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Columbus powerlifters qualify for North State meet

Posted 2/12/2013 in High School Sports

Brandon Brown has seen a lot of progress in seven seasons at Columbus High School. Now that he is moving on, Brown can look to the Columbus High powerlifting team's most recent meet and know he has played a part in the program's move into the upper echelon of Class 6A. That success also has played a key role in the ability of the school's football team to compete in one of the state's toughest regions and return to the playoffs for the first time since 2005.



New Hope basketball squads sweep Caledonia

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

There are a lot of ways to honor seniors in their final regular-season home games.



Myles leads latest Jackets' signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles was part of a recruiting battle like many other talented seniors. However, Myles' recruitment didn't end with any drama Wednesday morning, as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I football at Mississippi State University.



Champion Tigers send 12 to next level

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- Even though he was a wide-eyed seventh-grader, Dylan Bradley thought his Noxubee County junior high football coach Tyrone Shorter was a little nuts.



New Hope's Stanfield will play softball at EMCC

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield doesn't mind working overtime. She also won't hesitate to haunt New Hope High School's Lady Trojan Field long after practice has ended to work on her game. Being part of the "Fantastic Four" with classmates Lauren Holifield, her sister, Erin Stanfield, and Ashley Reed helped make the extra hours playing softball on Friday and Saturday nights so special.



Three Falcons will soar on to college

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford sees the growth in his program. This past season, the Falcons advanced to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs out of one of the state toughest districts.



West Point adds to tradition with eight signees

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless understand the value of tradition. As much as he knows hard work has been a cornerstone of the West Point High School football program's seven state championships, he also knows players like to see tangible examples of how they will be rewarded for their investment.



Heritage Academy's Clark, Hamrick going to Northwest

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

James Clark and M.J. Hamrick are proof that word of mouth can travel any distance. It's safe to assume both players would have attracted plenty of interest from other schools in the state of Mississippi, but Northwest Mississippi Community College Mark Carson took the recommendations of several Mississippi Association of Independent Schools coaches who have played against Clark, Hamrick, and the Heritage Academy baseball team the past two seasons to add two prospects to his program.



Collins (USM) leads New Hope football signees

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Trae Collins didn't know where football was going to take him. As a standout on the New Hope High School football team for the past two seasons, Collins was confident he was going to get an opportunity, but he couldn't help feeling a little doubt when he didn't receive a bounty of offers.



Huddleston signs to play soccer at MSU

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy senior Tiffany Huddleston has always enjoyed soccer. The opportunity to play college soccer in her hometown is an added bonus.



Starkville Academy sweeps Heritage Academy

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy boys basketball coach Mark Alexander likes his team's chance in a close game. Starkville Academy once again proved calm under pressure Tuesday night as it defeated Heritage Academy 46-40 in another down-to-the-wire game.



New Hope basketball sweeps Noxubee County

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School girls basketball team nearly has all its parts back together. The trick now will be to get everyone on the same page in time for a postseason run.



Hard work pays for Richardson, Lady Vols

Posted 2/5/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy junior Sallie Kate Richardson rang in the New Year in what her coach called a "slight shooting slump."



MSU, Ole Miss football fans waiting for Jones' decision

Posted 2/4/2013 in High School Sports

Where in the Magnolia state was Chris Jones this weekend? This is the question fans of Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi were asking as they count the days before the Houston, Miss., product is expected to sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning.



Starkville basketball teams sweep Noxubee County

Posted 2/2/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Avonte' Amos and Ravonte' Gandy knew there would be valleys when they took over leadership roles. Still, the lone seniors on the Starkville High School basketball team feel like the Yellow Jackets are peaking at the right time. Further proof of that belief took place Friday night as Starkville played arguably its most complete game of the year in a 72-48 victory against Noxubee County at the Bee Hive.



Dale will take Stratton's message with him to JCJC

Posted 2/1/2013 in High School Sports

Christian Dale had a wrinkle few student-athletes get to experience at his college signing ceremony. The Columbus High School standout also received a message that could help him reach a similar destination of the guest speaker who spoke Thursday at the Columbus High baseball team's ninth annual First-Pitch Banquet.



New Hope's Hern signs with ICC

Posted 2/1/2013 in High School Sports

The Itawamba Community College women's soccer team will have a double dose of Hern in 2013. On Thursday, New Hope High School senior forward Reagan Hern signed a scholarship to play with her sister, Sarah, at ICC later this year.



Pickens Academy's Lowe signs with East Mississippi C.C.

Posted 1/31/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Whitney Lowe still remembers the tipping point.



Pickens Academy's Colvin signs with Shelton State

Posted 1/31/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Wade Goodman believes hard work pays off.



Prep basketball: Columbus takes pair from Noxubee County

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- A clean sweep for Columbus High School was the result of two tightly contested prep basketball games against Noxubee County Tuesday night.



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