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Present, future look bright for Heritage Academy tennis

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

The future looks bright for the Heritage Academy tennis team. With only one senior -- Stella Kate Nichols -- on the girls squad and three -- Bryce Kennedy, Jacob Parker, and Mason Cline -- on the boys half of the team, coach Billy "Gip" Clark is excited about the youth movement on the court. Clark is equally upbeat about the present.

Burt's blast bumps New Hope into third round

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

Ryan Burt was looking for something he could handle. On a night Andrew Peugh kept hitters off balance with a steady diet of changeups and curveballs, Burt didn't have much success in his first at-bat (pop up) or his second (hit by pitch).

 

Kosciusko ends Caledonia's season

Posted 5/1/2018 in High School Sports

KOSCIUSKO -- Senior catcher Houston Mims had no idea what was in his store for his final season playing baseball at Caledonia High School. He knew a small, close-knit group of seniors would have to lead and that several young players would have to make major contributions to give the team a chance.

 

 

New Hope, Caledonia, West Point will play in Game 3s tonight

Posted 4/30/2018 in High School Sports

MOOREVILLE -- The New Hope High School baseball team scored three times in the first inning and never looked back in recording a 9-4 victory over Mooreville in a second round Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff game. The victory evened the best-of-three series at a game apiece. The teams will play at 6 tonight in New Hope to decide which team will play Pontotoc or Ripley in the next round, which will begin Thursday.

 

Caledonia's Cantrell wins state power lifting championship

Posted 4/29/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Dalton Cantrell crunched the numbers all season.

New Hope forces third game against Mooreville

Posted 4/29/2018 in High School Sports

When the final out was recorded at Trojan Field Friday night, the New Hope High School baseball team would gladly have accepted a do-over.

 

Caledonia, West Point set for rubber games in playoff series

Posted 4/28/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia dropped the middle games of its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoff series, falling 4-3 to Kosciusko Saturday night.

 

Oak Hill Academy's Brown, Scott sign with Blue Mountain

Posted 4/27/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Collins Brown feels like he has been at Oak Hill Academy forever. When you have been a fixture on the school's athletic teams since the eighth grade, it's easy to see how one player can become the face of baseball or a football team.

Starkville Academy's Holley signs with Blue Mountain

Posted 4/27/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Brooks Roberts has no problem praising the play of catcher Will Holley.

New Hope's Speed signs with Itawamba C.C.

Posted 4/25/2018 in High School Sports

Kelsi Speed's first routines were for reserved for family members.

New Hope softball opens playoff series with win over Pontotoc

Posted 4/25/2018 in High School Sports

Nothing worked for Kenzie Ray.

Caledonia softball team falls to Tishomingo County

Posted 4/25/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School softball coach Andy Halford likes to call his team the "comeback kids."

Stacy staying in control for Caledonia

Posted 4/24/2018 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Cade Stacy is a creature of habit. The Caledonia High School junior leaves the dugout the same way every time. Not to call Stacy superstitious, but he hops over the foul lines going out to the field and coming off it.

Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory

Posted 4/24/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Gray Berry's smile is infectious. You can feel the enthusiasm of the West Point High School sophomore when his face lights up with a big grin.

Starkville High's Covington signs with East Central C.C.

Posted 4/24/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams had an idea four seasons ago. While her theory sounded good to her, there was still some selling to do.

West Point, Caledonia, New Hope wins baseball series

Posted 4/21/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- After returning to the postseason for the first time since 2011, the West Point High School baseball team wants to make this an extended stay.

 

Heritage Academy wins district title in baseball

Posted 4/20/2018 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Blayze Berry had three hits and an RBI, and Seth Harris pitched 5 1/3 strong innings Thursday night to lead the Heritage Academy baseball team to a 9-6 victory against Winston Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 game.

 

 

Local baseball teams set for playoffs

Posted 4/19/2018 in High School Sports

Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner tells his team to embrace every playoff berth. The players and coaches at West Point High can agree with that statement.

 

Columbus Christian's Webber heads to Mississippi College

Posted 4/17/2018 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Billy Thomas knows how driven Chris Webber is to realize his goals.

New Hope's Jennings chooses EMCC

Posted 4/17/2018 in High School Sports

The confidence was there.

 

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