Ryan Stowers used to be like a lot of high school baseball players. Some players can hit home runs in practice or in a scrimmage, but hitting one in a game is the real deal.
JACKSON — The sigh said it all. Jameika Hoskins walked the length of the Aberdeen bench with her back turned as Raymond’s Valencia McFarland went to the free-throw line. The Aberdeen junior standout took a breath, exhaled, and shook her head, not wanting to turn to face the clock and the prospect the Lady Bulldogs’ season was nearly over.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — From Kayla Robinson’s perspective, the Aberdeen High School girls basketball team will have its work cut out for it at 8 tonight when it takes on Raymond in the Class 3A Mississippi High School Activities Association Cellular South State Basketball Championships at Mississippi Coliseum. The Lady Rangers are ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and are riding a state-best 24-game winning streak.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his staff are making quite an impression on local athletes. After signing players like Deontae Skinner from Noxubee County High School in Macon, Johnthan Banks from East Webster High in Maben, Johnathan McKenzie from Starkville Academy, and Dennis Thames from Louisville High, Mullen has gotten off to a quick start on identifying area prospects for next year’s class.
South Lamar softball coach Tony Seals feels good about the depth of his team’s pitching staff. The pitching staff has gotten deeper this season with the addition of Laken Hancock, a transfer from Caledonia High School.
After not fielding a baseball team a year ago, Aliceville High School will try it again this season. But budget restraints will mean Aliceville will only play district games. The first pitch for Aliceville is scheduled for March 22 against Pickens County rival Gordo.