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Griffin chosen as new track and field coach at Starkville High

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School wants to dominate in track and field and are convinced they've found the man to do that with the hiring of Steven Griffin as its newest boys head coach.



Bulldogs add play-making threat at wide receiver position

Posted 6/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University added another big target receiver prospect to its 2013 football recruiting class Monday with the verbal commitment of Scott Austin.



EMCC football looks to make most of four home games this season

Posted 6/25/2012 in High School Sports

The Lions sleep tonight. However in two months time, the noise will be overwhelming as a second football season gets underway at East Mississippi Community College's new Sullivan-Windham Field. A sparse four-game home slate highlights a nine-game 2012 regular-season schedule, released Friday by the school.



Ray addresses early concerns for Bulldog basketball program

Posted 6/25/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In his first teleconference as a Division 1 men's basketball head coach, Rick Ray used the opportunity to be very candid about his upcoming team.



Cox helps places West Point basketball back on the map

Posted 6/23/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The curious question around West Point High School is with all the traditional talent surrounding the football program, why hasn't that athletic ability translated the basketball gymnasium.



WARE-ING MANY HATS: Starkville senior paces Yellow Jackets' squad

Posted 6/23/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gavin Ware took his leadership responsibilities in an incredibly serious manner this season.



Lewis to lead Bulldogs in transitional year

Posted 6/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Everything around Wendell Lewis has changed.



Bulldogs boast strong APR numbers

Posted 6/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- None of the athletic programs at Mississippi State University will be given warnings or sanctions due to the NCAA's Academic Progress Report numbers released Wednesday.



Schaefer has 'A-Team' in place at Mississippi State

Posted 6/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The team is in place. Now the No. 1 goal of Vic Schaefer, Johnnie Harris, Aqua Franklin, Brittany Hudson, and Maryann Baker is to sell Mississippi State University women's basketball.


Columbus High's Samuel will compete in Texas

Posted 6/20/2012 in High School Sports

Sky Samuel didn't know what to expect, but she knew the experience at the Amateur Athletic Union National Qualifier Area 10 wasn't going to be anything like a high school meet.

Burchfield earns first win of season in Columbus

Posted 6/19/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Jay Burchfield, of Columbus, drove the Burchfield's Body Shop Special to his first victory of the season Saturday night at the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event at Columbus Speedway in Columbus.


New Hope's Dyson hopes to get chance to play in college

Posted 6/18/2012 in High School Sports

Heads up to any college baseball coaches in need of a versatile player with some pop in his bat, Dusty Dyson is looking for an opportunity.



Shempert played many roles for Oak Hill Academy

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- Old school. Whether it's the handshake he uses to greet you or the wood bat he uses to torment pitchers, those words perfectly describe Jacob Shempert's approach and love for the game of baseball.



Columbus High players learn lessons on Oklahoma

Posted 6/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jeffrey Cook is confident an offseason packed with baseball is going to benefit the Columbus High School baseball program in 2013.



EMCC offers variety of sports camps

Posted 6/16/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College's annual summer athletic camps will keep things busy on and off the Scooba campus this summer, as camps will be offered for football, women's basketball, softball, and baseball.



NeSmith Series in Columbus on Saturday

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Week 12 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will see 12 races at 11 tracks in four different states. There will be four races tonight and eight races Saturday night. East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will play host to action tonight and Saturday night.



National Bass Fishing Trail coming to Columbus

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

The National Bass Fishing Trail will hold its national tournament Sunday through Thursday in Columbus. The NBT, which formed in 2007, hasn't had a district in the state of Mississippi since its formation. It hopes this event and a proposed junior tournament Monday will help build interest in the NBT.



Ole Miss, Alabama teams earn academic honors

Posted 6/15/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Four University of Mississippi teams and two University of Alabama teams were recognized Thursday as elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA's announcement of the public recognition awards.



Area teams hoop it up at Itawamba CC

Posted 6/13/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter is placing a little more emphasis on summer basketball this year.



Burroughs eager for challenge at Northwestern State University

Posted 6/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lane Burroughs has agreed to join a very exclusive and successful club.



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