Oak Hill Academy and Starkville Academy were part of a banner season in baseball for the area in 2017.
Koby Harcrow has made it a habit to push through highs and lows. When you're not the biggest, fastest, or strongest player on the field, it sometimes can be difficult to attract attention, but Harcrow never used his physical makeup as an excuse. In fact, the New Hope High School standout pushed even harder so he could get noticed so one day he could realize his dream to play college baseball.
STARKVILLE -- While Kelsey Jones has lofty college goals, her high school coach Kristie Williams sets the bar even higher.
STARKVILLE -- Stat stuffers don't slack off.
WEST POINT -- There is a lot of responsibility when you're the only senior on a team.
Bruce Franks doesn't have to yell during games.
Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard, II has never received a dime for teaching at the school.
STARKVILLE - Typically, a high school basketball player can seek out a teammate or coach when words of encouragement or needed.
STARKVILLE - During a standout coaching career at Starkville High School, boys' basketball coach Greg Carter has always been able to push the right buttons.
STARKVILLE - For Starkville High School girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams, the challenge is to reinvent herself as a coach and to reinvent her next team.
WEST POINT - Sometimes West Point girls' basketball coach Dashmond Daniel reminds himself to take a deep breath.
Michael McCleod has found his calling.
A school year that started with a debilitating injury will last one more day for Dawson Shaw. Today, the Columbus Christian Academy senior will be one of a handful of local standouts who will play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Senior All-Star games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.
Kiara Conner admits she was nervous. Typically, the pitcher is the one who is uneasy when Conner is in the batter's box. This time, though, Conner wasn't playing in a game. In fact, her softball career at Columbus High School already was over and she was trying to find a place to continue playing a sport she started when she was 4 or 5 years old. That's why Conner was positioned next to a batting tee and prepared to impress East Mississippi Community College coach Kyndall White.
STARKVILLE -- Even the best coaches sometimes need a lift from another source.
Two years ago, Kanisha Hodges first realized she might have a chance to play softball in college.
WEST POINT -- Some of the most fun Phil Ferguson has had working in schools has been the time spent with students in sports.
CALEDONIA -- Gary Griffin always heard good things about Caledonia High School.
The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.
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