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Ole Miss begins year there of Freeze era

Posted 3/5/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team began year three of the High Freeze era Tuesday night with the start of spring practice.

 

 

MSU's Young will have Tommy John surgery

Posted 3/5/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Humphreys provides spark for MSU

Posted 3/5/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

More input needed to determine state's 'best'

Posted 3/5/2014 in Local Columns

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?"

 

Change helps Calmes play key role for New Hope girls

Posted 3/4/2014 in High School Sports

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.

 

 

MSU's Ready continues to battle through injuries

Posted 3/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Throughout the preseason, nobody thought health would be a major problem for IJ Ready.

 

 

Titans' Williams will get chance at Northeast

Posted 3/4/2014 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Jimmie Williams felt the need to accelerate his son's recruitment.

 

 

MSU baseball team beats Eastern Illinois to complete sweep

Posted 3/3/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Georgia women rout MSU in regular-season finale

Posted 3/3/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

MSU softball team wins two more to go to 19-1

Posted 3/3/2014 in College Sports

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.

 

 

New Hope wins North State girls basketball title

Posted 3/1/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL --New Hope High School celebrated a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State basketball championship Saturday night.

 

 

Bulldogs win twice in home baseball tournament

Posted 3/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Saturday was freshman day at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

MSU women finish regular season at Georgia

Posted 3/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The rat-a-tat tap of Vic Schaefer's finger and pen echoed throughout the interview room.

 

 

Bradley chosen as new coach at South Pontotoc

Posted 3/1/2014 in High School Sports

Michael Bradley is back doing what he loves to do.

 

 

Starkville's playoff run ends with loss to Grenada

Posted 3/1/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hit open shots, finish at the rim, and defend.

 

 

West Point season ends with loss to Callaway

Posted 3/1/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School boys basketball team was living up to its billing.

 

 

No. 12 Kentucky survives MSU in OT

Posted 2/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The inability to make one more play Thursday night resulted in another painful overtime loss for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Johnson excited to be part of MSU football team's staff

Posted 2/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Johnson is in a "unique" situation to pay forward the opportunity he received from Dan Mullen nearly 11 years ago.

 

 

Ray has plan for MSU's future

Posted 2/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With his team mired in a 10-game losing streak, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray hasn't lost sight of what his team needs to do to reverse its fortunes.

 

 

New Hope gears up for title defense

Posted 2/28/2014 in High School Sports

Lee Boyd isn't a big sabermatrician. But the New Hope High School baseball coach knows enough about history to realize his team faces an unusually difficult challenge this season. Part of the toughness involves being one of the state's most respected programs that typically gets the best game from every opponent. The challenges New Hope will face this season figure to be even harder due to the bull's eye on the team's back after winning the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state title.

 

 

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