This week will be an important week for three Lowndes County baseball teams. While Columbus High School already has secured a playoff spot and will begin postseason action later this week, Heritage Academy and New Hope High will have one more week to prepare for what they hope will be runs to championships.
Jerrod Bradley believes there's an order to things. Between football, soccer, baseball, studies, community service work, and hanging out with friends, there hardly seems to be enough time in a day to do everything that needs to be done -- let alone just take a breath and relax. But Bradley's plan helps him keep it simple. In his mind, there is no other way.
At one time, the surgical procedure known as "Tommy John" surgery was a rarity.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mississippi State junior left-hander Ross Mitchell delivered again Saturday for the No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team. With Mitchell throwing his third complete game in six career starts, MSU defeated Missouri 6-2 to clinch a weekend Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before a crowd of 73,506, the White defeated the Crimson 17-13 Saturday in the Alabama football team's annual A-Day Game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Madison Shipman and Annie Aldrete had three RBIs apiece Saturday to lead the No. 4 Tennessee softball team to an 11-5 victory against Mississippi State.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was a Good Friday for the No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team. An RBI single by C.T. Bradford lifted MSU to a 3-2, 11-inning victory against Missouri in the opening game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
OXFORD -- Right-hander Sam Smith turned in another strong start, but No. 13 Ole Miss lost to No. 12 LSU 2-0 on Saturday in the third game of the Southeastern Conference weekend series.
Silvia Sartori knows how to perform in crunch time.
Kelley Carlton knows all about Magnolia Motor Speedway.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State shook up the Southeastern Conference softball standings last weekend by taking a weekend series from league leader and then third-ranked Alabama.
Laura Trenor is all about fun.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen sees the job his former boss at Missouri is doing with a unique perspective. He's lived it.
If Moesha Calmes could find a way to pull it off, she would go play for all of the schools that recruited her.
The thought of playing basketball in college always was in the back of Kristen Phillips' head.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is determined to never be outsized near the basket ever again.
STARKVILLE --Mississippi State baseball wants a clean slate before the final part of the regular season. And that includes being clean shaven.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's exclusion from the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs boiled down to one overriding factor.
Mary Douglass Kerby is used to the stares. At 5-foot-7 on a good day, Kerby would appear to be out of place when she enters the training area for the shot put. After all, the track and field event in which competitors "throw" an 8.8-pound metal ball usually is reserved for bigger athletes who can use their size to launch the orb 30-60 feet.
STARKVILLE -- The Ole Miss baseball team didn't let a collapse Saturday turn into a series loss. Determined not to compound its mistakes from the extra-inning loss, No. 19 Ole Miss pounded 20 hits Sunday en route to a 12-2 victory against No. 17 Mississippi State before a crowd of 10,371 at Dudy Noble Field.
1. More younger pitchers having Tommy John surgery COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Bradley becomes New Hope's first Scholar-Athlete HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus, New Hope, Heritage Academy gearing up for playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Mitchell's complete game propels MSU past Missouri COLLEGE SPORTS
5. White beats Crimson in A-Day Game COLLEGE SPORTS