WEST POINT -- McKenzie Rhett claimed second base as her own, running hard with long strides as she reached the bag and stood upon it.
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.
The Hill Country Generals, whose roster features 11 area high school and college players, reached the CSBL championship game on Sunday.
The Patriots' first game offered a look at some of the difficulties local schools will face in their attempts to play sports this fall.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team is ready to change its past.
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.
When the Heritage Academy girls soccer team finished above .500 last fall but failed to qualify for the playoffs, the Patriots were disappointed.
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.
Caledonia High School volleyball coach Samantha Brooks remembers the painful end to her two kids' final high school sports seasons this spring.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association took a major step concerning the fall sports season Tuesday. But it may not be the last one.
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.
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.
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.
Seals coached for 30 years in Alabama before working as an assistant at New Hope for the past five seasons.
The Vols pulled a first-round upset in the playoffs last fall and hope to achieve the same success again.
The crafty combo guard picked the Owls over Mississippi State and East Mississippi, Itawamba and Northwest Mississippi community colleges.
"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.
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.
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.
Additionally, Columbus softball coach Eric Thornton has left for another position.
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