Football coaches typically start games with 10 to 15 scripted plays.
Russ Whiteside isn't a big fan of camouflage.
Have glove will travel. In Alex Melton's case, two gloves will do just fine, even though she is apt to move from catcher to pitcher to infield to outfield in the same game.
Hannah White didn't know what to think. A phone call from your coach in the middle of the school day usually doesn't mean good news, so White had a touch of anxiety when she started her conversation with Columbus High School girls basketball coach Yvonne Hairston.
It didn't take long for Maddie Beard and Chrisi Godfrey to make an impression. Following the New Hope High School girls soccer team's match against Corinth on Dec. 9, Beard and Godfrey met Southwest Mississippi Community College women's soccer coach Betty Casey. It didn't matter that New Hope lost 3-2. Casey wanted them to come to Summit to tour the campus. She also hoped she could convince both players to join her program.
Admiral Ackbar should have warned the New Hope High School boys basketball team what was coming against the Columbus High Falcons on Saturday night.
Randal Montgomery's emotions were intense when he was informed he wouldn't return as Columbus High School football coach. Montgomery had invested four years in tanking the Falcons from Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A lightweight to playoff contender.
The Golden Triangle will have strong representation at the annual Mississippi/Alabama and North/South All-Star basketball games in March.
WEST POINT -- Reiley Tate doesn't remember exactly when the work started.
STARKVILLE -- Trey Tyler's confidence is growing every game. It helps that the Starkville Academy sophomore forward no longer needs to wear a brace on his left knee to help protect against a pinched meniscus he suffered in the final week of the football team's season.
When the Columbus High School boys basketball team elected to buy in on the defensive end Friday night, South Panola didn't have an answer.
The Columbus High School boys basketball team is nearly done with all of its traveling. Anthony Carlyle hopes the Falcons will see the fruits of all of those hours away from home tonight prior to the team's final big trip of the season.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As much as he doesn't like it, Joe Moorhead has actually done this before.
STARKVILLE -- Real is better.
STARKVILLE -- If there is such a thing as an "it factor," Noah Methvin and Dontae Gray possess it.
STARKVILLE -- Responsibility comes with age.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior guard Blake Rogers is playing with a higher level of confidence.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School teammates Kirsten Thompson and Jalisa Outlaw had different viewpoints on their team's win Wednesday afternoon.
In the preseason, West Point High School senior Jason Brownlee talked about his team embracing the chance to be elite. Winning a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship in 2016 helped the program win its first title since 2010. However, a deep and talented senior class wanted to become elite.
The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017
1. Lukabu takes over MSU linebackers COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Fast start carries Columbus basketball team past Oxford HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. No. 3 MSU women look for 20th win at No. 6 Tennessee COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Heritage Academy powers past Starkville Academy; SA girls win HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. New Hope's Melton signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS