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Starkville High's Evans signs with Holmes C.C.

Posted 5/15/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior baseball player Jonathan Evans recently received a lesson in why first impressions matter. Evans had low expectations when he attended a tryout last week at Holmes Community College. Turns out, the Bulldogs coaches liked what they saw and offered him an opportunity.

Hamilton beats Myrtle for first fast-pitch softball title

Posted 5/12/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In arguably the biggest moment of Game 3 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A fast-pitch softball state championship on Saturday, Hamilton High School pitcher Anna Claire Stahl knew the importance of her battle with Megan Lowery.

Garner leaves Starkville to take job at Caledonia

Posted 5/12/2018 in High School Sports

Travis Garner has a good memory. But it wasn't until John Wilson told Garner he coached him years ago at the Mississippi State baseball camp that the coach who is "getting older" remembered he had received instruction from the "old" coach.

 

New Hope advances to Class 4A State title series

Posted 5/12/2018 in High School Sports

KOSCIUSKO -- Payton Springfield knew the New Hope High School baseball team needed him. If Springfield was good enough Friday night, he could help the Trojans secure a spot in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship series at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

 

 

Offense comes alive for Hamilton in Game 3

Posted 5/12/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After the Hamilton High School fast-pitch softball team beat Myrtle in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A State championship series, Hamilton coach Bryan Loague felt fortunate.

 

 

Wesley leads Lady Rockets to Class 5A title

Posted 5/12/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aspen Wesley and the rest of her Neshoba Central High School fast-pitch softball teammates closed the deal Friday night.

 

Hamilton beats Myrtle in Game 1 of Class 1A series

Posted 5/11/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hamilton High School sophomore third baseman Faith Fontenot knows which teammates help keep her team loose. "We have that group that keeps us going," Fontenot said. "Nobody gets tense. We don't allow that around here. When the pressure mounts, we are at our best because of our attitude. We have some players who know how to find fun out of any situation." The Lady Lions found the fun late Thursday afternoon.

New Hope builds lead, holds on to beat Kosciusko

Posted 5/11/2018 in High School Sports

Some of Nick Sims' teammates were busy running circle-like patterns in left field. It was understandable why some of the members of the New Hope High School baseball team would be celebrating a dramatic victory in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A North State championship series. Sims was having none of it.

Starkville High track athletes will continue careers in college

Posted 5/11/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior Slater Richardson knew this was his final opportunity. After finishing second in the 1,600 meters at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship track and field meet, Richardson knew he had one final chance to exit the program as a state champion. Richardson made the most of that shot minutes later when he won the 800 for the school's only state title in the sport this season.

Beck brings experience to CCA football

Posted 5/10/2018 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Bill Beck is used to wearing a lot of hats. From coaching football, working as athletic director, and coaching boys basketball, track and field, and cross country in the last 15 years at DeSoto School in West Helena, Arkansas, Beck has learned staying busy isn't a problem.

 

Football teams will wrap up spring practice at jamborees

Posted 5/10/2018 in High School Sports

Things are much easier the second time around for Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones. A year ago, Jones' first work as the Yellow Jackets' football coach came during three weeks of spring practice sessions.

 

Heritage Academy drops heart-breaker in extra innings to Indianola Academy

Posted 5/8/2018 in High School Sports

Josh Hill and Blayze Berry showed Tuesday night why they are two of the best pitchers in the state of Mississippi.

New Hope baseball set for North State title series

Posted 5/8/2018 in High School Sports

There have been times this season when the New Hope High School baseball team has been its worst enemy.

 

Parker shines for Columbus Christian Academy track team

Posted 5/8/2018 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The maturation is complete.

 

 

Pickens Academy softball team finishes second in state

Posted 5/8/2018 in High School Sports

The fight was what Wade Goodman was looking for all season.

 

Hamilton softball reaches state title series

Posted 5/7/2018 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Hamilton High School is back in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A state championship series after a 4-2 win over Vardaman Monday night.

 

Heritage Academy baseball begins North State title series tonight

Posted 5/7/2018 in High School Sports

Chemistry is at the heart of everything the Heritage Academy baseball team has accomplished this season.

 

 

Player of Week: Webber finishes prep track career on strong note for CCA

Posted 5/7/2018 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Chris Webber wanted to go out on a high note.

 

New Hope baseball sweeps Ripley to reach North State

Posted 5/5/2018 in High School Sports

New Hope High School junior Rye McGlothin is not your everyday No. 7 hitter.

Starkville Academy's Faver signs with Blue Mountain

Posted 5/5/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's Kyle Faver is the kind of player that puts in the extra work. Coach Brooks Roberts saw it all the time.

 

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