CALEDONIA -- Jantsen Glasgow didn't know the game was over.
STARKVILLE -- Football always was an option for Colt Chrestman.
CALEDONIA -- Avery Pool admits she wasn't playing as good as she wanted to.
STARKVILLE -- When Chuck Friend got the chance to return to Starkville, he took it.
STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner wants the Starkville High School baseball program to become known for sending players to college every year.
The New Hope High School baseball team's self-inflicted wounds continued Tuesday against Saltillo. This time, there was more at stake than a district win. Leading 4-1 entering the fourth inning, New Hope committed four errors and surrendered four runs, all of which would proved too much to overcome in a 7-4 loss in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 matchup at Trojan Field.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Preston Pogue and Jeff White have been playing together long enough that they know when the other one is going to have a good day. The good news for the Pickens Academy baseball team is when Pogue or White is having a good day, the other one usually is going to do just as well.
STARKVILLE -- Caleb Griffin needed to prove himself.
WEST POINT -- Qiayon Bailey knew at a young age she wanted to play basketball.
Cameron Douglas and Javontae McDavid believed they could make a splash in their final season with the Columbus High School boys basketball team.
CALEDONIA -- Coby Coleman saw the excitement on National Signing Day in the Golden Triangle and waited. The Caledonia High School senior had hoped to be one of many local standouts who received an opportunity in February to play football in college, but Coleman didn't get an offer. Undaunted, Coleman and Caledonia High football coach Andy Crotwell continued to work to keep the dream alive.
A run to a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State championship continues to prove fruitful for members of the Columbus High School boys basketball team. After all of the parades, ceremonies, and awards Columbus has received since defeating Starkville 37-33 on March 12 in Jackson, the players on the team have enjoyed the attention that accompanies being a member of the state title team in the state's biggest classification.
STARKVILLE -- Patton Little made a life-changing decision in the summer of 2014 when he gave up tennis to focus on cross country and track and field. The decision wasn't easy for the Starkville High School student-athlete because he loved tennis, but he knew he had a future in the other sport.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy senior right-hander Caleb Griffin made good on his pledge Tuesday night. "They weren't going to beat me again," Griffin said. "I knew I was going to get the start for this game, and I promised myself there was no way I was going to let them beat me twice. I was going to shut them down through seven innings. That was the goal. I am proud of it." Griffin threw a one-hitter and Starkville Academy took over first place in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 2 race with a 6-0 victory against Heritage Academy at Volunteer Field.
PHEBA -- Setting the tone has come naturally for Channing Tapley. When you have been in a key role on numerous teams for as many years as Tapley, you come to understand how you need to prepare and how you need to play with confidence to set the example for your teammates. Hitting the long ball only has helped Tapley accentuate his approach to the game.
GAINESVILLE -- Cody Brown hit a grand slam and Ryan Rigby allowed one run in five relief innings as the No. 5 Mississippi State baseball team beat No. 1 Florida 10-4 Saturday at McKethan Stadium to even up a Southeastern Conference series and snap Florida's 29-game home winning streak.
Friday morning had the celebratory feel of a wedding for Columbus High School girls basketball coach Yvonne Hairston.
STARKVILLE--Having a leader that can make clutch plays when they are needed the most helped the Starkville Academy baseball team defeat visiting Leake Academy 10-4 on Thursday night at Volunteer Field.
CALEDONIA -- Jantsen Glasgow and Zach O'Neil like to keep it simple. While other players might twist themselves up in knots tweaking swings or deliveries, Glasgow and O'Neil have learned to embrace the tenets of hitting the ball the other way and throwing strikes.
BRANDON -- Ben Burrell hit a two-run home run Tuesday night to help the Starkville High School baseball team beat Northwest Rankin 4-2 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 game.