys basketball team held West Lowndes to just 20 points in the second half of a 62-52 victory Friday night.

 

 

Moore left Heritage Academy to complete Ph.D.

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

Yolanda Moore resigned from her job as girls basketball coach at Heritage Academy to concentrate on completing the course work necessary for her to obtain a Ph.D, according to a statement released Thursday by the school.

 

 

Caledonia soccer teams want to continue fast starts

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School varsity soccer teams have only two remaining play dates this year. Girls coach Jason Forrester and boys coach Kevin Kugel hope the work each team has put in will pave the way for even more success in 2012.

 

 

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