The ingredients were there from the start. Add in some toughness and confidence over the course of a long season and the Heritage Academy boys basketball team earned the right to be one of the last 15 teams standing for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Overall State tournament this week.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team earned its second trip to Jackson in five years Saturday by defeating Warren Central 62-43 in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State tournament.
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus High School boys basketball team doesn't need to shoot well to win.
STARKVILLE -- As it claws its way to outside chance to reach the NCAA tournament, Mississippi State's men's basketball team is not one that can tolerate a bad day. Saturday had the looks of one in every way imaginable.
The Montgomery County High School boys basketball beat West Lowndes 55-44 on Saturday night in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A State tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Jariyah Covington had a team-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Starkville High School girls basketball team to a 66-54 victory against Clinton in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Jack Dowe scored two goals and St. Aloysius beat Starkville Academy 3-0 to claim its first Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA state soccer championship.
COLUMBIA -- Russ Whiteside highlighted three things his Heritage Academy boys basketball team would have to do to have success against Hillcrest Christian School.
Brody Pierce turned a bad angle into a good one with a single strike. After creating problems on the left flank throughout the first half, Pierce did what all goal scorers do: He went to the ball. What followed was the result of a well-timed kick at just the right angle.
New Hope High School boys' basketball coach Drew McBrayer boasts a senior-laden squad this season.
Team ball and outstanding defense helped the West Lowndes Panthers defeat the Piney Woods Tornadoes 63-47 to advance to the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A playoffs.
Dontae Gray admits he would have preferred to have had a lower profile Tuesday morning.
The Heritage Academy boys basketball team has overcome challenges all season.
Heath Simpson said it isn't his style to rant and to rave during pre-game or halftime speeches. The Victory Christian Academy boys basketball team challenged Simpson's ways Friday night when it fell behind archrival Tuscaloosa Christian Academy by 11 points at halftime in the semifinals of the Alabama Christian Athletic Association Division I State tournament.
For the West Lowndes High School girls basketball team to sustain a successful playoff run, coach Takia Bozeman asked senior guard Ariel Boswell to raise her level of play to lead the Lady Panthers to Jackson.
Wade Lawrie is more accomplished that most goalkeepers. At 6-foot-3, Lawrie has the length and the athleticism to command his goal box. As a senior, he also has the experience from playing soccer across the United States and in two locations in England.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State shot better made more than half its 3-pointers for the second straight game and sunk rival Ole Miss, 79-62, Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.
MACON -- Kyree Fields took flight to provide the spark.
All of Megan James' coaches have a story.
The West Lowndes High School girls and boys basketball teams won the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A, Region 6 district championships Friday night at home.
1. Bulldogs working to keep Abram on the field this fall COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Columbus Christian's Webber heads to Mississippi College HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. New Hope's Jennings chooses EMCC HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville High's Thompson signs with Mississippi College HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Bulldogs finish fourth at Old Waverly COLLEGE SPORTS