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Thinking of a master plan: Wright leads South Lamar through challenging season

Posted 6/21/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- The success of Year 2 of the Lane Wright era at South Lamar High School was crafted well before the season started. When the 10-year coaching veteran made the switch from Sulligent to South Lamar, he inherited a team that lost eight seniors from a squad which reached the semifinals of the Alabama Class 1A state playoffs.


The arm that could: Senior ball player has more responsibility this year

Posted 6/21/2011 in High School Sports

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.


No rest for the best: 7-on-7 passing camps keep quarterbacks, receivers sharp, improve camaraderie

Posted 6/20/2011 in High School Sports

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.


Dispatch Small Schools Baseball Coach of the Year

Posted 6/19/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Once you've won it all, second place is hard to accept.



Dispatch Large Schools Baseball Player of the Year

Posted 6/19/2011 in High School Sports

Austin Braddock is the Dispatch Large Schools Baseball Player of the Year as much for what he accomplished as what he had to overcome.



Dispatch Small Schools Baseball Player of the Year

Posted 6/19/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Being "that guy" often comes with the challenge of getting every opponent's best effort.



Dispatch Large Schools Baseball Co-Coaches of the Year

Posted 6/19/2011 in High School Sports

Boyd and Branch. Or call them Branch and Boyd.



Prep girls soccer Player of the Year

Posted 6/17/2011 in High School Sports

It's hard to imagine Demi Menotti being quiet.



Prep girls soccer Coach of the Year

Posted 6/17/2011 in High School Sports

Mary Nagy can do it all with a smile.



Prep boys soccer: All-Area coaches nominations

Posted 6/16/2011 in High School Sports

Prep boys soccer: Coaches nominations



'Y'all vs. Us' will feature Noxubee County vs. Louisville

Posted 6/14/2011 in High School Sports

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.



Local coaches mentor next crop of baseball prospects

Posted 6/9/2011 in High School Sports

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..



Bryan, local baseball players searching for new home

Posted 6/4/2011 in High School Sports

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.



NNHS golfers named All-State

Posted 6/4/2011 in High School Sports

Things couldn't have worked out much better for the New Hope High School golf team.



NHHS seniors to play in softball All-Star games

Posted 6/3/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School softball program will have one final go-round today and Saturday.



Columbus High's Ashford set to return to Tupelo

Posted 6/2/2011 in High School Sports

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.



Columbus' Dale wants to build on All-State honor

Posted 6/1/2011 in High School Sports

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.



New Hope's Brown returns from USA Football's U.S. Under-19 National Team Trials

Posted 6/1/2011 in High School Sports

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.



New Hope's Tutor will play softball at EMCC

Posted 5/31/2011 in High School Sports

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.



Braddock earns MVP honors at All-Star baseball game

Posted 5/28/2011 in High School Sports

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.



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