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Despite starting workouts a month behind other schools, Columbus High plans to keep it simple

Posted 7/8/2020 in High School Sports

The Falcons started summer workouts Tuesday -- more than a month after Heritage Academy, New Hope, Caledonia and others -- but Columbus coach Joshua Pulphus won't push his players to catch up.

Heritage Academy hires Tom Velek as head boys soccer coach

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Velek will now be tasked with leading both the Patriots' boys and girls programs. He replaces veteran coach Joe Asadi, who stepped down this spring.

 

For veteran coach Tony Seals, chance to lead Caledonia boys basketball program is a 'godsend'

Posted 7/4/2020 in High School Sports

Seals coached for 30 years in Alabama before working as an assistant at New Hope for the past five seasons.

 

Starkville Academy girls soccer team learning fast with one month to go before start of season

Posted 6/27/2020 in High School Sports

The Vols pulled a first-round upset in the playoffs last fall and hope to achieve the same success again.

West Lowndes girls basketball star Marvaysha Seals signs to MUW

Posted 6/25/2020 in High School Sports

The crafty combo guard picked the Owls over Mississippi State and East Mississippi, Itawamba and Northwest Mississippi community colleges.

Former Mississippi State standout Johnthan Banks brings college, NFL experience to New Hope assistant role

Posted 6/23/2020 in High School Sports

"I just knew that was the place I needed to be," said Banks, who played for the Buccaneers, Lions, Bears and Texans during a five-year NFL career.

Starkville High kicks summer football workouts into gear

Posted 6/18/2020 in High School Sports

The Yellow Jackets kicked things off this week, but getting used to the restrictions didn't happen overnight. "Every day's an adjustment period," coach Chris Jones said.

Caledonia's Hayden Barker, Brandon Edmondson sign to play football at Southwest Mississippi Community College

Posted 6/17/2020 in High School Sports

The outbreak of the virus affected recruiting contact, visits and communication but ultimately did not stop the pair of 'Feds standouts from becoming future Bears.

 

Caledonia, West Lowndes hire new boys basketball coaches

Posted 6/17/2020 in High School Sports

Additionally, Columbus softball coach Eric Thornton has left for another position.

 

Cotton States Baseball League: Full of local talent, Generals led by pitching in season's first two weeks

Posted 6/16/2020 in High School Sports

The team, which features 11 area players, is still getting into a routine when it comes to hitting, coach Jeffrey Cook said.

Expectations remain high as Caledonia volleyball aims to build on historic season

Posted 6/13/2020 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School volleyball coach Samantha Brooks knows there's pressure -- some of it from her -- for her team to keep up the momentum after a historic season last fall.

West Lowndes softball player Takara Givens signs to Mississippi Valley State

Posted 6/10/2020 in High School Sports

Givens became the school's first softball signee since a player two years ago went to Coahoma Community College.

Several local schools begin summer workouts as questions about season linger

Posted 6/4/2020 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy, Starkville Academy, Caledonia and Hebron Christian are among the local schools that have begun workouts for the fall season. Each program is still getting used to the new conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heritage Academy promotes Chris Ball to head baseball coach, announces two new hires

Posted 6/3/2020 in High School Sports

Ball takes over from Justin Flake a program that won the 2019 MAIS Class AAA championship. The Patriots also hired new head coaches for softball and volleyball.

Starkville Academy hires East Webster's Lee Berryhill as new softball coach

Posted 6/2/2020 in High School Sports

Berryhill announced his retirement Wednesday, but it didn't last long. The five-time state champion with the Wolverines will now be coaching the Vols.

Two Oak Hill Academy seniors sign to play college sports

Posted 5/30/2020 in High School Sports

Basketball player Branden Stevenson and tennis player Jacob Davis will be continuing their athletic careers.

An 'ideal student-athlete,' New Hope senior Ben Bradley earns MHSAA academic scholarship

Posted 5/20/2020 in High School Sports

On Tuesday, the soccer and football player was named one of 16 seniors in the state to be named a Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete. The MHSAA award includes a $1,500 scholarship.

Mississippi State commit Amariyon Howard priming for breakout senior season at Starkville High School

Posted 5/14/2020 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Amariyon Howard's workouts amidst the COVID-19 crisis have come out of sight.

Golden Triangle talent ready to shine in Cotton States Baseball League in New Albany

Posted 5/14/2020 in High School Sports

One team in the wood bat summer league features 11 local players and is coached by former Columbus High School coach Jeffrey Cook. Cook said the league is a way for incoming and current college players to face talented competition and for uncommitted players to earn college looks.

After switch from football to filmmaking, Starkville High grad Myles Stone 'all in' on new career

Posted 5/7/2020 in High School Sports

A leader on and off the field for the Jackets, Stone left the football team at Northeast Mississippi Community College to start his own sports video business.

 

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