WEST POINT -- New season, new attitude, new result. If one game is any indication, Karlie Lockhart is prepared to have a sophomore season to remember for the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team.
The Dispatch's All-Area prep baseball team for the 2013 season:
Maegen Ellis thought she has missed her chance.
John Davis believes the opportunity to be a head coach outweighs the uncertainty that accompanies his move from Lawrence County High School to East Oktibbeha County High.
Cass Tapley doesn't know how it happened.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball coach Kayla Mosley went recruiting in the offseason.
MACON -- Unfinished business is a mantra the Central Academy fast-pitch softball team hopes provides enough motivation for it to make a title run this season.
Gary Harris doesn't know where the next step will take the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.
Nathan Ellis discovered Monday just how quickly the coaching carousel can turn, even at the high school level.
Dedicated. Driven. Determined.
The last time that Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter and Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell coached in a 60,000-seat senior college football stadium, the experience was a positive one indeed.
The common thought would be Starkville High School rising senior Blair Schaefer would be happy with a all-star game performance that included a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and other individual honors.
Acclaimed is a word that seems to fit Tony Stanford after 37 years as a football coach.
Will Golsan can thank his grandparents and his parents for "the fever."
Chris McCullough and Trace Lee already have proven themselves as two of the top junior baseball players in the state of Mississippi.
Tee Payne has a flair for the dramatic. The New Hope High School standout has earned a reputation for being one of the strongest and hardest-working players on the school's football team. His tape-measure home runs also secured him a place in the baseball team's record books.
STARKVILLE -- Coming home isn't always a no-brainer. Coaches have to consider the tradition of a program and whether their families and children will be able to make a smooth transition if a move is made.
STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner is coming home. A 1999 graduate of Starkville Academy, Garner is set to return to the Golden Triangle after being named the new head baseball coach at Starkville High School. The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Garner on Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Four months later, the celebration continues for the Starkville Academy girls basketball team. Starkville Academy cemented its place in the history books earlier this season with a 43-0 finish that included a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship, a Class AAA state title, and an overall state championship.
The Golden Triangle is sending three of the state's best baseball players to the state of Oklahoma. Columbus High School's Trace Lee and Chris McCullough and New Hope High's Will Golsan left this morning with some of the top juniors from the state of Mississippi for the 17th annual Junior Sunbelt Classic tournament in McAlester, Okla. Led by Brandon High and former New Hope High coach Stacy Hester, Columbus High coach Jeffrey Cook, and Caledonia High coach John Wilson, the team will kick off a 10-game schedule against teams from across the country Friday.
1. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU baseball team focused on moving forward COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU baseball team bounces back, beats Jackson State COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Ranked tests await MSU softball team COLLEGE SPORTS