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Mullis throws no-hitter in Columbus' victory vs. Starkville

Posted 4/2/2014 in High School Sports

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 rallies past Starkville Academy

Posted 4/2/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Minichino Column: MSU women's basketball headed in the right direction

Posted 3/31/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Player of Week: Barnes adds pop to Starkville High lineup

Posted 3/31/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Barnes finally got the most precious commodity from his head coach: confidence.

 

 

New Hope's Beard isn't going to make excuses

Posted 3/29/2014 in High School Sports

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 High's Mitchell chosen to lead Team Mississippi in all-star battle

Posted 3/28/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell will be the head coach of Team Mississippi in the 2014 Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game.

 

 

Starkville installs turf at football stadium

Posted 3/26/2014 in High School Sports

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 High's Dobbs signs with Mississippi Delta C.C.

Posted 3/26/2014 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Dominating.

 

 

New Hope's Mattix sets sights on new number

Posted 3/25/2014 in High School Sports

A little more than two weeks ago, Mercedes Mattix still had basketball on her brain.

 

 

Mattox sisters motivate each other

Posted 3/25/2014 in High School Sports

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's MacGown finds right fit in Georgia

Posted 3/22/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

New Hope's Spann sells himself to NEMCC

Posted 3/22/2014 in High School Sports

A career in marketing or business appears to be perfectly suited for Brandon Spann.

 

 

Caledonia softball beats Columbus

Posted 3/19/2014 in High School Sports

Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore has a checklist of items she wants her team to accomplish every game.

 

 

Starkville softball team bounces back to beat West Point

Posted 3/19/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Players of Week: Quiet no-hitters help keep Columbus unbeaten

Posted 3/17/2014 in High School Sports

It's best for no one to say anything if their team's pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.

 

 

Starkville High baseball wins in extra innings

Posted 3/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner loves the consistency of his pitching staff at Starkville High School.

 

 

New Hope baseball sweeps doubleheader to start 9-0

Posted 3/15/2014 in High School Sports

JC Redden used his right arm in both games of a doubleheader sweep to help New Hope maintain its perfect record in 2014 season.

 

 

Brown's monster day helps Yellow Jackets complete sweep

Posted 3/13/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Pieces coming together for New Hope baseball

Posted 3/12/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Lady Trojans fall a little short

Posted 3/11/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

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