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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.



Columbus High freshman spending summer on the court

Posted 5/22/2011 in High School Sports

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.



Choosing life over coaching

Posted 5/22/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Leroy Gregg is a hugger. It's not something many men let slip easily, but if you know Gregg, it's understandable the 35-year coaching veteran would say that about himself.



New Hope's Holley to play softball at ICC

Posted 5/20/2011 in High School Sports

Anna Holley thought her athletic career was going to take a turn. After signing a scholarship to play soccer at Itawamba Community College and having her senior softball season at New Hope High School end without a trip to the Class 5A State title series, Holley wondered if her softball career was over.



New Hope's Tutor wins PopStar Award

Posted 5/19/2011 in High School Sports

Haley Tutor didn't know what to expect Wednesday night. Surrounded by some of the state's best senior athletes from 23 sports, Tutor knew she belonged, but she wasn't sure if she was good enough to win the PopStar Award, which goes to the state's top athlete, for slow-pitch softball.



East Webster begins quest for Class 2A State title

Posted 5/19/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- It's comforting to know you can play a bad game and still win, especially in the playoffs. The East Webster High School softball team has been playing with motivation spawned from a late-April tornado that ripped through its school and community.



CHS' Durrah signs with EMCC

Posted 5/18/2011 in High School Sports

So long purple and gold. Nice to meet you, red and white. Those are the new colors Columbus High School's Nick Durrah will sport on the diamond the next two years.



Noxubee County's Scott completes title transformation

Posted 5/18/2011 in High School Sports

The look could have meant trouble. But faced with the loss of a key member of his boys track and field team, Noxubee County High School coach Tyrone Shorter had to make a move.



Starkville's Brown signs with Meridian C.C.

Posted 5/17/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Shareda Brown never saw the offer coming. After all, the Starkville High School fast-pitch softball player batted just .191 and had a .296 on-base percentage this season.



Sports not feeling pinch at area private schools despite economy

Posted 5/14/2011 in High School Sports

Coach Brad Butler watched a group of Heritage Academy Patriots move through a defensive drill on a recent Wednesday afternoon.



CHS' Brooks gets queasy feeling after second-place finish

Posted 5/14/2011 in High School Sports

Kashaeyla Brooks felt queasy Saturday after placing second in Class 6A in the 300-meter hurdles at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State track meet. Nerves? Maybe. Perhaps it was something she ate?



New Hope, Caledonia, East Oktibbeha football jamboree recaps

Posted 5/14/2011 in High School Sports

Backup quarterback Preston Davis was pressed into action during the Trojans' scrimmages against Northeast Lauderdale and Southeast Lauderdale. Davis took over for starter E.J. Jenkins, who suffered a mild concussion when he hit his head on the turf in the first quarter of the opening game, coach Michael Bradley said.



Starkville Academy's Henson signs with East Central

Posted 5/14/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Mr. Clutch" is coming to a college baseball field near you. Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry gave shortstop Kyle Henson the nickname after coaching him the past two seasons. Henson's ability to deliver key hits and plays will be welcomed at East Central Community College next season.



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