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Heritage Academy faces rival Starkville for spot in soccer state championship

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Reuben Proffitt and Jackson DiCicco don't sound like underclassmen.

 

Caledonia powerlifting team wins another region title

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Kody White has been part of the family for so long that the success doesn't surprise him. As a senior, White has worked with many of the members of the Caledonia High School powerlifting team for four years. In that time, they have become accustomed to winning trophies.

 

West Lowdnes boys take first step on road back to Jackson

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

The West Lowdnes High School boys basketball team rolled to an 86-50 victory against Lumberton on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A tournament.

 

 

Heritage Academy boys want to build on playoff wins

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

It's all about confidence for the Heritage Academy boys basketball team. Buoyed by its first playoff victories in six years, Heritage Academy will look to extend its season at 7:45 tonight when it takes on Simpson Academy in its first game at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA State tournament at Kirk Academy in Grenada.

 

 

Columbus boys fall, while Columbus girls win first playoff game

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

In a game where Robert Woodard II and Denijay Harris combined for 55 points, the Columbus High School boys basketball team couldn't hang on to a late lead and lost to Clinton 67-62 in the first round of the Mississippi High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class 6A tournament. Having a young team a year removed from the program's first state championship after winning a state championship, Columbus coach Gary Griffin said he wouldn't trade this team for any other and that he is excited about the experience the Falcons gained throughout a tough season.

 

 

Starkville boys win playoff opener

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team began its journey in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A playoffs on a strong note with a 73-61 victory against Horn Lake on Tuesday night.

 

West Point's Edwards, Knight will go to EMCC

Posted 2/21/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- DeMarrio Edwards and Clayton Knight didn't panic after National Signing Day came and went and they hadn't picked a college. When you're part of a championship program, schools tend to come calling, even after the first wave of players make their commitments official.

Starkville Academy boys beat St. Joseph in playoff opener

Posted 2/21/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It happened so quickly Starkville Academy boys soccer coach Matt Sykes couldn't describe how it happened. That didn't prevent Sykes, a former standout goalkeeper at Heritage Academy and at East Central Community College, from describing the impact goalkeeper Logan Dowell had in denying a scoring chance in the opening minutes.

Cold start dooms New Hope girls against Ridgeland

Posted 2/21/2017 in High School Sports

Teams take on different identities in the postseason. Some, like in the case of the Ridgeland High School girls basketball team, are forced upon them. As the No. 2 seed behind Lanier in Class 5A, Region, Ridgeland had its sights set on a bye or at least a chance to play at home Monday in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs.

 

NHHS junior high softball program will play first games Thursday

Posted 2/21/2017 in High School Sports

Ginny Swedenburg knows all about the history. As a member of the first New Hope High School junior high slow-pitch softball team, Swedenburg, whose maiden name is Lowery, helped a fledgling program led by former coach Cary Shepherd become a state powerhouse with 14 championships. At 5 p.m. Thursday, Swedenburg knows Shepherd, who died in 2015, will be with her at Lady Trojan Field when the New Hope fast-pitch softball program plays its first junior high games against Kosciusko.

 

 

West Lowndes girls rally past Piney Woods

Posted 2/21/2017 in High School Sports

Freshman Marvaysha Seals and junior Edmariah Sherrod fed off each other Monday night and sparked the West Lowndes High School girls basketball team to a come-from-behind 48-31 victory against Piney Woods in the first round of the Mississippi High School Athletic Association Class 1A South State playoffs.

 

New Hope boys use defense to beat Oxford

Posted 2/20/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope High School junior center Andrew Junkin admits the thought occurred to him in the second half of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 2 tournament championship game Friday night.

West Point girls beat New Hope for region title

Posted 2/20/2017 in High School Sports

By his own admission, West Point girls' basketball coach Dashmond Daniel is difficult to play for on most nights. Friday night wasn't one of those nights. With his team leading the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 2 tournament championship game by 16 points midway through the fourth quarter, Daniel barked out instructions like a championship would be won on the game's next possession.

New Hope boys shock Oxford for region title

Posted 2/18/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope and Oxford sent its entertaining basketball rivalry out on a high note Friday night.

Tupelo squads sweep Columbus for pair of region titles

Posted 2/18/2017 in High School Sports

If he had his druthers, Jeff Norwood probably wouldn't have the Tupelo High School boys basketball team shoot a lot of 3-pointers.

Area basketball teams begin postseason play Monday

Posted 2/18/2017 in High School Sports

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) basketball playoffs begin Monday night.

Tupelo-Columbus matchup will be twice as nice Friday

Posted 2/16/2017 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys basketball coach Gary Griffin had a plan. He just had to wait to use it. That opportunity will come at 8:30 p.m. Friday when Columbus (16-11) plays host Tupelo (24-4) for the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 2 championship. Tupelo (23-5) will take on Columbus (21-4) at 7 p.m. for the girls title.

 

Second half defense lifts Columbus boys into region tournament championship

Posted 2/14/2017 in High School Sports

Columbus boys basketball coach Gary Griffin and junior player Robert Woodard II came to the same conclusion at halftime of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 2 tournament Tuesday night.

 

 

Columbus girls race past Hernando to reach region tournament championship

Posted 2/14/2017 in High School Sports

Columbus High School had a 45-second stretch where it stole the basketball seven times against Hernando at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 2 tournament Tuesday night.

 

 

New Hope basketball squads clinch playoff berths with region tournament wins

Posted 2/14/2017 in High School Sports

As they say, the third time is a charm.

 

 

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