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Randle has become leader on defense for Columbus

Posted 10/12/2017 in High School Sports

When Columbus High School senior Jordan Randle left New Hope High and joined his new team during the summer, he was ready for the challenges of learning new teammates, new coaches, and new plays. Randle never envisioned learning a new position.

 

Players of Week: Parker, Meek lead CCA to first victory

Posted 10/10/2017 in High School Sports

Nate Parker admits he wasn't used to getting as hit as much as he did in the Columbus Christian Academy football team's first five games.

 

 

MSU Walk-on Wednesday: Burnett takes thrift store approach to build successful business

Posted 10/10/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The newest Mississippi State football t-shirt craze is originating from inside its locker room.

 

Columbus prepared to face reigning champion Neshoba Central

Posted 10/10/2017 in High School Sports

Eric Thornton doesn't anticipate his Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team to be fazed by the prospects of facing five-time state champion Neshoba Central at 5 p.m. today in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class III State tournament.

Park Place Christian Academy beats Starkville Academy for Division III title

Posted 10/10/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sybil Roberson is used to attracting attention. Roberson's speed and technical ability usually mean she sees multiple defenders trying to mark her or slow her down when she is attacking the goal. The Starkville Academy girls soccer team learned Monday defending Roberson is quite a challenge.

 

New Hope drops region heart-breaker to Kosciusko

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

Kosciusko High School's football team tried to give away a much-needed district win Friday at New Hope.

 

 

Starkville hammers Greenville in region play

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

GREENVILLE -- Two incompletions and a 30-yard pass allowed on Greenville's first offensive play of the game were the catalyst for the quick 8-0 deficit Starkville High School gave itself on the road at Greenville.

 

 

Pruitt helps Noxubee County put away Louisville in rivalry game

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- Kyziah Pruitt didn't mind the extra duty Friday night.

 

 

Calvert scores three times as West Point routs Lake Cormorant

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

LAKE CORMORANT -- Nearly five miles away from the banks of the Mississippi River, West Point High football team's Chris Calvert's running was akin to the river's current - powerful and fast.

 

 

Oak HIll Academy sees five-game winning streak end with home loss

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Oak Hill Academy will live through this.

 

 

Columbus falls to Horn Lake in Class 6A, Region 1 play

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

Horn Lake High School junior running back Tyler Grim is used to stepping up when his team is a man down.

 

 

Mississippi Roundup: Starkville Academy, Heritage Academy set for heavyweight battle Friday

Posted 10/7/2017 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- The dream matchup is now set. Heritage Academy will play host to Starkville Academy Friday night with the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 title hanging in the balance.

 

 

Starkville Academy has sights set on Canton

Posted 10/6/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chase Nicholson senses something is hanging over the Starkville Academy football team. As much as he tries to ignore it, Nicholson admits it is too big to dismiss. But Starkville Academy's game against archrival Heritage Academy on Friday, Oct. 13, won't have the same significance if his team doesn't take care of its business at 7 tonight when it goes on the road to take on Canton Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 game.

 

 

Easy wins won't alter West Point's focus

Posted 10/6/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless has been a part of his fair share of blowouts through the years. A year ago, the West Point High School football team won 10 games by three touchdowns or more en route to a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State title.

 

 

Shared enthusiasm drives Oak Hill Academy's streak

Posted 10/6/2017 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Shared enthusiasm and spirit has the Oak Hill Academy in position to create special memories.

 

Discipline will be focus for Noxubee County

Posted 10/5/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- Eight will be the magic number for Tyrone Shorter on Friday night. The Noxubee County High School football coach will be able to live with 10, as long as the penalties committed by his team aren't one of lack of concentration or focus.

Play of secondary has been key part of Starkville's defense

Posted 10/5/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Jones was still settling in as Starkville High School's football coach when it came time to attend the Mississippi State football camp.

Rogers' four interceptions fuel Heritage Academy victory

Posted 10/3/2017 in High School Sports

The conversation -- if you want to call it that -- didn't last long. Heritage Academy football coach Sean Harrison remembers his "talk" with his junior going something like this: "Lex, I need you to do more to help the team this season." Harrison's recalls Rogers saying "yes sir" and not quibbling about where he was going to play, how many minutes he was going to get, or if the new work would take away from his duties as the team's kicker and punter.

 

Defense leads Starkville Academy on Homecoming

Posted 10/1/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was the perfect Homecoming night for the Starkville Academy football team. After a rough start, Starkville Academy relied on its defense to lead the way to a 32-10 victory against Pillow Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) non-district game at J.E. Logan Field.

 

 

Pickens County edges Aliceville

Posted 10/1/2017 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- It was all about the defense Friday night, as the Pickens County High School football team defeated Aliceville 6-0 in an Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) non-district matchup.

 

 

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