HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

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Gardner, Starkville have eye on return to playoffs

Posted 8/7/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A.J. Brown and Raphael Leonard would help the Starkville High School football team rank high on a recent list of the state's top wide receivers.

 

 

Calvert hopes to play full year for WPHS

Posted 8/5/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There were times when West Point High School senior Chris Calvert thought his football career was over. Diagnosed with the concussion-like symptoms after West Point's third game last season, Calvert found the road back to playing time to be longer and more challenging than first thought.

 

Brownlee, West Point focused on another title

Posted 8/4/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- While the coaches have many accolades for West Point High School senior Jason Brownlee, he likes one label above all others. "Two-way player."

 

Tillman has experienced assistants to help with Starkville volleyball

Posted 8/4/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Xavier Tillman has an advantage most first-year head coaches lack. Since she was with the Starkville High School volleyball program for six years before getting the team's head coaching job over the summer, she knows the team's strengths: up the middle and its assistant coaches.

 

Functioning at higher level: Heritage Academy works out at Fitness Factor

Posted 8/3/2017 in High School Sports

Sean Harrison was looking for an edge. With concerns about injuries affecting the Heritage Academy football team's depth this season, Harrison wanted something to help his players get in the best shape possible for the 2017 campaign. Beth Jeffers was more than willing to help him.

 

New Hope Jamboree grows to eight games

Posted 8/3/2017 in High School Sports

When New Hope High School football coach Kris Pickle is in position to receive praise for the success of the annual New Hope Jamboree, he quickly deflects the credit.

 

 

Tate, New Hope energized by move to Class 4A

Posted 8/3/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior wide receiver Jeremy Tate isn't concerned about catching balls from a new quarterback this season. In some ways, the new quarterback also is the old quarterback.

 

 

Starkville High baseball team adds new coaches

Posted 8/3/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even though the school year is just beginning, Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner already feels like it has been a great year. Over the summer, the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of two coaches for the school's baseball program.

 

New Hope volleyball continues to build

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

Makayla Sanders sees the progress.

 

Growth and maturity help define Stallings, Noxubee County

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- This season, everything is different for Noxubee County quarterback Maliek Stallings.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Gray earns preseason honors

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

Dontae Gray has had success with a simple, straight-forward mind-set, so he sees no point in changing now.

 

Jukes off to strong start in circle for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Kenzie Jukes looks quite stylish in her hot pink Crocs. Adorned with a button of a yellow smiley face with sunglasses and another of Piglet, the best friend of Winnie the Pooh, Jukes is feeling more comfortable every day she wears the synthetic fiber clogs with a strap around the ankle and holes in the front.

 

Brooks hopes to help lead Starkville back to playoffs

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's Natrone Brooks hasn't taken any classes in leadership. However, the senior defensive back has seen what works and what doesn't.

 

Caledonia volleyball looks to build on historic season

Posted 7/30/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Volleyball coaches will tell you two sets don't get you all the way home.

 

Martin ready to lead young, talented group of Falcons

Posted 7/30/2017 in High School Sports

After watching the largest senior class in program history leave the locker room, one might be worried about the Columbus football team.

 

Lindsey wears new colors in new role

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The yellow towel was in its customary spot in his left pocket. A wristband with this season's signs fit nicely in a familiar place on the left wrist. The only thing that looked out of place in Sammy Lindsey's wardrobe Saturday morning was the color.

Maturing Reed has key roles in victories for OHA

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Anna Grace Reed knows she is a work in progress at catcher. When you have played behind the plate for a year-and-a-half, there are bound to be things that are going to give you problems. In Reed's case, Oak Hill Academy fast-pitch softball coach Mitch Bohon is going to be happy to be the voice in her ear to remind her what she needs to do.

Murphy wants to win back-to-back titles at WPHS

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- When the recruiting process gets to be too much, West Point High School senior Marcus Murphy can't go to his mother for shelter.

 

Starkville Academy softball returns

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The numbers are there for Rob Barron. Now the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball coach can begin the building process he hopes will help make the program competitive after a year without having a team.

 

 

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