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Gholar, Falcons improve to 3-0 in region

Posted 10/11/2015 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior linebacker Mario Bradford had all but given up one of his goals for the season. "I really wanted a pick-six," Bradford said. "Eventually you realize you are to going to run out of games. However, when I saw that ball coming right over the middle right at me, I got real excited. This was going to be my chance."


No. 6 EMCC rolls past Holmes C.C.

Posted 10/9/2015 in College Sports

GOODMAN -- East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Jacquez Horsley and the rest of his teammates were ready to get the preliminaries out of the way Thursday night.


EMCC risks 15-game North Division win streak at Holmes C.C.

Posted 10/6/2015 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Isaiah Wright is pretty excited about showing what he has learned.


Walters column: Thanks to fast starts, Columbus and Starkville could meet in postseason

Posted 10/6/2015 in Local Columns

For fans of the Columbus-Starkville high school football rivalry, you might be in luck this year after all.


Player of Week: Hill turns in second 200-yard performance to lead Columbus

Posted 10/5/2015 in College Sports

Columbus High School junior running back Kylin Hill did not have to be told it was time to step up.


Ole Miss looks to bounce back against winless New Mexico State

Posted 10/5/2015 in College Sports

Bounce back.


Columbus moves to 2-0 in region play with win at Tupelo

Posted 10/4/2015 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- Columbus High School head football coach Randal Montgomery found motivation in an unusual place this week.


EMCC overcomes adversity, injuries to beat JCJC

Posted 10/2/2015 in College Sports

ELLISVILLE -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore Dario Robinson admitted he had nerves before his first plays on defense in a junior college game. "My teammates were getting me hyped," Robinson said. "My guys on the defense even told me I was going to intercept a pass. I didn't believe them."


No. 7 EMCC readies for Jones in final non-division game

Posted 9/29/2015 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College is back on the other side of the feel good meter.


Walters column: First half of season gives lots of storylines

Posted 9/29/2015 in Local Columns

As we officially hit the halfway point of the prep football season, it is safe to say this season will be remembered for years to come.


Former SHS standout Smith making impact at Northwest

Posted 9/29/2015 in College Sports

Freshman linebacker A.J. Smith breaks out the normal football cliches when he says the Northwest Mississippi Community College football team is taking it one game at a time as it climbs the national rankings. Then there is a footnote.


Ole Miss will try to duplicate success on road

Posted 9/29/2015 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team enjoyed its first road trip in Southeastern Conference football play this season. Now the Rebels are looking to repeat that pleasure. After upsetting then-No. 2 Alabama two weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, No. 3 Ole Miss (4-0, 2-0 SEC) will be back on the road this weekend to take on No. 25 Florida (4-0, 2-0). Kickoff is set for a 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) in Gainesville, Florida.


Taylor kicks Columbus past DeSoto Central in region opener

Posted 9/29/2015 in High School Sports

Columbus High School football coach Randal Montgomery had a higher level of confidence in sophomore place kicker Chris Taylor after he hit a 36-yard field goal Friday night. However, for Taylor, the feeling was the opposite.


Reavis says No. 6 EMCC finding its stride

Posted 9/28/2015 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back C.J. Reavis admits it took a while for him to return to his comfort zone. Now flourishing as a standout in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College ranks, the Virginia Tech transfer is working overtime to build up the resume for a return to senior college competition. As he grows and develops, the Lions' defense is coming along for the ride. A critical goal-line stand swung the momentum for good Saturday in No. 6 EMCC's 48-24 victory against Itawamba C.C. in a MACJC North Division game played before a capacity Homecoming crowd at Sullivan-Windham Field.


Columbus rallies to top DeSoto Central in region opener

Posted 9/27/2015 in High School Sports

Highly touted Columbus High School junior Kylin Hill stole the show in this battle of star Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 running backs.


Higgins brothers team up to lead Itawamba C.C.

Posted 9/25/2015 in College Sports

In elementary school, when Keyon Higgins was losing a backyard wrestling match to older brother Stanley, he would remember his mother's advice.


Senior linebacker Kidd leads emerging Columbus defense

Posted 9/25/2015 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior linebacker Damonta Kidd never has had a laugh he wouldn't share with a friend. With a mischievous smile commonplace, Kidd always knows how to have a good time. It is a large part of the reason why he fits in so well on the Falcons' defense.


Montgomery, Starkville will open region play

Posted 9/24/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior quarterback Montario Montgomery doesn't care what the Yellow Jackets did in the first four games of the season. The Yellow Jackets are 3-1 after five weeks, but the real season will start at Friday. That's when Starkville travel to Jackson to take on Callaway (4-1) at 7 p.m. Newell Field in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 game. "We know we've got to focus now. We know we've got to practice harder every day to get better because these are the games that count," Montgomery said. "Despite the game we loss and despite the games we won, they don't matter because these seven games are all that matter."


Walters column: Big games return for West Point football team

Posted 9/22/2015 in Local Columns

Even though the calendar still says September, players and coaches at West Point High School have the extra step this week.


Burroughs, EMCC gearing up for archrival Itawamba C.C.

Posted 9/22/2015 in High School Sports

SCOOBA -- Former Aberdeen High School standout Sammie Burroughs is not worried about the role he plays with the East Mississippi Community College football team.



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