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West Point's Murphy commits to MSU

Posted less than 6 hours ago in High School Sports

Although Marcus Murphy has two seasons of high school football left, he already is thinking about playing at the next level. On Tuesday, the West Point High School football rising junior gave a verbal commitment to Mississippi State via Twitter.

Starkville's High Gee caps state championship career by signing with Ole Miss

Posted 5/23/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ralesheia Gee sat in front of friends, family, teammates, coaches and schoolmates Monday and was quiet as a church mouse.

 

All-Area Boys Basketball: Carter leads Starkville to back-to-back title games

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - When he began his junior year at Starkville High School, Tyson Carter knew the expectation was there for him to become a leader on the basketball team.

 

 

All-Area Girls Basketball: Jones, Williams team up as Starkville makes return trip to Final Four

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - As Kelsey Jones begins her senior season, she is one of the state's top basketball prospects.

 

 

All-Area Girls Basketball: Bailey, Daniel help West Point basketball turn corner

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - When Dashmond Daniel began his coaching career four seasons ago at West Point High School, he quickly identified the best player on the girls' basketball team.

 

 

All-Area Girls Basketball: Middleton, Dill go out together with state championship

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Oak Hill Academy senior basketball player Sarah Dill received some encouraging words from her coach Brian Middleton during her junior season.

 

 

All-Area Boys Basketball: DeLoach leads Columbus Christian to state title

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Finding your voice sometimes can be difficult.

 

 

All-Area Boys Basketball: Crawford pushes both West Lowndes teams back to Jackson

Posted 5/21/2016 in High School Sports

If nothing else, Danny Crawford has learned patience during his coaching career.

 

Tapley leads Hebron Christian to state title

Posted 5/20/2016 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- A good game plan can help an underdog overcome overwhelming odds. After a 17-3 loss to Hebron Christian on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A championship series, the Humphreys Academy baseball team knew it was going to have to try anything and everything Thursday to have a shot at taking Game 2 and forcing a winner-take-all finale.

Columbus High's McDyess signs with Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Posted 5/19/2016 in High School Sports

Artavious McDyess knew he wanted to play basketball in college. At 6-foot-9 and 200 pounds, McDyess has the potential to grow into his frame and to be as dominant a post player as his nickname -- "Swat" -- suggests. McDyess also has the good fortune of having great blood lines from his father, former NBA All-Star Antonio McDyess. But the college recruiting process can give any student-athlete pause.

 

Columbus High's Hill commits to MSU

Posted 5/19/2016 in High School Sports

Kylin Hill won't have to travel far to play college football. The Columbus High School football rising senior verbally committed to Mississippi State via Twitter on Wednesday. "MSU is family," Hill said. "They treat you like you're their favorite cousin."

 

New Hope's Jennings signs with Northeast Mississippi C.C.

Posted 5/17/2016 in High School Sports

Terrell Jennings Jr. didn't have a say in the matter.

 

Hebron Christian wins opening game of state title series

Posted 5/17/2016 in High School Sports

BELZONI -- Hebron Christian's Payton Griffin might have a sore pitching shoulder, but the senior did not show any ill effect from the ding. He gritted his teeth and hurled the ball over the plate -- time and time again -- as he kept bats consistently quiet. He became just too much for the Humphreys Rebels as the game progressed on Tuesday evening.

 

 

Starkville High searching for new coaches

Posted 5/17/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Milton Smith is excited about the job he has in front of him.

 

Focused Eagles ready to play for Class A title

Posted 5/17/2016 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- Focus is a key for Payton Griffin. The Hebron Christian senior probably has heard his father, Todd, stress the importance of being mentally ready more than a few times in his high school career. Whether it has been in football, basketball, or baseball, that focus has helped Payton and his teammates achieve their share of success in all three sports.

Committed group leads West Lowndes to second in 1A

Posted 5/10/2016 in High School Sports

Commitment. Through all of the ups and downs, Anthony King could look at eight athletes who were with him Monday and say they almost did the unthinkable.

Columbus Christian boys make history with title

Posted 5/10/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The numbers were scratched on a white sheet of paper and fastened to a clipboard. The athletes were situated under a tent that was placed under some trees to provide plenty of shade and a place to relax. Even though Columbus Christian Academy boys track and field coach Greg Watkins had done nearly everything he could do, he still felt anxious. After all, a state championship was on the line, so he had to make sure his athletes were staying off their feet and resting and hydrating. When you're competing for a title and have plenty of time between events, you tend to repeat yourself.

New Hope playoff run ends with loss to Grenada

Posted 5/7/2016 in High School Sports

For most of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs, New Hope High School had been looking for its offense.

Simpson Academy eliminates Starkville Academy

Posted 5/6/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Simpson Academy's baseball season changed in about an hour's time Tuesday night. Down five runs to Starkville Academy, Simpson Academy scored the final seven runs, including a walk-off home run, to take the lead in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA second-round playoff series.

Columbus Christian's DeLoach, Frazier earn All-State honors

Posted 5/6/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Defense isn't an afterthought to RJ DeLoach or Jaborris Frazier. Lessons from their fathers early in their basketball career helped the Columbus Christian Academy players to understand the importance of playing on both ends of the court. Columbus Christian boys basketball coach Greg Watkins appreciates everything DeLoach and Frazier learned because he, too, stresses defense and knows it often is the difference in a team's ability to win a championship.

 

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