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Starkville Academy girls stay undefeated

Posted 1/12/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team showed even a jinx wasn't enough to stop it. Earlier this week, Starkville Academy made history when it became the first member of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools to be ranked in The Clarion-Ledger's Super 10 poll.



Columbus High star Hackler signs with Itawamba C.C.

Posted 1/10/2013 in High School Sports

Ricky Hackler knew his day was coming. The Columbus High School senior just didn't know it would be here so soon.



Aberdeen rallies late to defeat Starkville in prep basketball action

Posted 1/9/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE --In a high-pressured game that came down to the wire, Aberdeen High showed just how important seniors are to a team searching for a win on the road.



Columbus basketball extends win streaks in sweep of Grenada

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School basketball player Roshad Meeks would make a great party planner.



Caledonia sweeps MSMS in prep soccer action

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Finishing is the final piece for the Caledonia High School boys soccer team.



McCain has big scoring day for Heritage Academy

Posted 1/8/2013 in High School Sports

Graham McCain has had his share of "those days." In soccer, the "unlucky" moments that don't lead to goals often mirror the number of times players in other sports fall short of their objective.


Hard work helps Holifield dominate for New Hope

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

Forever. It takes only a few moments for Lauren Holifield to find a suitable answer when she is asked how long she has been playing softball. When you've been brought up on fields and you have a sister and a mother who have played for as long as they can remember, forever seems like an appropriate response.


Starkville Academy sweeps Lamar School

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt hopes her team's victory Saturday proves it can win even if isn't making outside shots. While facing one of the state's best perimeter players in guard Olivia Mabry, Starkville Academy held the rest of the Lamar School team to 16 points en route to a 74-36 victory.



Berry leads CHS boys past Tupelo

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

Standing at 6-foot-7, it isn't hard to find Columbus High School senior Devin Berry on the basketball court. Tupelo knew where Berry was when the teams met Friday night in Class 6A, Region 2 action. However, the Golden Wave couldn't prevent Berry from having his way. Another double-double by Berry (15 points, 12 rebounds) and a 13-0 run midway through the third quarter lifted the Falcons to a 42-37 victory.



CHS girls hold on to beat Tupelo

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

With one of the state's premier players in the lineup, the Columbus High School girls basketball team has to get others players involved. After All-State guard Kiki Patterson scored 23 points in the first half Friday night, Tupelo made a defensive adjustment. The Lady Falcons then had to count on others to complete a 50-49 Class 6A, Region 2 victory.



Starkville High looks to expand Outlaw tournament

Posted 1/5/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School Athletic Director Stan Miller already sees a problem with the third annual Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump Tournament, set for December. However, the event's organizer is happy to have it.


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.


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