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September 12th, 2014

Wave looks to bounce back

September 12, 2014


Last season, the West Point Green Wave was stunned when the Columbus Falcons visited McCallister Field in West Point.
The Falcons racked up 41 points and hampered an Aeris Williams-led offense as the visitors from Lowndes County dispatched the Wave, 41-14, for the first time since Sept. 2, 2011.
West Point, however, is more concerned about getting a second win in the victory column and less worried about getting revenge for last season’s loss.

September 9th

State of affairs: MSU downs scrappy UAB

September 9, 2014


STARKVILLE — A streak was snapped at Mississippi State’s game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The streak was bound to end at some point, but it was not something that Head Coach Dan Mullen or Athletic Director Scott Stricklin would crack a smile about either.
A $75-million expansion in the north end zone, which added 8,815 seats, a seemingly overmatched opponent and temperatures in the 90s were not a great formula either.

September 5th

Hebron Eagles face familiar foe tonight

September 5, 2014


PHEBA — Hebron Christian will line up against familiar foes in its third game of the season tonight. The Eagles will square off against the defending MAIS 8-man state champions, the Sharkey-Issequena Confederates, at 7 p.m. tonight in Rolling Fork.
The Eagles and the Confederates played two games together last season, both ending with Sharkey-Issequena as the victors. In those two games, the last meeting being the 2013 8-man North State championship game, the Confederates have blanked the Eagles by a combined score of 74-0.

Wave, Jackets meet in rivalry game

September 5, 2014


Jaime Mitchell, the Starkville Yellow Jackets’ head coach, said the best games he has been a part of in his five-year tenure with the black and gold have come against the West Point Green Wave.
“You can bank on West Point being ready to play us,” Mitchell said. “The Starkville and West Point game will always give you your money’s worth. They are the toughest and most physical football team we will play all year. We are certainly going to have our work cut out for us.”
There is good reason that is the case.

August 28th

Wave, South Panola set for Thursday play

August 28, 2014


Two of the most storied programs in Mississippi high school football meet for the fourth consecutive year in non-district competition. Though the game has few implications toward postseason berths and state championship aspirations, the game has developed a life of its own. So, why not play the four quarters on a special night?
West Point and South Panola, holders of 17 combined state championships, will take the state’s center stage at 7 p.m. tonight on McCallister Field at West Point High School.

August 22nd

Oak Hill, Hebron Christian open seasons on road

August 22, 2014


The Oak Hill Raiders, under new Head Coach Tony Stanford, begin their season on the road against the Hartfield Academy Hawks at 7 p.m. tonight in Flowood. Stanford said he would like to start out his tenure on a good note.
“We need to get some momentum started,” Stanford said. “After Hartfield, we will hit Marshall Academy, Tri-County Academy and Winston Academy, which are all really good ball clubs. We need a win under our belt.”

Filling big shoes

August 22, 2014


Quincy Starks might not need an alarm set for this morning. He probably will not sleep much anyway. His dreams of tonight’s game against the Grenada Chargers are too exciting.
Starks gets “hyped” whenever he imagines the feelings he’ll have and actions he will perform at McCallister Field.

August 20th

Lady Eagles sweep Lady Volunteers

August 20, 2014


STARKVILLE — Following a week off due to inclement weather, Hebron Christian needed a push-start to get its campaign rolling again. That momentum went in the right direction against Starkville Academy.
Sophomore Brooke Griffin pitched a complete game in six frames, and the Lady Eagles (5-6; 0-1 District 3-A) kept their innings alive, scoring eight runs with two outs to defeat the Lady Volunteers, 17-4, in a MAIS fast-pitch softball game Monday at Starkville Academy in Starkville.

August 19th

West Point, Louisville tie in scrimmage

August 19, 2014


STARKVILLE — West Point and Louisville will just have to be satisfied to have competed against somebody other than teammates. Nothing separated the pair, but preseason practices finally had an end game.
The Green Wave and the Wildcats, defending MHSAA Class-3A state champions, played to a 7-7 tie in two quarters of action in the New Hope High School fall jamboree Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.

August 15th

Oak Hill Raiders turn focus to defense

August 15, 2014


Oak Hill Head Coach Tony Stanford uses the adage that defense wins championships.
The first-year head coach for the Raiders has seen promise from his defensive unit during the first three weeks of the preseason and is hoping it carries over into the regular season.

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