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Heritage Academy softball takes slugfest at Oak Hill Academy to claim first win

Posted about 2 hours ago in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- McKenzie Rhett claimed second base as her own, running hard with long strides as she reached the bag and stood upon it.

Prep roundup: Caroline Peal scores hat trick as Heritage Academy girls soccer beats Starkville HomeSchool

Posted about 2 hours ago in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy girls soccer team got off to an excellent offensive start on Monday night, beating Starkville HomeSchool 7-3 at the Columbus Soccer Complex.

Cotton States Baseball League: How local players fared in New Albany summer circuit

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

The Hill Country Generals, whose roster features 11 area high school and college players, reached the CSBL championship game on Sunday.

Heritage Academy softball opens season with loss to Kemper Academy; fans observe minimal social distancing

Posted 8/1/2020 in High School Sports

The Patriots' first game offered a look at some of the difficulties local schools will face in their attempts to play sports this fall.

After disappointing 2019 season, Pickens Academy football hopes to 'come out a lot stronger'

Posted 7/29/2020 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team is ready to change its past.

Despite MHSAA delay, MAIS fall sports operating with on-time mindset

Posted 7/27/2020 in High School Sports

Earlier this month, the Mississippi High School Activities Association postponed the start date for all athletic events by two weeks. Late Monday night, reports surfaced that all Jackson Public Schools will be canceling all fall sports in the coming days.

Heritage Academy girls soccer has been building to this season for years. The Pats hope they're ready for it.

Posted 7/22/2020 in High School Sports

When the Heritage Academy girls soccer team finished above .500 last fall but failed to qualify for the playoffs, the Patriots were disappointed.

Hoping to build on historic year, New Hope volleyball knows expectations have changed

Posted 7/18/2020 in High School Sports

The Trojans hadn't reached the second round of the playoffs -- let alone the state final four -- before last fall. Now, they'll have to fight to get back there knowing other teams are on high alert.

'The smart thing': MHSAA's two-week delay for fall sports draws praise from coaches

Posted 7/14/2020 in High School Sports

Caledonia High School volleyball coach Samantha Brooks remembers the painful end to her two kids' final high school sports seasons this spring.

Recruiting could be a 'sad situation' for many if high school football is canceled this fall

Posted 7/14/2020 in High School Sports

The Mississippi High School Activities Association took a major step concerning the fall sports season Tuesday. But it may not be the last one.

MHSAA delays start of fall sports by two weeks

Posted 7/14/2020 in High School Sports

Football competition this fall will not be permitted to start until Sept. 4. Practice for volleyball, cross country and swimming can start Aug. 10 with the first matches set for Aug. 24.

Despite starting workouts a month behind other schools, Columbus High plans to keep it simple

Posted 7/8/2020 in High School Sports

The Falcons started summer workouts Tuesday -- more than a month after Heritage Academy, New Hope, Caledonia and others -- but Columbus coach Joshua Pulphus won't push his players to catch up.

Heritage Academy hires Tom Velek as head boys soccer coach

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Velek will now be tasked with leading both the Patriots' boys and girls programs. He replaces veteran coach Joe Asadi, who stepped down this spring.

 

For veteran coach Tony Seals, chance to lead Caledonia boys basketball program is a 'godsend'

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Seals coached for 30 years in Alabama before working as an assistant at New Hope for the past five seasons.

 

Starkville Academy girls soccer team learning fast with one month to go before start of season

Posted 6/27/2020 in High School Sports

The Vols pulled a first-round upset in the playoffs last fall and hope to achieve the same success again.

West Lowndes girls basketball star Marvaysha Seals signs to MUW

Posted 6/25/2020 in High School Sports

The crafty combo guard picked the Owls over Mississippi State and East Mississippi, Itawamba and Northwest Mississippi community colleges.

Former Mississippi State standout Johnthan Banks brings college, NFL experience to New Hope assistant role

Posted 6/23/2020 in High School Sports

"I just knew that was the place I needed to be," said Banks, who played for the Buccaneers, Lions, Bears and Texans during a five-year NFL career.

Starkville High kicks summer football workouts into gear

Posted 6/18/2020 in High School Sports

The Yellow Jackets kicked things off this week, but getting used to the restrictions didn't happen overnight. "Every day's an adjustment period," coach Chris Jones said.

Caledonia's Hayden Barker, Brandon Edmondson sign to play football at Southwest Mississippi Community College

Posted 6/17/2020 in High School Sports

The outbreak of the virus affected recruiting contact, visits and communication but ultimately did not stop the pair of 'Feds standouts from becoming future Bears.

 

Caledonia, West Lowndes hire new boys basketball coaches

Posted 6/17/2020 in High School Sports

Additionally, Columbus softball coach Eric Thornton has left for another position.

 

 

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