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Sulligent will meet Lamar County in key region matchup

Posted 9/30/2010 in High School Sports

For the Lamar County and Sulligent high school football teams, tonight's Class 2A, Region 8 rivalry game (7, in Vernon) will have plenty of history.



Starkville seniors celebrate victory over Columbus

Posted 9/29/2010 in High School Sports

Rebecca Myles could have used the first two months of the 2010-11 school year to prepare for the girls basketball season.



Hebron Christian loses in North, will go to state

Posted 9/29/2010 in High School Sports

The little things get magnified against a four-time state champion.



Oak Hill Academy's Sanford does it all in victory

Posted 9/28/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The adjustment took only two weeks. To be honest, Bo Sanford imagined it was going to take longer. After all, Sanford was transferring schools and had to get used to a new set of rules and a different way of doing things in the classroom. He also had to adjust to a new coach, a new group of teammates, and a new set of expectations on the football field.



Lions' QB system works out just fine

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The two-quarterback system might be controversial on some college campuses, but it works just fine at Hamilton High School. Starting quarterback Zarratt Sims and passing-down quarterback Austin Welch accounted for 274 of Hamilton's 344 yards of offense Friday night to help the Class 2A Lions defeat the Class 4A Caledonia Confederates 14-0.



Yellow Jackets sting Tornadoes

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

liceville High School remembered being shut out 13-0 last season at county rival Pickens County. The Yellow Jackets avenged the loss in a big way Friday night, chewing up 356 rushing yards en route to a 38-14 win at Memorial Field.



Volunteers break through

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

Leading by 18 points in the third quarter, no one at J.E. Logan Field could have envisioned the ending of the Starkville Academy football team's 31-29 Homecoming win against Winston Academy.



Heritage falls; ICCE rallies in fourth

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy family has faced plenty of adversity the past two weeks on and off the field. Presbyterian Christian added to the football team's troubles Friday night, blanking Heritage Academy 42-0.



Defense delivers for Tigers

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

In a contest marred by 24 penalties and eight turnovers, the Noxubee County High School football team's defense accounted for two touchdowns, one safety, and set up another score Friday night in a 28-7 victory against Memphis Sheffield.



Pickens Academy stays winless in region; LCHS, SLHC fall

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The remaining schedule became even more important for the Pickens Academy football team Friday night after it lost to Edgewood 21-6 in a Class 2A, Region 1 game.



West Point, Starkville earn easy victories in region openers

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team opened regional play Friday night with a 34-8 victory against Indianola Gentry in a Class 5A, Region 1 matchup.



Hebron Christian survives close call to advance to finals

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball team's magical run continued Saturday. But coach Cass Tapley and the Lady Eagles had to work through an "Oh no" moment to record one of the biggest victories in the program's history.



Trojans open region with win

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

Terrance Dentry doesn't need much. Thanks to a breakout performance by the senior running back and a hungry effort by its defense, the New Hope High School football team regained some momentum at a critical time of the season. Dentry rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and New Hope used a blitzing and opportunistic defense to beat Oxford 38-27 in the Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams. Dentry scored on runs of 38 and 53 yards before capping the scoring with a 1-yard run in the final minute to help New Hope improve to 3-2.



Missed opportunities costly for Falcons

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team left the football field littered with missed opportunities Friday night in a 21-14 loss to Tupelo in the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.



Area football teams set sights on playoffs

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

The stretch run to the playoffs begins in earnest tonight. For Class 6A Columbus High School and for Class 5A New Hope and West Point, that journey will take them through two of the state's toughest regions.



Starkville Academy softball team hopes to make a point Saturday

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

Jessica Dickens has believed in her team from the start of the season. The first-year Starkville Academy head fast-pitch softball coach said in the preseason and in the beginning and the middle of the regular season that the Lady Volunteers had the potential to be one of the state's best teams if they stayed focused on offense, defense, and in the circle.



Friday's Prep Football Scores

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports



Struggling East Oktibbeha defense is surprise

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

East Oktibbeha High School's football team didn't envision being 0-5 at this point in the season.



Return to football paying off for Starkville High's Hill

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

For Starkville High's football team, particularly its offense, it was necessary a receiver step up to the challenge of leading a young and depleted receiver group. Against West Point, the Yellow Jackets (2-2) found the answer in senior Shaquille Hill, who scored the game-winner on a diving, 23-yard score. He had four catches for 66 yards in Starkville's 21-20 win.


Eighth-grader finds spot in SA soccer defense

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

Certain responsibilities at the varsity level rarely fall on the shoulders of an eighth-grader, but Starkville Academy's Anna McKell has handled her role well in her first season as a full-time starter.


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