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New Hope's Dyson hopes to get chance to play in college

Posted 6/18/2012 in High School Sports

Heads up to any college baseball coaches in need of a versatile player with some pop in his bat, Dusty Dyson is looking for an opportunity.



Shempert played many roles for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- Old school. Whether it's the handshake he uses to greet you or the wood bat he uses to torment pitchers, those words perfectly describe Jacob Shempert's approach and love for the game of baseball.



Columbus High players learn lessons on Oklahoma

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jeffrey Cook is confident an offseason packed with baseball is going to benefit the Columbus High School baseball program in 2013.



Area teams hoop it up at Itawamba CC

Posted 6/13/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter is placing a little more emphasis on summer basketball this year.



Ball will lead District 4 All-Stars

Posted 6/12/2012 in High School Sports

Chris Ball knows the caliber of baseball played in the Greater Golden Triangle area. As an infielder, Ball was member of the New Hope High School baseball teams that won state titles in 1996 and 1998. He then went on to play baseball for two more seasons at East Mississippi Community College before becoming a coach.



Local players earn spots in all-star baseball game

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, and Oak Hill Academy baseball teams had a host of performers who helped their teams advance to the postseason.



Schmidt's positive message helped keep SA girls focused

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt has been blessed a number of ways as a coach.



Patterson, Columbus girls have goals left to accomplish

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School girls basketball player Kiandria Patterson has a busy senior year lined up. Patterson plans to do her best in the classroom, to graduate from high school, and to find a place to play college basketball.



Prestridge provided steady guidance at point for SA girls

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's player Anna Prestridge laughs when she talks about her early childhood memories.



Abrams signs to play volleyball at Snead State C.C.

Posted 6/4/2012 in High School Sports

Jaitra Abrams didn't realize her potential. After playing volleyball for four years in high school, Abrams didn't believe she was capable of playing at the next level.



Pickens Academy enjoys banner year

Posted 5/26/2012 in High School Sports

The mind-set has changed at Pickens Academy.



Harris anxious to start building at Heritage

Posted 5/25/2012 in High School Sports

The building process already has started. Gary Harris was in Columbus on Thursday surveying the Heritage Academy softball field and taking a look at the program's equipment.



Sanders, Lady Trojans step up effort in championship series final

Posted 5/20/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- D.J. Sanders wasn't sure what had hit her.



LADY TROJANS FALL IN FINAL: New Hope softball loses to Wayne County

Posted 5/20/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- Read, react, win.



NHHS softball ready to make final push to title

Posted 5/18/2012 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard remembers. When you have played for coach who started the program and then taken her place, it is easy for Beard to recall the last time the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team played for a state title.



Caledonia's Lowe wins Class 4A high jump

Posted 5/18/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Focus. That word played in Tyler Lowe's mind repeatedly Monday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A State track and field meet at Pearl High School.



Wheat, South Lamar play, win for Crimm

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Friendship equals strength.



Billingsley leads Magnolia Heights past Starkville Academy

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University student Jordan Billingsley readily admits he has been hard on his younger brother this past year.



Magnolia Heights, Starkville Academy could be back in 2013

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The final image members of the Starkville Academy baseball team will take from the 2012 season is another team celebrating on their home field.



Columbus High's Cockrell wins title in 400

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jim Hamilton has seen enough athletes in his time as a track and field coach to recognize one with a lot of potential. When Hamilton talks about Columbus High School's Byerson Cockrell, it's easy to tell Hamilton believes his senior sprinter has the makings of an elite performer.



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