Michael Tate had been waiting for this day. Sitting in front of gathered family and friends, Tate made his pledge official as he signed Friday afternoon to play college football at Delta State University.
Fast facts: Sean Harrison has been athletics director at Heritage Academy for three years. Prior to that, the Patriots had never won the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA All-Sports Trophy.
On the 25th anniversary of the last time Heritage Academy's baseball team played for a state title, this year's version of the Patriots closed the deal.
PEARL -- Ryan Burt picked the right game to have the game of his life.
New Hope battled back from a 7-2 deficit to defeat Sumrall 8-7 Thursday in the opening game of the best-of-three series for the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Class 4A state championship.
The questions kept coming for Blayze Berry on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the standout on the Heritage Academy baseball team worked his way through exams in computer applications and Spanish.
Heritage Academy head baseball coach Justin Flake has kept his message simple. From the first team meeting on, Flake has preached to his players that they are not playing opponents. Rather, they are competing against baseball itself.
PONTOTOC - Ever since Ryan Burt's hard-luck 1-0 loss to Vancleave in last year's state championship series, New Hope coach Lee Boyd has been waiting for his pitcher to take the next step.
The New Hope baseball team had to wait a little longer than expected to play game two of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 4A semifinals against Pontotoc -- 72 hours to be exact.
When Rye McGlothin of New Hope threw a third strike past Pontotoc's Reed Imison on Thursday night, McGlothin celebrated by shouting and pumping his fists into the air.
New Hope High School's baseball team is ready to crank up its hit machine again.
Parker Ray may never convert a bigger out.
KJ Smith delivered the big blow in the very first inning Monday at Starkville Academy.
Make that two in a row for Caledonia High School tennis player Sunny Logan.
A baseball showdown begins today in Starkville.
Averi Sanders, a sophomore from West Lowndes High School, scored a pair of individual silver medals Friday in the Mississippi State High School Activities Association (MHSAA) track and field championships.
New Hope completed a baseball playoff sweep of Amory on Friday, sending the Trojans to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A North final against Pontotoc.
Ryan Burt dug his feet in at the plate with one thing in mind Thursday night.
Mississippi State commit Blayze Berry and his Heritage Academy teammates didn't want a long night.
Playoff prime time has arrived for the baseball teams at Heritage Academy and New Hope High School.
1. MSU's Thompson enters transfer portal COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Noxubee County wins Shorter's homecoming, 2-0 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. New Hope strikes back against Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Friday's Mississippi High School Football scores HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS