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.
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.
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.
Wade Tackett is in line to be the next football coach at New Hope High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Nickens confirmed Wednesday morning he has resigned as football coach at Caledonia High School.
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.
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 -- 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.
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 -- Dalton Cantrell crunched the numbers all season.
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 -- Caledonia dropped the middle games of its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff series, falling 4-3 to Kosciusko Saturday night.
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 -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Brooks Roberts has no problem praising the play of catcher Will Holley.
Kelsi Speed's first routines were for reserved for family members.
Nothing worked for Kenzie Ray.
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