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Starkville shows myriad weapons in victory

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The beginning of a new quarterback era at Starkville High School came with an unusual twist. The first game of the Luke Altmyer era ended with four Yellow Jackets taking at least one snap. Only two are listed as full-time quarterbacks.

Defense shines, offense stalls for New Hope

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Down 2-0 at halftime, the New Hope High School football team's defense had stuffed three Forest drives inside the Trojans' 25-yard line.

Caledonia gives Kelly win in opener

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Normally, head coaches are hit with the traditional Gatorade shower, also known as the Gatorade bath, after a big wins.

Patriots' passing attack passes muster

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Sincere there wasn't enough time to erect a domed stadium Friday night, the Heritage Academy football team had to make do on the wet playing surface of C.L. Mitchell Field.

Rooker impresses with Twins Double-A affiliate

Posted yesterday in Local Sports

PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.

Michigan State transfer deWeaver eager for shot at EMCC

Posted yesterday in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens enjoyed his first victory with quarterback Messiah deWeaver seven months ago.

Bulldogs capitalizing on Jones' experience

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coaches estimate special teams account for 15 to 20 percent of plays in a game.

Waldner sets example Anagnost wants for MSU

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Challenges don't faze MaKayla Waldner.

 

Caskey, Cullum, defense lead Raiders in opener

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Jonah Caskey and Ash Cullum know they don't have blazing speed. But the junior running back and senior quarterback make up for what they might lack in one area with persistence and shiftiness that help them make the Oak Hill Academy football team go.

 

Noxubee County looks for new beginning after loss

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team entered Friday night with a vision: new beginning, same ending. The goal was to erase the sting of a 40-point loss to Starkville in the 2017 opener that was part of a 2-4 start to a campaign that ended with a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State championship.

 

Starkville Academy edges Lamar School

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

MERIDIAN -- Starkville Academy football coach Chase Nicholson enjoyed his team's milestone win Friday night.

 

New faces, same result for West Point

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless doesn't have experience as an air traffic controller. However, he might have felt like one Thursday night.

Rice takes responsibility for Columbus' loss

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

Columbus High School first-year head football coach Eric Rice hasn't shied away from discussing the difficulty of his team's schedule.

Patriots, Volunteers will look to Putt, Lewis to lead way

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

Sean Harrison wishes he had a better story.

 

Former MSU football player Davison part of concussion lawsuit

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Henry Davison, finally home after a week in the hospital, just wanted tea after breakfast. He put the tea on the stove and went upstairs to rest while it brewed.

 

 

Lawsuit aimed at promoting better safety, care for football players

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The movement combating the impact of playing football first struck the NCAA in 2011. Under the terms of the initial proposed settlement in July 2014, the NCAA agreed to set aside $70 million for medical monitoring and research to settle federal lawsuits filed by former student-athletes who accused the governing body of college sports of ignoring a widespread concussion problem.

 

 

Concussion lawsuit primer

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The wave of activism for safer football was inspired by tragedy.

 

Stokes: SSN at Whynot a 'big deal'

Posted 8/17/2018 in Local Sports

Ask a racecar driver what it would mean to beat a full field for a top-shelf prize and they'll likely say, "the world."

Noxubee County's Clemons ready to put Simmons' advice into action

Posted 8/17/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Verdell Clemons' jersey fits a little better this season.

 

MSU's Fitzgerald on watch lists for two awards

Posted 8/17/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was selected to watch lists for the Manning Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Thursday.

 

 

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