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Tigers ready to start drive for five

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- The motivations have swirled around the Noxubee County High School football team all season. Now it's time for the talk to end and for the Tigers to deliver.

Oktibbeha County schools face postseason ban for sports

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

The West Oktibbeha County High School football team planned on playing a meaningful Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A, Region 3 game Friday night at Pelahatchie High. The Timberwolves expected to have at least one more game after that one next week in the Class 1A playoffs.

 

MSU's Holloway doing best Manziel impersonation

Posted 10/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has its version of Texas A&M University freshman Johnny Manziel.

 

 

Starkville Academy preparing for Magnolia Heights

Posted 10/31/2012 in High School Sports

For the Starkville Academy football team, the second season couldn't have come at a better time. Starkville Academy (5-6) will open Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II playoff action at 7 p.m. Friday with a road trip to Senatobia for a game against Magnolia Heights Academy (7-3).

 

Mississippi State fires soccer coach Neil Macdonald after nine seasons

Posted 10/30/2012 in College Sports

Neil Macdonald dismissed from soccer coaching position at Mississippi State University after earning 58-103-14 record over nine seasons.

 

Lady Vols ready for challenge of defending state titles

Posted 10/29/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Forget about the bull's-eye. The 2012-13 Starkville Academy girls basketball won't allow the expectations of others to serve as motivation for another championship run.

 

 

MSU NOTEBOOK: Mullen vows changes on special teams

Posted 10/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The coaching hot seat for the Mississippi State University special teams coach isn't even close to hot.

 

 

Starkville Academy's Proffitt commits to Central Arkansas

Posted 10/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maggie Proffitt didn't want the distraction.

 

 

Russell overcomes pounding in MSU's loss to Alabama

Posted 10/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It's one of the more simple acts that a athlete can execute.

 

 

Sophomore back Bolton shines for Victory Christian

Posted 10/29/2012 in High School Sports

Cody Bolton only thought he knew what challenge he faced.

 

Bulldogs stumble in primetime showdown

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The question was answered emphatically at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday night: The Mississippi State University football team isn't ready to compete with the nation's elite programs.

 

Turnovers MSU's worst enemy in loss

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen may want to have another late-night conversation with his special teams coach.

 

 

Alabama emerges unscathed from unbeaten battle

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football also believed it could emerge 8-0. After a week of a "We Believe 8-0" campaign launched by Mississippi State University, Alabama proved it takes more than clever marketing to beat it. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide proved again why it is the defending national champion and the nation's No. 1 team with a 38-7 victory against the No. 13 Bulldogs on Homecoming at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

 

 

Alabama dominates MSU

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team brushed aside a top Southeastern Conference Western Division challenger and roared on to an even tougher one.

 

 

ICC upsets No. 3 EMCC

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- With his playing career at Itawamba Community College officially over, sophomore linebacker Brandon Smith may look into the advice-giving business.

 

 

Heritage Academy going back to playoffs

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

GREENWOOD -- The names haven't changed. The uniforms remain the same, as do the coaches. But the transformation that has occurred in the past three weeks has allowed a Heritage Academy football team teetering on the edge of an early end to the season to become a playoff team.

 

 

MSU point guards try to make impression in scrimmage

Posted 10/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One line on the final stat sheet is pleasing. In 20 minutes for the Maroon team, Katia May went 4 of 5 from the field, grabbed five rebounds, had four assists, and made two steals. We can set aside the four turnovers, even though Vic Schaefer and the rest of the Mississippi State University women's basketball coaches likely will highlight that number.

 

 

Loss means Columbus needs one more victory

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team is down to a one-game season. Columbus must win its regular-season finale at Grenada on Friday night to reach the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs. Columbus saw its margin for error in the playoff chase eliminated with a 16-7 loss to No. 5 Olive Branch in a Class 6A, Region 1 game Friday night at Falcon Field.

 

 

Starkville challenged in victory vs. Callaway

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Everything worked out the way Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell hoped Friday night at Newell Field.

 

 

West Point defeats Oxford to win region title

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team knew Oxford High's high-octane offense would come out swinging Friday night.

 

 

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