The lessons come a little faster at this time of the year. But Taylor Baudoin is doing everything she can to help make sure the New Hope High School girls basketball team is up for the challenge.
SALTILLO -- Trey Williams and Demarius Calvert can make things happen. While Williams prefers to do his damage by lifting off from the perimeter and raining 3-pointers, Calvert is more at home on the baseline, where he patrols the area around the paint waiting for his moment to spring into action.
STARKVILLE -- The perfect equation hit Starkville High School at the exact right time.
LEARNED -- Hebron Christian is headed to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State Tournament.
SALTILLO -- "DC" is a positive energy source for the West Point High School boys basketball team.
SALTILLO -- The New Hope High School girls basketball team stayed the course Friday night.
MADISON -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter reached into the cliche grab bag Tuesday night. "Survive and advance," Carter said. "That is the name of the game when you get to this point in your schedule." Starkville did that as it sputtered to a 66-58 victory against Northwest Rankin in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at Madison Central High.
MADISON -- When her team needed a lift the most, Starkville High School's Blair Schaefer was there to provide it. Schaefer scored 14 of her game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Starkville High girls basketball team edged Columbus 58-55 Tuesday night in an opening-round game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 tournament at Madison Central High.
Sallie Gardner can blame it all on Mary Claire Akins.
STARKVILLE -- There are many ways to win a championship.
WEST POINT -- For Oak Hill Academy, it was simply a matter of time for the boys' basketball program.
STARKVILLE -- The Columbus High School boys basketball finished Friday night like it started. In between, though, the Falcons showed their different combinations can produce the results that matter on the scoreboard.
STARKVILLE -- Jamison McKee was only trying to make an impression. The more then Starkville Academy boys soccer coach Robert Gardner watched McKee train and accept his coaching he realized he was going to have to make a difficult decision.
STARKVILLE -- Megan Moorhead always thought she could hang with everybody on the soccer field. After all, as a seventh-grader Moorhead earned playing time on the Starkville High School girls varsity team. Since then, she showcased her knowledge of the game and her versatility by carving out a place as a fixture in the program.
PELAHATCHIE -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team has recaptured one of its three championships for a third-straight season.
STEENS -- Jaelin Bankhead doesn't consider the district tournament MVP award he won Friday to be an individual award.
CLINTON -- Getting the ball to the endline and crossing it into the middle sounds like a simple plan.
Whyatt Foster has a new plan for special occasions: new shoes.
"Many parts but one body."
"Save your butt." That's a noble sentiment for a defender in any formation.
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