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MSU men improve to 4-0

Posted less than 6 hours ago in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Behind a career-high 25 points from Tyson Carter in his first start of the season, the Mississippi State men's basketball team overcame a rough first half of 3-point shooting to beat previously unbeaten Stephen F. Austin 80-75 on Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.


Stallings plays key roles on two sides for Tigers

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

MACON -- Unflappable is a great way to describe Maliek Stallings. The Noxubee County High School junior plays football with a swagger. He talks. He celebrates. He is loud. It's part of what helps makes him one of the Tigers' most dangerous players.

West Point will try to keep doing what it does

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless does not overthink games this late in the season. For a second-straight week, the undefeated Green Wave will face a rematch in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A playoffs.


Hail Mary: Egg Bowl still important, but in different ways

Posted yesterday in College Sports

The relevance of the Egg Bowl, now back on Thanksgiving Day, has evolved in the past few years. It's a game where home-field advantage and point spreads have nothing to do with which team takes the trophy home. The rivalry gives the winner a year's worth of bragging rights.


Rematches dominate local playoff schedule

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Many football fans don't like rematches. It's best when two teams play each other one time per season. The disdain for rematches only intensifies when it looks like a rivalry game will be played for the second time in a season.


Oak Hill Academy's Craven will coach in MAIS All-Sar Game

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Football season officially ended for Chris Craven on Oct. 27. On that night, Craven's Oak Hill Academy lost to Tri-County Academy 33-13 in the first round of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Class AA playoffs.



Anagnost wants MSU to build on progress

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The disappointment of not making the NCAA tournament has worn off for the Mississippi State women's soccer team. With only two of the Southeastern Conference's record nine teams still alive in the 64-team tournament, most of the nation has turned its sights toward 2018 and beyond. After all, recruiting in Olympic sports like women's soccer often is mapped out two and three years in advance, so there has been plenty of work for Tom Anagnost and his coaches at MSU to tackle.



Success on first down could help MSU bring pressure vs. Ole Miss

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Todd Grantham lives for third and long. In eight seasons as a college defensive coordinator at three schools, one constant has remained: Grantham's defenses have relentlessly pressured quarterbacks when the down-and-distance situation dictates a pass.



Extra work in practice helps Starkville produce turnovers

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After practice Tuesday, most of the Starkville High School football team went to the locker room to go home or stayed on the field for mandatory extra conditioning.



Two of nation's top defenses will be on display in Iron Bowl

Posted yesterday in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Iron Bowl typically features one of the nation's best defenses. Either Alabama or Auburn usually showcases a group that's stingy against the run and mostly denies big passing plays. This year, both have defenses matching that description.


Walters column: West Point, Noxubee County, Starkville in familiar territory

Posted 11/21/2017 in Local Columns

Many of you will be sitting down with family members for a Thanksgiving feast Thursday.

Quarterback Clark sets tone for Noxubee County football team

Posted 11/21/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- Staying humble is important to Armoni Clark.


McCowan, Bulldogs set for tournament play in Mexico

Posted 11/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer believes in Teaira McCowan.



Stokes celebrates victory in Georgia

Posted 11/21/2017 in Local Sports

Johnny Stokes didn't intend to get himself a birthday present Sunday.



Bass Tactix Fishing Youth State event set for weekend

Posted 11/21/2017 in Local Sports

Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle.



Phillips, MSU seniors prepare for final game Thursday

Posted 11/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Loryn Phillips looks back on it, her husband Josiah has never really been the stereotypical college student. He's never been one to spend his evenings in the bar or otherwise; he's always been at home, serving as someone's caretaker.



Walk-on Wednesday: Braswell III enjoy passion for art, football

Posted 11/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Usually after practice, college football players are quick to leave campus. After class all morning and a trek across campus to hours of football obligations, most of Mississippi State's players file out of the building -- some of them with dinner in hand -- quick to get off campus.


Brownlee making big impact on West Point

Posted 11/21/2017 in High School Sports

When West Point senior Jason Brownlee is asked whether he prefers playing offense or playing defense, he takes a long pause before answering.

It's no myth: Starkville Academy believed it was going to win title

Posted 11/21/2017 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Starkville Academy football team's 2017 championship season will forever have a myth associated with it.


Offensive line fuels Noxubee County's winning streak

Posted 11/21/2017 in High School Sports

MACON -- Green space is an offensive lineman's dream. On every snap, the goal of a tackle, guard, or center is to finish or to hold a block long enough so a running back or quarterback can slip through a hole and take off.



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