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West Point completes region sweep by beating New Hope

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

For the West Point High School football team, Friday's game against New Hope was the last regular-season game on the schedule before the playoffs start next week. Even though the Green Wave already had secured first place in Class 5A, Region 1, coach Chris Chambless didn't take the game lightly. Neither did his players.

 

 

Columbus beats Grenada to reach playoffs

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

GRENADA -- Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford breathed a deep sigh of relief and then smiled like a proud father.

 

 

Van Hook, Magnolia Heights too much for Starkville Academy

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

SENATOBIA -- Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill said he'll lose sleep for weeks after one call: The choice to kick the ball to Fernando Van Hook.

 

 

Starkville complete perfect region run

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Leave it to the Starkville High School football team's defense to seal a crucial win. After all, defense has been the team's calling card this season.

 

 

McCarron hooks up with Yeldon to lift Alabama past LSU

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- While a small batch of University of Alabama fans celebrated behind the end zone at Tiger Stadium, A.J. McCarron found his parents at the edge of the stands. He lunged into their arms, his watery-eyed father rubbing his son's hair. McCarron had vowed he wouldn't let his team lose to LSU in the game of the year. The Crimson Tide quarterback was true to his word.

 

 

Murray, Georgia storm past Ole Miss

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- One of Mark Richt's oldest trick plays gave the University of Georgia football team the lift it needed to remain on track for a shot at the Southeastern Conference title.

 

 

Co-Lin uses late return to upset EMCC

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- With 21 seconds left in regulation, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College football team was down to one person who could single-handedly beat East Mississippi C.C. Joe Craig did just that.

 

 

Ray makes MSU debut today

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It has been seven months since Rick Ray was hired as Mississippi State University's 19th men's basketball coach in school history.

 

 

MSU women win exhibition

Posted 11/4/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Carnecia Williams and Katia May scored 13 points each, and a stifling Mississippi State University defense forced 26 turnovers in a 55-49 exhibition win against Shorter on Friday night at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Abderdeen builds big lead, holds on in shootout

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The fourth-seeded Winona High School football team did what only one other team has managed to do this season against Aberdeen High: It scored more than 40 points against the Bulldogs. Unfortunately for the Tigers, the top-seeded Bulldogs did what they have done three times this year: They dropped 52 points or more on an opponent.

 

 

West Lowndes secures playoff spot

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

When the West Lowndes High School football team learned a playoff spot was on the line in its regular-season finale, there was a change in the team's mood.

 

 

Pickens Academy takes fist step toward Class A title

Posted 11/4/2012 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- The Pickens Academy football team celebrated its return to the Alabama Independent School Association football playoffs with a 34-21 opening-round Class A victory against Lakeside Academy.

 

Punitive measures aren't answer for Oktibbeha schools

Posted 11/3/2012 in Local Columns

Apparently punitive remedies are the only ones that work for the Mississippi Department of Education.

 

Freeze guides Ole Miss to quick turnaround

Posted 11/2/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze is working his turnaround magic again -- this time in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Saban: Game manager label high praise for McCarron

Posted 11/2/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A quarterback described as a game manager can often be perceived as someone who's mostly responsible for supervising plays and not making them. Unless the QB is AJ McCarron and he plays for Nick Saban.

 

 

Turning pain into character: West Oktibbeha trying to stay strong after ban

Posted 11/2/2012 in Local Columns

Adam Lowrey has watched helplessly as a program he spent five years building has started to fall apart around him.

 

 

Columbus needs one more victory

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

A victory is all Tony Stanford has on his mind. If the Columbus High School football team (6-4, 3-3 Class 6A, Region 1) can go on the road at 7 tonight and beat Grenada (4-6, 2-4), Stanford won't have to worry about tiebreakers and point differentials.

 

 

Starters will play tonight for Starkville

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell answered the question was answered before the week started: The Starkville High School football team will play its starters at 7 tonight in the regular-season finale against Neshoba Central.

 

 

Former MSU coach talks about challenges for soccer program

Posted 11/2/2012 in College Sports

Neil McGuire has nothing but great things to say about his time at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy goes on road for return to playoffs

Posted 11/2/2012 in High School Sports

If the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs were a party, Oak Hill Academy coach Daniel Merchant would have sent in his reservation in a matter of seconds.

 

 

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