It's all about the attitude for Tori Weir.
Two years ago, something clicked with Weir and volleyball that convinced her she wanted to play the sport at the next level. It was a frequent topic of conversation and motivation, so much so that Columbus High School volleyball coach Tiffany Jefferson said Weir has talked about the subject for the last three years.
Waimon Hendrix is coming up on an important anniversary.
On April 30, Hendrix will celebrate four years of retirement from his job as a job as a contractor at Columbus Air Force Base. Hendrix worked in that capacity for 44 years, 22 in the military and another 22 years as a civilian. He served two tours in Turkey and in numerous places in the United States.
Essays motivate Robert Woodard II just as much as lock-down defenders.
But the assignment Woodard received from Gatorade in March after being named the Mississippi Boys Basketball Player of the Year needed a little more attention, just like an opponent who knows his favorite moves on the court. Woodard's experiences with the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle helped him write an award-winning essay as easily as he rises up over defenders to drain a jump shot.
CALEDONIA -- Kody White knew the numbers, so 35 pounds wasn't a big gap to close.
But even an otherwise manageable weight can become even heavier when you're competing in the final meet of your career on the state's biggest stage.
White remained unfazed.
The Caledonia High School senior answered the challenge of lifting 550 pounds on his second dead lift and then eclipsed that mark with a lift of 575 on his third attempt to win the 198-pound weight class at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State Powerlifting meet on Friday in Jackson.
Brandon Bishop couldn't have scripted it any better.
Coming off a second-place finish last season in the 242-pound weight class at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A Powerlifting meet, Bishop set his sights on making his mark in his final high school meet. The New Hope High School senior stayed focused on that goal by working out four times a week to make sure he was ready for the 2017 meet and his chance to win a state championship.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Anthony Carlyle to be the new boys basketball coach at Columbus High School on Monday night at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Courtney Stovall isn't your typical post player.
JaBorris Frazier wanted a higher level of exposure.
As a junior, Frazier was a key member of the Columbus Christian Academy boys basketball team's Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AA State championship team.
Chad Brown couldn't help but smile prior to the start of the season.
The New Hope High School girls basketball coach liked his team's chances for the 2016-17 season, but he felt even better about them after a conversation with senior Lanoria Abrams.
Camry Sturdivant continued to have faith even as the doubt crept in.
As the days passed and Sturdivant counted down to the end of her Columbus High School soccer career, she wondered if she was going to realize her goal to play soccer in college. But Sturdivant said she leaned on her faith and believed God would help her find a school where she could study and continue to play the game she loves.
DALLAS -- Wipe away the tears.
There's no reason to be disappointed.
Every team that loses a national championship game would love to switch places with winner. But it's hard to deny that few programs are better positioned to make another run at another title than the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Attack mode suits the South Carolina women's basketball team.
DALLAS -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team had an itty-bitty problem Sunday that proved to be just as unbeatable as its junior point guard.
DALLAS -- Ketara Chapel knew something needed to be fixed.
DALLAS -- Ketara Chapel, Dominique Dillingham, Chinwe Okorie, and Breanna Richardson helped transform the Mississippi State women's basketball program.
DALLAS -- A'ja Wilson scored a game-high 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and had four blocked shots Sunday to lead the South Carolina women's basketball team to a 67-55 victory against Mississippi State in the NCAA tournament national title game at American Airlines Center.
Morgan William sweats the details.
The final hurdle has arrived.
DALLAS -- There aren't many teams that could lose a player who averages a double-double and stay on course.
DALLAS -- Morgan William used the word "timid" Thursday to describe the Mississippi State women's basketball team's performance against Connecticut last season.
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