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Growth and maturity help define Stallings, Noxubee County

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- This season, everything is different for Noxubee County quarterback Maliek Stallings.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Gray earns preseason honors

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

Dontae Gray has had success with a simple, straight-forward mind-set, so he sees no point in changing now.

 

Jukes off to strong start in circle for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Kenzie Jukes looks quite stylish in her hot pink Crocs. Adorned with a button of a yellow smiley face with sunglasses and another of Piglet, the best friend of Winnie the Pooh, Jukes is feeling more comfortable every day she wears the synthetic fiber clogs with a strap around the ankle and holes in the front.

 

Brooks hopes to help lead Starkville back to playoffs

Posted 8/1/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's Natrone Brooks hasn't taken any classes in leadership. However, the senior defensive back has seen what works and what doesn't.

 

Caledonia volleyball looks to build on historic season

Posted 7/30/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Volleyball coaches will tell you two sets don't get you all the way home.

 

Martin ready to lead young, talented group of Falcons

Posted 7/30/2017 in High School Sports

After watching the largest senior class in program history leave the locker room, one might be worried about the Columbus football team.

 

Lindsey wears new colors in new role

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The yellow towel was in its customary spot in his left pocket. A wristband with this season's signs fit nicely in a familiar place on the left wrist. The only thing that looked out of place in Sammy Lindsey's wardrobe Saturday morning was the color.

Maturing Reed has key roles in victories for OHA

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Anna Grace Reed knows she is a work in progress at catcher. When you have played behind the plate for a year-and-a-half, there are bound to be things that are going to give you problems. In Reed's case, Oak Hill Academy fast-pitch softball coach Mitch Bohon is going to be happy to be the voice in her ear to remind her what she needs to do.

Murphy wants to win back-to-back titles at WPHS

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- When the recruiting process gets to be too much, West Point High School senior Marcus Murphy can't go to his mother for shelter.

 

Starkville Academy softball returns

Posted 7/29/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The numbers are there for Rob Barron. Now the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball coach can begin the building process he hopes will help make the program competitive after a year without having a team.

 

 

Heritage Academy soccer team looks to take next step

Posted 7/27/2017 in High School Sports

A year ago, Haley-Marie Fisackerly didn't believe in the Heritage Academy girls soccer team.

 

 

Caledonia players earn top honors at volleyball camp

Posted 7/27/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Playing libero fits Maddy Suggs and Alexa Lindsey.

 

 

Christy excited to carry on tradition at West Lowndes High

Posted 7/27/2017 in High School Sports

Nick Christy has worked at bigger schools and coached in higher classifications. Christy also has taken time away from coaching, which has helped him appreciate how much he enjoys working with student-athletes. Christy hopes to continue that work for a long time at West Lowndes High School.

 

New season excites Oak Hill Academy coach Bohon

Posted 7/25/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Mitch Bohon is fired up.

Growth continues for Heritage Academy softball team

Posted 7/25/2017 in High School Sports

The growth continues for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball program.

 

Walters column: Prep Football Questions - Week 3

Posted 7/25/2017 in High School Sports

Practice is officially underway for schools in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. Mississippi High School Activities Association members will follow suit Monday.

 

Loss of Patterson one of several Shorter has had to fill

Posted 7/25/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- The picture still hasn't found a home. Looking at himself and James Patterson showing off their state championship rings, Tyrone Shorter scans his office and sees Patterson in other images reaping the rewards of the Noxubee County High School football program's success.

 

Jones brings new energy to Starkville football program

Posted 7/25/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones' office is a popular place before practice or workouts. At one point Monday afternoon, the office of the first-year Starkville High School football head coach was filled with quarterback Malik Brown, running back Chase Naylor, and two defenders. Some were there with equipment questions, but the conversations they had with Jones didn't stay on that topic for long.

 

Harrison optimistic about Heritage Academy's chances

Posted 7/22/2017 in High School Sports

Next man up. In the case of the Heritage Academy football team, coach Sean Harrison would like to see as many as 15 players step into bigger roles this season. If that happens, Harrison feels confident the Patriots will be able to make up for their key graduation losses, particularly on the offensive and defensive lines.

 

Walters column: Five Prep Football Questions - Week 2

Posted 7/18/2017 in High School Sports

Well, we are quickly getting to that time of year.

 

 

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