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New Hope Jamboree sees growth in fourth season

Posted 7/12/2013 in High School Sports

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.



Local all-stars benefit from prep basketball classic

Posted 7/10/2013 in High School Sports

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.



Columbus High's Stanford to be inducted into MAC Hall of Fame

Posted 6/28/2013 in High School Sports

Acclaimed is a word that seems to fit Tony Stanford after 37 years as a football coach.



Golsan's showing in Oklahoma helps him earn shot at Ole Miss

Posted 6/27/2013 in High School Sports

Will Golsan can thank his grandparents and his parents for "the fever."



Columbus High's McCullough, Lee shine in Oklahoma

Posted 6/27/2013 in High School Sports

Chris McCullough and Trace Lee already have proven themselves as two of the top junior baseball players in the state of Mississippi.



New Hope's Payne will get chance to play baseball at Belhaven

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

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 High introduces Garner as new baseball coach

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

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 High names Garner new baseball coach

Posted 6/13/2013 in High School Sports

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 Academy girls receive championship rings

Posted 6/6/2013 in High School Sports

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.



All-State baseball players going to Oklahoma

Posted 6/6/2013 in High School Sports

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.



Lowrey looks forward to next step after resigning as West Oktibbeha coach

Posted 6/4/2013 in High School Sports

Adam Lowrey isn't sure where his next step will take him. Lowrey also isn't certain if his next job will be as a head coach, a coordinator, or as an assistant coach.



Caledonia's Kugel keeps kicking in long-range plans

Posted 5/30/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - Josh Kugel is a simple kid that has fallen in love with being a field goal kicker.



Columbus High's Williams signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.

Posted 5/28/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School girls' basketball coach Yvonne Hairston thinks the best is yet to come for Daisha Williams.



Starkville Academy chooses Britt as baseball coach

Posted 5/28/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - New Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Britt is well aware of the athletic tradition for the Volunteers.


Stafford leads New Hope to state championship, earns Player of Week honors

Posted 5/27/2013 in High School Sports

New Hope High School junior Taylor Stafford wants the ball in clutch situations.


New Hope wins Class 5A baseball state championship

Posted 5/25/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- "Clutch" is an attribute every ball player wants, but so few ever attain.


Mission accomplished: Trojans bring home title

Posted 5/25/2013 in High School Sports

Prior to his seventh grade year, Taylor Stafford's family decided to move to New Hope. Stafford wanted a chance to play for one of the state's most dominant programs at New Hope High School, which owned five state titles at the time.


New Hope needs one more win to secure state title

Posted 5/24/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Lee Boyd knows it isn't going to be easy. If Wednesday is any indication, the New Hope High School baseball team just might need to post a few more crooked numbers to win its first state championship in 10 years.



New Hope baseball bounces Ridgeland, reaches North State title round

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

New Hope High School's baseball team remains on a mission.



New attitude helps New Hope's Earhart

Posted 5/23/2013 in High School Sports

Relax. It sounds easier than you would think. After all, when you're playing in front of a packed stadium and you have hit at the top of the lineup for most of your career and you expect to do well and you are raring to go in your first full season with the varsity, things can easily get jumbled in a hurry.



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