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Netflix series will shine on EMCC

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

In his first eight seasons as coach of the East Mississippi Community College football program, there is little question Buddy Stephens has created a national image. The Lions have won three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships and made headlines on and off the field. Even still, the program has found new platitudes to explore.


EMCC football faces challenging schedule in 2016

Posted 7/26/2016 in College Sports

For the East Mississippi Community College football team, the challenges will come early and often this season.


Walters column: Finishing off another set of prep football questions

Posted 7/26/2016 in Local Columns

Teams are now gathering for photo shoots.


Running backs have chance to shine for EMCC

Posted 7/26/2016 in College Sports

All Jacquez Horsley wants is a chance. After suffering a series of injuries at Starkville High School, Horsley has waited patiently for that breakout season and, more importantly, a season of good health. With a senior college future to plan, Horsley feels the time is right for that breakout season. It could start Sept. 1 when East Mississippi Community College takes on Jones Junior College.


Coaches excited to kick season off at jamboree

Posted 7/26/2016 in High School Sports

When the Noxubee County High School football team played in the 2014 New Hope Jamboree, coach Tyrone Shorter challenged his team to make sure its preseason game and last game were played in the same venue. For the sixth time in seven seasons, Mississippi State will play host to the event, which showcases several area teams in their first live action of the season. In 2014, Noxubee County played in the jamboree. Four months later, it returned to MSU to win the first of back-to-back Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A State championships.


Walters column: Answering more prep football questions

Posted 7/19/2016 in Local Columns

Well, it is that time of year.


All-Area Baseball: Dispatch's 2016 All-Area Team

Posted 7/18/2016 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's 2016 Prep Baseball All-Area Team


All-Area Baseball: Griffin earns player of year honors

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - For Starkville Academy's Caleb Griffin, the high point and low point of his senior baseball season came against the same opponent on the same field.


Former Starkville HIgh standout Brown signs contract with Padres

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Starkville High School baseball and football standout A.J. Brown added to his workload Friday.


EMCC earns lofty preseason national rankings again

Posted 7/14/2016 in College Sports

If national publications are correct, it will be business as usual for the East Mississippi Community College football team this season.


Plenty of questions loom for start of prep football season

Posted 7/13/2016 in Local Columns

As we look toward the end of July, it is time to think about back to school sales and the return of the prep football season. Once again, the Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools feel the need to start the football season with jamboree games on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. Hopefully, we will soon skip the summer and start the season in late June. That being said, players have been hitting the weight room hard and it is time for coaches to put their practice plans together for their two-a-day workouts.


Starkville High's Gay shines at combine in Oregon

Posted 7/12/2016 in High School Sports

As the scholarship offers and showcase invitations mount, Starkville High School All-State linebacker Willie Gay never skips a day of counting his blessings.


MSU athletics sets attendance records in 5 different sports

Posted 6/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jack and Laura Clark felt the need to increase their personal travel budget this year. The couple owns a business in Jackson. During the 2015-16 school year, they estimate they made roughly 60 trips to Starkville to see their alma mater, Mississippi State University, play athletics.


Schaefer, Stuedeman travel to promote respective programs

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman has never hosted a game show.


EMCC football begins season ranked fourth nationally by publication

Posted 6/23/2016 in College Sports

A lot of familiar faces could be found when Sporting News magazine released its preseason junior college football national rankings.


Walters column: Mississippi enjoys record college baseball season

Posted 6/22/2016 in College Sports

For fans of college baseball, this year was mighty good inside this state.


NPF plays regular-season contest Friday at Nusz Park

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

While the initial season at Nusz Park proved action-packed for the Mississippi State softball team, one final piece of business remains on the docket.


Walters column: West Point softball program making strides under Finch

Posted 6/8/2016 in High School Sports

Casey Finch was a 22-year-old nursing student at Mississippi University for Women when she got a life-changing phone call.


Huge crowds flock to Starkville Regional

Posted 6/6/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A two-hour, 10-minute rain delay Sunday couldn't stop Mississippi State's party. Playing host to a baseball regional for the second time in four seasons, No. 4 Mississippi State stamped its super regional invite with a 4-0 victory against Louisiana Tech that finished a few minutes shy of Monday morning.


MSU one win away

Posted 6/4/2016 in Area

STARKVILLE -- One more win. The top-seeded and No. 4 Mississippi State University baseball team moved into the championship round of the Starkville Regional with a 4-1 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field.



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