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Starkville Academy softball ready for season opener

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy fourth-year softball coach Kayla Mosley knows the importance of a good working relationship between pitcher and catcher.

 

 

Noxubee County begins search for new basketball coach

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

For a third straight season, the Noxubee County High School basketball program will have new head coaches.

 

 

All-Area Large Schools Boys Basketball: Davis helps lead Green Wave into postseason play

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Former West Point High School basketball player Juan Davis heard the same question over and over throughout his junior and senior seasons.

 

 

All-Area Large Schools Boys Basketball: Cox turns West Point into winners

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

WEST POINT - West Point High School boys basketball coach Brad Cox had quite the shoot around before his team played a critical Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 matchup with New Hope.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Girls Basketball: Freshman duo leads Hebron Christian

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

PHEBA -- Holly Hudson remembers that sinking feeling she had two years ago when she played her first varsity basketball game.

 

 

Walters column: Prep football championship games finally on move

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

After months - actually more like years - of speculation, the high school football state championship games are on the move.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Boys Basketball: Riley emerges as leader for Oak Hill football, basketball

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Since his eighth-grade year, Oak Hill Academy's Drake Riley and his boys basketball teammates have talked about winning a state championship.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Boys Basketball: Middleton pushing Oak Hill Academy program forward

Posted 7/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Brian Middleton returned home to coach the Oak Hill Academy boys basketball team with high expectations.

 

 

Boyd will lead West Lowndes girls basketball team

Posted 7/12/2014 in High School Sports

Educators surrounded Jasmine Boyd when she was growing up, so it's easy to see why she decided to become a teacher. But after developing a love for teaching from her father, John, and an uncle and an aunt who also were in the same profession, Boyd discovered another love. She hopes to put her love for teaching and her second love for the game of basketball to good use in Lowndes County.

 

 

Starkville High's Carr chosen for MAC Volleyball All-Star match

Posted 7/9/2014 in High School Sports

Khris Carr's dream is close to becoming a reality.

 

 

Merchant expected to be named assistant coach at West Lowndes

Posted 7/1/2014 in High School Sports

Daniel Merchant made believers out of the football players at Oak Hill Academy. Part of Merchant's next job could be to help instill that same kind of confidence in the football players at West Lowndes High School.

 

 

SHS' Davis commits to Memphis

Posted 6/27/2014 in High School Sports

An extremely hectic summer for Starkville High School quarterback Brady Davis included a big announcement this week.

 

 

Hall of Fame induction helps cap coaching career for Friend

Posted 6/27/2014 in High School Sports

After decades of coaching, about 250 wins and multiple state championships, Chuck Friend says he wouldn't change a thing about his football coaching career since success comes each time he prepares a new class of young men for life's challenges.

 

 

New Hope's Boyd earns MAC Coach of Year honors

Posted 6/25/2014 in High School Sports

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd frequently referred to his team as being a special group of players.

 

 

Cook fought for eight years at Columbus before word no became too much

Posted 6/20/2014 in High School Sports

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd stood with a couple of booster club members outside the baseball stadium at Pearl High. Boyd and the boosters were making notes and taking photos of the bullpen area adjacent to the first base dugout. While two pitchers' mounds were present at Pearl, Boyd said he wanted three and went into great detail about how nice the Pearl bullpens were and how he would appreciate something similar. New Hope had just defeated Pearl to advance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs. Two weeks later, New Hope dispatched West Jones to become the first team in the program's rich history to repeat as baseball state champions. On another side of Lowndes County, Columbus High was busy washing uniforms and putting away mementos from one of the best seasons in program history. After watching nine seniors suit up for the final time, coach Jeffrey Cook was thinking about his future.

 

 

Cook resigns as baseball coach at Columbus High

Posted 6/19/2014 in High School Sports

Jeffrey Cook arrived in Columbus hoping to build a family atmosphere that would help him establish a winning tradition with the school's baseball program. Nearly eight years later, the Columbus High School baseball team is looking for a new patriarch.

 

 

Allsup back in coaching at Starkville Academy

Posted 6/18/2014 in High School Sports

You only need to call Bruce Allsup to tell he is back doing what he feels is in "his blood." A quick listen to the voice mail greeting that begins with, "Coach Allsup" indicates the former Heritage Academy and Brookhaven Academy basketball coach will be back on the sidelines later this year.

 

 

Sturdivant, Sykes sign baseball offers at CHS banquet

Posted 5/27/2014 in High School Sports

Columbus High School celebrated one of its most successful baseball seasons with awards and good food Tuesday night at the school's baseball banquet.

 

 

MSU standout Wilson returns to coaching position at Starkville High

Posted 5/27/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE-- Two things Darryl Wilson loves are basketball and Starkville, Mississippi.

 

 

Postseason honors continue for Columbus High baseball

Posted 5/26/2014 in High School Sports

The most successful season in Columbus High School baseball history officially ended last week with another flurry of success.

 

 

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