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Dispatch Large Schools Baseball Co-Coaches of the Year

Posted 6/19/2011 in High School Sports

Boyd and Branch. Or call them Branch and Boyd.

 

 

Real women wear pads

Posted 6/17/2011 in Local Sports

The Mississippi Brawl Stars are one of the newest sports teams to the Golden Triangle, but with a twist: envision one hour of fast-break basketball on an oval course. Add in the physicality of hockey, the injury risks of water skiing on concrete and the wardrobe of punk rockers.

 

 

Prep girls soccer Player of the Year

Posted 6/17/2011 in High School Sports

It's hard to imagine Demi Menotti being quiet.

 

 

Prep girls soccer Coach of the Year

Posted 6/17/2011 in High School Sports

Mary Nagy can do it all with a smile.

 

 

Prep boys soccer: All-Area coaches nominations

Posted 6/16/2011 in High School Sports

Prep boys soccer: Coaches nominations

 

 

Turn pro or stay in Starkville? Decision unknown

Posted 6/16/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If the Bulldogs head into next season with rising seniors Devin Jones and Nick Routt, their pitching staff will be the most experienced its been under coach John Cohen.

 

 

Cohen hopes summer baseball participation continues

Posted 6/16/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If every MSU player comes back from their summer league assignment like Caleb Reed did, MSU coach John Cohen will have 12 players ready to have breakout seasons in 2012.

 

 

'Y'all vs. Us' will feature Noxubee County vs. Louisville

Posted 6/14/2011 in High School Sports

The Noxubee County and Louisville high school football programs will take center stage this season. The tradition-rich programs will be featured Thursday, Oct. 20, in Macon in the third season of Cellular South's "Y'all vs. Us" television broadcast package.

 

 

MSU baseball survived twists, turns

Posted 6/14/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The twists and turns of a baseball season can prevent teams from reaching their goals, while others can turn a once bleak situation into an unexpected postseason run.

 

 

Home runs help Florida end MSU's season

Posted 6/13/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With a two-run lead in the seventh inning Sunday, Mississippi State second baseman Nick Vickerson could smell the midwest breeze of Omaha, Neb. Then, much like Vickerson did Saturday, the University of Florida baseball team changed the game with one swing. Preston Tucker's three-run home run helped Florida regain the lead and send it to an 8-6 win in Game 3 of the NCAA tournament's Gainesville Super Regional.

 

 

'Scrappy' Bulldogs make big strides

Posted 6/13/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At the beginning of the season, no one anticipated the Mississippi State baseball team coming within nine outs of making it to the College World Series.

 

 

Homan wins third State Amateur Championship

Posted 6/13/2011 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Clay Homan played the teacher. Despite struggling Sunday for most of the final round of the Mississippi State Amateur Championship, Homan kept swinging until his shots -- or his luck -- improved.

 

 

Murphy leaves LSU to return to Alabama

Posted 6/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore announced Sunday afternoon that softball coach Patrick Murphy has returned to the school as head coach after leaving Thursday to take the job as head softball coach at LSU. Murphy contacted LSU officials Sunday to let them know he had decided not to accept the job, and Moore accepted Murphy's request to return to Alabama when the coach contacted him Sunday.

 

 

NCAA Super Regional post-game: Florida 8, MSU 6 (Game 3)

Posted 6/12/2011 in College Sports

NCAA Super Regional at Gainesville Game 3 of best-of-three series Florida 8, MSU 6 Florida clinches College World Series for second straight year ---Florida hits a season-high five home runs against the Bulldogs ---All of Florida's runs come via the long ball ---MSU uses eight pitchers after starting pitcher Luis Pollorena is pulled at the beginning of the third.

 

 

NCAA Super Regional pre-game: MSU vs. Florida (Game 3)

Posted 6/12/2011 in College Sports

---NCAA Super Regional at Gainesville Mississippi State (38-24, Swept Atlanta Regional) vs. Florida (49-17, Swept Gainesville Regional) Florida won game 1, 11-1; Mississippi State won Game 2, 4-3 Winner of today's game earned a College World Series berth Florida is shooting for second-straight CWS berth Mississippi State is looking to reach CWS for ninth time and first since 2007 ---Game time (Noon CDT) Broadcast: ESPN

 

Vickerson delivers magic for MSU

Posted 6/11/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Nick Vickerson wanted the chance to be a postseason hero. The scenario was there Saturday in the Gainesville Super Regional: bottom of the ninth with one runner on and a one-run deficit. With his first pitch from University of Florida reliever Steven Rodriguez, Vickerson hit a two-run, walkoff home run to left field to lift the Mississippi State baseball team to a 4-3 win.

 

Reed stellar in relief for Bulldogs

Posted 6/11/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Caleb Reed has something you don't know about: A changeup. The Mississippi State closer has tinkered with the pitch throughout the season, but there hasn't been a rush to get the pitch into his arsenal during his breakout junior year.

 

 

Pollorena will start Game 3 for MSU

Posted 6/11/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Luis Pollorena has had to sit in the dugout this weekend and wait for his shot at the University of Florida during the Super Regional. He didn't draw either of the starts in the first two games and didn't make a relief appearance. Today, his wait will end when the sophomore left-hander will start Game 3 for a shot to send the Mississippi State baseball team to the College World Series.

 

 

Brown leads State Amateur at Old Waverly

Posted 6/11/2011 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Now that Nicholas Brown has the lead all to himself, his goal today in the final round of the Mississippi State Amateur Championship is to keep it. If Brown repeats his performance Saturday, which saw him finish with a 4-under par 68 -- the best round of the day at Old Waverly Golf Club -- he could earn his first championship at the annual event in four tries.

 

 

Homan in hunt for third State Amateur title

Posted 6/11/2011 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- To Barrett Edens, beating his college coach this weekend is nearly as important as winning the Mississippi State Amateur Championship. "It makes you try a little harder," said Edens, who will be a redshirt freshman this fall at Mississippi State. His coach, Clay Homan, is tied for second with Alex Rowland -- another Bulldog golfer -- entering today's final round at Old Waverly Golf Course.

 

 

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