Gigi Fields doesn't know how, but something clicked when she watched her first volleyball match.
CALEDONIA -- The arrangement was years in the making.
STARKVILLE -- Near the end of a normal Monday practice at Starkville High School, both sidelines are going crazy as if the stands are full and a game is on the line. On this particular rep, the offense scores one the defense in a short-yardage situation; quarterbacks coach Clay Moore took his celebration all the way to the end zone, just to flaunt it in front of defensive coordinator Kevie Thompson. Behind the original line of scrimmage, offensive line coach William Stewart is partaking in his own trash talk.
West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless sums up his team's next Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoff game succinctly.
The good news keeps coming for the Columbus High School softball program.
STARKVILLE -- Senior Hannah White felt giddy after the Columbus High School girls basketball team won a game Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- Football standout Atavius Jones made a habit of becoming the enforcer on the Starkville High School boys basketball team last season.
CALEDONIA -- It hasn't been a secret that Cade Stacy and Beau Bates were going to play baseball after they graduated from Caledonia High School.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior guard Tyler Talley admits he is still ironing out some kinks. On Thursday, Talley hit only 1 of 2 free throws with three seconds left against Meridian, but that 24th point was still enough to help Starkville beat Meridian 60-59.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team has become accustomed to receiving its opponent's best shot. In the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs, West Point received the Canton's best shot Friday night. However, the Green Wave, in typical fashion, had the right counterpunches to deliver the knockout blow.
The Adams County Christian School football team might be the first Mississippi Association of Private Schools (MAIS) team to win a state championship with a sub-.500 record.
GREENWOOD -- Kyziah Pruitt stood with his elbows bent and his hands on his hips. The Noxubee County High School standout was on the left side of the field in front of his team's bench. The senior athlete gazed across the field where Carldaryl Johnson had just returned an interception 75 yards for a backbreaking score.
MACON -- The number jumps off the stat sheet.
STARKVILLE -- When her final year in high school appeared on the horizon, Starkville High School senior Rainey Wells realized she wanted to continue to play soccer.
STARKVILLE -- Derwin Ferguson still has the clip, and looks at it regularly.
Sean Harrison believed in July the 2018 Heritage Academy football team had a chance to play for a state championship.
Speculation intensified about the future of Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice after his team completed a winless regular season Friday night at Falcon Field.
Hannah White had a feeling Saturday was going to be a good day.
STEENS -- The Lee (Ark.) Academy football team's defense tried to break Dakota Shaw.
STARKVILLE -- One more play. An incompletion on fourth down at the 4-yard line in the first quarter. A pass that was batted down at the goal line in the fourth quarter.
1. Experience dictates why MSU doesn't operate under center COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU has issues with clap cadence on road COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Caledonia High's Stacy, Bates finalize college decisions HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. No. 1 EMCC has its date set for national title game COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Talley lifts Starkville boys past Meridian HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS