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Tackett 'intrigued' by potential of New Hope football

Posted 5/4/2018 in High School Sports

Wade Tackett sees the potential at New Hope High School. Tackett knows about the community's support of its sports programs from his years as a coach at Grenada High. When he interviewed for the school's football coach opening, Tackett saw the facilities, including a new field house, and a new school that is set to open for the 2018-19 school year.

 

 

Burt's gem lifts New Hope past Ripley in Game 1

Posted 5/4/2018 in High School Sports

RIPLEY -- Sophomore Ryan Burt threw a two-hitter Thursday night to lead the New Hope High School baseball team to a 3-1 victory against Ripley in Game 1 of its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A best-of-three playoff series.

 

 

Heritage Academy baseball team advances to North State title series

Posted 5/4/2018 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy baseball team knew its margin for error was virtually gone after it lost its first two district games to rival Starkville Academy.

 

 

New Hope targets Simmons' Tackett as new football coach

Posted 5/3/2018 in High School Sports

Wade Tackett is in line to be the next football coach at New Hope High School.

 

Starkville High's Bentley, Campbell going to EMCC

Posted 5/3/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior baseball player Austin Campbell knew the first person he needed to call after his official visit to East Mississippi Community College.

 

Nickens' decision forces Caledonia to move fast

Posted 5/3/2018 in High School Sports

Andy Stevens doesn't have a lot of time. Following the resignation Tuesday of Tim Nickens as Caledonia High School's football coach, Stevens, the school's principal, hit the phones and began the search for the Confederates' new coach.

 

Caledonia High girls golf team wins Class II title

Posted 5/2/2018 in High School Sports

WESSON -- The Caledonia High School girls golf team won the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class II State Championship Tuesday at Wolf Hollow Golf Club.

 

Arnold leads Starkville Academy past Indianola Academy

Posted 5/2/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Taylor Arnold waited a year for redemption. Last season, Arnold started on the mound for the Starkville Academy baseball team and didn't make it out of the first inning against Columbia Academy in Game 2 of the playoff series.

 

 

Nickens resigns as football coach at Caledonia High

Posted 5/2/2018 in High School Sports

Tim Nickens confirmed Wednesday morning he has resigned as football coach at Caledonia High School.

 

Present, future look bright for Heritage Academy tennis

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

The future looks bright for the Heritage Academy tennis team. With only one senior -- Stella Kate Nichols -- on the girls squad and three -- Bryce Kennedy, Jacob Parker, and Mason Cline -- on the boys half of the team, coach Billy "Gip" Clark is excited about the youth movement on the court. Clark is equally upbeat about the present.

Burt's blast bumps New Hope into third round

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

Ryan Burt was looking for something he could handle. On a night Andrew Peugh kept hitters off balance with a steady diet of changeups and curveballs, Burt didn't have much success in his first at-bat (pop up) or his second (hit by pitch).

 

Kosciusko ends Caledonia's season

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

KOSCIUSKO -- Senior catcher Houston Mims had no idea what was in his store for his final season playing baseball at Caledonia High School. He knew a small, close-knit group of seniors would have to lead and that several young players would have to make major contributions to give the team a chance.

 

 

New Hope, Caledonia, West Point will play in Game 3s tonight

Posted 4/30/2018 in High School Sports

MOOREVILLE -- The New Hope High School baseball team scored three times in the first inning and never looked back in recording a 9-4 victory over Mooreville in a second round Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff game. The victory evened the best-of-three series at a game apiece. The teams will play at 6 tonight in New Hope to decide which team will play Pontotoc or Ripley in the next round, which will begin Thursday.

 

Caledonia's Cantrell wins state power lifting championship

Posted 4/29/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Dalton Cantrell crunched the numbers all season.

New Hope forces third game against Mooreville

Posted 4/29/2018 in High School Sports

When the final out was recorded at Trojan Field Friday night, the New Hope High School baseball team would gladly have accepted a do-over.

 

Caledonia, West Point set for rubber games in playoff series

Posted 4/28/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia dropped the middle games of its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff series, falling 4-3 to Kosciusko Saturday night.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Brown, Scott sign with Blue Mountain

Posted 4/27/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Collins Brown feels like he has been at Oak Hill Academy forever. When you have been a fixture on the school's athletic teams since the eighth grade, it's easy to see how one player can become the face of baseball or a football team.

Starkville Academy's Holley signs with Blue Mountain

Posted 4/27/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Brooks Roberts has no problem praising the play of catcher Will Holley.

New Hope's Speed signs with Itawamba C.C.

Posted 4/25/2018 in High School Sports

Kelsi Speed's first routines were for reserved for family members.

New Hope softball opens playoff series with win over Pontotoc

Posted 4/25/2018 in High School Sports

Nothing worked for Kenzie Ray.

 

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