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Minichino column: Heritage Academy riding high after win over rival

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Kissing babies and taking pictures with children of all ages usually are reserved for politicians.


Running more no guarantee for success for MSU

Posted 10/9/2018 in Local Columns

For two weeks, Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead can be spared the swarm of criticism around his program.


Don't underestimate Chambless, WPHS is 2018

Posted 10/4/2018 in Local Columns

A team with lowered expectations can be even more deadly. There is no such thing as the West Point High School football team flying under the radar. A state championship pedigree has made that impossible.

Walters column: Prep football playoff race coming into focus

Posted 10/2/2018 in Local Columns

As we approach the final four weeks (for some regions) and five weeks (for other regions) of the prep football regular season, the playoff picture is coming into clear focus.

No. 1 EMCC will face No. 3 Northwest Mississippi C.C. in MACJC showdown

Posted 10/2/2018 in Local Columns

Over the years, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) has featured epic showdowns between nationally ranked teams full of star power that have generated a lot of points.

Slimantics: No offense, but Bulldogs have no offense

Posted 9/30/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE It was about halfway through his post-game press conference Saturday night when Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead faced a question that seemed to stop him in his tracks.

Caledonia ready to move forward after snapping streak

Posted 9/28/2018 in Local Columns

CALEDONIA The sticker "Beat New Hope" that rests on Michael Kelly's desk in the Caledonia High School field house serves as a reminder. In June, one of the first issues Kelly faced after being hired as Caledonia High's new football coach was the school's rivalry with New Hope.

Moment comes for MSU volleyball in come-from-behind win

Posted 9/27/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE Mississippi State first-year volleyball head coach Julie Darty didn't have a timetable.


Loss to Kentucky reveals issues for MSU

Posted 9/24/2018 in Local Columns

LEXINGTON, Ky. Last year, the Mississippi State football team's crossroads came on a September evening in Auburn, Alabama.


Caledonia shows it's learning to win

Posted 9/23/2018 in Local Columns

The countdown officially started with 59 seconds remaining.

Columbus hopes region play will help it reverse fortunes

Posted 9/19/2018 in Local Columns

Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice has talked for several weeks about his team being mentally and physically prepared for region play.

No. 1 EMCC setting collision course with No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Posted 9/18/2018 in Local Columns

The collision course is setting up nicely. On Oct. 4, No. 1 East Mississippi Community College will face No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C. in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division battle in Senatobia.

West Point hopes to erase complacency

Posted 9/14/2018 in Local Columns

WEST POINT Ezekiel Head has been playing on the offensive line "all his life."

Columbus looks to region schedule for wins

Posted 9/12/2018 in Local Columns

Friday night won't go down as the highlight of Eric Rice's football career.

West Point gets back to work to start new streak

Posted 9/7/2018 in Local Columns

WEST POINT Chris Chambless doesn't believe in wasting time.

Noxubee County supports Shorter after death of his father

Posted 9/5/2018 in Local Columns

There are several qualities to admire in Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter.

West Point's winning streak will be on line vs. Starkville

Posted 8/29/2018 in Local Columns

Typically, players and coaches don't get caught up in winning streaks. Coaches hammer the "one-game-at-a-time approach" and players are ready to echo their coaches' talking points.

First win comes with cold chaser

Posted 8/24/2018 in Local Columns

CALEDONIA It's nearly impossible to describe what it feels like to experience a sense of accomplishment.

EMCC starts title journey at No. 1

Posted 8/21/2018 in Local Columns

As the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) gets set to kick off its 2018 football season, the East Mississippi Community College football team is in a familiar spot in the first national rankings.

Pick your word for your prep football team

Posted 8/16/2018 in Local Columns

We have gotten to the hard part. Game week is here and players are anxiously awaiting the end of the week and a chance to run through the tunnel for the first time. As always, the waiting is the hardest part. Today, we will fill that void with some word association.


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