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Cooper sets tone for Heritage Academy

Posted less than 1 hour ago in High School Sports

Thomas Cooper wishes he could explain it. From his perspective, he isn't doing anything out of the ordinary when he takes the field. Cooper isn't a rah-rah guy who causes people to turn their heads because he is the loudest on his team.


Starkville baseball drops series opener to Tupelo

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

TUPELO -- It was natural for Jason Garrett to break into a jog.


West Lowndes wins South State to complete sweep

Posted 5/3/2016 in High School Sports

Syboris Pippins, Courtney Stovall, and the rest of the West Lowndes High School boys track and field team weren't going to let a few holes in the team's lineup prevent it from getting a clean sweep. Buoyed by a strong showing from Pippins in the sprints, from Stovall in the distance events, and a 1-2-3 showing in the 110-meter hurdles, West Lowndes continued its run of success Saturday by winning the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State title at Madison Central High.


Brock, Buckner push New Hope into Round 3

Posted 5/3/2016 in High School Sports

Pitching and defense have been integral parts of the New Hope High School baseball team's championship tradition for years. If Noah Brock and Peyton Buckner continue dealing like they have been for the past two weeks, the Trojans just might be able to entertain title hopes after a third-place finish in their region in the regular season.


Heritage Academy celebrates district title in tennis

Posted 4/30/2016 in High School Sports

There is talent in numbers at Heritage Academy.


Youth will be served for Caledonia track team

Posted 4/29/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Alexis Pace has learned how to set the pace. Starting as a middle schooler, Pace watched the older competitors on the Caledonia High School cross country and track and field teams.


Hamilton High's Evans signs with Blue Mountain College

Posted 4/28/2016 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Hayden Evans isn't going to let a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee be a final chapter to his baseball career. A few weeks ago, though, Evans admitted he had doubt if he was going to get a chance to keep playing after suffering the setback March 29 in a 19-1 victory at Houlka.


Caledonia boys golf feels it can shoot lower score

Posted 4/27/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Parker Humber feels there is no denying the talent on the Caledonia High School boys golf team. Before you think the junior is a little too confident about the abilities of the 10 players on the squad, consider Caledonia shot a 304 last week at Lion Hills in Columbus to beat Kosciusko and Houston to win the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 3 title. The score, which Caledonia coach Bradley Tate said was the best his team has shot in his 10 years as its coach, secured the squad a place in the Class 4A State tournament on May 4-5 at Diamondhead Country Club in Diamondhead, which is between New Orleans and Gulfport/Biloxi on Interstate 10.


Caledonia softball team filling buckets, supporting each other

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- A new set of buckets awaits the Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team. A few weeks ago, coach Jonathan Jones wasn't sure if the Lady Confederates were still going to be alive at this point in the season, but a six-game winning streak at the tail end of the regular season gave the team new life in its hunt for a playoff bid. A victory by Kosciusko against West Lauderdale helped Caledonia secure the No. 3 seed out of Class 4A, Region 4.


Playoff victories put New Hope back on track

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

Sometimes a victory is the best medicine. After all, there is only so much you can say and so long you can talk before the time comes to go out on the field and perform. Following losses in four of his squad's last five regular-season games, New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd hoped his team was going to be able to find a way to re-focus. In the unfamiliar position of being a No. 3 seed, New Hope faced the prospect of going on the road to play at No. 1 seed Neshoba Central in Game 1 of its best-of-three opening-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A State tournament series.


Falcons' Rieves signs with Coahoma C.C.

Posted 4/26/2016 in High School Sports

Deonteau Rieves learned from some of the best Columbus High School had to offer. Whether it was Christian Dale, Isaiah Farmer, Trace Lee, Chris McCullough, Hunter Mullis, Greg Sykes, or Gavonta Webb, Rieves spent his first two years on the school's varsity baseball team with plenty of talented players who helped Columbus establish a school-record streak of four consecutive playoff appearances under coach Jeffrey Cook.


Caledonia power lifter Clements wins state title

Posted 4/22/2016 in Local Sports

CALEDONIA -- Forty pounds isn't a lot to an experienced powerlifter.


Starkville Academy's Chrestman signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.

Posted 4/21/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Football always was an option for Colt Chrestman.


Caledonia celebrates region title in girls' golf

Posted 4/20/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Avery Pool admits she wasn't playing as good as she wanted to.


Pogue, White set tone for Pickens Academy baseball team

Posted 4/19/2016 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Preston Pogue and Jeff White have been playing together long enough that they know when the other one is going to have a good day. The good news for the Pickens Academy baseball team is when Pogue or White is having a good day, the other one usually is going to do just as well.


Columbus basketball pair to resume careers at Pearl River C.C.

Posted 4/16/2016 in High School Sports

Cameron Douglas and Javontae McDavid believed they could make a splash in their final season with the Columbus High School boys basketball team.


Hollivay realizes dream, gets picked in WNBA draft

Posted 4/15/2016 in Local Sports

The dream had life years earlier, but on Nov. 7, 2011, Rachel Hollivay gave voice to the road she hoped to travel when she gave a verbal commitment to play basketball for coach C. Vivian Stringer at Rutgers. "I think it will be great to play for coach Stringer," Hollivay said. "I'm excited about playing for her, and I can't wait to play for her. I think she is a great coach and that Rutgers is the place I need to be to be successful and to follow my dreams (to play professional basketball)."


Tennis remains key part of lives of Carr, Logan

Posted 4/15/2016 in Local Sports

Tennis is still in the blood of James Carr. Nicknamed the "Coach," Carr, 90, still finds time several days a week to practice his ground strokes for about an hour a day at the Magnolia Tennis Club in Columbus. He said his movement has slowed to the point where he no longer plays in tournaments, but he still enjoys watching the sport and attending events, like the Heritage Academy tennis team's matches at the club. Tennis also is something that helps keep Sunny Logan going.


Caledonia's Coleman signs with Mississippi Delta

Posted 4/15/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Coby Coleman saw the excitement on National Signing Day in the Golden Triangle and waited. The Caledonia High School senior had hoped to be one of many local standouts who received an opportunity in February to play football in college, but Coleman didn't get an offer. Undaunted, Coleman and Caledonia High football coach Andy Crotwell continued to work to keep the dream alive.


Columbus High's Hines, Jackson pledge to attend Rust

Posted 4/14/2016 in High School Sports

A run to a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State championship continues to prove fruitful for members of the Columbus High School boys basketball team. After all of the parades, ceremonies, and awards Columbus has received since defeating Starkville 37-33 on March 12 in Jackson, the players on the team have enjoyed the attention that accompanies being a member of the state title team in the state's biggest classification.



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