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West Point making do without athletic trainer

Posted 9/7/2018 in High School Sports

Chris Chambless already has a laundry list of things to do.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy will try to bounce back in district opener

Posted 9/7/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Craven wants every member of the Oak Hill Academy football team to be confident.

 

Volunteers shake off latest adversity to improve to 3-0

Posted 9/6/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The pictures and plaques on the left and right walls of the Starkville Academy field house take you through the years and the successes of the football program.

Patriots' Smith using his size to his advantage

Posted 9/6/2018 in High School Sports

Le'Veon Bell, Leonard Fournette, and Todd Gurley make up a formidable group.

Starkville football team dealing with loss in its family

Posted 9/6/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones wanted to make Monday an easy day. Yes, it was Labor Day, and the team was practicing at 8 a.m. to give the players the rest of the holiday off, but that wasn't the reason he wanted to have an easy day.

Columbus back from bye week to face Starkville

Posted 9/6/2018 in High School Sports

There are no guarantees for the Columbus High School football team.

Clark's big game pushes Starkville past West Point

Posted 9/4/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There's no way to determine who had higher expectations for Starkville High School running back Dreke Clark: his coach, Chris Jones, or himself.

 

Amory-Aberdeen stats

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

Amory-Aberdeen statistics

 

 

Amory ends Aberdeen's winning streak in annual A-Game

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Although it was probably the furthest thing from his mind at the time, Amory High School football coach Allen Glenn gave his old coach Bobby Hall as good of a retirement present as possible Friday as his Panthers ended their nine-game losing streak in the annual A-Team game with a 34-26 upset victory against unbeaten Aberdeen.

 

Clark fuels Starkville's second-half push past West Point

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones retreated to the athletic building behind Yellow Jacket Stadium's south end zone at halftime facing a one-point deficit.

West Point will look to bounce back after having streak snapped

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The West Point High School football team felt something Friday it hadn't experienced in more than two years.

Arnold, Volunteers beat Colonels to stay undefeated

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy football team is accustomed to facing adversity. A year ago, the Volunteers committed a turnover on the opening kickoff of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) AAA State championship game last November. The fumble set up Indianola Academy for the game's first score and gave it all of the momentum.

Noxubee County supports Shorter in home victory

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is passionate when giving a post-game speech. There are talking points from the game, reminders about going to church, and encouraging words about staying safe and away from trouble.

CCA falls to reigning MAIS Class A champion West Memphis

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The Columbus Christian Academy football team is battered, frustrated, and looking for signs it is improving -- and closer to winning games.

 

Oak Hill Academy hopes to learn lessons from first loss

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- You could sense the determination every time Ethan Bryan pumped his legs. The Oak Hill Academy senior running stood a Tunica Academy tackler up inside the 5-yard line and kept driving for the goal line. His push for the Raiders' first score of the evening ended 1 yard short of pay dirt.

 

 

Heritage Academy improves to 3-0

Posted 9/2/2018 in High School Sports

WAYNESBORO -- The Heritage Academy football team earned back-to-back road wins Friday with a 35-7 victory against Wayne Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) matchup.

 

 

Nicholson, Volunteers building trust with Lewis

Posted 8/31/2018 in High School Sports

Patience is everything. It can be natural for a coach to see a player's inexperience and think a rigid plan or limited options is the best way to go. Chase Nicholson prefers a different approach. It comes from years of dealing with quarterbacks and building a trust that leads to a coach and a player eventually thinking the same thing.

 

No. 2 West Point faces tall challenge against No. 1 Starkville

Posted 8/29/2018 in High School Sports

Last season, the biggest storyline of the prep football season centered on whether Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A state champion Pearl or Class 5A state champion West Point had the better team.

Starkville High welcomes rival West Point Friday night

Posted 8/29/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Willie Gillespie has been hearing it for years, both on the good side and the bad side. He knows there is plenty of bragging going on around the Starkville-West Point rivalry, and it's been that way for decades.

Starkville Academy risks undefeated start in state championship game rematch

Posted 8/29/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hang out around Chase Nicholson and you're bound to hear a few impersonations.

 

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