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Blocking by wide receivers key to Volunteers' success

Posted 11/17/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- "No block, no rock." That statement isn't visible anywhere in a common area in the Starkville Academy football team's locker room. But just because that mantra isn't posted on a wall or a dry erase board, that doesn't mean the Volunteers don't take it to heart.

West Point stays motivated on road to title

Posted 11/16/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless has had a relatively uneventful season. Through 12 games, the West Point High School football coach hasn't had to throw any water coolers or try to put his hand through a wall at halftime in an effort to fire up his players.

Motivational message for Starkville football team

Posted 11/16/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's football players entered the locker room Wednesday to a surprise. On each of their lockers hung a sign titled The Bottom Line. The message included 155 words of encouragement that urged the Yellow Jackets to work hard so they can make the most of the opportunity in front of them.

Woodard II chooses MSU; Columbus boys rally from 14 down to nip Starkville at wire

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

Robert Woodard II handled the first order of business with ease.

Starkville girls use big second quarter to top Columbus

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

When the shots were not falling Tuesday night, the Starkville High girls' basketball team went in another direction.

 

Arnold, Starkville Academy set to play for state title

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Taylor Arnold doesn't have a signature pose -- yet.

 

 

New-look offensive line paves way for Bulldogs' succecss

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darryl Williams' help disappeared in the first quarter of his fifth career start.

 

Woodard II will make college decision tonight

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

The weight will be lifted off Robert Woodard II's shoulders today. At 7:30 tonight, the Columbus High School senior will announce his college decision prior to the boys basketball team's game against Starkville.

Starkville Academy defense continues shutout streak

Posted 11/14/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brad Butler likes to get game film as soon as possible so he can prepare the following week's plan. Butler's penchant for staying up late on Friday nights and into Saturday mornings has something to do with the fact he lives in Columbus and doesn't want to drive home and back to Starkville Academy the next day.

 

Columbus High's Woodard II will make college decision Tuesday

Posted 11/13/2017 in High School Sports

Robert Woodard II will make one coaching staff and one team very happy Tuesday night.

 

 

Balance continues to be strength of SA offense

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Balance has been the foundation of the Starkville Academy football team's success this season. From wide receivers who block to quarterbacks who share the responsibility of leading the team to a group of talented running backs that run behind a blue-collar offensive line, the Volunteers are the sum of their parts.

 

 

Tranum's TD return highlight for Vols' defense

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Walker Tranum will go down in Starkville Academy football history.

 

 

Aliceville leads locals in playoff sweep

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- The Aliceville High School football team opened the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A playoffs with a 46-14 victory against Samson on Friday night.

 

 

West Point rolls to another victory

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team kicked off the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs in rousing fashion Friday night at Hamblin Stadium.

 

 

Noxubee County rolls into third round

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

YAZOO CITY -- The Noxubee County High School football team has made a habit of raising its level in the postseason. Coach Tyrone Shorter's team appears to be on the same track this season.

 

 

Starkville's defense delivers in first round

Posted 11/12/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones couldn't make sense of it. The Starkville High School football coach had never seen anything like it. Sure, he had seen turnovers in games, but seven, including two muffed punts?

 

Caledonia's Pool signs with Montevallo

Posted 11/10/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Avery Pool smiles every time she sees the old golf clubs. The clubs, which belong to her father, were the first ones she used when she decided she was going to learn how to play golf the summer before her freshman year.

 

Heritage Academy optimistic about chances for 2018

Posted 11/10/2017 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy football team overcame the doubters in 2017. Faced with limited depth and an inexperienced roster, the Patriots didn't let either issue stand in their way en route to a 9-3 season and a second-place finish in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2.

 

 

Playoffs finally here for West Point

Posted 11/10/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The anticipation surrounding a first-round playoff game might be too much for some teams. But the West Point High School football program isn't like other teams.

 

 

Pickens Academy's Duckworth signs with MUW

Posted 11/8/2017 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Lauren Duckworth has never shied away from hard work or had a bad attitude.

 

 

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