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Columbus, New Hope, Heritage Academy gearing up for playoffs

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Bradley becomes New Hope's first Scholar-Athlete

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

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.

 

 

More younger pitchers having Tommy John surgery

Posted yesterday in College Sports

At one time, the surgical procedure known as "Tommy John" surgery was a rarity.

 

 

Mitchell's complete game propels MSU past Missouri

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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.

 

 

White beats Crimson in A-Day Game

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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.

 

 

Tennessee uses HRs to beat MSU, even series

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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.

 

 

Bradford's hit lifts MSU past Missouri in opener

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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.

 

 

LSU beats Smith, Ole Miss to take series

Posted yesterday in College Sports

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.

 

 

New Hope's Sartori to join Lee University for volleyball

Posted 4/17/2014 in College Sports

Silvia Sartori knows how to perform in crunch time.

 

 

NDRL Series returns to Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend

Posted 4/17/2014 in Local Sports

Kelley Carlton knows all about Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

 

MSU softball faces No. 4 Tennessee in Easter weekend conference series

Posted 4/17/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

New Hope ready to make run at golf state championship

Posted 4/17/2014 in High School Sports

Laura Trenor is all about fun.

 

 

Cohen's Bulldogs make first conference road trip to Missouri

Posted 4/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen sees the job his former boss at Missouri is doing with a unique perspective. He's lived it.

 

 

New Hope's Calmes signs with West Alabama

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

If Moesha Calmes could find a way to pull it off, she would go play for all of the schools that recruited her.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Phillips signs with Birmingham Southern

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

The thought of playing basketball in college always was in the back of Kristen Phillips' head.

 

 

Bulldogs add depth by signing Zuppardo

Posted 4/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is determined to never be outsized near the basket ever again.

 

 

Bulldogs make changes in the baseball clubhouse

Posted 4/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Mississippi State baseball wants a clean slate before the final part of the regular season. And that includes being clean shaven.

 

 

Columbus knocks Starkville from playoff contention in prep baseball action

Posted 4/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School's exclusion from the Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball playoffs boiled down to one overriding factor.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Kerby at home in shot put circle

Posted 4/15/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

Ole Miss pounds MSU to take series

Posted 4/14/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

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