Successful seasons on the baseball diamond has led to more accolades for a pair of cousins. Lafayette’s Josh Mills and Water Valley’s Walt McCullough were named to Coaches All-State baseball teams on Tuesday.
Mills, who helped lead the Commodores to a 23-7 overall mark in 2011 and the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, was named to the first team in 4A, while McCullough, who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 18-11 mark and a third-round appearance in the 3A playoffs, was also named to the first team in 3A. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ lack of success on the fields and courts this past season did not transfer over to the classroom as eight teams posted perfect scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Report released on Tuesday. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Ole Miss signed a bevy of talented football players from the state of Mississippi this past February. One of those talented players was Raleigh wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who has been preparing for the upcoming season at Ole Miss by competing in the long jump for his high school. (more…) (May 19, 2011, Page 6)
A goal of becoming one of the better cross country programs in Class 4A, and North Mississippi, eight years ago has led to an honor for Lafayette High School and head coach Ben Mikell. (more…) (May 18, 2011, Page 6)
RIDGLEAND — Oxford’s fantastic run through the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs came to an abrupt end with an 8-3 loss to Ridgeland in the North Half title game on Monday night. The win advanced Ridgeland to the 5A title series against Long Beach that begins tonight at Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium. (more…) (May 17, 2011, Page 6)
PEARL — Five minutes was all the time Oxford girls track coach Jamie Perkins gave Ann Houston to prepare herself to run in the 4×400 meter relay on Friday at the MHSAA Class 5A state meet held at Pearl High School.
After spending the entire day supporting her teammates and watching the Lady Chargers pile up the points and a lead at the annual meet from behind the fence that surrounds Pearl’s track, Houston said she was surprised to find out Perkins had chosen her over Meredith Sanford to run in the final event that would seal a second straight title for the Lady Chargers. (May 16, 2011, Page 1B)
PEARL — Two of the best individual performances were turned in by Oxford Chargers on Friday at the MHSAA’s Class 5A state meet but they weren’t enough to lift the team to a state championship in the process. (more…) (May 16, 2011, Page 2B)
Lafayette’s girls track team put the cap on the most successful season in school history on Saturday at the MHSAA Class 4A state meet in Pearl when the 4×400 meter relay team finished first overall. (more…) (May 16, 2011, Page 2B)
It seems the biggest mistake the Ridgeland Titans made on Saturday was actually before their MHSAA Class 5A North Half title series game with Oxford at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (May 16, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG: PEARL — Oxford coach Jamie Perkins is getting used to being on top in the world of girls track. Led by another all-around outstanding performance from a bevy of girls, the Oxford High girls track team won a second MHSAA Class 5A state track title on Friday evening. (more…) (May 13, 2011)