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Fast-pitch softball teams bounce back after Exposure Tournament

Posted 8/23/2011 in High School Sports

Fresh off a chance to showcase their skills for state college coaches, five area Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball teams were back in action Monday. Heritage Academy lost to Washington School 15-0 in four innings, Starkville Academy lost to Jackson Prep 1-0, Oak Hill Academy lost to Manchester Academy 11-7, and Central Academy beat Calhoun Academy 8-7, and Hebron Christian lost to Winona Christian 3-0.



West Point learns another lesson in loss to South Panola

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Another lesson learned. The West Point High School football typically doesn't suffer back-to-back losses and then learn from the mistakes in those setbacks.



Youth on showcase for South Panola, West Point

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Forget about the present. It was clear Saturday night the future is pretty bright for the South Panola and West Point high school football teams.



East, West Oktibbeha football teams win openers

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Randy Brooks wanted to run the ball Friday night. Forced to go to the air after the ground game "sputtered," Devalyn Bell provided a spark.



Plott happy to be back at Pickens County

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Patrick Plott is happy to be back closer to home. If he had his choice, he never would have left Pickens County High School and his job as the school's football coach. But a certification issue and the lack of a certified teaching position at the school resulted in Plott leaving the school after only one season leading the football program.



Moody will lead Aliceville football

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- To classify Charles Moody as being excited about his first head coaching job might be an understatement. The former Alabama A&M All-American is pumped about making his debut this season with the Aliceville High School Yellow Jackets.



Columbus beats Aberdeen again

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- As the immortal Yogi Berra was fond of saying, it was "déjà vu all over again" for the Aberdeen High School football team. For the second year in a row, the Columbus Falcons handed Aberdeen, the state's top-ranked Class 3A team, a season-opening setback.



New Hope capitalizes on mistakes to beat Louisville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Four second-half turnovers created by defense provided the difference Friday night as the New Hope High School football team defeated Louisville 17-12 in the season opener for both teams at Hinze Stadium.



Noxubee County pulls away from Starkville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Even after a disappointing loss last week in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter was convinced his team could still run the football.



Caledonia gets big win vs. Nettleton

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team proved a little August heat wasn't going to cramp their style Friday night. Caledonia battled through heat cramps and fatigue to earn a 29-20 win against Nettleton in the season opener. The victory avenged a 28-7 setback to the Tigers last year.



Runnels, Starkville Academy roll to victory

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are plenty of carries to go around in the Starkville Academy football team's option offense. But after rushing for a career-high 187 yards and three touchdowns Friday to lead Starkville Academy to a 38-3 win against St. Andrews Episcopal, junior running back Colby Runnels staked his claim for the lion's share moving forward.



Winona Christian blanks Immanuel Christian

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Success for the Winona Christian football team this season will start with the offensive line. That may sound like a simple statement applicable to any team, but when you have seven seniors on your roster capable of playing on the offensive or defensive lines, you're going to win a lot of battles up front.



Friday's Mississippi Prep Football Scores

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

Here is a look at the prep football action Friday night in the state of Mississippi:



Heritage Academy beats Lamar in final seconds

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

MERIDIAN -- Brandon Bell's fade pass to Cade Lott in the end zone with eight seconds remaining was the first part. The second part was Bell's conversion run behind Tyler Knight out of a jumbo set that allowed the Heritage Academy to complete an improbable comeback in a 37-36 victory



Allen's hat trick sparks Starkville Academy

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

A little communication goes a long way. Robert Gardner only wishes it hadn't taken a disappointing loss to Presbyterian Christian to affect that kind of change.



Starkville, Noxubee County will renew rivalry

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the better, low-scoring defensive struggles of 2010 took place when the Noxubee County High School football team defeated Starkville 14-7 in the regular-season opener for both squads. Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and Noxubee County coach Tyrone Shorter believe that type of encore is possible when the teams kick off the 2011 season at 7:30 tonight in Macon.



Columbus High football faces stern test in Aberdeen

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

Now that the word is out, the Columbus High School football team will have to be even better. Columbus delivered a mild surprise Saturday, breaking out to a 21-0 lead en route to a 27-12 victory against Noxubee County in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.



Pitching, defense leads Hamilton slow-pitch softball

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Pitching and defense don't discriminate. Although the combination typically may be associated more often with fast-pitch softball, the Hamilton High School slow-pitch team showed Thursday how far that timely tandem can take a team.



Pickens Academy hopes to show physical side

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- John Gartman isn't going to change the identity of the Pickens Academy football team because one player graduated.



East Webster set for emotional game at home

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team may play the most emotionally charged home opener in school history at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Vardaman.



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