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MSU shows no mercy to South Carolina

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Brett Pirtle looked at amazement at the scoreboard. "Did I think we'd win 12-0 and get a run rule? No," Pirtle said. "It was good to see the bats get going, but you can't ever expect to show up at the ballpark and do this to a great team."



Lindgren dominates against Gamecocks

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Jacob Lindgren promised his coaches Wednesday he'd give them a signal if he was able to pitch. It must have been one heck of a signal.



New Hope baseball stands two wins from history

Posted 5/22/2014 in High School Sports

If nothing else, the world of sports can teach the participants there are no guarantees in life. While the New Hope High School baseball team set the modest goal of repeating as Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state champions this season, the Trojans knew one injury or other bad fortune could turn the dream into a nightmare.



Columbus wants to put on good show

Posted 5/22/2014 in Local Sports

Tom Velek wants to put on a good show. As tournament director for the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup, Velek has spent much of the past week making sure all of the details have been taken care of for Columbus' first opportunity to play host to what he called "Mississippi's biggest soccer party."



West Jones will try for first title

Posted 5/22/2014 in High School Sports

West Jones High School baseball coach Joey Ward feels like his Mustangs will have a chance this weekend if they can play some tight games. West Jones (24-10) will try to put that plan into action at 7 tonight when it takes on defending state champion New Hope (30-3) in Game 1 of a best-of-three series for the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A state championship at Trustmark Park in Pearl.



Arkansas shuts down Ole Miss

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team had its chances but couldn't take advantage, leaving seven men on base -- including four in scoring position -- in a 2-1 loss to Arkansas on Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.



MSU sidebar: Laster shines despite no-decision in Hoover

Posted 5/21/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Asked how he suddenly managed to become a significant pitching factor for Mississippi State and Lucas Laster just smiles.



MSU baseball knocks off Georgia in SEC tournament

Posted 5/21/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One pitch.



New Hope stands two wins away from first-ever repeat championship

Posted 5/21/2014 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball team is back in a familiar position.



Wofford ready for CrossFit regional competition

Posted 5/19/2014 in Local Sports

Justin Wofford is an example of how channel surfing can promote a healthy lifestyle.



Prep Player of Week: Stafford helps carry New Hope back to state championship series

Posted 5/19/2014 in High School Sports

Talk about terrible timing.



MSU women's golf tees off today in national championship

Posted 5/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was asked what she thought it would mean to the program by making back-to-back NCAA Championships.



MSU enters SEC tournament with desire to win

Posted 5/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's almost become a tradition at the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament to try and find the schools with something to play for and the teams wanting to go home immediately.



Middleton will coach boys and girls basketball at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 5/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Oak Hill Academy basketball coach Brian Middleton has had so much fun coaching the boys team at the school, he has decided to double that pleasure.



MSU baseball falls in series finale at Alabama

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before the 2014 season started, Mississippi State fans, coaches and even probably players would've gambled everything on the situation they had in both the sixth and eighth innings.



Ole Miss drops series finale to Texas A&M

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. -- The Rebels fought back to take a lead in the seventh, but miscues in the eighth inning proved to be too much to overcome as No. 11 Ole Miss (40-16, 19-11 SEC) fell to Texas A&M (33-23, 14-16 SEC) by a score of 9-6 Saturday in the series finale.



MSU softball eliminated in regional tournament

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State notched its first postseason win of the year with a 5-3 win over Texas Southern Saturday in the Lafayette Regional being held at Lamson Park. The excitement was short-lived as later Saturday Texas bounced MSU with a 4-3 win.



New Hope baseball repeats as North State champions

Posted 5/17/2014 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- It would just serve to reason New Hope High School senior Taylor Stafford would make fans of rival Oxford miserable.



Good fortunate brings Handa Cup to Golden Triangle

Posted 5/17/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- If George Bryan didn't pick up the phone, Jane Blalock might never have found a location for the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.



Detz, No. 20 MSU beat No. 19 Alabama

Posted 5/16/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Five players had two hits or more and Alex Detz had a career-high five RBIs Thursday night to lead the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team to a 9-4 victory against No. 19 Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Bulldogs (34-19, 17-11 Southeastern Conference) scored three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break a 1-1 tie and remain one game behind Ole Miss in the SEC's Western Division.



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