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Southaven beats Columbus; Central Academy wins again

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Chris Wright ran for more than 100 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns Friday night to help the Southaven High School football team pull away for a 35-7 victory against Columbus in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.



New Hope will honor '81 team that beat Dupree, Philadelphia

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

The strategy was simple. Still, it earned Rudy Pope a lot of flak. But when you're going up against someone as unstoppable as Philadelphia High School standout running back Marcus Dupree, it doesn't hurt to try any method to try to gain an advantage.



Columbus wants to double success in region

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

Why not two? That's the mind-set Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford hopes his players will take at 7:30 tonight when they take on Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.



New Hope's McCrary matures in center of action

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

Anna McCrary never imagined being the center of attention. After all, she has spent nearly all of her softball career as an outfielder and has grown quite comfortable impacting the game from right field. But 2011 has been a transition year for McCrary.



Heritage Academy nearly out of time

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

The time is now. The confidence and momentum the Heritage Academy football team gained from a season-opening come-from-behind victory against Lamar and an overtime win against Lowndes County neighbor Caledonia have vanished. If the Patriots aren't careful, their playoff hopes might disappear, too.



Caledonia wants to end shutout streak

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Losing back-to-back games by shutout would normally be cause for concern But Ricky Kendrick doesn't get easily alarmed.



Provine will provide test for Starkville

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell already knew he wasn't going to get much to evaluate watching the tape of his team's victory against Lanier last week. The one thing he noticed in the second half was the play of a sophomore his team will need later in the year to bolster its depth if it wants to be a contender in Class 5A, Region 2.



Starkville Academy will try to rebound from first loss

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy football players and coaches were enthusiastic about their practice tasks Wednesday afternoon. The upbeat nature was on full display five days after the Volunteers suffered their first loss of the season.



West Point will try for two in a row in region

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

After playing its best game of the season last week, the West Point High School football team will try to duplicate that effort at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Class 5A, Region 1 rival Hernando at McCallister Field.



Lamar County edges Sulligent in rivalry game

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

SULLIGENT, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team pitched a defensive masterpiece Thursday night at Sulligent. The Bulldogs made a second-quarter 10-yard touchdown run by Lemetrius Williams stand up for a 6-3 Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A, Region 8 victory before a packed house at Brown Stadium.



Caledonia sweeps Heritage Academy in volleyball

Posted 9/30/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- On paper, Thursday's public-private school matchup between Caledonia High School and Heritage Academy appeared to be a mismatch.



Victory Christian will take field with Sharp at QB

Posted 9/29/2011 in High School Sports

The changes continue for the Victory Christian football team. Coach Chris Hamm would have loved another day to help freshman Anthony Sharp transition from wide receiver to quarterback, but he won't have that luxury this week.



Immanuel Christian hopes week off helps Friday

Posted 9/29/2011 in High School Sports

A week off can do wonders for your football team. Immanuel Christian coach Greg Watkins already has seen a difference in his team after a week off following a 25-14 loss to Canton Academy on Sept. 16. Now Watkins hopes Immanuel Christian (1-4) will be able to build momentum at 7 p.m. Friday against Carroll Academy before it returns to the final stretch of the regular season that will determine its postseason fate.



Lamar County faces Sulligent in county rivalry game

Posted 9/29/2011 in High School Sports

Two football teams in need of second-half momentum will meet at 7 tonight when Lamar County takes on Sulligent in a Class 2A, Region 8 game at Brown Stadium in Sulligent.



Noxubee County working to overcome injuries

Posted 9/28/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter is excited. You might not think the Noxubee County High School football coach would be feeling so chipper considering his team is still fighting plenty of injuries.



Central Academy will try to extend unbeaten streak

Posted 9/28/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Ronnie Sciple found the break he was looking for Friday night. After sweating through five victories by a combined 22 points, Sciple and the Central Academy football team cruised to a 44-0 victory against Veritas on Friday. Sophomore T.J. Coleman had 273 yards and five touchdowns to help the Vikings push their record to 6-0.



Johnson, 'O' line lead Trojans to victory

Posted 9/27/2011 in High School Sports

Jameel Johnson didn't have any illusions of grandeur entering his junior season. With the graduation of key skill players like Johnny Beamon, Terrence Dentry, and Franklin Richardson Jr., Johnson figured he would be in position to see more time at running back this season. But Johnson wasn't sure just how much of an impact he would be able to make on an offense that on paper looked to feature seniors like Darius Petty and Lawrence Brown.



Boren wins in finale as Heritage Academy coach

Posted 9/27/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Krisi Boren planned to take a picture with her team Monday afternoon regardless of the outcome of its match against Immanuel Christian. The final result made that picture an ideal way to finish the season.



Starkville Academy loses to Presbyterian Christian

Posted 9/27/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy girls soccer team's district championship vanished Monday afternoon. However, the Lady Volunteers made sure they didn't go down without a fight.



Columbus holds on to beat Tupelo

Posted 9/27/2011 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team can take a deep breath. "When a game like that is over? Deep breath for sure," Columbus coach Tony Stanford said. Columbus found a way Friday night and edged Tupelo 24-23 on Friday night to improve to 4-1 and 1-0 in Class 6A, Region 1.



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