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Starkville, South Panola eager to renew rivalry

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School kept accumulating football wins, it knew sooner or later what was bound to happen.

 

 

May anchors offensive line for Noxubee County

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Bobby May has found his voice.

 

 

Sherrod emerges as go-to back for Noxubee County

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plethora of options at running back to start the 2014 season.

 

 

Noxubee County prepares for Greenwood

Posted 11/26/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Three down, two to go.

 

 

MSMS junior Browning making impression at striker

Posted 11/25/2014 in High School Sports

Successful strikers leave a good impression. Shelby Browning might not have been playing forward when her Under-12 soccer team out of Greenwood faced off against Chuck Yarborough and his Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Silver team several years ago at a tournament in Tupelo.

 

 

Starkville Academy falls in state championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- This one is for Bryan.

 

 

Starkville defense swarms all over Southaven

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football player Tyler Rogers was asked to sum up his night Friday night.

 

 

Noxubee County returns to North State championship game

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Most teams that face Noxubee County defensive end Jeffrey Simmons usually make him a point of emphasis on every play.

 

 

Aberdeen fails to protect early lead in playoff loss to Kemper County

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN - Although there are no statistics to back it up, most high school coaches believe it is difficult to beat a team twice in the same season.

 

 

West Point can't reverse fortunes in rematch with Oxford

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There's something to be said for having the best player on the field.

 

 

Dream season for New Hope ends with playoff loss to Pearl

Posted 11/22/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Defensive backs never like to trail a play.

 

 

Skinner's big shots pushes Starkville past West Point

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- For three quarters, the Starkville High School boys basketball team tried with little success to put West Point away. In the fourth quarter, Starkville coach Greg Carter wanted his team to create separation to earn a road win. Senior Josh Skinner heeded Carter's wishes.

 

 

West Point gets second chance vs. Oxford

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The opportunity members of the West Point High School football team have coveted most of this season has arrived. When West Point lost to Oxford 43-22 on Sept. 26, it started a two-month countdown as West Point players like senior Kadarius Forside began marking off the days until a possible rematch against the Chargers.

 

 

Mattox will run cross country at North Alabama

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Walker Mattox has always set big goals. The ability to set them and always to achieve more opened the door Thursday afternoon for the Starkville High School senior to sign a cross country scholarship with the University of North Alabama.

 

 

First win helped propel Oak Forest (La.) to title game

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Oak Forest Academy (La.) football team's dream season started on opening night. "We beat a team we lost to opening night the year before," Oak Forest senior linebacker Collin Kent said. "For the seniors, we knew that meant the season was going to be different. We had worked so hard during the offseason. We saw that hard work pay off and everybody was excited."

 

 

Starkville will look for another strong defensive effort

Posted 11/21/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell was happy to see the return of the Yellow Jackets defense last week. Thanks to a smash-mouth defense that left other teams helpless in its path, Starkville became the state's top-ranked team earlier this season. In the final two weeks of the regular season, though, Starkville had to overcome defensive deficiencies to beat Warren Central and Clinton to win the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 crown.

 

 

New Hope hopes to hammer its way past Pearl

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle needed something to help his team re-focus after a loss to Saltillo in the regular-season finale.

 

 

Noxubee County faces surprising foe Cleveland in the playoffs

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- You'll have to excuse the Noxubee County High School football team for having Lafayette on the brain last week.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy sweeps Heritage Academy

Posted 11/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- With 16 football players working to transition to another season, the Oak Hill Academy boys basketball team has been looking for an offensive flow. The flow came in the nick of time Tuesday night.

 

 

Starkville Academy gearing up for shot at title

Posted 11/18/2014 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville Academy's appearance in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship game has been three years in the making.

 

 

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