The Pickens Academy boys basketball team lost 55-39 to Southern Academy in the championship game of the Southern Academy Christmas tournament Sunday.
The Green Wave captured their 11th title in school history, matching South Panola for tops among Mississippi high schools
The Columbus Falcons took care of business against Baldwyn Friday, winning a 50-37 contest.
MACON -- Chrishaad Rupert sat in the car with his arms hanging at his sides.
Noxubee County lost 25-15 on Friday at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, missing out on a chance for its second title in three years.
The Volunteers are 1-1 on the season after the 2-0 loss.
"I like the challenge," the senior middle linebacker said. "Everybody thinks that we can't stop them, but that's not new."
The Volunteers (5-1) handed the Rams (3-1) their first loss of the season.
A 33-14 victory over Choctaw County catapulted Noxubee County into Friday's state championship game, where the Tigers will need a similarly excellent performance to beat the Jaguars.
NEW HOPE -- Toward the beginning of the school year, former New Hope basketball star Terryonte Thomas came back to his alma mater to watch the Trojans practice.
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science boys and girls soccer teams both won close matches Tuesday at Columbus.
STARKVILLE -- The Volunteers needed a volunteer.
STARKVILLE -- Andrew Pollan remembers the feeling.
The Pickens Academy boys basketball team beat Russell Christian Academy at Meridian Community College 61-36 on Monday night.
The Trojans (4-0) sank 13 3-pointers in their blowout victory.
The Panthers held the Trojans to just four points in the fourth quarter, sealed the game at the free-throw line and walked out of their home gym with a win.
Behind a stiff defense and the play of quarterback Marlon Windham, the Tigers beat the Chargers in the MHSAA Class 3A north state championship Friday night.
OXFORD -- Less than 24 hours after their collegiate counterparts did battle one hour and 45 minutes south Thursday, Starkville and Oxford's Little Egg Bowl Part II delivered the dramatics in the MHSAA 6A North-half Championship Friday night.
West Point will face Picayune for the Class 5A title at 7 p.m. Saturday in Hattiesburg looking for a fourth straight state championship.
4. Pickens Academy falls in Christmas tournament championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS