The temptation was there all day for Kaitlin Bradley and the rest of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team. Bradley and the Lady Trojans knew McComb High pitcher Kamry Creel wasn't overpowering. They also learned from a scouting report that Creel likes to work the outside corner and dares hitters to remain disciplined.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson made an ominous prediction that unfortunately came true. Wilson warned his team it had to take better care of the little details and had to improve dramatically on defense to have a chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball players and coaches acknowledge their role as an underdog in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry summed up his emotions Thursday afternoon as he watched Washington School celebrate a playoff series victory on his home field.
GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott parred the third playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honors at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State meet at Greenwood County Club.
The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.
STARKVILLE -- There are few things coaches like better than when their pitchers throw strike one.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Brian Jones knew his first Yellow Jackets squad would be a work in progress. Resilience has been his team's most impressive trait. Through trials and tribulations, the team has kept swinging and battling back.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls track and field coach Caroline Woomer calls freshman Ralesheia Gee "a beast." Woomer means it in the nicest way possible.
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CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson wants his team to do a better job at the little things.
After 13 unanswered runs, West Lowndes High School baseball coach Todd Stanley couldn't blame his players.
The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch softball teams kicked off their postseason in abbreviated fashion Thursday.
Persistence is an essential part of the recruiting process. With an advocate like Erise Wilson on his side, Jason Tate has enough tenacity to attract the attention of the busiest of coaches. It also helps Tate has the skills to keep the coaches interested when he finally has their time.
Sickness isn't an impediment for Micheal Williams. That's because the West Lowndes High School junior has sources of motivation -- namely his grandmother, Leola Sherrod, and his father, Curtis Sherrod -- that help him push through congestion and cold-like symptoms.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team has had many twists and turns this season. The good news is the Lady Confederates are still on the road.
WINONA -- The West Lowndes High School boys track and field team won the Mississippi High School Class 1A, District 5 meet Friday at Winona High.
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CALEDONIA -- Patience is an often underappreciated element of coaching.
1. Hill shows speed, strength in Maroon & White Game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. France offers strong relief outing as part of MSU's sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS