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Jenkins, White blend old, new for Columbus High girls

Posted 1/4/2017 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School girls basketball team is using a mix of old and new to forge a path to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A playoffs. Senior forward Zaria Jenkins represents the "old," or more experienced, part of the lineup that is the foundation for the Lady Falcons' success. Sophomore Hannah White is part of the "new," or less experienced group, that continues to emerge to add depth and scoring punch to coach Yvonne Hairston's attack.

 

West Point's Murphy decommits from MSU

Posted 1/4/2017 in High School Sports

A day after tweeting, "Gotta make decisions for the future," West Point High School football player Marcus Murphy announced some big news. Murphy, who committed to Mississippi State last summer, announced Tuesday on Twitter he was decommitting from MSU to explore other options. The Class of 2018 athlete recently received a scholarship offer from Michigan -- his second.

 

 

Smith: Starkville High will have new football coach soon

Posted 1/4/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School Athletic Director Milton Smith expects the search for his school's next football coach to pick up in the coming days. With school being out the last couple of weeks due to the Christmas holiday, Smith said the search process hasn't advanced much since Ricky Woods resigned in November. Smith said 15-20 people have applied for the position, but he said the interview process hasn't started.

 

Williams hits game-winner as Columbus tops New Hope at Trojan Classic

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys' basketball coach Gary Griffin has been encouraging point guard Kaderius Williams to take more shots.

Columbus girls use fast start to rout New Hope

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior Briona Green has had two things on her mind during Christmas holidays -- family and basketball.

Columbus Christian tops West Lowndes at CCA Christmas tournament

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

With each cut to the basket, RJ DeLoach feels a bit more confident.

Starkville basketball squads win at New Hope Trojan Classic

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Starkville High School junior Jariyah Covington did not have much time. However, it turned out that she had enough.

Small Schools All-Area: Gray, Anderson team up to lead Heritage Academy to banner season

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Talented players make life easier for their coaches.

 

Small Schools All-Area: Harrison pushes Heritage Academy to higher levels

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Having fun sometimes gets lost in the daily marathon that is a high school football season.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Hamilton finds comfort level on defense at Starkville Academy

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Torin Hamilton found himself splitting time between offense and defense last season.

 

 

West Point uses 3-pointers to beat Choctaw County

Posted 12/29/2016 in High School Sports

The extra reps on the shooting machine paid off.

 

 

New Hope splits pair of games in New Hope Trojan Classic

Posted 12/29/2016 in High School Sports

In the last two games of Thursday night in the Trojan Holiday Classic, the New Hope Lady Trojans beat the Amory Lady Panthers, 52-49 and the New Hope Trojans lost to the Brandon Bulldogs, 79-62.

 

Jones has big game in Starkville girls team's win

Posted 12/28/2016 in High School Sports

It's a play that is noticed once or twice a game. It's a quick-hitter that usually leaves a defense and its coach frustrated. The baseline inbounds play accounted for eight of Starkville High School forward Kelsey Jones' 24 points against Harrison Central on Tuesday, and all four plays were drawn up differently in a 47-31 win at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump.

 

Starkville boys earn forfeit after opponent walks off

Posted 12/28/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Raleigh Egypt (Tenn.) High School boys basketball coach Maurice Miller wasn't going to coach if his assistant coach couldn't be on the bench with him.

 

 

Starkville boys learning to play defense like Carter wants

Posted 12/28/2016 in High School Sports

Tupelo High School boys basketball coach Jeff Norwood had that sinking feeling Monday night. The second half of his team's game against Starkville had just started. At halftime, Starkville led 18-14. As the score would indicate, efficient offense hadn't been plentiful.

 

Defense pushes Starkville boys past Tupelo

Posted 12/27/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team has been living on the edge. Starkville squandered a narrow lead and folded down the stretch against Murrah in the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Classic. The following night, it escaped Tupelo, 51-50, after holding a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter. Tupelo tested Starkville again in the fourth quarter Monday night at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at Humphrey Coliseum, but stingy man-defense and 19 points from Blake Rogers helped the Yellow Jackets notch their second-straight win against the Golden Wave, 47-39.

 

Olive Branch's Taylor shows she has handle

Posted 12/27/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Myah Taylor doesn't need any encouragement to "push and look." Olive Branch High School girls basketball coach Jason Thompson uses those words to stress the importance of pushing the basketball to keep pressure on the opponents. Those words rang out Monday afternoon in Humphrey Coliseum as Thompson implored Taylor and the rest of the Lady Conquistadors to get the ball as quickly as possible to try to beat Raleigh Egypt (Tenn.) down the court.

 

 

Covington plays bigger role for Starkville girls

Posted 12/27/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Distractions don't faze Jariyah Covington. Whether it is running the point or sniping from the wing, the Starkville High School junior guard has become adept at blocking out the talk and focusing on her job. Greg Carter put Covington's focus to the test Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

Columbus boys basketball team's title top prep story

Posted 12/27/2016 in High School Sports

When Luther Riley took over the Columbus High School boys basketball program, he said the Falcons would be title contenders right away. It turned out to be an accurate prediction. In his first and only season on the bench, Riley earned The Dispatch's All-Area Coach of the Year honors after leading the Falcons to their first Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship in boys basketball.

 

 

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