Size, speed, power and elusiveness are just some of the many attributes East Marion (Columbia) running back Xavier Grindle has used over the past three seasons to catch the attention of college recruiters.
COLUMN (PLUS VIDEO BLOG): A positive camp experience could end up leading to a much-needed commitment at linebacker for the Ole Miss Rebels down the road.
North Forrest linebacker Lelland Ducksworth (6-foot-1, 215-pounds) recently attended Ole Miss’ Senior Elite Camp this past weekend and his performance ultimately paid off with an offer from coach Houston Nutt. Ducksworth’s coach, Matt Caldwell, said almost all of the schools that have currently offered want him as an outside linebacker. (more…) (June 10, 2011, Page 8A)
The last few seasons has been a great time to be a fan of the Lafayette Commodores.
The football team won its first state championship under Anthony Hart, the cross country teams finished high at the state meet under Mississippi Association Coach of the Year Ben Mikell, the girls basketball program has reached the state tournament under coach Amy Sutton, the girls track team finished second this year at the MHSAA state meet under the guidance of Sutton and Mikell, the tennis team earned its first individual state title winners, while other sports have performed at a high level. (more…) (June 3, 2011, Page 7A)
After dropping two of three games at Arkansas last weekend to conclude the regular season, Ole Miss finds itself relegated to playing the wait-and-see game for the first time since the 2002 season. (more…) (May 27, 2011, Page 6A)
COLUMN: The football offices at Memphis East High School have been a busy place this spring. East coach Marcus Wimberly has been entertaining a bevy of college coaches who are hot on the trail of his standout running back, Brian Kimbrow (5-foot-9, 165-pounds). (more…) (May 26, 2011, Page 7)
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)
COLUMN: It was quite a sight to watch from the press box at Oxford-University Stadium.
For a team that quite frankly hasn’t had a lot to get excited about this season, taking the series from a South Carolina squad that hasn’t lost one since the end of last season was a big deal. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 4B)
A proposal to put an end to the current way district and playoff games are decided in high school fastpitch softball was put to a vote this past November at Oxford High School’s auditorium. (more…) (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: Water Valley’s matchup against Leflore County in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs had no feel of desperation or competition to it.
Instead of two teams matching skills that were ultimately decided by one great play like Lafayette’s series with Kosciusko, the Blue Devils easily defeated the completely over matched Tigers in a doubleheader that was as lacking of a championship caliber atmosphere as you could ever imagine. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: Oxford High tennis coach Louis Nash doesn’t like to brag about his long list of accomplishments. Never has, likely never will.
It’s rare to find a coach, in any sport, that has done as much as Nash has done at three different high schools. From his first team title at Laurel in 1982, to the amazing string of championships he has won at OHS, Nash’s record and dedication to his players speaks for itself. (more…) (April 7, 2011, Page 6)