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Hebron Christian reaches MAIS Overall State Tournament

Posted 2/22/2014 in High School Sports

LEARNED -- Hebron Christian is headed to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State Tournament.

 

 

West Point boys repeat as region tournament champions

Posted 2/22/2014 in High School Sports

SALTILLO -- "DC" is a positive energy source for the West Point High School boys basketball team.

 

 

New Hope girls win region tournament title

Posted 2/22/2014 in High School Sports

SALTILLO -- The New Hope High School girls basketball team stayed the course Friday night.

 

 

Dirt-track racing season set to begin

Posted 2/21/2014 in Local Sports

Dirt-track racing season in the Golden Triangle will kick off with some familiar names from the highest level of stock car racing.

 

 

Alabama throws KO punch in OT to beat MSU

Posted 2/21/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The perseverance, fight, and strength of will the Mississippi State women's basketball team showcased in an upset of Vanderbilt last week were on display again Thursday night.

 

 

Cohen will try to answer questions this weekend

Posted 2/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen doesn't like when he has seen from his team in four games this season. The No. 7 Mississippi State baseball team will try to change its course at 4 p.m. today when it plays host to Holy Cross in the first game of a four-game weekend series at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Arkansas game will be special for MSU's Ready

Posted 2/21/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- IJ Ready waited for the Arkansas men's basketball program to offer him a scholarship. At 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, Ready waited and waited.

 

 

Cohen: MSU loses 'identity' in loss to Memphis

Posted 2/20/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team figured out Wednesday night they're not going to be treated like the national runner-up. MSU coach John Cohen kept his team in the clubhouse for more than 30 minutes following a 6-4 loss to Memphis at Dudy Noble Field. He then used words like "immature," "unprepared," and "selfish" to describe his club (2-2) after it committed three errors and struck out seven times.

 

 

Schaefer wants MSU focused on Alabama

Posted 2/20/2014 in College Sports

Don't mention the future to Vic Schaefer. The Mississippi State women's basketball coach knows his team likely has secured some kind of postseason opportunity following the Southeastern Conference tournament. What acronym the Bulldogs find themselves playing in remains to be seen. That's why Schaefer wants his team's focus squarely on Alabama at 7 tonight when the teams meet at Foster Auditorium.

 

 

MSU softball teams wins 11th-straight game to open season

Posted 2/20/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Thrilled. Excited. Surprised. Mississippi State senior first baseman Sam Lenahan was full of adjectives to describe her team's 11-0 start to the season. The Bulldogs matched the second-best start in school history Wednesday afternoon with a 6-0 victory against Central Arkansas at the MSU Softball Field.

 

 

Fast start pushes LSU past MSU

Posted 2/20/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Coming off back-to-back losses on the road, the LSU men's basketball team needed to get off to a quick start against Mississippi State on Wednesday. The Tigers didn't disappoint coach Johnny Jones as they scored the first 14 points of the game en route to a 92-81 victory against the Bulldogs.

 

 

Starkville advances to title game; Madison Central ousts Columbus

Posted 2/19/2014 in High School Sports

MADISON -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter reached into the cliche grab bag Tuesday night. "Survive and advance," Carter said. "That is the name of the game when you get to this point in your schedule." Starkville did that as it sputtered to a 66-58 victory against Northwest Rankin in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at Madison Central High.

 

 

Schaefer leads Starkville past Columbus

Posted 2/19/2014 in High School Sports

MADISON -- When her team needed a lift the most, Starkville High School's Blair Schaefer was there to provide it. Schaefer scored 14 of her game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Starkville High girls basketball team edged Columbus 58-55 Tuesday night in an opening-round game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 3 tournament at Madison Central High.

 

 

Randle, Kentucky too much for Ole Miss

Posted 2/19/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Kentucky's Julius Randle started his big night with a few dunks, then made a boatload of free throws and capped it off with a difficult finish in the lane to seal the victory.

 

 

Ray still perplexed by how games are officiated

Posted 2/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's answer epitomized his frustration about how college basketball games are being officiated this season. When asked if he knew how games are being called, the Mississippi State men's basketball coach shook his head and wanted to move on.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Gardner signs with Mississippi College

Posted 2/19/2014 in High School Sports

Sallie Gardner can blame it all on Mary Claire Akins.

 

 

Players of Week: McKell, Cunningham lead respective teams to titles

Posted 2/17/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are many ways to win a championship.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy continues historic basketball season in state tournament

Posted 2/17/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- For Oak Hill Academy, it was simply a matter of time for the boys' basketball program.

 

 

Lack of depth continues to plague Bulldogs

Posted 2/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Basically Rick Ray is confounded by the same problem he found himself in last year.

 

 

Cohen uses familiar formula to get 500th victory

Posted 2/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen and the Mississippi State baseball team used a familiar formula Sunday to earn a landmark victory. Whether it has been at Northwestern State, Kentucky, or his alma mater MSU, Cohen has relied on a recipe of taking pitches, getting on base, using his bullpen, and capitalizing with runners in scoring position to have success as a head coach. When your team holds the opponent to three extra-base hits and six runs in three games, that strategy will produce results.

 

 

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