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Heritage Academy falls short on conversion against Magnolia Heights

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Close. Barrett Donahoe has used that word several times this season to highlight how far he feels the Heritage Academy football program is from competing for championships.

 

 

Leake Central edges Caledonia

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School kicker Josh Kugel is probably too young to realize it, but he has a lot in common with Gerry Thomas and Dan Mowrey.

 

 

West Point keeps rolling in Class 5A, Region 1

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- The West Point High School football has found a return to normalcy in Class 5A, Region 1. The Green Wave rushed for 245 yards and moved to 2-0 in region play Friday night with a 49-14 victory at Hernando.

 

 

Graise, Chambers lead Timberwolves

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN - The West Oktibbeha County High School football team doesn't get smacked in the mouth much, but when it does, it's usually the offense that helps the team overcome adversity. On Friday, it was senior defensive linemen Michael Graise and Johnny Chambers who led the charge in a 46-24 win against Sebastopol High.

 

 

Defense helps Pickens County shut down Aliceville

Posted 9/30/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- While the Pickens County and Aliceville high school football teams raced up and down the field Friday night, the Tornadoes' defense made the big plays when needed most. The Tornadoes forced three turnovers and remained undefeated with a 35-14 victory against the Yellow Jackets at Memorial Stadium.

 

 

Magnolia Heights edges Heritage Academy

Posted 9/29/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- The Magnolia Heights football team stopped Parker Dunaway on a conversion run with 2 minutes, 58 seconds left in the game Friday to preserve a 14-13 victory against Heritage Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II, District 1 victory.

 

 

Lowndes County teams face key games

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team will have a chance to test its character tonight. At 4-1 and 1-0 in Class 6A, Region 1, Columbus has the same record it had at this point in the season in 2011. A year ago, Columbus trailed Southaven 14-7 early in the fourth quarter before mistakes cost it and turned a close game into a 35-7 defeat.

 

 

Fair's desire to play inspires Starkville

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A couple of weeks ago, Starkville High School senior linebacker David Fair walked into his Jamie Mitchell's office for what was thought to be a season-ending meeting.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball to build on experience

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

Macy Walters knows how far the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball program has come. Walters was with the team last season when it only won a handful of games. She was back on the diamond in July to prepare for another season and was curious to see how the team would do given the field wasn't packed with players.

 

 

Former Aberdeen coach Moore to face Bulldogs tonight

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- In 1992, Lynn Moore resigned as Aberdeen High School's head football coach to take over at Louisville High.

 

 

West Point looks for 2-0 start in region play

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School returned to its football comfort zone this week with a return to play inside Class 5A, Region 1.

 

 

West Oktibbeha continues offensive explosion

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Oktibbeha County High School is setting its sights on a legitimate run at the Class 1A, Region 3 football championship this season.

 

Heritage Academy set for 'playoff' game Friday

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe doesn't buy the notion of "good losses." But the Heritage Academy football coach came as close as any coach could to experiencing one of them Friday night in a 41-35 loss to Jackson Academy.

 

New Hope softball trying to find consistency at plate

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is still striving for consistency at the plate. It's the kind of top-to-bottom production that will keep New Hope coach Tabitha Beard from yelling "Don't reach" to her hitters and will prevent her from putting her hands on her head to mask her frustration.

 

 

Noxubee County gearing up for district opener

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Desire, discipline, and dedication. Those are the things Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is looking for from his players as the program enters the second part of its 2012 season. So far, the Tigers have put those three things to use.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball takes next step

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Gary Harris wasn't sure how his players were going to respond. Following a loss to Washington School in its opening game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament, the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach challenged his players by telling them they were so close to getting to the overall state tournament. All Heritage Academy needed to do was find a way to regroup and defeat Jackson Academy and win one more game.

 

 

WINNING IN POSTSEASON: Heritage Academy places third at north state

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Things keep getting better for the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team.

 

 

PREP PLAYER OF WEEK: Conner beginning to spread wings with Falcons

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

Kendrick Conner didn't have time to be scared.

 

 

Defense answers call for West Point

Posted 9/24/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Freddie Reed and Ed Brown wanted to make a statement. After 24 minutes, the West Point High School football team's defense was less than satisfied with its effort Friday night against Lake Cormorant.

 

 

Columbus shuts out Tupelo in region opener

Posted 9/23/2012 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- Columbus High School junior quarterback Trace Lee likes to spread the ball around to as many receivers as possible. However, senior wide receiver Dalon Moore has an advantage on most plays.

 

 

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