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Moorhead, Bulldogs open spring practice Tuesday

Posted 3/5/2019 in High School Sports

Spring football practice has arrived in Starkville for the second year of the Joe Moorhead era at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs, fresh off a No. 25 final national ranking and a New Year's Day bowl berth, will go through spring drills Tuesday and Thursday afternoon to kick off the first week at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.

CCA wraps up most successful basketball season in recent memory

Posted 3/5/2019 in High School Sports

For far too many years, Columbus Christian Academy's less than stellar girls' basketball programs have suffered through "the agony of defeat" on a regular basis.

State champion EMCC Lions to meet Holmes in NJCAA Region 23 tourney

Posted 3/5/2019 in High School Sports

Riding the momentum of claiming the school's first MACJC state championship in men's basketball since the 1930s, the Lions of East Mississippi Community College will begin play at this week's NJCAA Region 23 Basketball Tournament in Clinton by taking on the reigning regional champion Holmes Bulldogs during Wednesday's quarterfinals. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. at A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Mississippi College campus.


Allen scores 30 in loss to Tennessee on Senior Day

Posted 3/4/2019 in High School Sports

Crystal Allen scored 30 points, but the Ole Miss women's basketball team wrapped up its regular season with an 81-56 loss to Tennessee at the Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.


Patriots claim first overall state title

Posted 3/3/2019 in High School Sports

History made. With a strong start and the shooting of Moak Griffin, Heritage Academy raced past Hillcrest Christian 81-52 to claim the MAIS Boys' Overall Tournament Championship at Mississippi College's A.E. Wood Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The 29-point win is the Patriots' (31-4) first overall tournament championship in school history.

Volleyball standout leaves outstanding legacy at Heritage Academy

Posted 3/3/2019 in High School Sports

Middle-hitter Mary Virginia "GiGi" Fields signed a scholarship to continue her volleyball career at Birmingham Southern Friday and according to her coach, headmaster and stepmother/former coach, she will be sorely missed at Heritage Academy next year.

MSU's Jenkins, Calhoun still together at NFL combine

Posted 3/1/2019 in High School Sports

In a perfect world, Elgton Jenkins and Shaq Calhoun will wind up on the same NFL team. The two former Mississippi State offensive linemen have grown so comfortable playing alongside each other during more than 40 games, something would be amiss if they were no longer teammates.


Starkville punches ticket to state tournament

Posted 3/1/2019 in High School Sports

With this past month's rainy weather the main topic of conversation in Northeast Mississippi, rain of a different sort fell inside the Yellow Jackets gymnasium Thursday. But it wasn't that of the liquid variety, rather it was an abundance of three-pointers which fell from the rafters -- 22 in all, 11 for each team.


Panthers hold off McAdams to return to Jackson

Posted 3/1/2019 in High School Sports

After West Lowndes senior forward Delan Rogers knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 14 first-half points against McAdams Thursday night, Panthers' coach Nick Christy put him on the bench.

Patriots move into semi-finals

Posted 2/28/2019 in High School Sports

It is all about survive and advance. Even though it wasn't pretty, Heritage Academy boys basketball coach Russ Whiteside will take it.

Panthers advance to third round

Posted 2/26/2019 in High School Sports

After a nip-and-tuck first half that ended with the West Lowndes High School boys' basketball with a two-point lead, the Panthers went on a

Yellow Jackets turn it up on defense

Posted 2/26/2019 in High School Sports

The Starkville High School boys' basketball team blew past Southaven 79-54 on Monday in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A North State tournament.


Heritage Academy will try to extend streak

Posted 2/26/2019 in High School Sports

Russ Whiteside doesn't consider the Heritage Academy boys' basketball team's 68-37 loss to Briarcrest Christian School (Tenn.) a turning point in his season.



New Hope girls fall in second round of Class 4A tournament

Posted 2/26/2019 in High School Sports


Heritage boys soccer falters in MAIS AAA title game

Posted 2/23/2019 in High School Sports

Missed scoring opportunities doomed Heritage in a loss 2-0 to St. Aloysius Saturday in the MAIS AAA soccer championship games.

One piece of business remains

Posted 2/22/2019 in High School Sports

Despite a great season and ongoing postseason, Heritage Academy boys' soccer coach Joe Asadi wasn't comfortable before the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Division III second-round semifinal game against Starkville Academy on Thursday at Starkville High School.

Caledonia pushes into second round

Posted 2/20/2019 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The term "run" in basketball circles is when one team scores any number of points in rapid succession, while the opposing team scores a few points or none at all.

Starkville boys, girls teams earn first round byes in state playoffs

Posted 2/16/2019 in High School Sports

The Starkville High School basketball team earned some well-deserved time off.

Patriots pick up pace in AAA victory

Posted 2/16/2019 in High School Sports

Russ Whiteside wanted the Heritage Academy boys basketball team to push the tempo Wednesday night. That's why Whiteside continued to exhort the Patriots to press the action in the first quarter even though not many things were going right -- or going in the basket.


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