STARKVILLE -- Kate Mattox and Patton Little don't have to look far for motivation. The Starkville High School track and field athletes are two of the top runners in the state of Mississippi. Instead of turning their status into a friendly rivalry, they work together and use their talents to push one another.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams feels her program should send at least one player to the collegiate level on an annual basis.
STARKVILLE--Both teams pitched lights out, but only one team could come out on top as defending 6A state champions DeSoto Central (16-10) defeated Starkville High (17-9) 4-1 on Saturday night at Carlisle Field.
"Baseball is a crazy game."
Todd Stanley was pleased to see his offense fight back and tie things up in the middle of the game.
CALEDONIA -- Jantsen Glasgow didn't know the game was over.
STARKVILLE -- Football always was an option for Colt Chrestman.
CALEDONIA -- Avery Pool admits she wasn't playing as good as she wanted to.
STARKVILLE -- When Chuck Friend got the chance to return to Starkville, he took it.
STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner wants the Starkville High School baseball program to become known for sending players to college every year.
The New Hope High School baseball team's self-inflicted wounds continued Tuesday against Saltillo. This time, there was more at stake than a district win. Leading 4-1 entering the fourth inning, New Hope committed four errors and surrendered four runs, all of which would proved too much to overcome in a 7-4 loss in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 matchup at Trojan Field.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Preston Pogue and Jeff White have been playing together long enough that they know when the other one is going to have a good day. The good news for the Pickens Academy baseball team is when Pogue or White is having a good day, the other one usually is going to do just as well.
STARKVILLE -- Caleb Griffin needed to prove himself.
WEST POINT -- Qiayon Bailey knew at a young age she wanted to play basketball.
Cameron Douglas and Javontae McDavid believed they could make a splash in their final season with the Columbus High School boys basketball team.
CALEDONIA -- Coby Coleman saw the excitement on National Signing Day in the Golden Triangle and waited. The Caledonia High School senior had hoped to be one of many local standouts who received an opportunity in February to play football in college, but Coleman didn't get an offer. Undaunted, Coleman and Caledonia High football coach Andy Crotwell continued to work to keep the dream alive.
A run to a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State championship continues to prove fruitful for members of the Columbus High School boys basketball team. After all of the parades, ceremonies, and awards Columbus has received since defeating Starkville 37-33 on March 12 in Jackson, the players on the team have enjoyed the attention that accompanies being a member of the state title team in the state's biggest classification.
STARKVILLE -- Patton Little made a life-changing decision in the summer of 2014 when he gave up tennis to focus on cross country and track and field. The decision wasn't easy for the Starkville High School student-athlete because he loved tennis, but he knew he had a future in the other sport.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy senior right-hander Caleb Griffin made good on his pledge Tuesday night. "They weren't going to beat me again," Griffin said. "I knew I was going to get the start for this game, and I promised myself there was no way I was going to let them beat me twice. I was going to shut them down through seven innings. That was the goal. I am proud of it." Griffin threw a one-hitter and Starkville Academy took over first place in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2 race with a 6-0 victory against Heritage Academy at Volunteer Field.
PHEBA -- Setting the tone has come naturally for Channing Tapley. When you have been in a key role on numerous teams for as many years as Tapley, you come to understand how you need to prepare and how you need to play with confidence to set the example for your teammates. Hitting the long ball only has helped Tapley accentuate his approach to the game.
1. West Lowndes wins South State to complete sweep HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Parks likes Starkville Academy's chances in playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville baseball drops series opener to Tupelo HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Brock, Buckner push New Hope into Round 3 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. SA's Williams will get chance to play soccer at Meridian C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS