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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.

All-Area Baseball: Griffin elevates Hebron Christian program

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

Todd Griffin doesn't recall how he came to be the baseball coach at Hebron Christian.

Former Oak Hill ace Ellis signs with Nicholls State

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

Maegen Ellis' dream came true last month.


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.



Pitch counts on minds of area coaches

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

Travis Garner was shocked when he returned to the state of Mississippi in 2013.



Ole Miss women preparing for trip to Costa Rica

Posted 7/16/2016 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Together. Toughness. Forty minutes.



MSU baseball update: Rooker returning, Kruger signs professionally

Posted 7/16/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Of the school-record 11 Mississippi State baseball players taken in June's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Brent Rooker will be the only one returning to school.



Ross earns preseason all-conference honors

Posted 7/16/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After leading the Southeastern Conference with 88 catches in 2015, Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross was named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference Second Team by the media, the league announced Friday.



Former Bulldog Smith shot and killed in Meridian

Posted 7/16/2016 in College Sports

Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chris Smith was shot and killed Friday night, WTOK of Meridian reported Saturday.


Taylor gets back into racing with help of Leverette

Posted 7/15/2016 in Local Sports

At the age of 6, Terry Taylor could barely see over the windshield of his junior dragster. "I had to sit on a Hulk Hogan wrestling dummy," Taylor said, "but we made it work."

Crawford resigns from positions at West Lowndes High

Posted 7/15/2016 in High School Sports

Danny Crawford appreciates the opportunity he had to work at West Lowndes High School for the 2015-16 school year. In one of the school's most successful seasons, Crawford led the boys basketball team to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A State title game and the girls basketball team to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.


NCAA investigation remains hot topic for Freeze, Ole Miss

Posted 7/15/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- As Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze stepped to the podium, he knew the questions about the NCAA investigation were going to come. But before having to be asked about it, Freeze used his opening statement Thursday at Southeastern Conference Media Days to address what is happening. He didn't go into much detail about the investigation, but he took responsibility.



Ole Miss focused on opener vs. FSU

Posted 7/15/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will get a good idea of where his team is after the first game. Ole Miss opens the season against Florida State on Monday, Sept. 5 in Orlando, Florida. The matchup could go a long way in deciding which four teams are in the College Football Playoff.



Alabama picked first in West, to win league; MSU picked last in West

Posted 7/15/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- After finishing sixth last season, the Mississippi State football team was picked to finish last in the Southeastern Conference Western Division this season by media members, the league announced Thursday. It is the second year in a row coach Dan Mullen's Bulldogs have been picked to finish last. In 2014, MSU was picked fifth but finished second after rising to national No. 1 for five-straight weeks.



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.



Notebook: Alabama knows turnovers could help snap skid against Ole Miss

Posted 7/14/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- As Nick Saban saw his Alabama football team lose to Ole Miss last season, it was pretty obvious what the problem was.



Saban: No discipline expected for Alabama players

Posted 7/14/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama football coach Nick Saban said left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence Jones have a chance to play in the season opener.



Alabama knows path to repeat national championship

Posted 7/14/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- It wouldn't surprise Jim McElwain if Nick Saban coaches into the next decade and beyond.



Velek excited about work to be done at Heritage Academy

Posted 7/14/2016 in High School Sports

Tom Velek has faced plenty of challenges in 12 years of coaching soccer in the state of Mississippi. Velek's decision last month to accept the job as girls soccer coach at Heritage Academy created an opportunity to face a new challenge: coaching the game in the summer heat of Mississippi.



Bulldogs' Richie Brown among nation's best at LB

Posted 7/13/2016 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The preseason hype for Richie Brown continues to roll in. The Mississippi State football linebacker was named to the Butkus Award preseason watch list, the Football Writers Association of America announced Tuesday. The award is given annually to the top linebacker. Alabama seniors Ryan Anderson, Reuben Foster, and Tim Williams also were named to the watch list.



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