Koby Harcrow has made it a habit to push through highs and lows.
When you're not the biggest, fastest, or strongest player on the field, it sometimes can be difficult to attract attention, but Harcrow never used his physical makeup as an excuse. In fact, the New Hope High School standout pushed even harder so he could get noticed so one day he could realize his dream to play college baseball.
Thomas Huebner has faced a lot of challenges as a college administrator.
Anthony Colom takes youth football very seriously.
Denis Aidoo wasn't sure if Maggie Proffitt could handle the expectations.
The Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball coach was confident Proffitt could score, but he didn't know if Proffitt would be able to live up the team's defensive standards.
STARKVILLE -- Stat stuffers don't slack off.
WEST POINT -- There is a lot of responsibility when you're the only senior on a team.
Bruce Franks doesn't have to yell during games.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson has been around baseball long enough to know you don't have to wait long to see something new.
Forgive the coaching veteran if he prefers not to see another season like the one the Mississippi State baseball team has experienced in 2017.
Michael McCleod has found his calling.
A school year that started with a debilitating injury will last one more day for Dawson Shaw.
Today, the Columbus Christian Academy senior will be one of a handful of local standouts who will play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Senior All-Star games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.
Kiara Conner admits she was nervous.
Typically, the pitcher is the one who is uneasy when Conner is in the batter's box. This time, though, Conner wasn't playing in a game. In fact, her softball career at Columbus High School already was over and she was trying to find a place to continue playing a sport she started when she was 4 or 5 years old. That's why Conner was positioned next to a batting tee and prepared to impress East Mississippi Community College coach Kyndall White.
Roger Short wants to make sure the people of Columbus and Lowndes County understand the Columbus Recreation Authority will continue to offer programs.
Short wants to make that perfectly clear because there might be some uncertainty about the status of the city's recreation authority now that he is on the job as interim recreation manager for Lowndes County.
Two years ago, Kanisha Hodges first realized she might have a chance to play softball in college.
WEST POINT -- Some of the most fun Phil Ferguson has had working in schools has been the time spent with students in sports.
CALEDONIA -- Gary Griffin always heard good things about Caledonia High School.
The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.
Terryonte Thomas looked long and hard to find coaches and a school that made him feel like a priority.
That search often can be difficult for high school standouts looking to find the right fit for the next step in their life.
But following a recruiting process that included its share of twists and turns, Thomas is relaxed after finding the fit he was looking for with coach Billy Begley and the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball program.
Jake Crosson needed a second opinion.
Coming off a bogey, Crosson knew he couldn't afford another if he wanted to have a chance to win the Mississippi High School Activities Region 1, District 2 tournament at the Ole Miss Golf Club in Oxford. That's why the New Hope High School junior called coach Albert McBrayer out to the fairway to ask for some advice. Crosson faced a dog leg to the right of No. 14 and a water hazard in front of the hole. He knew he probably could reach the hole with a more aggressive shot, but he had been strong on his wedges all day, so he wanted to ask McBrayer what he thought he should do.
Jason Forrester admits he didn't know a thing about soccer when he started coaching it at Caledonia High School.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey said Monday that decisions were made following Game 2 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title series between Oxford and New Hope that didn't uphold the school district's standards of "first in class" and that there would be a re-evaluation of what is important about interscholastic athletics.
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