STARKVILLE - Avonte' Amos and Ravonte' Gandy knew there would be valleys when they took over leadership roles. Still, the lone seniors on the Starkville High School basketball team feel like the Yellow Jackets are peaking at the right time. Further proof of that belief took place Friday night as Starkville played arguably its most complete game of the year in a 72-48 victory against Noxubee County at the Bee Hive.
Under the direction of third-year coach Chris Rose, the East Mississippi Community College baseball team will open its season at noon today against Bishop State C.C. in a doubleheader at Oak Grove High School's Harry Breland Field in Hattiesburg.
STARKVILLE -- A pair of ESPNU appearances at Dudy Noble Field are included in an eight-game slate of televised Mississippi State University baseball games for 2013. The TV lineup featuring four home games and four road matchups for MSU is part of the Southeastern Conference's extensive television announced Friday by the league office in Birmingham, Ala.
Christian Dale had a wrinkle few student-athletes get to experience at his college signing ceremony. The Columbus High School standout also received a message that could help him reach a similar destination of the guest speaker who spoke Thursday at the Columbus High baseball team's ninth annual First-Pitch Banquet.
The Itawamba Community College women's soccer team will have a double dose of Hern in 2013. On Thursday, New Hope High School senior forward Reagan Hern signed a scholarship to play with her sister, Sarah, at ICC later this year.
OXFORD -- The talkative and brash Marshall Henderson is the face of the University of Mississippi's men's basketball program. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not so good. His play and antics have led to plenty of attention for the No. 16 Rebels (17-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who face No. 8 University of Florida (17-2, 7-0) on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., in a matchup of the SEC's two top-ranked teams.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey, Levi Randolph, and the University of Alabama men's basketball team made sure this one didn't slip away at the end. Lacey and Randolph hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds to help the Crimson Tide hold on for a 59-56 victory against the University of Arkansas on Thursday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has struggled away from home all season, so the last thing the Bulldogs needed was a trip to No. 9 University of Tennessee.
STARKVILLE -- Two of the Southeastern Conference's three first-year head coaches will face off Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum with their teams going in opposite directions.
STARKVILLE -- It may be impossible to fathom, but nearly everybody associated with the Mississippi State University baseball program has forgotten junior right-hander Ben Bracewell was the team's opening-day starter last season. But MSU coach John Cohen hasn't forgotten.
STARKVILLE -- The simple explanation to Wednesday night's loss for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program is Texas A&M played a better form of ugly basketball.
All in. Gary Blair knows from experience that whether it's golf, cards, or basketball Vic Schaefer is going to give you everything he has in an attempt to win.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Whitney Lowe still remembers the tipping point.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Wade Goodman believes hard work pays off.
MACON -- A clean sweep for Columbus High School was the result of two tightly contested prep basketball games against Noxubee County Tuesday night.
In a critical region game, a team must rely on its seniors. For the New Hope High School boys basketball team, Derrick Sherrod carried the flag Tuesday night.
STARKVILLE - Any time a player goes for 40 points in Rupp Arena on the opening weekend of Southeastern Conference, that person must obviously be accounted for.
RIDGELAND -- Starkville's first-ever trip to the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A North State girls soccer championship match ended in extreme disappointment with a 2-0 defeat at Ridgeland Tuesday night.
OXFORD -- The reaction didn't bode well for the Starkville High School boys soccer team.
Starkville Academy boys basketball coach Mark Alexander begged senior Carnail Minor to play with more urgency.
1. Erby makes big play despite hearing voice in his head HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Former Starkville High standout Davis suffers knee injury COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Noxubee County takes positives from season-opening loss HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. MSU's Johnson will have to veteran at tight end COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Prescott making quick impression in Cowboys' camp LOCAL SPORTS