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An 'ideal student-athlete,' New Hope senior Ben Bradley earns MHSAA academic scholarship

Posted 5/20/2020 in High School Sports

On Tuesday, the soccer and football player was named one of 16 seniors in the state to be named a Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete. The MHSAA award includes a $1,500 scholarship.

Mississippi State commit Amariyon Howard priming for breakout senior season at Starkville High School

Posted 5/14/2020 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Amariyon Howard's workouts amidst the COVID-19 crisis have come out of sight.

Golden Triangle talent ready to shine in Cotton States Baseball League in New Albany

Posted 5/14/2020 in High School Sports

One team in the wood bat summer league features 11 local players and is coached by former Columbus High School coach Jeffrey Cook. Cook said the league is a way for incoming and current college players to face talented competition and for uncommitted players to earn college looks.

After switch from football to filmmaking, Starkville High grad Myles Stone 'all in' on new career

Posted 5/7/2020 in High School Sports

A leader on and off the field for the Jackets, Stone left the football team at Northeast Mississippi Community College to start his own sports video business.

With recruiting camps and showcases rare, Caledonia linebacker Brandon Chrest among those turning to Twitter

Posted 5/5/2020 in High School Sports

Brandon Chrest's Hudl page is getting plenty of hits these days.

 

Terry Walters hired as new girls basketball coach at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 5/2/2020 in High School Sports

After spending four years at Baldwyn, 14 years at Hamilton, eight years at Hatley and three years at Columbus Christian, Walters' coaching journey isn't over yet.

 

Heritage Academy senior Lizzy Howard signs to play soccer at MUW

Posted 4/28/2020 in High School Sports

The center midfielder took the next step in her soccer career Tuesday, but she won't be going far.

MAIS cancels all remaining championships for 2019-20 school year

Posted 4/28/2020 in High School Sports

The MAIS said April 17 that it was still considering options to resume spring sports, but Tuesday's decision showed no such avenues were available.

 

Heritage Academy baseball coach Justin Flake hired at Choctaw County

Posted 4/28/2020 in High School Sports

Flake and the Patriots won the MAIS Class 3A championship over Wayne Academy in May 2019.

 

Heritage Academy senior Steele Altmyer signs to play basketball at Mississippi College

Posted 4/21/2020 in High School Sports

Altmyer's ball skills, shooting ability and work ethic stood out in his time with the Patriots, and he'll get the chance to further refine those qualities at the Division II level.

Standout sophomore Sunny Logan poised for strong season with Caledonia tennis before pandemic

Posted 4/21/2020 in High School Sports

After winning two straight state championships and getting off to a scorching start to the year, Logan was disappointed to see things come to an end. But she's already preparing for 2021.

What could the 2020 high school football season look like? Area coaches sound off

Posted 4/20/2020 in High School Sports

Starkville High School football coach Chris Jones was supposed to be getting a first look at the best offense the Yellow Jackets have had in his four years at the helm.

MAIS Fortnite tournament offers local athletes alternative outlet for fun, competition

Posted 4/18/2020 in High School Sports

Players from Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, Hebron Christian School and Oak Hill Academy all said they were happy for the MAIS' foray into Fortnite.

 

West Lowndes boys basketball coach Donta Yates won't return next season

Posted 4/17/2020 in High School Sports

The Lowndes County School District will not renew Yates' contract, which is set to expire May 22.

 

MAIS still exploring options for resuming spring sports

Posted 4/17/2020 in High School Sports

A resumption in play would affect Heritage Academy, Columbus Christian Academy, Starkville Academy, Starkville Christian School, Oak Hill Academy and Hebron Christian School.

For New Hope softball, heartbreaking end to 'dream season' is still sinking in

Posted 4/16/2020 in High School Sports

On Wednesday, when the MHSAA announced the cancellation of all spring sports and activities due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Trojans had to come to terms with the fact that their standout season was over for good.

MHSAA officially cancels spring sports

Posted 4/15/2020 in High School Sports

The decision came a day after Gov. Tate Reeves announced that all Mississippi public schools would be closed for the rest of the school year.

Caledonia searching for new basketball coach after retirement of Gary Griffin

Posted 4/14/2020 in High School Sports

Griffin, who took over the boys and girls programs at Caledonia in May 2017, retired in March.

 

Columbus senior C'Asia Grayer signs with Holmes Community College

Posted 4/9/2020 in High School Sports

In a world that's suddenly become all the more uncertain, Columbus High School senior outfielder C'Asia Grayer secured her athletic future Monday as she signed with Holmes Community College.

 

Caledonia Middle School baseball team gives back with letters to local hospital, assisted living facility

Posted 4/1/2020 in High School Sports

"We just thought it would be a nice thing to do: give these people some hope and happiness and put a smile on their face," eighth grader Shep Donald said.

 

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