The fantastic part about having friends -- really close friends -- is they can say just about anything to you.
CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson wants his team to do a better job at the little things.
After 13 unanswered runs, West Lowndes High School baseball coach Todd Stanley couldn't blame his players.
The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch softball teams kicked off their postseason in abbreviated fashion Thursday.
Persistence is an essential part of the recruiting process. With an advocate like Erise Wilson on his side, Jason Tate has enough tenacity to attract the attention of the busiest of coaches. It also helps Tate has the skills to keep the coaches interested when he finally has their time.
Sickness isn't an impediment for Micheal Williams. That's because the West Lowndes High School junior has sources of motivation -- namely his grandmother, Leola Sherrod, and his father, Curtis Sherrod -- that help him push through congestion and cold-like symptoms.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team has had many twists and turns this season. The good news is the Lady Confederates are still on the road.
WINONA -- The West Lowndes High School boys track and field team won the Mississippi High School Class 1A, District 5 meet Friday at Winona High.
Who is Roshad Meeks?
CALEDONIA -- Patience is an often underappreciated element of coaching.
A month ago, if you had asked Jermaine Thomas, Ronnie Porter, or Antonio Wilson the location of Bacone College, they would have stared at you and scratched their heads.
The Heritage Academy baseball team may be finding its stride at the right time of the season.
On a night where the stakes were a little high and mistakes were a little more magnified, the Columbus High School baseball team made too many errors to win a Class 6A, Region 2 championship.
The New Hope High School girls golf team won Monday in spite of the weather.
The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team made sure to finish what it started Monday night. Thanks to timely hitting and solid pitching and fielding by D.J. Sanders, New Hope defeated Neshoba Central 4-1 at Lady Trojan Field to clinch the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 3, District 4 title. "They recovered well, and D.J. did a good job of staying composed on the mound," New Hope coach Tabitha Beard said. "That's all I can ask for."
Kasey Stanfield doesn't intend for the rest of her senior season to go quietly. Whether it is creating a commotion at the plate or raising a ruckus in the dugout, the New Hope High School catcher wants to do everything she can to help the school's fast-pitch softball team make history.
The consensus among area coaches is Ricky Kendrick had the Caledonia High School football program going in the right direction. Not only did Kendrick provide stability to a program that had shuffled through a host of coaches in recent years, but he also helped instill a new confidence and optimism in the program. Andy Crotwell hopes to continue Kendrick's work and to help the Confederates become even more competitive.
STARKVILLE -- Dylan Howard had no idea how much he would grow to love the cones and what they represented. Littered throughout the Starkville recreation field, the cones were defenders or obstacles Howard and his Select teammates had to work their way through with the ball to develop the deft touch needed to move with pace and vision.
Bruce Branch feels blessed. There's no other way for the Heritage Academy baseball coach to describe his feeling when he learned his program would acquire the services of Cody Mordecai. It's one thing to welcome a player back to the team from injury, but Branch had no idea to expect his program would benefit from the transfer of Mordecai, a junior pitcher/infielder, from Clover, S.C.
1. Birth of son, victory cap wonderful week for Boyds HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Boyd's home run provides spark for Trojans HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Stafford's complete game pushes New Hope past Hernando HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Alabama softball team advances to Super Regionals COLLEGE SPORTS
5. MSU's Renfroe wins Ferriss award COLLEGE SPORTS