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Starkville Academy rolls past Winston Academy

Posted 10/15/2011 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team's tune-up for East Rankin couldn't have went smoother. Starkville Academy rushed for 378 yards and cruised to a 55-12 win at Winston Academy on Friday night.

 

 

Starkville Academy wants to build on momentum

Posted 10/13/2011 in High School Sports

The Starkville Academy football team secured its first football playoff berth in six seasons last week with a victory. The Volunteers don't plan to stop and celebrate now. Starkville Academy (7-1) will play its final non-division game of the season at 7 p.m. when it travels to Louisville to take on Winston Academy.

 

 

Noxubee County nearly done with injuries

Posted 10/13/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Brandon Johnson's list is finally dwindling to nothing. As the certified athletic trainer who works with the Noxubee County High School football team, Johnson has been busy with myriad injuries that have kept the Tigers from being at full strength for nearly the entire season.

 

 

Hamilton wants to avoid letdown after beating Eupora

Posted 10/13/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The statement has been made. Now the harder part might be on the horizon for the Hamilton High School football team.

 

 

Aliceville will try for quality road win at Greensboro

Posted 10/13/2011 in High School Sports

The Aliceville High School football team will try to earn a quality win Friday night when it travels to Greensboro for a key Class 3A, Region 4 Alabama High School Activities Association matchup.

 

 

Holifield's walk-off blast lifts New Hope

Posted 10/12/2011 in High School Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Champions adjust. It didn't matter whether the pitch was outside or low, inside or high, Lauren Holifield was going to do damage. It also didn't matter if the fence in left-center field was an imposing 235 feet away. Holifield had hit a home run to the same spot in the regular season, and she knew she could do it again.

 

 

Hatley rallies to beat Hamilton for North State title

Posted 10/12/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Courtney Roberts couldn't recall how many home runs she hit Tuesday night. That's quite all right. After five-and-a-half hours of softball, she wasn't the only one who had numbers running together in her head. The Hatley High School sophomore outfielder hit four home runs and her teammates hit five more to help the Lady Tigers earn their first trip to the Class 2A slow-pitch softball state championship Saturday in Jackson.

 

 

Local prep seniors will play in All-Star games

Posted 10/12/2011 in High School Sports

It's all coming to an end for Logan Waggoner. But as the Central Academy senior contemplated what could be the end of her softball career, she took comfort in the fact it could end today in the Mississippi Association of Independent School Class A Senior All-Star game at 2:30 p.m. today at Mississippi College.

 

 

Defense never rests for New Hope

Posted 10/11/2011 in High School Sports

The stars that dot the scorebook reflect the New Hope High School softball team's prowess on defense. Whether it is third baseman Kasey Stanfield picking a hard-hit short hop, shortstop D.J. Sanders gunning out a runner from the edge of the outfield grass, or Lauren Holifield diving in left-center field to snare a sinking line drive, the Lady Trojans take pride in their defense like no other team in the state.

 

 

Myles' leadership ability comes through in Starkville rally

Posted 10/11/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Adversity doesn't faze leaders. Instead of panicking and losing focus when bad things or mistakes are happening around them, leaders maintain a calm and a poise that makes their peers feel they can do anything if they stick to the plan.

 

 

Hernando sweeps Starkville out of playoffs; Caledonia loses

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Once the Starkville High School volleyball team regrouped, it was too late. The Lady Yellow Jackets, undefeated region champs and in the playoffs for the third straight season, managed just 15 points Saturday in the first two sets of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2 first-round playoff match against Hernando.

 

 

New Hope takes first step on journey to Jackson

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

Unstoppable. On a day two former softball standouts returned to their stomping ground, the 2011 New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team showed Saturday it has the potential to create some tradition of its own.

 

 

Hamilton sweeps East Union to reach North State final

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Emily Earnest went 6-for-7 Saturday to help the Hamilton High School slow-pitch softball team beat East Union 8-6 and 4-2 in their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A North State playoff series.

 

 

Columbus softball season ends at Madison Central

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

MADISON -- Jaime Melton saw what she wanted Saturday -- just not enough. But the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball coach considers what her team did this season the start of more good things to come.

 

 

South Panola extends streak vs. Columbus

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

The challenge has been set. Judging from the bad feeling in the stomach of Damian Baker, there is a good chance the Columbus High School football team will respond.

 

 

Starkville rallies to beat Ridgeland

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- Friday night was a game Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell is convinced his players would've found a way to lose last season. The 2011 Yellow Jackets are a different breed.

 

 

Heritage Academy keeps rolling, shuts out Oak Hill Academy

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The Heritage Academy football team still hasn't played the perfect game. The Patriots came mighty close Friday night at Raider Field. Heritage Academy rushed for 403 yards and scored on seven of its first eight possessions to ruin Homecoming for Oak Hill Academy in a 49-0 non-district victory.

 

 

Noxapater shuts down East Oktibbeha

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

NOXAPATER -- An inability to slow down homestanding Noxapater's high-powered offense in the first half put the East Oktibbeha County High School football team in a hole it couldn't climb out of Friday night in a 41-18 loss in a battle of the undefeated in Class 1A, Region 3.

 

 

Potts Camp ruins Immanuel Christian's Homecoming

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The Potts Camp High School football team made Immanuel Christian's Homecoming game one to forget Friday night with a 35-0 victory. Potts Camp (5-3), a Class 2A Mississippi High School Activities Association member, stymied Immanuel Christian (1-6), holding the Rams to 109 yards.

 

 

Melton has Columbus softball going in right direction

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

How do you measure 250 percent? Coaches in every sport can often be heard encouraging their players to give 100 percent -- even 110 -- to produce the desired result.

 

 

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