Vic Schaefer has talked numerous times about how much progress the Mississippi State women's basketball team has made from last season. Schaefer hopes the Bulldogs continue to prove him right by not duplicating the finish to the 2012-13 season.
Don't let the record fool you. Roosevelt Bridges knows an 11-11 record won't strike fear into the hearts of any opponents. But the West Lowndes High School boys basketball coach realizes eight of those losses came to larger classification schools.
Isaiah Farmer waited patiently and observed last season as a reserve on the Columbus High School baseball team. Now that he is getting his chance in the starting lineup, the junior outfielder hasn't disappointed. Farmer collected two hits, drove in two runs and had a highlight-reel catch as Columbus defeated West Point 12-1 in five innings Tuesday night at Sammy Fletcher Field.
While the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XXIII tournament is played in Clinton each season, the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball team has felt right at home, winning four-straight championships. Each title has earned EMCC a trip to NJCAA National Championship tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team began year three of the High Freeze era Tuesday night with the start of spring practice.
STARKVILLE -- Paul Young will have to wait at least a year to make his debut for Mississippi State. The right-handed pitcher, who was one of the nation's most attractive junior college prospects in 2013, had Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm Tuesday and will miss the season.
STARKVILLE -- Freshmen aren't normally put in do-or-die situations at Dudy Noble Field. However, that is what Mississippi State coach John Cohen asked of Reid Humphreys when he went to the freshman infielder Saturday with the game on the line.
Jamierra Faulkner is a great player. The same can be said for Martha Alwal and Tia Faleru. For arguments sake, you could throw in Valencia McFarland and no one would argue she isn't one of the best women's basketball players in the state of Mississippi. Which player is "the best?"
Nobody said change is easy. Even seniors sometimes get caught up in looking at things other than the bigger picture and losing sight of what is best for the team.
STARKVILLE -- Throughout the preseason, nobody thought health would be a major problem for IJ Ready.
CRAWFORD -- Jimmie Williams felt the need to accelerate his son's recruitment.
STARKVILLE -- A day after tying a 33-year-old stolen bases record, Derrick Armstrong kept running Sunday. The Mississippi State senior outfielder Derrick Armstrong showed again why he is a player opponents hate to play, delivering a key two-run single in a seven-run seventh inning that pushed No. 18 MSU to a 9-0 victory against Eastern Illinois before a crowd of 7,631 at Dudy Noble Field.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia women's basketball team used an 11-0 run early in the first half Sunday to build a double-digit lead en route to its 77-48 rout of Mississippi State at Stegeman Coliseum.
GULFPORT -- Senior Alison Owen and freshman Alexis Silkwood delivered dominating pitching performances Sunday to ensure the Mississippi State softball team would own the best 20-game start in program history. Owen guided MSU to a 2-1 victory against Ohio, while Silkwood helped the club to a 2-1 victory against Texas State in its final games at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Softball Classic.
PEARL --New Hope High School celebrated a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State basketball championship Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- Saturday was freshman day at Dudy Noble Field.
STARKVILLE - The rat-a-tat tap of Vic Schaefer's finger and pen echoed throughout the interview room.
Michael Bradley is back doing what he loves to do.
STARKVILLE -- Hit open shots, finish at the rim, and defend.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School boys basketball team was living up to its billing.
1. Pickle takes over as New Hope football coach HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men hit unlucky 13 for second year in a row COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Close games have helped New Hope girls find focus HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Shaw has too much for West Lowndes HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS