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Bell leads Heritage Academy past Caledonia in OT

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Poet John Donne must have been able to see into the future when he wrote, "No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; ... And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee ...." On Friday, the "Bell" tolled for the Heritage Academy football team.



Noxubee County starts fast in victory against New Hope

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Terrence Barron and the Noxubee County High School football team listened all week as coach Tyrone Shorter preached about finishing.



Defense helps Starkville hold on, beat Tupelo

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second week in a row, the Starkville High School football team found a way to make the plays when it needed it the most. After narrowly defeating Madison Central a week ago, Starkville once again rose to the occasion to down Tupelo 10-7 on Friday night.



Shutout pushes Starkville Academy to 3-0

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dominating defensive performances seem to be a recurring theme for the Starkville Academy football team. After snapping a 20-game winless streak and going on to win three games last season, the Volunteers have reached that mark in only the third week of the season. Starkville Academy attained the mark thanks to a 22-0 victory against Magnolia Heights on Friday night.



West Lowndes falls to Shannon

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

For the second straight week, the step up in competition proved too much for the West Lowndes High School football team. West Lowndes managed only 86 yards of offense and four first downs Friday night in a 50-14 loss to Class 4A Shannon



North Pontotoc blanks East Oktibbeha

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Penalties were the only things that could slow the visiting Class 4A North Pontotoc High School football team on Friday night at Class 1A East Oktibbeha County High School.



Aberdeen rallies to win 'A' game

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

AMORY -- In a game defined by missed opportunities by both teams, the Aberdeen High School football team came up with a fourth-quarter comeback and a late defensive stand to escape with a 14-7 victory at Amory in the annual 'A' game matchup.



Bolton leads Victory Christian; Central Academy wins another thriller

Posted 9/3/2011 in High School Sports

Bryer Bolton was 6 of 10 for 141 yards Friday night to lead the Victory Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Life Christian Academy.



Victory Christian returns to action; ICCE shoots for fast start

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Chris Hamm would have loved last week to have built some momentum.



Caledonia, Heritage Academy will meet in public-private tilt

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- It just makes sense. Ricky Kendrick and Brad Butler don't see any reason why their teams should travel several hours or drive hundreds of miles when there is a capable opponent right in their backyard.



Heritage Academy's Sharp named to All-Madden team

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Blake Sharp left Florida with a good feeling. The Heritage Academy senior tried not to think too much about his performance at the IMG All-Madden Camp in Bradenton, Fla., in July. After all, he has had classes and football to occupy a lot of his time.



Speedy forwards lead Immanuel Christian past Heritage Academy

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

The waiting is the hardest part. When you're a forward charged with scoring goals and you know you have the speed to beat a defender, it is so easy to jump the gun on a through ball and be whistled f



Hebron Christian , Oak Hill Academy learning, growing

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

Hebron Christian School is learning a new style of football on the fly.



West Alabama teams set for region matchups

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

While the calendar has slowly rolled to September, tonight's high school football schedule finds several area teams from Alabama gearing up for region contests.



Central Academy's Sciple doesn't want gray feeling

Posted 9/2/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The 2011 season is only two weeks old, but Central Academy football coach Ronnie Sciple already has enough gray hair. Sciple doesn't want any more, so he hopes the Vikings can shake their penchant for late-game heroics at 7 tonight when they take on Delta Academy.



West Point, Columbus square off after open weeks

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

Pardon the players and coaches at Columbus and West Point high schools if they feel like the 2011 season is going in slow motion. Each team had an atypical open date last week in the second week of the season. They will get back to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Falcon Field in Columbus.



New Hope will face tough test vs. Noxubee County

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- A week off wasn't long enough for the New Hope High School football team. Despite having an open week following a 17-12 victory against Louisville in its season opener Aug. 19, New Hope still will be battered and bruised at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Noxubee County in its home opener.



Starkville will try to keep momentum going vs. Tupelo

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville High School football players returned to work Monday with a little extra pep in their step. Starkville won its home opener Friday night with a thrilling 16-14 victory against Class 6A Madison Central. It will try to make it two in a row at home at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it takes on Tupelo at Yellow Jacket Stadium.



Heritage Academy's Hollivay set to make college visits

Posted 9/1/2011 in High School Sports

The paring has been done. The phone calls, texts, and posts to her Facebook page have slowed to a reasonable rate. Now all Rachel Hollivay has to do is pick a college.



Starkville Academy football generating enthusiasm

Posted 8/31/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill appreciates the excitement that suddenly surrounds his football team. Buoyed by a 33-7 victory against Heritage Academy last week, Starkville Academy (2-0) will try to match last season's win total at 7 p.m. Friday when it plays host to Magnolia Heights at J.E. Logan Field.



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