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Sykes' field goal lifts Columbus past New Hope

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

The shoe isn't flashy. One look at the worn black surface and it's easy to tell it isn't the latest model or named after a famous kicker.



Victory against New Hope shows Columbus' progress

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

Trace Lee has grown up around the Columbus High School football program. His older brother, Tyson, was a quarterback at Columbus High before he moved on to Itawamba Community College and Mississippi State. Despite having Tyson at quarterback, Columbus never established itself as a consistent football program that could compete with the state's best teams.



Defense pitches shutout for Starkville Academy

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team's defense has been stellar through the first three games, even pitching a shutout along the way. But with its offense struggling to score points, Starkville Academy knew it needed a stronger effort to break even Friday against Leake Academy.



Yellow Jackets lose Baker in loss to Green Wave

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The nightmare continued Friday night for the Starkville High School football team against quality competition. The list of challenges in the non-region schedule got longer for coach Jamie Mitchell as his team fell to West Point 47-22. The defeat was the second-worst loss since he took the job in Starkville.



Lane leads West Point past Starkville

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the West Point High School football players left Starkville High with heads held low and a bitter taste as they saw their playoff run cut short. The Green Wave washed out that taste Friday night as they rolled to a 47-22 victory against the Yellow Jackets on a clear, humid night.



MRA explodes in third quarter to beat Heritage

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

It was full of highs and lows. It was long and it was ugly. It was only the third quarter. Madison-Ridgeland Academy scored 17 unanswered points in those 12 minutes and capitalized on four turnovers to beat Heritage Academy 33-10 in a battle of the Patriots on Friday night in Columbus.



Noxubee County blanks Aberdeen

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered its matchup against Aberdeen averaging 354.6 yards a game. Even though the Bulldogs held the Tigers to 245 yards and nine first downs, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's quip, "Statistics are for losers" was the case here Friday night.



Pickens County routs South Lamar

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- When the Pickens County High School football team's game against South Lamar began Friday night, Tornadoes coach Patrick Plott had his headset dialed in to the coaching box upstairs and his offensive game plan laminated and dangling from around his neck by a lanyard. By the time the second half started, the headset was gone and the playsheet was only as an accessory.



Rams need seven overtimes to earn first victory

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- After waiting three weeks for its first victory of the prep football season, Immanuel Christian School was willing to wait three and a half hours Friday night.



Caledonia defense dominates in win over East Webster

Posted 9/9/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN - The Caledonia High School football team didn't win a championship Friday night. The Confederates didn't even win a district game that would enhance their playoff positioning.



Columbus edges New Hope on late FG

Posted 9/8/2012 in High School Sports

Greg Sykes kicked a 24-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in the game Friday night to lift the Columbus High School football team to a 9-6 victory against New Hope at Trojan Field.



Columbus will renew rivalry with New Hope

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

Michael Bradley hopes his team has a short memory. Coming off one of the worst losses in his seven years as a head coach at New Hope High School, Bradley and the Trojans will return to action at 7:30 tonight to play host to Columbus High.



Myles will start tonight at QB for Starkville

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's no quarterback controversy at Starkville High School. In the minds of Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and his assistant coaches, a starting quarterback doesn't lose his job because of injury.



Heritage Academy looking for better execution

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

Execution. One word describes such a complicated process that is an essential ingredient to success on Friday nights.



Aberdeen still talking about victory against Amory

Posted 9/7/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team's victory against Amory on Friday in the 24th A-Team game was still the main topic of conversation in and around town this week, even as Aberdeen prepares to face Class 4A power Noxubee County High at 7:30 tonight.



Starkville Academy soccer wins; Heritage Academy softball wins as well

Posted 9/6/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Garnder likes the progression of his Lady Volunteers.



GRIDIRON RIVALRY RENEWED: West Point meets nemesis Starkville Friday

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

The rivalry is back.



Columbus High guard Patterson commits to MSU

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Shaefer picked up an extremely popular verbal commitment over the weekend as the new women's basketball head coach tries to establish his recruiting reputation at Mississippi State University.


Ballard becoming louder leader for Tigers

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard listened and watched.


'Team Extreme' Caledonia beats New Hope

Posted 9/5/2012 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School volleyball team couldn't help but get caught up in another night of firsts for its cross-county rival New Hope High.



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