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Former Columbus coach Montgomery heading to Louisville

Posted 1/14/2018 in High School Sports

Randal Montgomery's emotions were intense when he was informed he wouldn't return as Columbus High School football coach. Montgomery had invested four years in tanking the Falcons from Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A lightweight to playoff contender.

 

 

Locals will represent Golden Triangle in All-Star basketball games

Posted 1/11/2018 in High School Sports

The Golden Triangle will have strong representation at the annual Mississippi/Alabama and North/South All-Star basketball games in March.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Tate signs with EMCC in baseball

Posted 1/9/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Reiley Tate doesn't remember exactly when the work started.

 

Starkville Academy's Tyler playing role as bigger contributor

Posted 1/9/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Trey Tyler's confidence is growing every game. It helps that the Starkville Academy sophomore forward no longer needs to wear a brace on his left knee to help protect against a pinched meniscus he suffered in the final week of the football team's season.

 

 

Columbus basketball teams split vs. South Panola

Posted 1/6/2018 in High School Sports

When the Columbus High School boys basketball team elected to buy in on the defensive end Friday night, South Panola didn't have an answer.

 

Columbus kicks off district play vs. South Panola

Posted 1/5/2018 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School boys basketball team is nearly done with all of its traveling. Anthony Carlyle hopes the Falcons will see the fruits of all of those hours away from home tonight prior to the team's final big trip of the season.

 

Moorhead assumes watch role for second time in coaching career

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As much as he doesn't like it, Joe Moorhead has actually done this before.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Nicholson leads Starkville Academy to state title

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Real is better.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Methvin, Gray share top offensive honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there is such a thing as an "it factor," Noah Methvin and Dontae Gray possess it.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Starkville Academy's Faver earns player of year honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Responsibility comes with age.

 

Starkville boys roll past Tupelo

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior guard Blake Rogers is playing with a higher level of confidence.

Starkville girls beat Olive Branch

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School teammates Kirsten Thompson and Jalisa Outlaw had different viewpoints on their team's win Wednesday afternoon.

 

West Point football team's title is The Dispatch's top prep story

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

In the preseason, West Point High School senior Jason Brownlee talked about his team embracing the chance to be elite. Winning a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship in 2016 helped the program win its first title since 2010. However, a deep and talented senior class wanted to become elite.

 

 

The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017

 

Starkville sweeps its games at Travis Outlaw event

Posted 12/27/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter consistently fields one of the best teams in the state of Mississippi.

 

MUW enjoys strong start in return to athletics

Posted 12/25/2017 in High School Sports

A "complete buy-in" from the coaches, community, and region made the first part of the 2017-18 school year a rousing success for Jason Trufant.

 

Shorter caps most challenging season with title

Posted 12/23/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter was searching for answers. Five games into the 2017 season, Shorter didn't know if the Noxubee County High School football team was going to realize its potential. Through the first five games, Noxubee County allowed 152 points, which was the most points it surrendered in that span since it gave up 174 in 1995. In the last 14 years, the Tigers have allowed more than 96 points in their first five games only twice (133, 2016).

Starkville's Edwards developing into one of the state's best LBs

Posted 12/23/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Zach Edwards had seen enough after the spring game. The game was his first action as a full-time linebacker under new Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones and defensive coordinator Kevie Thompson. Both coaches saw Edwards' future as a linebacker, as do many college coaches, so they thought it best to go ahead and get him there.

Chambless has fun with experienced squad

Posted 12/23/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless has several pre-game speeches ready to for the 2018 season. He also has some halftime and practice speeches saved.

 

West Point's Murphy caps career with another title

Posted 12/23/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The phone rings less often these days for West Point High School senior Marcus Murphy. Murphy signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Mississippi State on Wednesday. The signing came hours after he finished his high school course work so that he could graduate this month and enroll at MSU early.

 

 

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