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Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter couldn't help smile Friday night.

 

Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head

Posted 8/23/2016 in High School Sports

Andre Erby knows there are two ways Kris Pickle wants the New Hope High School receivers to go when they catch the ball. Pickle has stressed the importance of going north and south so many times to his players that Erby smiles when asked if he hears Pickle's words in the back of his head every time he makes a catch. Erby heard those words Friday night with the season opener against Louisville on the line. The senior wide receiver also saw plenty of green grass on the other side of the field.

 

Heritage Academy rolls over county rival Columbus Christian

Posted 8/20/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Coaches typically don't answer all of the questions they have about their team in the first game of the season.

 

Addictive nature of triathlons has Pompelia in grasp

Posted 8/19/2016 in Local Sports

Tyson Pompelia never considered he had an addictive personality. But the 36-year-old Meridian native quickly discovered he was like so many other athletes who became addicted to sprint triathlons and triathlons after he competed in his first event.

 

White, Confederates optimistic about 2016

Posted 8/19/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Kody White was all set to have a great summer. As a rising senior, White was gearing up for his third season as a starter on the Caledonia High School football team. White had a little extra pep in his step because he knew the Confederates had plenty of experience coming back for the 2016 season, so optimism was high that the program could get back to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) playoffs after a one-year absence. Then everything came crashing down.

 

Schaefer appears to have found key piece with Scott

Posted 8/18/2016 in College Sports

Don't let Bre'Amber Scott smile deceive you. While some coaches have watched the facial countenance of the 5-foot-11 guard from Little Rock Central (Ark.) High School and questioned whether she is serious about playing basketball, Ed Durham knows Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer wasn't fooled. In fact, Durham said Schaefer knew right away Scott could fill an important role in his program.

 

Champion Tigers, Yellow Jackets meet in opener

Posted 8/18/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- If you're a defensive player, you might not want Tyrone Shorter grading your performance. Shorter was a standout defensive back who spent two seasons at Hinds Community College before transferring to Austin Peay. He was invited to the San Diego Chargers' training camp in 1996 and made the practice squad before he was hurt. He then spent a year playing defensive back in Canada (1997) before he returned to the state of Mississippi.

 

Gordon, MSU want to create identity

Posted 8/18/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon has plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The Mississippi State women's soccer team loses only four players from last season. The Bulldogs also boast a 29-player roster that includes three seniors, 10 juniors, eight sophomores, and eight freshmen. Forward Mallory Eubanks, the team's leading scorer (10 points in 2015), is part of that junior group, which is the largest of any Gordon team at MSU.

 

Griffin hopes to keep Falcons soaring high

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

Gary Griffin knows what it means to pay his dues.

 

Heritage Academy prepares for season opener at Columbus Christian

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

Don't get Sean Harrison wrong because the Heritage Academy football coach was pleased with his team's performance Friday night.

 

Brooks' spirit helps Caledonia volleyball win title

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Samantha Brooks loved what she saw last weekend from her Caledonia High School volleyball team. Brooks couldn't help but smile Monday as she talked about how Caledonia rallied from losing the first set to win the next two to beat Corinth to win the Silver Division of the Ridgeland High Set It Off Challenge.

 

Insell pleased with team's performance in Costa Rica

Posted 8/16/2016 in College Sports

Matt Insell has a little more time to work on his golf game. Don't blame the Ole Miss women's basketball coach, though, if he loses his concentration on the links and thinks ahead to the start of the 2016-17 season. The Rebels' performance on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica has the fourth-year coach eager to begin another campaign.

 

MSU women lands commitment from Arkansas guard Scott

Posted 8/16/2016 in College Sports

Bret McCormick and Dan Olson agreed Monday that Bre'Amber Scott's verbal commitment to the Mississippi State women's basketball team gives coach Vic Schaefer another talented wing player for the Class of 2017.

 

Hamblett making transition from New Zealand to Mississippi

Posted 8/15/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Johanna Hamblett admits the quizzical looks had an effect on her. Although she felt confident about her decision to travel more than 8,100 miles from New Zealand to Mississippi, Hamblett couldn't help notice the way friends reacted when she told them she was going to the United States to play soccer.

 

Shorter, Tigers won't listen to doubters

Posted 8/12/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had to run players away from the Noxubee County High School field house in the summer. That's a good sign for a coach who suffered key graduation losses from a group that helped the program win its first back-to-back state championships.

 

McFatrich eager for Bulldogs to take next step

Posted 8/8/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State volleyball team's season was spiraling out of control.

 

Robicheaux, Bulldogs set lofty goals in soccer this season

Posted 8/8/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Courtney Robicheaux admits she was pretty shocked.

 

Mason lends experience to Noxubee County football team

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- This is Kymbotric Mason's season to shine.

 

Prep Player of Week: Adair starts strong for Heritage Academy

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

It's difficult to stop anybody when they're rolling.

 

Robinson ready to play bigger role for Noxubee County

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- It's easy to get overshadowed when you're a member of the Noxubee County High School defense. Over the years, the Tigers have developed a reputation for having an attacking defense that sends multiple players to the football to make plays.

 

 

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