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Thomas keeps busy schedule to keep Rams at top

Posted 6/30/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- When making dinner arrangements with Columbus businessman Billy Thomas, you might want to call well in advance. In addition to being a owner of Benco Foods, Thomas devotes quite a bit of time at his other job: boys basketball coach at Immanuel Christian.



STINGING THE COMPETITION: Starkville High wins All-Sports Award for Class 5A

Posted 6/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School athletic director Stan Miller does not believe in symbolic awards.



Griffin chosen as new track and field coach at Starkville High

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School wants to dominate in track and field and are convinced they've found the man to do that with the hiring of Steven Griffin as its newest boys head coach.



EMCC football looks to make most of four home games this season

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

The Lions sleep tonight. However in two months time, the noise will be overwhelming as a second football season gets underway at East Mississippi Community College's new Sullivan-Windham Field. A sparse four-game home slate highlights a nine-game 2012 regular-season schedule, released Friday by the school.



Cox helps places West Point basketball back on the map

Posted 6/23/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The curious question around West Point High School is with all the traditional talent surrounding the football program, why hasn't that athletic ability translated the basketball gymnasium.



WARE-ING MANY HATS: Starkville senior paces Yellow Jackets' squad

Posted 6/23/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Ware took his leadership responsibilities in an incredibly serious manner this season.


Columbus High's Samuel will compete in Texas

Posted 6/20/2012 in High School Sports

Sky Samuel didn't know what to expect, but she knew the experience at the Amateur Athletic Union National Qualifier Area 10 wasn't going to be anything like a high school meet.


New Hope's Dyson hopes to get chance to play in college

Posted 6/18/2012 in High School Sports

Heads up to any college baseball coaches in need of a versatile player with some pop in his bat, Dusty Dyson is looking for an opportunity.



Shempert played many roles for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- Old school. Whether it's the handshake he uses to greet you or the wood bat he uses to torment pitchers, those words perfectly describe Jacob Shempert's approach and love for the game of baseball.



Columbus High players learn lessons on Oklahoma

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jeffrey Cook is confident an offseason packed with baseball is going to benefit the Columbus High School baseball program in 2013.



Area teams hoop it up at Itawamba CC

Posted 6/13/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter is placing a little more emphasis on summer basketball this year.



Ball will lead District 4 All-Stars

Posted 6/12/2012 in High School Sports

Chris Ball knows the caliber of baseball played in the Greater Golden Triangle area. As an infielder, Ball was member of the New Hope High School baseball teams that won state titles in 1996 and 1998. He then went on to play baseball for two more seasons at East Mississippi Community College before becoming a coach.



Local players earn spots in all-star baseball game

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, and Oak Hill Academy baseball teams had a host of performers who helped their teams advance to the postseason.



Schmidt's positive message helped keep SA girls focused

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt has been blessed a number of ways as a coach.



Patterson, Columbus girls have goals left to accomplish

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School girls basketball player Kiandria Patterson has a busy senior year lined up. Patterson plans to do her best in the classroom, to graduate from high school, and to find a place to play college basketball.



Prestridge provided steady guidance at point for SA girls

Posted 6/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's player Anna Prestridge laughs when she talks about her early childhood memories.



Abrams signs to play volleyball at Snead State C.C.

Posted 6/4/2012 in High School Sports

Jaitra Abrams didn't realize her potential. After playing volleyball for four years in high school, Abrams didn't believe she was capable of playing at the next level.



Pickens Academy enjoys banner year

Posted 5/26/2012 in High School Sports

The mind-set has changed at Pickens Academy.



Harris anxious to start building at Heritage

Posted 5/25/2012 in High School Sports

The building process already has started. Gary Harris was in Columbus on Thursday surveying the Heritage Academy softball field and taking a look at the program's equipment.



Sanders, Lady Trojans step up effort in championship series final

Posted 5/20/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- D.J. Sanders wasn't sure what had hit her.



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