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Fast start carries Columbus basketball team past Oxford

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Football coaches typically start games with 10 to 15 scripted plays.

 

Heritage Academy powers past Starkville Academy; SA girls win

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Russ Whiteside isn't a big fan of camouflage.

New Hope's Melton signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

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.

Maturation continues for Columbus High's White

Posted 1/16/2018 in High School Sports

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.

New Hope's Beard, Godfrey sign with Southwest Mississippi C.C.

Posted 1/14/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Columbus sweeps New Hope in basketball doubleheader

Posted 1/14/2018 in High School Sports

Admiral Ackbar should have warned the New Hope High School boys basketball team what was coming against the Columbus High Falcons on Saturday night.

 

Former Columbus coach Montgomery heading to Louisville

Posted 1/14/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Locals will represent Golden Triangle in All-Star basketball games

Posted 1/11/2018 in High School Sports

The Golden Triangle will have strong representation at the annual Mississippi/Alabama and North/South All-Star basketball games in March.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Tate signs with EMCC in baseball

Posted 1/9/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Reiley Tate doesn't remember exactly when the work started.

 

Starkville Academy's Tyler playing role as bigger contributor

Posted 1/9/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Columbus basketball teams split vs. South Panola

Posted 1/6/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

Columbus kicks off district play vs. South Panola

Posted 1/5/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

Moorhead assumes watch role for second time in coaching career

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As much as he doesn't like it, Joe Moorhead has actually done this before.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Nicholson leads Starkville Academy to state title

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Real is better.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Methvin, Gray share top offensive honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there is such a thing as an "it factor," Noah Methvin and Dontae Gray possess it.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Starkville Academy's Faver earns player of year honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Responsibility comes with age.

 

Starkville boys roll past Tupelo

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior guard Blake Rogers is playing with a higher level of confidence.

Starkville girls beat Olive Branch

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School teammates Kirsten Thompson and Jalisa Outlaw had different viewpoints on their team's win Wednesday afternoon.

 

West Point football team's title is The Dispatch's top prep story

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

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

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017

 

 

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