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New Hope wants to close out Hernando at home

Posted 5/17/2013 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- When a team wins a big postseason road game, it usually has at least a couple of hours to celebrate. That's not the case for the New Hope High School baseball team.

 

 

AISA recognizes three Pickens Academy students

Posted 5/16/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Phil Fikes doesn't consider himself a "jock." That moniker is typically used to label individuals who are more accomplished in athletics that in the classroom.

 

 

Neshoba Central ends New Hope's season again

Posted 5/15/2013 in High School Sports

For the second-consecutive season, the screams from a bus leaving Lady Trojan Field will ring in the ears of the New Hope High School players. This time, though, there was a weightier sense of finality for four seniors who saw their prep careers end without another shot at an elusive state championship.

 

 

Pickens Academy baseball, softball players honored

Posted 5/15/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy baseball and softball teams had plenty of ways to turn for contributions this season. Six of the standouts for both teams were recognized recently for their performances with Alabama Independent School Association All-Star awards.

 

 

Prep Player of Week: Mattox caps banner season with pair of championships

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For many, a pair of state championships would signal the end of a promising high school career.

 

 

New Hope softball stands one win away from state title series

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Championship programs respond.

 

 

Pickens Academy tabs Thacker as new football coach

Posted 5/14/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Josh Thacker feels like he is back home.

 

 

Area track and field standouts earn firsts

Posted 5/13/2013 in High School Sports

PEARL -- The Golden Triangle had three individuals win gold medals Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State Outdoor Track and Field meet. Starkville High School's Kate Mattox and Damian Grady each won two events, while New Hope High's Mercedes Mattix won the 400 meters.

 

 

New Hope baseball team beats Ridgeland

Posted 5/11/2013 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School used two three-run doubles Saturday night to beat Ridgeland 9-4 in game one of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State semifinals.

 

 

New Hope finding stride in playoffs

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

Don't let the record fool you. The New Hope High School baseball team has experienced its share of adversity this season. The Trojans haven't had to recover from devastating injuries. Instead, coach Lee Boyd's team had to survive a late-season swoon that nearly derailed a solid start.

 

 

A quintessential quartet: Juniors play key role for NHHS softball

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

Wanted: Creative, self-starter who can help four New Hope High School softball players find a nickname that captures their skills and the relationship they share.

 

 

Pickens Academy's Booth going to Huntingdon

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- All Hunter Booth wanted was a chance. Like a lot of high school seniors, the Pickens Academy standout wanted to continue his football career in college. Unfortunately, the hard-working linebacker/offensive linemen didn't receive a lot of interest from schools despite a season in which he played an integral role in leading the Pirates back to the championship level.

 

 

Heritage Academy makes most of chances at golf state tournament

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

As the first few weeks of the season turned into a month, Ed Lott remained optimistic.

 

 

New Hope advances in playoffs with win over Yazoo City

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

YAZOO CITY -- New Hope High School kept its quest alive for a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball state championship Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Howard anchors West Point track team

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- If there is a sport to be played, West Point High School's Peair Howard wants to be involved.

 

 

Dunaway, Kerby win track state championships

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

The weather wasn't conducive to championship performances this past weekend at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State meet.

 

 

Oxford ousts Starkville from Class 5A North State playoffs

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- The Oxford High School baseball team used a solid pitching combination of Steven Whitfield and Jason Barber on Monday night to earn a 3-1 victory against Starkville in game three of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff series.

 

 

Heritage Academy boys golf team wins Class AAA title

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Heritage Academy boys golf team did it again Monday.

 

Lott, Patriots look for golf state championship

Posted 5/6/2013 in High School Sports

It's a simple philosophy, but Cade Lott knows how well it can work.

 

New Hope forces decisive game against Yazoo City

Posted 5/6/2013 in High School Sports

On a day of rest for most, the New Hope High School baseball team was hard at work.

 

 

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