Everything is primed and ready for a winner-take-all matchup between Central Academy (9-0) and undefeated Kemper Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Eight-Man Division I game in DeKalb.
The playoffs might be out of the question, but that doesn't mean the Heritage Academy football team will have nothing at stake at 7 tonight when it plays host to Clarksdale Lee Academy (2-8) in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division I regular-season finale for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Emotionally shattered from two close losses, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell admits his team is still trying to regroup.
Glenn Schmidt's instructions from the sideline rang throughout the gymnasium. "Where is she? Don't let her catch it," the Starkville Academy girls basketball coach shouted as her players tried to find Christibeth Nelson.
MACON -- The time appears to be right for the Noxubee County High School football team. Plagued with injuries for much of the 2010 season, the Tigers are rounding into better health with each day just in time to kick off another playoff push.
MABEN -- With a second-place region finish on the line Friday, West Oktibbeha High School football coach Adam Lowrey has provided the first piece of motivation material. When asked how a loss to South Leake, which will visit Maben at 7 p.m. Friday, would affect the Timberwolves' playoff chances, Lowrey responded: "It won't. We won't lose."
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper knows his squad will face a challenge at 7 tonight when it takes on Sulligent High. The Blue Devils, who clinched the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A, Region 8 championship last week, come into the game 7-2 and 6-1. They have won the past three meetings in the series, including a 52-14 victory last week.
James Wriley wasn't sure the expectations were appropriate.
The start of the Rachel Hollivay era at Heritage Academy will have to wait. A fractured left foot will keep the 6-foot-5 junior forward/center, who is ranked the No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2012 by ESPN's HoopGurlz, out of tonight's season-opening Heritage Academy Girls Preseason Tournament.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Josh Harper wanted Friday night to be special. The South Lamar High School football coach wanted to send his 10 seniors out in style with a victory against Meek in their final home game of the season.
One look at Starkville Academy's girls' basketball roster reveals a non-typical lack of depth.
Senior running back Ken Mitchell rushed for 339 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to power the South Lamar High School football team to a 45-27 victory against Meek in an Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A, Region 5 game.
Starkville High School's first-ever cross country meet was a flawless performance Saturday.
The Pickens Academy football team stood toe-to-toe with second ranked Bessemer Academy on Friday night and entered the fourth quarter in a scoreless stalemate.
Olive Branch High School quarterback Todd Mays scrambled under the pressure Friday night from the oncoming Starkville defense.
Joel Meek kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to give the Immanuel Christian football team a 37-34 victory against Central Holmes in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 game.
The West Point High School football team's 49-0 victory against Saltillo on Friday night was everything anyone could want from their homecoming.
With a home playoff game on the line, the West Lowndes High School football team picked the wrong time to play its worst game of the season.
For all the talk centering around the Louisville High School football team and coach M.C. Miller entering Friday night's showdown against Noxubee County High School, the game came down to a couple big plays.
Cade Lott passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 30-10 victory against The Washington School in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 3A, District II game.
1. Columbus boys beat Callaway HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Piper realizes life-long dream in athletics at MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
3. SEC women's basketball squads off to strong starts COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Bell, Bulldogs ready for Egg Bowl battle COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Starkville High ready for North State championship game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS