STARKVILLE -- Maybe Hunter Mullis doesn't need any notice before he is going to pitch. The Columbus High School senior didn't come to the ballpark Tuesday thinking he would be on the mound, but muscle tightness forced classmate Trace Lee to skip his scheduled start at Starkville High.
Heritage Academy freshman pitcher Logan Sneed wasn't caught up in the rivalry against Starkville Academy or the playoff ramifications his team faced Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE -- A year ago, the bitter disappointment of a loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference Tournament stayed with Vic Schaefer for a long time.
STARKVILLE -- Tyler Barnes finally got the most precious commodity from his head coach: confidence.
Tabitha Beard isn't going to make excuses. For years, defense has been the foundation for the New Hope High School softball program. Whether it has been slow- or fast-pitch, the Lady Trojans have relied on their defensive execution to give them an advantage against opponents.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell will be the head coach of Team Mississippi in the 2014 Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game.
STARKVILLE -- When Jamie Mitchell took the head coaching job at Starkville High School, he mentioned first the program's potential for the state's best facilities.
HAMILTON -- Dominating.
A little more than two weeks ago, Mercedes Mattix still had basketball on her brain.
STARKVILLE -- When Starkville High School cross country and track and field performer Walker Mattox needs extra motivation, she doesn't have to call or text a teammate. Instead, she calls throughout the house for her sister, Kate, who has emerged as one of the Yellow Jackets' top performers in each of the past three seasons.
STARKVILLE -- Patrick Reagan always looks for the perfect fit. As coach of the cross country team at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Reagan knows the recruits he might attract to the NAIA school in Savannah, Ga., are a specialized group of talented athletes and artists.
A career in marketing or business appears to be perfectly suited for Brandon Spann.
Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore has a checklist of items she wants her team to accomplish every game.
STARKVILLE -- Wendy Jolly has seen her team come so far in the past three years that Tuesday night against an area rival was the culmination of all the emotion.
It's best for no one to say anything if their team's pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.
STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner loves the consistency of his pitching staff at Starkville High School.
JC Redden used his right arm in both games of a doubleheader sweep to help New Hope maintain its perfect record in 2014 season.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Travis Garner feels so fortunate that he gets to coach A.J. Brown for two more seasons. For the simple reason that Brown doesn't know how talented he can become over that time.
Wells Davis and Josh Stillman want to be themselves. If that means being two more pieces to the puzzle for the New Hope High School baseball team, that's fine with them.
JACKSON -- The little things. Anyone who has watched the New Hope High School girls basketball team this season knows coach Laura Lee Holman has preached about the importance of the details that define victories. On most nights, the Lady Trojans paid attention to the finer points and boxed out, rotated on defense, hit free throws, executed on offense, and hummed like a finely tuned machine. On nights when things didn't go so smoothly, New Hope relied on its pressure defense to create offense that helped it snap it out of its funk.
1. Davis finds success in middle of NHHS order being himself HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. New Hope finds stroke in victory against Columbus HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. MSU hasn't named starting pitcher for Ole Miss tonight COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Talented players have helped Caledonia's Wilson reach milestone HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Rea, Collins power MSU past Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS