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New Hope softball trying to find focus, consistency

Posted 9/13/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is looking for a little more focus and consistency as it enters the stretch run of the 2011 season. Despite being sluggish Monday afternoon, the Trojans still had more than enough to beat Starkville 21-2 in a four-inning Class 5A, Region 1 contest at the Starkville High complex.



Improved line play helps Immanuel Christian earn first win

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

MARIETTA -- Jason Davis rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 42-8 victory against New Site.



Columbus shuts out New Hope

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford feared a letdown following his team's win against West Point last week. Coming off the rivalry win, his undefeated team jumped back into another rivalry game against New Hope. To add to his nervousness, he said the Falcons didn't have a good week of preparation for the Trojans. The Falcons never looked in danger of being upset on their home field Friday, rolling to a 33-0 win to remain undefeated.



West Point makes amends for 2010 loss to Starkville

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The Starkville High School football team handed West Point its only defeat before the Green Wave marched to their second Class 5A state championship in a row last season. West Point made amends for that setback Friday night with a dominating defensive performance in a 33-12 victory at McCallister Field.



Robinson, Jones step up for Tigers

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- It's one thing to step forward when you have a week to prepare knowing you'll be without your starting quarterback. It's an entirely different proposition to lose a starting running back a day before a game and have to scrap your game plan, especially against an athletic and experienced defense. But champions emerge when their teammates need them.



Defense delivers shutout for Caledonia

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- An opportunistic defense and a relentless ground attack proved to be the winning combination at Homecoming here Friday as the Caledonia High School football team tossed a 24-0 shutout at the East Webster Wolverines.



Panthers, Wilson earn district victory

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

A week ago, the West Lowndes High School football team barely gained positive yards against Shannon through nearly four quarters. Nothing could stop the Panthers on Friday night. Sparked by a four-touchdown performance by senior running back Antonio Wilson, West Lowndes opened Class 1A-Region 3 play with a 42-22 victory.



Goodgame has great night against Victory Christian

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian Academy football team didn't have an answer for Freddy Goodgame on Friday night. Goodgame ran for five touchdowns, threw two touchdowns, a returned a kick for another score to lead Tabernacle Christian (Ala.) to a 58-28 victory in a Christian Football Association game in Columbus.



Starkville Academy improves to 4-0

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

MADDEN -- The Starkville Academy football team rolled up 396 rushing yards Friday night and cruised to a 42-14 win against Leake Academy. The Volunteers (4-0) got a season-high 185 rushing yards on 19 carries from fullback Ryan Mann, who led all scorers with four touchdowns.



Columbus wants to continue 'new beginning'

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

This is the time for the Columbus High School football team to continue its season of new beginnings. Coming off an overtime victory against two-time defending Class 5A champion West Point, Columbus will see how it fares in the role as "favorite" at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to New Hope.



Heritage Academy to face pass-happy MRA

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler wants to see something different. He and the Patriots already have felt the emotion from a huge victory and expected it to carry over to the next week only to see the energy evaporate at gametime.



Starkville Academy girls soccer getting healthy

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

With his squad healthy again, Starkville Academy girls soccer coach Robert Gardner looks forward to the Volunteers' season-ending push. The Volunteers played their next-to-last non-region match Thursday and earned a 12-0 victory against archrival Heritage Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.



Eupora runs down West Oktibbeha

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Adam Lowrey and the West Oktibbeha County High School football can wonder what if as they watch the tape of their 36-16 loss to Eupora on Thursday night.



Sulligent will try to get Marchant second region win

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

The Sulligent High School football team notched its first victory for coach Scott Marchant last week when it beat Hatton in a Class 2A, Region 8 game.



Weeks wants Hamilton to build off loss

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

Ray Weeks knows close isn't going to cut it. But in week three against an opponent in a higher classification, the Hamilton High School football coach can live with a hard-fought 34-20 loss to Class 3A Kossuth.



Central Academy's Sciple not enjoying high-wire act

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Ronnie Sciple isn't going to have many lives left if the Central Academy football team continues its high-wire act. Three weeks into the 2011 season and the Vikings have showed impeccable timing and an ability to wiggle their way out of dire situations to earn victories.



Starkville-West Point will face off in another heavyweight battle

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The murderer's row scheduling for the Starkville and West Point high school football teams won't let up anytime soon. If possible, the Starkville-West Point rivalry will ratchet up the strength of schedule for both squads when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in West Point.



Hebron Christian will try to build on first win

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian football team enjoyed its first victory in eight-man football competition last week. Now, the Eagles will go for two in a row.



Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy; Oak Hill Academy wins

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team found its offensive rhythm Wednesday afternoon. The Volunteers had eight hits and parlayed a seven-run third inning into an 11-0 non-region victory against archrival Heritage Academy at the Starkville Academy Softball Complex.



West Oktibbeha has something to prove

Posted 9/7/2011 in High School Sports

There was no need for alarm if you saw the stadium lights on Sunday night at the West Oktibbeha County High School football stadium. Despite last week's open date, the Timberwolves were putting in some extra effort to get ready for Thursday night's non-region tussle against highly touted Eupora. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Maben.



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