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Johnston gearing up for second annual Possum Town Triathlon

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

All the talk lived up to the hype. A year ago, Ricky Johnston heard Brad Atkins and other local residents talk about sprint triathlons and how fun it was to compete in them. Johnston never had an opportunity to get involved in one, but he couldn't help but be persuaded to participate in the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon.

 

 

MSU's Sullivan poised to continue scoring exploits

Posted 8/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At 5-foot-5, Elisabeth Sullivan easily could have gone unnoticed, but her speed didn't allow it.

 

 

New approach at plate sparks Heritage Academy's McLain

Posted 8/13/2013 in High School Sports

A change in approach is paying big dividends for Caitlin McLain at the plate.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy's Ellis injured at ASA Nationals

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

Maegen Ellis returned from California with one too many mementos.

 

 

Rebels' offense responds in practice

Posted 8/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- After a weekend scrimmage that saw the University of Mississippi football team's defense set the tone, the offense responded Monday to the challenge on the first day back on the practice field, much to the delight of coach Hugh Freeze.

 

 

Bryant family enjoys competition at National Senior Games

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

Name the activity and O.K. Bryant was up for it.

 

 

Prize recruit Ndoye will be available for 2014-15 season

Posted 8/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University will be without a four-star center for this upcoming men's basketball season.

 

 

Bulldogs work on substitution patterns for season opener

Posted 8/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Substitutions in the game of football might arguably be the most chaotic element a coach has to handle.

 

 

Holmes makes most of position change with Bulldogs

Posted 8/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - In a practice setting Mississippi State University junior tight end Christian Holmes embodies the title of man without a country.

 

 

After all these years, Bigelows still bowl them over

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Sports

Jean and Jim Bigelow never imagined when they started bowling that they would stay involved with the sport for as long as they have.

 

 

Galloway enjoys triathlon competition

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Sports

Brandt Galloway doesn't put on any airs.

 

 

Former Bulldog Womack back at MSU as coach

Posted 8/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Pork Chop is back at Mississippi State University. After spending a decade in the NFL, Floyd Womack, or "Pork Chop" as he's affectionately known by to MSU fans, has returned to his alma mater to work as an assistant coach on Dan Mullen's staff.

 

 

Mullen not pleased with Bulldogs' scrimmage

Posted 8/9/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen wasn't happy Thursday.

 

 

Yankees' Girardi meets with Saban, Crimson Tide

Posted 8/9/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi spoke to the University of Alabama's football team about topics he's quite familiar with -- handling expectations and success -- to return the favor after coach Nick Saban's spring training visit.

 

 

Heritage Academy has quality at-bats in victory

Posted 8/9/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach Gary Harris wants to see more quality at-bats from his team.

 

 

Columbus' Smith not likely to play for MSU

Posted 8/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen grew up a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan in suburban New Hampshire. Maybe that's why the Mississippi State University football coach couldn't wait to use a baseball analogy to describe sixth-year offensive lineman Tobias Smith.

 

 

Huddleston shows versatility in first practice at MSU

Posted 8/8/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tiffany Huddleston doesn't mind that there is an alphabet soup following her name on the roster for the 2013 Mississippi State University women's soccer team.

 

 

Greenville-Weston prospect commits to MSU

Posted 8/8/2013 in College Sports

A scholarship offer from the Mississippi State University football team was the right fit in every way for Gerri Green.

 

 

Grimes wants to lead MSU's transformation

Posted 8/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- True to her nature as a team leader, Morganne Grimes naturally deflects praise to her teammates.

 

 

CHS' Stewart commits to UAB

Posted 8/7/2013 in High School Sports

Jalen Stewart has a nickname that is suited for the next level.

 

 

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