CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Chase Davidson knew more would be placed on his shoulders this season at Pickens Academy. Just one of three seniors, the Pirates' ace pitcher would enter his final prep campaign without the run support that propelled the Alabama Independent Schools Association Class 2A squad to a 16-7 record and a second-round playoff berth in 2010.
Things will stay pretty much the same this season for the Noxubee County High School football team. Like last season, coach Tyrone Shorter feels the way to go is to run the ball. In 2010, the Tigers had the luxury of having an experienced offensive line.
HAMILTON -- Once you've won it all, second place is hard to accept.
Austin Braddock is the Dispatch Large Schools Baseball Player of the Year as much for what he accomplished as what he had to overcome.
HAMILTON -- Being "that guy" often comes with the challenge of getting every opponent's best effort.
Boyd and Branch. Or call them Branch and Boyd.
It's hard to imagine Demi Menotti being quiet.
Mary Nagy can do it all with a smile.
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The Noxubee County and Louisville high school football programs will take center stage this season. The tradition-rich programs will be featured Thursday, Oct. 20, in Macon in the third season of Cellular South's "Y'all vs. Us" television broadcast package.
STARKVILLE -- Team Mississippi held its final practice Wednesday afternoon at Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field before departing for the Junior Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, Okla..
Kameron Bryan knows he is going to college this fall. He wants to major in secondary education and one day, teach U.S. history -- maybe even coach football or baseball.
Things couldn't have worked out much better for the New Hope High School golf team.
The New Hope High School softball program will have one final go-round today and Saturday.
Shay Ashford is going home. The Columbus High School volleyball coach said Wednesday she has stepped down from that position to become assistant varsity and ninth-grade girls basketball at Tupelo High School.
Christian Dale is in a class by himself. The Columbus High School sophomore recently was named to The Clarion-Ledger Class 6A All-State team. The right-handed pitcher/infielder was named to the second team. He was the only underclassman named to the squad, which featured a first and a second team.
Lawrence Brown planned to be busy this summer. After watching many of his teammates from the past two New Hope High School football teams realize dreams to play college football, Brown decided he was going to do his best to attract attention so he could reach that goal, too. June has just started and Brown already has made impressive headway.
Haley Tutor never lost her love for softball. It's just that after two seasons of practice, travel, games -- repeat -- for each of the past five-plus years Tutor wanted a break. So instead of completing her senior year at New Hope High School on the softball diamond, Tutor opted to work and didn't play for the Lady Trojans' fast-pitch team.
Austin Braddock didn't end his high school career with the state championship he wanted, as Heritage Academy fell one game short of reaching the state finals in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.
Freshman Demorius Walker has averaged about five points and two rebounds in his basketball career at Columbus High School. Walker also started several games late last season, showing glimpses of potential on a young team that won just two games.