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No. 1 EMCC setting collision course with No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

The collision course is setting up nicely. On Oct. 4, No. 1 East Mississippi Community College will face No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C. in a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division battle in Senatobia.

West Point hopes to erase complacency

Posted 9/14/2018 in Local Columns

WEST POINT Ezekiel Head has been playing on the offensive line "all his life."

Columbus looks to region schedule for wins

Posted 9/12/2018 in Local Columns

Friday night won't go down as the highlight of Eric Rice's football career.

West Point gets back to work to start new streak

Posted 9/7/2018 in Local Columns

WEST POINT Chris Chambless doesn't believe in wasting time.

Noxubee County supports Shorter after death of his father

Posted 9/5/2018 in Local Columns

There are several qualities to admire in Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter.

West Point's winning streak will be on line vs. Starkville

Posted 8/29/2018 in Local Columns

Typically, players and coaches don't get caught up in winning streaks. Coaches hammer the "one-game-at-a-time approach" and players are ready to echo their coaches' talking points.

First win comes with cold chaser

Posted 8/24/2018 in Local Columns

CALEDONIA It's nearly impossible to describe what it feels like to experience a sense of accomplishment.

EMCC starts title journey at No. 1

Posted 8/21/2018 in Local Columns

As the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) gets set to kick off its 2018 football season, the East Mississippi Community College football team is in a familiar spot in the first national rankings.

Pick your word for your prep football team

Posted 8/16/2018 in Local Columns

We have gotten to the hard part. Game week is here and players are anxiously awaiting the end of the week and a chance to run through the tunnel for the first time. As always, the waiting is the hardest part. Today, we will fill that void with some word association.

Walters column: Prep Football Countdown - Week 5 Questions

Posted 8/7/2018 in Local Columns

The lights will burn brightly this weekend as Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) open the prep football season with jamboree games around the state.

Minichino column: Howard can make immediate impact on Bulldogs

Posted 8/4/2018 in Local Columns

Rebounding drills should be plenty of fun for the Mississippi State women's basketball team this season.

Mark your calendars for West Point-Starkville game

Posted 7/25/2018 in Local Columns

We have reached the midway point of our annual countdown to the start of the prep football season.

Volunteers set to embark on new journey

Posted 7/23/2018 in Local Columns

Chase Nicholson isn't a big fan of jewelery, even a ring it took more than four months to earn. That's why Nicholson left the championship ring he received for the Starkville Academy football team's 2017 Mississippi Association of Independent School (MAIS) Class AAA title on the table next to his bed for the school's annual media day July 10.

Walters column: Prep football countdown continues with questions, answers

Posted 7/10/2018 in Local Columns

Congratulations, you have almost made it.

Gearing up for exciting 2018 season

Posted 7/5/2018 in Local Columns

Dust off the clipboards. Print out the stat sheets. Sharpen the pencils and prepare the rain gear. The 2018 football season is almost here.

Henderson, MSU baseball coaches deserve thanks for season

Posted 6/28/2018 in Local Columns

Thank you Gary Henderson. Thank you Mike Brown, A.J. Gaura, and Trevor Fitts. Thank you Elijah MacNamee for doing your part to extend the Mississippi State baseball team's 2018 campaign deep into June.

MSU's Wilcox had smile on face throughout fight with cancer

Posted 6/26/2018 in Local Columns

When Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman sat down in January to preview her upcoming season, the interview ran the gauntlet of emotions.

Partial to Home: Sounds of summer

Posted 6/23/2018 in Local Columns

Sitting astride his bicycle, his foot on the curb, a man with a small dog was having a conversation with an unseen person on the other side of the street. Though they were a block away, the cyclist's voice reverberated down the street blending with the chorus of katydids, cicadas and crickets.

MHSAA gets it right by moving softball finals to college campuses

Posted 5/14/2018 in Local Columns

Neshoba Central High School fast-pitch softball coach Trae Embry has coached in some of the state's biggest games this decade. On Friday, Neshoba Central won a sixth-straight Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship with a 6-2 victory against Pearl River Central.

MSU commit Wesley powers Neshoba Central

Posted 5/11/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- If Aspen Wesley dominated a sport like football or basketball, almost all sports fans would know her name. Instead, the Neshoba Central High School junior dominates in the rather quiet world of fast-pitch softball. However, playing for a sixth-straight state championship and pitching for the nation's No. 1 team is a pretty good situation and not one to be taken for granted.

 

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