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Aberdeen's Barker driven to be a leader

Posted 1/18/2011 in High School Sports

Regina Barker takes what she has and makes other teams deal with it. Barker, a senior guard for the Aberdeen High School girls basketball team, is a natural athlete on the basketball team, said coach Latorrence Bivens. Her abilities have helped her be a leader and to develop a scoring sense that has helped pace the Lady Bulldogs.



ICCE basketball beats Central Academy

Posted 1/12/2011 in High School Sports

Necessity was the mother of clean roads Tuesday as Immanuel Christian swept a basketball doubleheader at home against Central Academy, while other Golden Triangle schools delayed, canceled, or rescheduled prep sports events due to weather-related issues.



Caledonia High's Van Someren combines strength, skill

Posted 1/11/2011 in High School Sports

Kye Van Someren is trying to build his brawn to go with his brain on the soccer field. That's because the Caledonia High School defender sees the game as a full-contact sport. Van Someren stands above the other soccer players at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, and he's working on his upper body strength as a tool for his playing prowess.



Nichols' return to Hebron Christian boosts girls basketball team

Posted 1/11/2011 in High School Sports

Returning to the Hebron Christian girls basketball team wasn't a difficult time for junior post player Tori Nichols. But the addition of the 6-foot-3 inside shooter has made all the difference in the Lady Eagles' offense.



Pickens County boys win three tournaments

Posted 1/7/2011 in High School Sports

Holidays don't always mean days off in West Alabama high school gyms.



Patriots rally to blow past Starkville Academy boys

Posted 1/5/2011 in High School Sports

Cole Walker didn't have a special assignment to start the second half.



Heritage girls get team effort

Posted 1/5/2011 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy girls basketball team showed Tuesday night it is much more than a one-player team.



East Oktibbeha's Doss delivers dominating display

Posted 1/4/2011 in High School Sports

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.



Gates, Sciple stir up success

Posted 12/26/2010 in High School Sports

Shawn Gates and Ronnie Sciple know how to make their numbers count.



Wilson, Hunter led teams on offense

Posted 12/26/2010 in High School Sports

Playmakers have an ability to break a game open in a variety of ways.



Horsley made plays to help East Oktibbeha

Posted 12/26/2010 in High School Sports

Doing more was just fine with Monté Horsley.



Cox guides West Point to another title

Posted 12/24/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Chambless: Community crucial to success of Green Wave

Posted 12/24/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Johnson emerges as do-all player for Starkville

Posted 12/24/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three seasons ago, Jaquez Johnson was shocked when he learned he would be Starkville High School's starting quarterback.



Williams anchor on defense for Noxubee County

Posted 12/24/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Riggins turns into bruising force on offense for Sulligent

Posted 12/23/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Johnson attracts attention on defense for Blue Devils

Posted 12/23/2010 in High School Sports

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."



Players are focus for Sulligent's Hubbert

Posted 12/23/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Healthy Heritage girls ready to play

Posted 12/22/2010 in High School Sports

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.



Lady Rams make use of Baudoin's newfound height

Posted 12/21/2010 in High School Sports

Rebounding has taken on a different meaning for Taylor Baudoin this season.



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