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Bradley steps down as New Hope High football coach

Posted 1/4/2013 in High School Sports

Michael Bradley isn't sure of everything that will happen in the future. But Bradley knows he won't take his next step as football coach at New Hope High School. The veteran coach announced this week he will step down after seven seasons as the football coach. Bradley informed his coaches of the news Wednesday and told his players Thursday.

Noxubee County's Bradley commits to Southern Miss

Posted 1/4/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- Dylan Bradley feels he can bring a winning mentality to the University of Southern Mississippi football program. The Dispatch's Large School Defensive Player of the Year, who led the Noxubee County High School football team to a undefeated season and a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship, gave a verbal commitment to the Golden Eagles on New Year's Day.

 

Starkville Academy's Barber earns Player of Year honors

Posted 1/2/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mary Austin Barber is used to controlling a game.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Trio of coaches lead elite teams

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

The path in which all three local head coaches which led their teams to state championships this season couldn't have been three more different pictures to envision.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Robinson makes good on goals

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

Darrell Robinson walked up to his head coach one day during summer camp with a proclamation that Noxubee County High School coach Tyrone Shorter took very seriously.

 

 

ALL AREA FOOTBALL: Bradley overcomes obstacles

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

His own coach will tell anybody he can find that Dylan Bradley is one of the best defensive players in the state. Bradley himself feels like he's been disrespected because no one outside the Noxubee County High School field house seems to feel the same way.

 

 

Starkville, New Hope learn through tournament losses

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- New Hope played its most complete game at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump tournament Friday afternoon.

 

 

Falcons win defensive struggle

Posted 12/29/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quite often, 35 points will not make a basketball coach very happy. Columbus High boys basketball coach Sammy Smith loved every one of his team's 35 points Friday morning.

 

Lampkin became Timberwolves' workhorse

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

The stickers tell the story. Tiberias Lampkin doesn't know how many of the dime-sized Timberwolves logos cover his helmet. If pressed, he can remember why he received each of the stickers the West Oktibbeha County High School football coaches handed out to reward stellar performances.

Forshee accepted big challenge for Bulldogs

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

Playing in the shadow of consensus All-America defensive end Channing Ward last year and with first-team preseason All-State linebacker Justin Lucas this season, it would have been easy for the average high school football fan to overlook Aberdeen High School senior Zay Forshee.

Lowrey, Merchant build winners

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

In five years as coach at West Oktibbeha County High School, Adam Lowrey has built relationships, trust, and a program. God has been his pillar.

 

Heritage saved best for last

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

When Heritage Academy first-year football coach Barrett Donahoe coached his first football game with the Patriots, he had some candid observations.

 

Aberdeen strikes for home state

Posted 12/28/2012 in High School Sports

Playing their style throughout the contest, Aberdeen High School basketball got the first and only win for the state of Mississippi through two days of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Tournament Thursday.

 

Local teams fall in opening round of Travis Outlaw

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even though Christmas Day has come and gone, several area basketball teams were still in the charitable mood Wednesday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Huddleston earns player of year honors

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Tiffany Huddleston doesn't think one is enough.

 

Smith closes book on Joe Horne event, prepares for next year

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Sammy Smith's cell phone can rest for a little while. After a year's worth of hard work and arranging all of the details for the 16th annual Joe Horne Christmas Invitational, the Columbus High School boys basketball coach took a respite from planning for his program's signature event to enjoy the holiday with his family.

 

Immanuel Christian gearing up for basketball tournament

Posted 12/26/2012 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas knows how Sammy Smith feels. For the next day, Thomas will dread each time an unrecognizable number pops up on his cell phone. The Immanuel Christian boys basketball coach knows one of those calls could be a basketball coach calling to tell him his or her team won't be able to make the third annual Immanuel Christian School Christmas Invitational, which kicks off Thursday.

 

Proffitt fitting in with Starkville Academy girls

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

Glenn Schmidt recognized the possibilities. But the veteran Starkville Academy girls basketball coach wanted to talk to rising seniors Tiffany Huddleston and Anna Lea Little to find out what they thought the addition of Maggie Proffitt could mean to the team.

Gartman helps revive tradition at Pickens Academy

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Tradition. When Pickens Academy asked John Gartman to take over as the school's head football coach, Gartman listed tradition as the No. 1 factor in saying yes.

Brown, Steele power Tornadoes

Posted 12/24/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Pickens County High School junior running back Jermarcus Brown calls his team "one big family." Senior lineman Terrien Steele claims the squad has success because it stays together through the good and the bad times.

 

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