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Noxubee County beats Houston to go to 9-0

Posted 10/13/2012 in High School Sports

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 volleyball survives against Lafayette

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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 isn't looking ahead to Water Valley

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

District champion Columbus ready for playoffs

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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.

Seniors lead Starkville volleyball into playoffs

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

James, Blevins add spark for Lady Trojans

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Columbus, New Hope looking for key victories

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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 isn't looking past Canton

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell received all the motivation he needed for his team's matchup against Canton last week.

 

 

Focus remains key for Noxubee County

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Caledonia High opens volleyball playoffs tonight

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School volleyball team is ready.

 

 

West Oktibbeha faces region test; Starkville Academy back home

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

As the weeks pass, the stakes get higher and higher for the West Oktibbeha County High School football team.

 

 

Hebron Christian ready for showdown with Calhoun Academy

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

Competing as an independent member of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Hebron Christian will not be eligible for postseason play in football this year.

 

New Hope softball takes fantastic first step

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

The first step was simply fantastic.

Hamilton softball sweeps doubleheader

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball team had little trouble advancing in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoffs Tuesday night.

 

Brown steps up for Pickens County

Posted 10/8/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Jermarcus Brown knew his time was coming.

 

 

Lewis provides spark for undefeated Pickens Academy

Posted 10/8/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The expectations didn't bother Josh Lewis.

 

 

New Hope softball begins postseason play today

Posted 10/8/2012 in High School Sports

It's finally here. That's the weight New Hope High School seniors Lauren Holifield, Kasey and Erin Stanfield, and Ashley Reed have felt all season as the slow-pitch softball team worked its way through the regular season.

 

 

Columbus loses close one to South Panola

Posted 10/7/2012 in High School Sports

BATESVILLE -- Most football teams can point to a big victory as a turning point in a playoff season. If Columbus High can work its way into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A playoffs this season, the turning point may be traced back to a tough loss.

 

 

Heritage Academy blanks Oak Hill Academy

Posted 10/7/2012 in High School Sports

"The Catch" is one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. Dwight Clark's leaping, fingertip grab of a Joe Montana pass helped send the San Francisco 49ers past the Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 10, 1982. San Francisco went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI for the first of four titles in the 1980s.

 

 

Hernando runs past New Hope

Posted 10/7/2012 in High School Sports

With any young football team, inexperience sometimes trumps ability. For the New Hope High School football team's offense, its 19-0 loss to Hernando was one of the "down" nights.

 

 

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