Holidays don't always mean days off in West Alabama high school gyms.
Cole Walker didn't have a special assignment to start the second half.
The Heritage Academy girls basketball team showed Tuesday night it is much more than a one-player team.
CRAWFORD -- Randy Brooks hopes a career-high is only the start of bigger and better things for Quanisha Doss. In what he called the first "dominant" efforts of the season, Doss scored a career-best 41 points in a 69-46 victory against McAdams in the East Oktibbeha County High School Tournament on Dec. 30.
Shawn Gates and Ronnie Sciple know how to make their numbers count.
Playmakers have an ability to break a game open in a variety of ways.
Doing more was just fine with Monté Horsley.
WEST POINT -- Justin Cox couldn't have envisioned his high school football career ending any better. The West Point High School quarterback, a Mississippi State commitment, secured a second straight state title with a 21-3 win against Brookhaven on Dec. 4.
WEST POINT -- Ask West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless how much credit he deserves for the Green Wave's return to dominance and he'll deflect the praise toward everyone but himself.
STARKVILLE -- Three seasons ago, Jaquez Johnson was shocked when he learned he would be Starkville High School's starting quarterback.
MACON -- Every football team needs an anchor. Some might consider that player a rock or a trusted stalwart who leads the offense or defense. Others might refer to him as a talismanic spirit who guides the team through adversity. Corey Williams filled that role superbly for the Noxubee County High School Tigers.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- When the 2009 football season started in August, Sulligent High School senior running back Ishmael Riggins had a problem. Instead of trying to run around the defenders who wanted to tackle him, he tried to run over them. His behavior wasn't unusual for someone who had played on the offensive and defensive lines the previous season. So when he received the chance to run, he took it.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Like most high school football coaches, Josh Harper at South Lamar compiles statistics and videos to send to college recruiters, hoping a senior will get some attention and earn a football scholarship. Once, however, he received an interesting question. "When I put together the information and videos, I included the Sulligent game," said Harper, whose Stallions dropped a 48-7 decision to the Blue Devils on Oct. 28. "A couple of weeks later, one of the recruiters called me back. He said he liked the kid I was talking with him about from here. "Then he asked me, 'Who's that No. 72?' I knew who he was talking about -- Tony Johnson."
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Nothing is more important to Sulligent High School interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert than his players. In his first time as a head football coach, Hubbert had to keep his squad focused when more things appeared to be happening off the field than on it.
The Heritage Academy girls basketball team hopes to show what it can do now that it has all of its parts healthy and back together.
Rebounding has taken on a different meaning for Taylor Baudoin this season.
Columbus High School girls basketball coach Yvonne Hairston is anxious to see how quickly her team matures after its two biggest tests of the season.
If Saturday night is any indication, the Starkville High School boys basketball team just might get even closer to earning a return date in Jackson by the end of the regular season.
Sam Doughty had plenty of reasons to lose confidence. Whether it was lackluster free-throw shooting or the fact his Columbus High School boys basketball team was trying anything and everything to win its first game of the season, Doughty didn't lose focus.
New Hope High School softball is about tradition. Take a look at the school's website, newhopetrojans.com, and you will see pictures of "babies" who grew into young women.
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