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New Hope cagers sweep Caledonia

Posted 12/16/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School Trojans ousted the Caledonia High School Feds 76-64 Thursday night improving their record to 5-3. The Lady Trojans also came away with a victory beating the Lady Feds 49-29, improving their record to 10-0.



Holiday hoops tournaments hit hardwood

Posted 12/15/2011 in High School Sports

The "Twelve Days of Christmas" can mean several things to several people. However, for area high school basketball fans, it can mean plenty of quality matchups on the hardwood.



Always a fan's delight, prestigious Joe Horne Classic tips off Friday

Posted 12/15/2011 in High School Sports

As the Christmas holidays begin on the Columbus High School campus, many students and teachers are looking forward to some time off and a chance to catch up with family and friends.



CHS players earn all-state honors

Posted 12/13/2011 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team celebrated one its best seasons in recent memory Friday with the announcement that three players were named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State team.



Players of Week: Talented duo helping spark New Hope turnaround

Posted 12/13/2011 in High School Sports

Kaitlin Bradley and D.J. Sanders have experienced frustration and then some.



Starkville girls soccer beats Caledonia

Posted 12/10/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Anna Albritton admits she is like most coaches in that she always is looking for a little more. Whether it's additional combination play or more one- and two-touch teamwork in possession, Albritton may never get the "perfect" game.



Strong second half carries New Hope past West Lowndes

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

NEW HOPE -- The New Hope High School boys basketball team held West Lowndes to just 20 points in the second half of a 62-52 victory Friday night.



Moore left Heritage Academy to complete Ph.D.

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

Yolanda Moore resigned from her job as girls basketball coach at Heritage Academy to concentrate on completing the course work necessary for her to obtain a Ph.D, according to a statement released Thursday by the school.



Caledonia soccer teams want to continue fast starts

Posted 12/9/2011 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School varsity soccer teams have only two remaining play dates this year. Girls coach Jason Forrester and boys coach Kevin Kugel hope the work each team has put in will pave the way for even more success in 2012.



Moore out as Heritage Academy coach

Posted 12/8/2011 in High School Sports

Yolanda Moore is no longer girls basketball coach at Heritage Academy. School Headmaster Tommy Gunn confirmed to The Dispatch on Thursday morning that Moore no longer was coach of the team after a decision was made Wednesday about her status. He declined to comment on the reasons why Moore, a former basketball standout at the University of Mississippi and a former player in the WNBA who was hired in May, was no longer at the school.



Oak Hill Academy, Immanuel Christian split varsity action

Posted 12/7/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Don't sleep on the 3-pointer. But be careful not to come out too fast or members of the Oak Hill Academy long-distance squad -- better known as the girls basketball team -- will prove they're more than snipers.



Starkville Academy basketball earns split

Posted 12/7/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy boys basketball team missed its first eight shots from the field Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, that drought was a foreshadowing of things to come. Starkville Academy missed 20 of its first 21 shots en route to a 54-32 loss to East Rankin Academy in Class AAA, District 2 action. Starkville Academy's girls team overcame a sluggish first half to post a 66-42 victory.



Heritage Academy, Immanuel Christian split basketball games

Posted 12/6/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Heritage Academy and Immanuel Center for Christian Education are separated by about six miles. The Patriots must have felt the Rams' long-range shots covered that distance Monday night. Immanuel Christian made eight 3-pointers and dominated in the post to record a 69-59 win in a non-district boys basketball game. In the first varsity game, the Heritage Academy girls earned a 49-18 victory.



Brown developing into leader for Starkville High girls

Posted 12/6/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In her final year of high school basketball, Brittany Brown is beginning to understand the difference between leading scorer and leader.



Maroon Tide big plays lead to downfall for Jackets

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Starkville High School football team found out Saturday night that giving up big plays in a championship game never is a recipe for success.



Starkville making plans for return trip to Jackson

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- When Starkville High School Athletic Director Stan Miller walks into school Monday, the first thing he may do is make room for the trophy that's missing.



Picayune air attack, big plays doom Starkville

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Picayune High School football team's road to the state championship had been a ground attack. Once Picayune reached the final game of the Mississippi high school football season, it showed a different look. Picayune used big plays from the right arm of junior quarterback Benjamin Hickman to defeat Starkville 38-21 in the Class 5A state title game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium and pull off the school's first state football championship since before Hickman was born.



Columbus soccer splits with Greenville Weston

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

GREENVILLE -- The Columbus High School girls and boys soccer teams split matches Saturday against Greenville Weston.



Hard work could pay off for Starkville

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell doesn't like to lose. When Mitchell left Itawamba Agricultural High in 2010 to become the new head football coach at Starkville High, Mitchell put everyone on notice that there weren't going to be any pats on the back for finishing second. His goal in coming to Oktibbeha County was to teach his players how to win and to help Starkville regain its championship swagger.



Noxapater wins first football state title

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Tray Baber rushed for 160 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown as Noxapater beat Shaw 21-10 to claim the MHSAA Class 1A state championship.



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