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Suggs' gem helps push Caledonia to next round

Posted 4/25/2017 in High School Sports

Following a victory against Columbus and a complete game no-hitter against New Albany, Caledonia High School pitcher Logan Suggs has been named The Dispatch's Prep Player of the Week.

 

 

Starkville baseball team routs Murrah to advance

Posted 4/25/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Carlos Kemp Jr. and the Starkville High School baseball team made quick work of Murrah in a 24-0 victory Monday in Game 3 of the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A playoffs.

 

West Point mourns loss of teen

Posted 4/24/2017 in High School Sports

Former West Point High School boys' basketball coach Brad Cox knew Jashun "Peedy" Johnson as a student before he worked with him as a basketball player.

 

Caledonia baseball advances with victory over New Albany

Posted 4/23/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Just three weeks after being cleated and receiving 28 stitches, Caledonia High School senior Spencer Unruh stepped on the mound and delivered a complete game shutout over New Albany.

 

New Hope starts postseason with win over Lake Cormorant

Posted 4/23/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior pitcher Peyton Buckner did not feel comfortable Friday night.

 

Starkville routs Murrah in playoff opener, falls in second game

Posted 4/23/2017 in High School Sports

Carter Bentley led way as Starkville cruised past Murrah 15-0 in an opening-round game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Carlisle Field.

 

Columbus High's Weir will play volleyball at The w

Posted 4/21/2017 in High School Sports

It's all about the attitude for Tori Weir. Two years ago, something clicked with Weir and volleyball that convinced her she wanted to play the sport at the next level. It was a frequent topic of conversation and motivation, so much so that Columbus High School volleyball coach Tiffany Jefferson said Weir has talked about the subject for the last three years.

Woodard II receives Gatorade award, gives $10K grant to Boys and Girls Club

Posted 4/21/2017 in High School Sports

Essays motivate Robert Woodard II just as much as lock-down defenders. But the assignment Woodard received from Gatorade in March after being named the Mississippi Boys Basketball Player of the Year needed a little more attention, just like an opponent who knows his favorite moves on the court. Woodard's experiences with the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle helped him write an award-winning essay as easily as he rises up over defenders to drain a jump shot.

 

Trojans hope they are hitting their stride at right time

Posted 4/20/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd knows what a state championship team looks like. Boyd has both played on and coached state title squads. Boyd feels like the work of a state championship team takes nine months of relentless effort and a lot of self-motivation. This season, the Trojans are making up for lost time.

 

Caledonia's White reaches goal, wins state crown

Posted 4/18/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Kody White knew the numbers, so 35 pounds wasn't a big gap to close. But even an otherwise manageable weight can become even heavier when you're competing in the final meet of your career on the state's biggest stage. White remained unfazed. The Caledonia High School senior answered the challenge of lifting 550 pounds on his second dead lift and then eclipsed that mark with a lift of 575 on his third attempt to win the 198-pound weight class at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State Powerlifting meet on Friday in Jackson.

Bishops win state titles for New Hope

Posted 4/18/2017 in High School Sports

Brandon Bishop couldn't have scripted it any better. Coming off a second-place finish last season in the 242-pound weight class at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A Powerlifting meet, Bishop set his sights on making his mark in his final high school meet. The New Hope High School senior stayed focused on that goal by working out four times a week to make sure he was ready for the 2017 meet and his chance to win a state championship.

Starkville Academy's Dempsey signs with Mississippi College

Posted 4/14/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- To say Dalton Dempsey had options would be an understatement. The Starkville Academy senior was a standout running back on the football team, a key forward on the boys soccer team, and is one of the best track and field runners in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. He could have used any of those skills to earn a college scholarship.

 

Errors cost New Hope softball against Saltillo

Posted 4/14/2017 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team couldn't hold on to an early lead and lost to Saltillo 9-3 on Thursday night at Lady Trojan Field. New Hope committed four errors, which helped Saltillo score five runs in the fifth and two more in the seventh.

 

Starkville High's Spradling signs with Mississippi State

Posted 4/13/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The pitch to get Lake Spradling to transfer from Starkville Academy to Starkville High School started with Patton Little. Spradling and Little knew each other outside of their respective schools. Entering the fall of 2015, with Spradling set for his junior year and Little for his senior year, Little made his case to get Spradling to move from the Volunteers to the Yellow Jackets.

Three Starkville High basketball players commit to schools

Posted 4/13/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter remembers Jesse Little, Darrious Agnew, and Markedric Bell as freshmen. The veteran coach didn't rule out the possibility, but he didn't guarantee they were going to play college basketball, either. After all, Little had plenty of room to grow into his body and Agnew and Bell had plenty to learn to make up for their lack of experience.

New Hope uses eight-run fifth inning to shock Oxford

Posted 4/12/2017 in High School Sports

The big inning came at just the right time for the New Hope baseball team Tuesday night.

 

Starkville Academy routs Heritage Academy to wrap up top spot in district

Posted 4/12/2017 in High School Sports

Senior Landen Rogers took the mound and delivered an outstanding performance to lead the Starkville Academy Volunteers over the Heritage Academy Patriots 13-2 in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AAA, District 2 action at Tripp Carson Field.

 

 

Carlyle approved as new boys basketball coach at Columbus High

Posted 4/11/2017 in High School Sports

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Anthony Carlyle to be the new boys basketball coach at Columbus High School on Monday night at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Rogers leads with poise on mound

Posted 4/11/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Landen Rogers isn't one to raise his voice. After playing four seasons of varsity baseball at Starkville Academy, Rogers has earned that right. Instead, his leadership style is more laid back. He leads by example instead of words.

 

West Lowndes' Stovall signs with Coahoma C.C.

Posted 4/8/2017 in High School Sports

Courtney Stovall isn't your typical post player.

 

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