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Brooks' spirit helps Caledonia volleyball win title

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Samantha Brooks loved what she saw last weekend from her Caledonia High School volleyball team. Brooks couldn't help but smile Monday as she talked about how Caledonia rallied from losing the first set to win the next two to beat Corinth to win the Silver Division of the Ridgeland High Set It Off Challenge.



These games will define prep football season

Posted 8/16/2016 in High School Sports

Game week finally has arrived for the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS). All of the predictions are out and coaches are putting together game plans for their openers. As the countdown to kickoff winds down, let's look at the games that will help define this season.


Pickle sees positives in New Hope's victory

Posted 8/13/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kris Pickle didn't get to see everything he wanted in a two-quarter exhibition game. But the New Hope High School football coach saw a few promising things in a 29-8 victory against Morton High on Friday night in the New Hope Fall Jamboree at Davis Wade Stadium that give him hope.

Shorter, Tigers won't listen to doubters

Posted 8/12/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had to run players away from the Noxubee County High School field house in the summer. That's a good sign for a coach who suffered key graduation losses from a group that helped the program win its first back-to-back state championships.


Beckom grows into leadership role for Columbus High football team

Posted 8/12/2016 in High School Sports

Veteran football coaches may downplay expectations for a standout player. Columbus High School football coach Randal Montgomery goes the other way with senior cornerback/strong safety Derrick Beckom.


Hill ready to make run at state championship with Columbus

Posted 8/10/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior Kylin Hill feels good about his future after giving a verbal commitment to Mississippi State earlier this summer.


Walters column: Sitting down for some more questions

Posted 8/9/2016 in High School Sports

Well, it's finally show time.



Sykes anchors Columbus defense during push for Class 6A title

Posted 8/9/2016 in High School Sports

After the second game of the season, Columbus High School held an impromptu team meeting.



Mason lends experience to Noxubee County football team

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- This is Kymbotric Mason's season to shine.



Prep Player of Week: Adair starts strong for Heritage Academy

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

It's difficult to stop anybody when they're rolling.


Robinson ready to play bigger role for Noxubee County

Posted 8/8/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- It's easy to get overshadowed when you're a member of the Noxubee County High School defense. Over the years, the Tigers have developed a reputation for having an attacking defense that sends multiple players to the football to make plays.

Murphy, West Point set high goals for 2016 season

Posted 8/6/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - West Point junior Marcus Murphy considers himself a quick study.


Starkville's Claybrook finds right fit at Tulane

Posted 8/5/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Football wasn't Joey Claybrook's only concern when he was looking at colleges. Claybrook wanted to make sure he could have a top-notch academic experience and play football in college, so he was particular in where he looked. Claybrook received interest from Duke, one of the nation's top academic schools. He also heard from Tulane, which is in New Orleans. The Starkville High School senior offensive lineman became more interested in Tulane as he did his research about the school. Conversations with Tulane coach Willie Fritz and members of his coaching staff helped convince Claybrook, so he decided to make a verbal commitment July 20.



Whann, Price want to help continue Starkville High volleyball success

Posted 8/5/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A typical day for Maureen Whann starts at 4:30 a.m. Following the usual morning preparations, Whann drives one hour from Starkville to Tupelo to her job as a computer programmer. The second part of Whann's day begins when her 9-5 job is done and she travels back to Starkville and enters the Starkville High School gym for a vigorous three-hour practice.


Caledonia's Unruh looking to have solid senior season

Posted 8/4/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Spencer Unruh's plan for the summer was to stay busy. While others might have kicked back and relaxed, the Caledonia High School standout wanted to use his "vacation" to put himself in front of as many college coaches as he could to raise his recruiting profile. Attending a Manning Camp in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and camps at Louisiana Tech, Samford, Alabama-Birmingham, Pearl High (Jim Harbaugh), East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba C.C., and Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. helped Unruh accomplish his goal.

New Hope looks to use youth as advantage on volleyball court

Posted 8/2/2016 in High School Sports

Allison Woolbright isn't going to allow youth to be an impediment for the New Hope High School volleyball team.

Calvert emerging as threat in West Point backfield

Posted 8/2/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - West Point High School junior Chris Calvert flies under the radar.


Starkville Academy ready to build on last season's success

Posted 8/2/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Starkville Academy second-year football coach Chase Nicholson does not want to use the term "inexperienced" in connection with his team.


Columbus Christian's Webber, Misiak will go to Junior Olympics

Posted 8/2/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Chris Webber and Glenn Misiak are excited to see how they stack up against some of the nation's top runner. The opportunity to miss the first day of school at Columbus Christian Academy is just one of the perks they will enjoy when they travel to Texas to compete in the 50th anniversary of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games.


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