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Aberdeen set for another Dandy Dozen player

Posted 9/14/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- For the second time this season, the Aberdeen High School football team will face a member of The Jackson-Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen squad.

 

 

West Point faces stiff test from Noxubee County

Posted 9/13/2012 in High School Sports

The lights will be turned on at West Point High School's Hamblin Stadium for the first time this season Friday night.

 

 

Starkville Academy looks to build on momentum

Posted 9/13/2012 in High School Sports

After hitting the proverbial reset button on the football season, Starkville Academy looks forward to building something positive from here.

 

 

Time is now for Patriots to step up

Posted 9/12/2012 in High School Sports

The time is now for the Heritage Academy football team.

 

 

Heritage Academy eyes winning season

Posted 9/12/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Heritage Academy first-year softball coach Gary Harris always had lofty goals for his team. Now that one week remains in the regular season, those goals can now come into focus and be discussed more clearly.

 

 

Late inning heroics lead to defeat for New Hope softball

Posted 9/11/2012 in High School Sports

The screams reverberating from the bus as it left Lady Trojan Field on Tuesday night reflect the intensity of the rivalry between the Neshoba Central and New Hope high school slow-pitch softball teams.

 

 

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: Noxubee County's Robinson paces Tigers' surge

Posted 9/11/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Darrell Robinson doesn't mind that the tide has turned.

 

 

Heritage Academy volleyball continues to make progress

Posted 9/11/2012 in High School Sports

Liz Fields and Liz Byrne aren't allowing the Heritage Academy volleyball team to use inexperience as an excuse.

 

 

Cunningham, Tate work overtime for Rams

Posted 9/11/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- K.C. Cunningham and Justin Tate had no way of knowing how long it was going to take the Immanuel Christian football team to get its first victory of the 2012 season.

 

 

Sykes' field goal lifts Columbus past New Hope

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

The shoe isn't flashy. One look at the worn black surface and it's easy to tell it isn't the latest model or named after a famous kicker.

 

 

Victory against New Hope shows Columbus' progress

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

Trace Lee has grown up around the Columbus High School football program. His older brother, Tyson, was a quarterback at Columbus High before he moved on to Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State. Despite having Tyson at quarterback, Columbus never established itself as a consistent football program that could compete with the state's best teams.

 

 

Defense pitches shutout for Starkville Academy

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team's defense has been stellar through the first three games, even pitching a shutout along the way. But with its offense struggling to score points, Starkville Academy knew it needed a stronger effort to break even Friday against Leake Academy.

 

 

Yellow Jackets lose Baker in loss to Green Wave

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The nightmare continued Friday night for the Starkville High School football team against quality competition. The list of challenges in the non-region schedule got longer for coach Jamie Mitchell as his team fell to West Point 47-22. The defeat was the second-worst loss since he took the job in Starkville.

 

 

Lane leads West Point past Starkville

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the West Point High School football players left Starkville High with heads held low and a bitter taste as they saw their playoff run cut short. The Green Wave washed out that taste Friday night as they rolled to a 47-22 victory against the Yellow Jackets on a clear, humid night.

 

 

MRA explodes in third quarter to beat Heritage

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

It was full of highs and lows. It was long and it was ugly. It was only the third quarter. Madison-Ridgeland Academy scored 17 unanswered points in those 12 minutes and capitalized on four turnovers to beat Heritage Academy 33-10 in a battle of the Patriots on Friday night in Columbus.

 

 

Noxubee County blanks Aberdeen

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered its matchup against Aberdeen averaging 354.6 yards a game. Even though the Bulldogs held the Tigers to 245 yards and nine first downs, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's quip, "Statistics are for losers" was the case here Friday night.

 

 

Pickens County routs South Lamar

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- When the Pickens County High School football team's game against South Lamar began Friday night, Tornadoes coach Patrick Plott had his headset dialed in to the coaching box upstairs and his offensive game plan laminated and dangling from around his neck by a lanyard. By the time the second half started, the headset was gone and the playsheet was only as an accessory.

 

 

Rams need seven overtimes to earn first victory

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- After waiting three weeks for its first victory of the prep football season, Immanuel Christian School was willing to wait three and a half hours Friday night.

 

 

Caledonia defense dominates in win over East Webster

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN - The Caledonia High School football team didn't win a championship Friday night. The Confederates didn't even win a district game that would enhance their playoff positioning.

 

 

Columbus edges New Hope on late FG

Posted 9/8/2012 in High School Sports

Greg Sykes kicked a 24-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in the game Friday night to lift the Columbus High School football team to a 9-6 victory against New Hope at Trojan Field.

 

 

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