Don't let the record fool you. The New Hope High School baseball team has experienced its share of adversity this season. The Trojans haven't had to recover from devastating injuries. Instead, coach Lee Boyd's team had to survive a late-season swoon that nearly derailed a solid start.
Wanted: Creative, self-starter who can help four New Hope High School softball players find a nickname that captures their skills and the relationship they share.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- All Hunter Booth wanted was a chance. Like a lot of high school seniors, the Pickens Academy standout wanted to continue his football career in college. Unfortunately, the hard-working linebacker/offensive linemen didn't receive a lot of interest from schools despite a season in which he played an integral role in leading the Pirates back to the championship level.
As the first few weeks of the season turned into a month, Ed Lott remained optimistic.
YAZOO CITY -- New Hope High School kept its quest alive for a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball state championship Tuesday afternoon.
WEST POINT -- If there is a sport to be played, West Point High School's Peair Howard wants to be involved.
The weather wasn't conducive to championship performances this past weekend at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State meet.
OXFORD -- The Oxford High School baseball team used a solid pitching combination of Steven Whitfield and Jason Barber on Monday night to earn a 3-1 victory against Starkville in game three of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff series.
HATTIESBURG -- The Heritage Academy boys golf team did it again Monday.
It's a simple philosophy, but Cade Lott knows how well it can work.
On a day of rest for most, the New Hope High School baseball team was hard at work.
The temptation was there all day for Kaitlin Bradley and the rest of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team. Bradley and the Lady Trojans knew McComb High pitcher Kamry Creel wasn't overpowering. They also learned from a scouting report that Creel likes to work the outside corner and dares hitters to remain disciplined.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson made an ominous prediction that unfortunately came true. Wilson warned his team it had to take better care of the little details and had to improve dramatically on defense to have a chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball players and coaches acknowledge their role as an underdog in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry summed up his emotions Thursday afternoon as he watched Washington School celebrate a playoff series victory on his home field.
GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott parred the third playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honors at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State meet at Greenwood County Club.
The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.
STARKVILLE -- There are few things coaches like better than when their pitchers throw strike one.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Brian Jones knew his first Yellow Jackets squad would be a work in progress. Resilience has been his team's most impressive trait. Through trials and tribulations, the team has kept swinging and battling back.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls track and field coach Caroline Woomer calls freshman Ralesheia Gee "a beast." Woomer means it in the nicest way possible.
1. Columbus boys move within three wins of state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU men knock off South Carolina in overtime HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. West Lowndes drops playoff contest at home HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. New Hope earns trip to Jackson HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS