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Heritage Academy softball advances to state tournament

Posted 9/26/2014 in High School Sports

Reality has sunk for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team. If Gary Harris didn't see it for himself, the veteran coach probably wouldn't have believed it, especially after a suffering a 15-0 loss in its first game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament last weekend.

 

 

West Point will try to protect home field vs. Oxford

Posted 9/26/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The celebration didn't go unnoticed. When the Oxford High School football team defeated West Point 30-20 for the first time in school history last October, the Chargers were understandably excited. After all, the win snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Green Wave and symbolized a major step for the program, which reached the 2013 Class 5A state championship game. In the wake of the victory, the Chargers enjoyed an animated postgame celebration.

 

 

Starkville starts 'second season' vs. Columbus

Posted 9/26/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team hopes its "second season" is just as good as the first one. Starkville has opened the season with four victories to catapult into the No. 1 spot in the state's polls. At 7 tonight, the "second season" starts when Starkville plays host to Columbus in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

 

Heritage Academy looks for consistency

Posted 9/24/2014 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe has talked about the importance of positioning the Heritage Academy football team late in the season so it can realize its goals.

 

 

Local public address announcers add flavor to the games

Posted 9/24/2014 in High School Sports

Editor's Note: Local public address announcers, such as Ed Phillips of West Lowndes High School and Milton Tate of Noxubee County High School, are part of the appeal of Friday night high school football throughout this state and nationwide. Both Phillips and Tate have brought their own personal flavor to the airwaves and have dozens of stories to tell about years in the press box.

 

 

Unbeaten New Hope carries confidence into region play

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle didn't know what to expect in his first season as the new football coach at New Hope High School.

 

 

Sulligent to test mettle with county rival Lamar County

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Sulligent High School first-year football coach Dennis Robbins hopes he can return the Blue Devils to the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A playoffs on a regular basis.

 

 

Columbus looks to build on momentum from first victory

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Winning is a potent elixir.

 

 

Central Academy off to 4-0 start for first time since 2011

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Dalton Outz spoke from the heart in the preseason when he described the mentality he wanted the Central Academy football team to have this season.

 

 

Noxubee County eager to get back on field

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter doesn't want a week off. The Noxubee County High School football coach ordinarily would prefer to play every week. It's just that last season, racked with a number of injuries, the veteran coach didn't mind when his team had an open week following a loss to West Point that dropped his squad to 2-3.

 

 

Clark delivers to help Volunteers go to 5-0

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

The road to victory against previously undefeated Magnolia Heights on Friday night was paved with a lot of on-field lessons learned the hard way for Starkville Academy quarterback Houston Clark.

 

 

Heritage Academy cruises to Homecoming win

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy head coach Barrett Donahoe knew he had to get a victory after the performance his star running back had.

 

 

Aberdeen rolls past Itawamba AHS

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The start to Aberdeen's 57-29 non-region win over Itawamba AHS was, to say the least, not very promising for the Bulldogs.

 

 

Mississippi Roundup: Starkville wins showdown with Florence (Ala.)

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

FLORENCE, Ala. - After a week off, Starkville High School returned to its usual form Friday night.

 

 

West Point rallies past Noxubee County

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Quincy Starks loves the crashing of the waves.

 

 

Columbus unleashes rushing attack to run past Louisville

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

Football players at Columbus High School finally had some fun Friday night.

 

 

Starkville Academy joints elite with upset of Magnolia Heights

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Friday night's game between Starkville Academy and Magnolia Heights had all the makings of a tense night of football. With an opportunity to knock off the No. 2 team in MAIS AAA, the pressure was on the Volunteers to prove they deserve to be considered among the top teams in AAA.

 

 

Defensive touchdowns spell doom for West Lowndes against French Camp

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

The West Lowndes Panthers entered Friday night's game against French Camp Academy looking to pick up up their first win in conference play and snap a three-game losing streak.

 

 

New Hope rolls past Amory to move to 4-0

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

One yard here, one yard there.

 

 

West Alabama Roundup: Aliceville moves to 5-0 with win over Hale County

Posted 9/20/2014 in High School Sports

MOUNDVILLE, Ala. -- Aliceville High School moved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in Alabama High School Activities Association Class 3A, Region 4 play with a 20-14 road win over Hale County Friday night.

 

 

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