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Pickens County looks to complete undefeated run through region play

Posted about 1 hour ago in High School Sports

Pickens County High School knew replacing 17 seniors would be a major chore this football season. The Tornadoes also had the added assignment of moving from the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 1A ranks to Class 2A.

 

 

New Hope looks to bounce back from first loss

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

Kris Pickle and the New Hope High School football team have turned the page.

 

 

Noxubee County can clinch region title against Caledonia

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

MACON -- Coaches worry about everything.

 

 

Heritage Academy wants enthusiasm to carry over to rivalry game

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

The smiles were back at Heritage Academy after a week's hiatus.

 

 

New Hope's Taylor excited about chance to play at Gulf Coast C.C.

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

At 5-foot-9, 140 pounds, Sam Taylor's name on a roster won't catch your eye if you're looking for a physical specimen.

 

 

Neshoba Central uses HRs to power past New Hope

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

"Don't be in a rush." Kayla McKinion didn't hear the advice offered to her by one of the fans of the Neshoba Central slow-pitch softball team on Tuesday night. You couldn't blame the junior outfielder for being locked in. After all, the bases were loaded and a short right-field porch at Lady Trojan Field beckoned. The only thing McKinion had to do was be patient, pick out her pitch, and let the hours of practice and training help her do the rest.

 

 

Lafayette gets breaks at end to beat Caledonia

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Something had to give. As the Lafayette and Caledonia high school volleyball teams headed to the fifth set of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I playoff match on Tuesday night, the teams were deadlocked at two sets apiece and had taken turns assuming control of the match. The Lady Confederates started strong, but the Lady Commodores fought back. Lafayette then appeared on the brink of victory, but Caledonia fought back.

 

 

Starkville volleyball sweeps Clinton

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- April Reese was more than happy to provide the exclamation point. Clinging to a 13-12 lead in the second set, the Starkville High School volleyball team was locked in a long rally with Clinton on Tuesday in its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class III first-round playoff match.

 

 

Maturing New Hope softball team will play for North State title

Posted 10/21/2014 in High School Sports

Chelsey Ray knows how deadly quicksand can be. An error can lead to another mistake and all of a sudden every member of the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team has her head down. From there, look out because the dominoes start to fall in all of the wrong ways and, before they know it, the Lady Trojans are wondering what hit them.

 

 

Raiders' Riley proves to be unstoppable force

Posted 10/21/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Drew Riley is persistent. The Oak Hill Academy junior running back understands the notion you stick with something until a team adjusts or stops you. But nearly three days after one of his best rushing efforts of his career, even Riley admits he would have liked coach Tony Stanford to have called a different running play, if only to add a little variety to what had the feeling of a Bill Murray-flavored evening in West Point.

 

 

New Hope softball escapes quicksand at Warren Central

Posted 10/20/2014 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team couldn't have allowed itself to sink in the quicksand Saturday. After suffering a 10-run loss to Warren Central in Game 1 of the best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A/6A North State playoff series, New Hope could have thought things weren't meant to be and started to look forward to a long nap on a four-hour bus ride back to Columbus.

 

 

Starkville beats Madison Central for fourth straight shutout

Posted 10/19/2014 in High School Sports

MADISON -- Starkville High School senior linebacker Jordyn Bowlin described his team's mentality perfectly Friday night.

 

 

Louisville cools off Aberdeen in Region 4-3A showdown

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Prior to the start of the season, MaxPreps listed Mississippi's top 20 most dominant football programs in the past 10 years and, not surprisingly, the Louisville Wildcats came in at No. 10.

 

 

Hebron Christian wins showdown with Central Academy

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

PHEBA - Leshon Hill ran right, there was no room. He ran left, there was no room. And forget about running up the middle.

 

 

Heritage Academy bounces back with win over Leake Academy

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy offense was late to the party Friday night, but it rocked out in the second half.

 

 

Oak HIll Academy upsets Canton Academy, moves into tie for first place

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- With a 14-7 lead at halftime, the second half strategy was simple for the Oak Hill Raiders: run the ball, run the ball some more more and when all else fails, run the ball.

 

 

New Hope battles hard in loss to region leader Oxford

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- Kris Pickle was frank earlier this week when he said his New Hope High School football team has nothing to lose when it faced Oxford in a pivotal Class 5A, Region 1 game.

 

 

Alabama Prep Football Scores

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

 

 

Mississippi Prep Football Scores

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

 

 

West Alabama: Lamar County falls short in upset bid of Gordo

Posted 10/18/2014 in High School Sports

VERNON -- Lamar County was in a position to win Friday night in its huge Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A, Region 4 showdown with Gordo.

 

 

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