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Heritage falls; ICCE rallies in fourth

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy family has faced plenty of adversity the past two weeks on and off the field. Presbyterian Christian added to the football team's troubles Friday night, blanking Heritage Academy 42-0.

 

 

Defense delivers for Tigers

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

In a contest marred by 24 penalties and eight turnovers, the Noxubee County High School football team's defense accounted for two touchdowns, one safety, and set up another score Friday night in a 28-7 victory against Memphis Sheffield.

 

 

Pickens Academy stays winless in region; LCHS, SLHC fall

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The remaining schedule became even more important for the Pickens Academy football team Friday night after it lost to Edgewood 21-6 in a Class 2A, Region 1 game.

 

 

West Point, Starkville earn easy victories in region openers

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team opened regional play Friday night with a 34-8 victory against Indianola Gentry in a Class 5A, Region 1 matchup.

 

 

Hebron Christian survives close call to advance to finals

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball team's magical run continued Saturday. But coach Cass Tapley and the Lady Eagles had to work through an "Oh no" moment to record one of the biggest victories in the program's history.

 

 

Trojans open region with win

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

Terrance Dentry doesn't need much. Thanks to a breakout performance by the senior running back and a hungry effort by its defense, the New Hope High School football team regained some momentum at a critical time of the season. Dentry rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and New Hope used a blitzing and opportunistic defense to beat Oxford 38-27 in the Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams. Dentry scored on runs of 38 and 53 yards before capping the scoring with a 1-yard run in the final minute to help New Hope improve to 3-2.

 

 

Missed opportunities costly for Falcons

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team left the football field littered with missed opportunities Friday night in a 21-14 loss to Tupelo in the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.

 

 

Area football teams set sights on playoffs

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

The stretch run to the playoffs begins in earnest tonight. For Class 6A Columbus High School and for Class 5A New Hope and West Point, that journey will take them through two of the state's toughest regions.

 

 

Starkville Academy softball team hopes to make a point Saturday

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

Jessica Dickens has believed in her team from the start of the season. The first-year Starkville Academy head fast-pitch softball coach said in the preseason and in the beginning and the middle of the regular season that the Lady Volunteers had the potential to be one of the state's best teams if they stayed focused on offense, defense, and in the circle.

 

 

Friday's Prep Football Scores

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

 

 

Struggling East Oktibbeha defense is surprise

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

East Oktibbeha High School's football team didn't envision being 0-5 at this point in the season.

 

 

Return to football paying off for Starkville High's Hill

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

For Starkville High's football team, particularly its offense, it was necessary a receiver step up to the challenge of leading a young and depleted receiver group. Against West Point, the Yellow Jackets (2-2) found the answer in senior Shaquille Hill, who scored the game-winner on a diving, 23-yard score. He had four catches for 66 yards in Starkville's 21-20 win.

 

Eighth-grader finds spot in SA soccer defense

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

Certain responsibilities at the varsity level rarely fall on the shoulders of an eighth-grader, but Starkville Academy's Anna McKell has handled her role well in her first season as a full-time starter.

 

Heritage Academy gets back to action

Posted 9/23/2010 in High School Sports

Brad Butler has prepared the Heritage Academy football team. Now it is up to the Patriots to take on the adversity they have faced in the first half of the 2010 season head on.

 

 

Rivalry games highlight West Alabama schedule

Posted 9/23/2010 in High School Sports

West Alabama high school football teams will take a breather from regional play Friday night, but their opponents won't be strangers.

 

 

Ellis, Williams help keep VCA's tradition alive

Posted 9/21/2010 in High School Sports

Good habits are passed down in successful programs. Whether it is on offense or on defense, players pick up tendencies and techniques from upperclassmen and learn to set a championship tempo.

 

 

Stanfield's blasts help New Hope beat Columbus

Posted 9/21/2010 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield knows good things don't usually happen when hitters reach for pitches. But sometimes power can help a batter make up for swinging at a pitcher's pitch.

 

 

Louisville overcomes big plays, Columbus

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Big plays nearly proved to be too much for the Louisville High School football team to overcome. But the Wildcats used a key turnover in the fourth quarter and a strong running game to regain their focus and beat Columbus 36-28 Friday night.

 

 

New Hope gets total effort against Caledonia

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The New Hope High School football team rode a balanced offensive attack Friday night to a 40-0 win against Caledonia. New Hope quarterback Zak Thrasher completed 10 of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown, and the Trojans rushed for 237 yards to bounce back from their home loss to Columbus.

 

 

Virden, MRA beat Heritage on somber night

Posted 9/18/2010 in High School Sports

Myres Virden rushed for 137 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead the Madison-Ridgeland Academy football team to a 34-6 victory against Heritage Academy on what turned out to be a somber evening. News that 17-year-old Heritage Academy student Spencer Perkins, who shot himself earlier in the week in a hunting accident in Noxubee County, died Friday night in Jackson, spread throughout the field and left many in the Patriots' family shaken.

 

 

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