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Sturdivant, Mullis help Falcons soar

Posted 3/25/2013 in High School Sports

Stay within yourself.

 

 

Starkville drops close decision to Yazoo City

Posted 3/23/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Brian Jones couldn't ask much more of his starting pitcher Tanner Clanton - except for maybe the junior right-hander to get help from his friends.

 

 

Renth signs with Northwest Mississippi CC

Posted 3/23/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Taylor Renth has learned from watching others get or miss opportunities.

 

 

Starkville Academy baseball team sweeps East Rankin

Posted 3/22/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Normally high school coaches are afraid of letting their teams have fun at the expense of opponents. Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry isn't one of those people. In fact, Henry encouraged the brooms to come out in his dugout late Thursday evening in a 6-5 and 11-8 sweep of East Rankin Academy at Volunteer Field.

 

 

New Hope breezes past Oxford in prep baseball action

Posted 3/19/2013 in High School Sports

When New Hope High School senior right-hander Landon Boyd takes the mound, the Trojans don't have to make all the defensive plays.

 

 

New Hope's Mattix starts season with three victories

Posted 3/19/2013 in High School Sports

Just imagine what Mercedes Mattix will be able to accomplish when she has more time to practice. With only two days of practice and coming off a long basketball season, the New Hope High School junior kicked off her outdoor track and field season in style Saturday, winning the 100, 200, and 400 meters at the Mississippi State University High School Invitational at Maddox Track.

 

 

Brown, Kendrick power Caledonia attack

Posted 3/13/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Confidence is contagious.

 

 

Gregory approved as New Hope's new football coach

Posted 3/9/2013 in High School Sports

Shawn Gregory has tried to give back wherever he has worked as a teacher and a coach. Whether it has been at the prep, college, or professional level, the New Hope High School graduate has gained invaluable insight about the best ways to relate to players and to teach them the lessons they need to succeed.

 

 

Mullis, Webb lead Columbus past West Point

Posted 3/9/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School pitcher Hunter Mullis' confidence rarely wavers. His catcher, Gavonta Webb, has tried to emulate the pitcher's cool demeanor as he has worked through an early season hitting slump.

 

 

New Hope boasts additional football signees

Posted 3/6/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School football program extended its reach Tuesday throughout the state of Mississippi.

 

 

New Hopes knocks off Columbus in prep baseball

Posted 3/5/2013 in High School Sports

When New Hope High School baseball fans see Taylor Stafford stride to the mound, they know it is a serious point in the ballgame.

 

 

Carroll mixes offense, defense for Starkville Academy

Posted 3/5/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, Nora Kathryn Carroll admits she wasn't quite sure how sports fit into her future. While Carroll played key roles for the Starkville Academy girls soccer and girls basketball teams, she wanted to work on her skills, particularly on the basketball court, to make a bigger impact. Consider that goal accomplished and a bigger step left to take.

 

Lady Volunteers finish perfect season with state championship

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team closed the door Saturday in a most satisfying manner.

 

Heritage Academy's Sykes ready for next level

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

Matt Sykes believed.

 

 

East Oktibbeha pair signs with Holmes C.C.

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- East Oktibbeha County High School hasn't had many things to be happy about on or off the athletic fields in the 2012-13 school year.

 

 

Heritage Academy baseball blanks West Lowndes

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

Snow, wind, rain - Bruce Branch wants his Heritage Academy baseball time to be ready to roll in any weather.

 

 

Starkville Academy reaches finals by beating Bowling Green

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- Nora Kathryn Carroll is a stat stuffer.

 

 

Starkville Academy girls win state title

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team defeated Presbyterian Christian 54-33 on Saturday in the title game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State tournament at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum. Maggie Proffitt scored a game-high 17 points and Sallie Kate Richardson added 12 to help the Lady Volunteers cap a 43-0 season, win their 52nd game in a row, and complete a three-peat of the MAIS Class AAA, Division II, Class AAA, and overall state championships. For more on this game, see Sunday's print edition of The Dispatch.

 

 

Starkville Academy girls

Posted 3/2/2013 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- Sallie Kate Richardson has eight points and Nora Kathryn Carroll has seven to help the Starkville Academy girls basketball team lead Presbyterian Christian 29-14 at halftime of the title game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State tournament at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum. The Lady Volunteers (42-0) used a 22-1 run from the end of the first quarter into the second quarter to break the game open.

 

 

Starkville Academy girls move closer to three-peat

Posted 2/28/2013 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- When the Starkville Academy girls basketball team received a wake-up call during the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA State tournament last week, the Lady Volunteers didn't hit the snooze button. Starkville Academy responded from a close victory against Presbyterian Christian with one of its best efforts of the season in a victory against Madison-Ridgeland Academy to capture the tournament's championship.

 

 

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