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Lamar County faces Red Bay in key district matchup

Posted 9/15/2011 in High School Sports

The Lamar County High School football team will travel Friday night to Red Bay (Ala.) for a showdown between the last two unbeatens in the Alabama High School Activities Association's Class 2A, Region 8. Each squad enters the contest at 3-0 and 2-0 in region play.

 

 

Heritage Academy striving for consistency

Posted 9/14/2011 in High School Sports

The message is simple: It's time to be consistent. While it's never easy to come off a loss, coach Brad Butler feels the timing is ideal for the Heritage Academy football team to hit its stride. Not only will the Patriots have the motivation to get back on the winning track, he feels the team also will be geared up for the start of Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II, District 1 play at 7 p.m. Friday when it takes on Lee Academy.

 

 

MSU must change for LSU QB Lee

Posted 9/14/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football coached divided scouting reports of Southeastern Conference teams in the spring and summer. Days before the start of the 2011 season, the offensive report for LSU was in the trash can.

 

 

Stricklin asks for mid-season form with cowbells

Posted 9/14/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time this season, Mississippi State football fans will be allowed to bring cowbells into Davis Wade Stadium and to use them when No. 25 MSU plays host to No. 3 LSU at 7 p.m. Thursday (ESPN).

 

 

Jackson Prep girls edge Starkville Academy

Posted 9/14/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Jackson Prep on Tuesday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex. With the victory, Prep improved to 9-1-1 and 3-0 in Class AAA, District 3 play, while Starkville Academy fell to 4-3 and 1-2. Coupled with a 5-0 district loss to Presbyterian Christian last month, Starkville Academy needs a strong second-half run to have a chance at winning the district title or earning a playoff berth.

 

 

Heritage Academy wins in five to sweep Columbus

Posted 9/14/2011 in High School Sports

While it may have taken a while to get to the end, the Heritage Academy volleyball team found the wait was worth it. Heritage Academy turned back Columbus High 3-2 in a spirited, back-and-forth two-hour tussle Tuesday night at the Stark Recreation Center on the Mississippi University for Women campus. In its first season of volleyball competition, Heritage Academy completed a season-sweep of Columbus with the 26-24, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11 victory.

 

 

Top 10 foes meet when EMCC faces Northwest

Posted 9/14/2011 in College Sports

The nation's lone junior college football matchup of top 10 teams this week will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Senatobia when fourth-ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College plays host to eighth-ranked East Mississippi C.C. at Bobby Franklin Field. WLSM-FM (107.1) will broadcast the game. which is the division opener for both teams.

 

 

Alabama's new tailback tandem fairing well

Posted 9/14/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- This University of Alabama tailback tandem of Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy isn't nearly as famous as the last one, but so far it's been formidable enough. Richardson has pounded his way to five touchdowns in the second-ranked Crimson Tide's first two games and Lacy has nearly doubled his more well-known backfield mate's yards per carry.

 

 

Ole Miss will try to reverse fortunes against Vanderbilt

Posted 9/14/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- When the schedule says Vanderbilt, many Southeastern Conference teams breathe a sigh of relief. Not the University of Mississippi. Though the Commodores have struggled to get out of the bottom of the SEC for decades, they've certainly succeeded in being a huge pain for the Rebels in recent years, winning four of their past six in the series.

 

 

Family of former Rebels' player sues Mississippi

Posted 9/13/2011 in College Sports

A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.

 

 

MSU defense will try to rebound

Posted 9/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning sent out a tweet Sunday night following the Bulldogs first loss. "Film doesn't lie," Koenning tweeted. The "film" Koenning is referring to is the game tape from MSU's 41-34 loss to Auburn on Saturday in which quarterback Chris Relf was stopped at the goal line in the waning seconds.

 

 

Carmon day to day; Saulsberry likely to play vs. LSU

Posted 9/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said Monday he expects senior center Quentin Saulsberry to play against No. 3 LSU at 7 p.m. Thursday (ESPN), but senior left tackle James Carmon is "day-to-day" with a left knee injury. Mullen said Sunday both players' injuries didn't require surgery but weren't available to practice Sunday night. Saulsberry left the Bulldogs' 41-34 loss to Auburn University on Saturday with what Mullen said was a knee sprain.

 

 

Newman, Pearson leaders on both sides of ball for Central Academy

Posted 9/13/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Leaders set the example, even when they're a little dinged up. Through four games, Cole Newman and Drew Pearson haven't had much time off to heal the assortment of nagging ailments and bumps and bruises they have acquired in a series of nail-biting victories.

 

 

Noxubee County finding its stride on defense

Posted 9/13/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Not counting the injuries to his team, Tyrone Shorter is feeling a lot better. The longtime assistant now in his second season as head coach of the Noxubee County High School football team can talk a little more confidently about his defense now that he is beginning to see more effort like the stingy Tigers of old.

 

 

New Hope softball trying to find focus, consistency

Posted 9/13/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is looking for a little more focus and consistency as it enters the stretch run of the 2011 season. Despite being sluggish Monday afternoon, the Trojans still had more than enough to beat Starkville 21-2 in a four-inning Class 5A, Region 1 contest at the Starkville High complex.

 

 

Mullen says Bulldogs would have went for two-point conversion

Posted 9/10/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala.-- When Mississippi State's 11 players lined up Saturday at the Auburn University 2-yard-line with 10 seconds remaining in the game, they knew a tie wasn't in their future.

 

 

Denied: MSU comes up an inch short at Auburn

Posted 9/10/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- For the third straight season, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will leave a game against Auburn University with a 0-1 record in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

SEC backs officials' call on Auburn first down

Posted 9/10/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State senior defensive back Charles Mitchell was standing right next to the football and was convinced his team has stopped Auburn University on fourth down.

 

 

Improved line play helps Immanuel Christian earn first win

Posted 9/10/2011 in High School Sports

MARIETTA -- Jason Davis rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 42-8 victory against New Site.

 

 

Great Scott: Ole Miss defeats Southern Illinois

Posted 9/10/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Jeff Scott waited more than a season for a chance to be the featured running back for the University of Mississippi football team. Four touchdowns later, the sophomore made the most of his opportunity.

 

 

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