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Local academy baseball players earn all-state honors

Posted 6/24/2017 in High School Sports

Oak Hill Academy and Starkville Academy were part of a banner season in baseball for the area in 2017.

 

New Hope's Harcrow will get shot at Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 6/21/2017 in High School Sports

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 High's Jones signs with Southern Mississippi

Posted 6/21/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Kelsey Jones has lofty college goals, her high school coach Kristie Williams sets the bar even higher.

 

All-Area Basketball: Futral helped build foundation at Starkville Academy

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Stat stuffers don't slack off.

 

 

All-Area Basketball: Grubbs provided leadership at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- There is a lot of responsibility when you're the only senior on a team.

 

 

All-Area Basketball: Franks continues state championship tradition at Hebron

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

Bruce Franks doesn't have to yell during games.

 

 

2016-17 Dispatch All-Area Basketball Team

Posted 6/3/2017 in High School Sports

 

All-Area Basketball: Woodard II guides Columbus to winning season, return trip to playoffs

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard, II has never received a dime for teaching at the school.

All-Area Basketball: Jones caps career with three trips to Jackson with Lady Jackets

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Typically, a high school basketball player can seek out a teammate or coach when words of encouragement or needed.

 

All-Area Basketball: Carter keeps Starkville humming at fast pace

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - During a standout coaching career at Starkville High School, boys' basketball coach Greg Carter has always been able to push the right buttons.

 

 

All-Area Basketball: Williams keeps Starkville on edge of winning state championship

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

All-Area Basketball: Daniel keeps West Point among top programs in Class 5A

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Sometimes West Point girls' basketball coach Dashmond Daniel reminds himself to take a deep breath.

 

 

McCleod celebrates shift to track career by winning state title

Posted 5/27/2017 in High School Sports

Michael McCleod has found his calling.

 

 

CCA's Shaw leads group of baseball All-Stars

Posted 5/26/2017 in High School Sports

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.

 

Columbus High softball standout Conner signs with EMCC

Posted 5/25/2017 in High School Sports

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 track pair sign with Meridian C.C.

Posted 5/19/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even the best coaches sometimes need a lift from another source.

Columbus High's Hodges signs with Coahoma C.C. in softball

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

Two years ago, Kanisha Hodges first realized she might have a chance to play softball in college.

 

Ferguson chosen as new AD at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Some of the most fun Phil Ferguson has had working in schools has been the time spent with students in sports.

 

 

Griffin takes over basketball programs at Caledonia High School

Posted 5/18/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Gary Griffin always heard good things about Caledonia High School.

 

Dale leaves West Lowndes, takes over at alma mater, Durant

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.

 

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