WEST POINT -- Veronica Williams had a sense of pride and joy when her son told her where he wanted to go to college on a football scholarship.
Throughout the course of a prep softball season, most teams will collect some big innings.
STARKVILLE -- Unlucky was a fitting word for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Tuesday morning.
MACON -- Central Academy catcher Blake Rigdon has a had a lot of great memories playing softball for the Lady Vikings.
MACON -- Noxubee County High School basketball coach T.J. Billups made a life-changing decision for his family this month.
PHEBA -- A week ago, Brooke Griffin was just another young pitcher looking to make her mark.
For Will Golsan and Taylor Stafford, winning a state championship was a dream 10 years in the making.
Lee Boyd was well aware of the expectations when he accepted the job as New Hope High School baseball coach at the age of 26.
WEST POINT -- New season, new attitude, new result. If one game is any indication, Karlie Lockhart is prepared to have a sophomore season to remember for the Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team.
The Dispatch's All-Area prep baseball team for the 2013 season:
Maegen Ellis thought she has missed her chance.
John Davis believes the opportunity to be a head coach outweighs the uncertainty that accompanies his move from Lawrence County High School to East Oktibbeha County High.
Cass Tapley doesn't know how it happened.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball coach Kayla Mosley went recruiting in the offseason.
MACON -- Unfinished business is a mantra the Central Academy fast-pitch softball team hopes provides enough motivation for it to make a title run this season.
Gary Harris doesn't know where the next step will take the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.
Nathan Ellis discovered Monday just how quickly the coaching carousel can turn, even at the high school level.
Dedicated. Driven. Determined.
The last time that Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter and Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell coached in a 60,000-seat senior college football stadium, the experience was a positive one indeed.
The common thought would be Starkville High School rising senior Blair Schaefer would be happy with a all-star game performance that included a team-high 17 points, seven rebounds and other individual honors.
1. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU seniors earn rousing send-off COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Moorhead adds coach; MSU baseball team promotes Brown COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU softball team splits first two games in California COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS