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Teamwork essential for Heritage Academy tennis

Posted 5/6/2014 in High School Sports

As much as high school tennis is an individual sport built around a team concept, Billy Clark said there is no escaping the importance of teamwork.

 

 

MSU's Mitchell earns third SEC honor

Posted 5/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After throwing the only road shutout in league play this season Saturday at Auburn, Mississippi State redshirt junior left-hander Ross Mitchell was named Southeastern Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

 

 

MSU men's golf granted wishes with regional berth

Posted 5/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's golf coach Clay Homan came to the NCAA Regional selection party Monday morning with a clipboard, pen, and a wish list. By the end of the selection show, Homan and his players received everything they wanted: a second-straight postseason berth and a destination that kept them away from defending national champion Alabama and a site without a home-course advantage for the host.

 

 

MSU women's golf gearing up for regional

Posted 5/6/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Being a counselor is part of the job description of any coach. Nobody knows that better than Mississippi State women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm, who had to make sure her team forgot about the Southeastern Conference Championships.

 

 

MSU breaks out bats to sweep Auburn

Posted 5/5/2014 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- After using dominant pitching to win the first two games of the series, the Mississippi State baseball team broke out the bats Sunday afternoon. MSU had a season-high 19 hits and finished a three-game sweep of Auburn with 12-1 victory at Plainsman Park. The Bulldogs broke open a tight game by scoring eight times in the seventh inning.

 

 

Mullen concerned about getting power conference teams to Starkville

Posted 5/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen says he never has had a problem scheduling major conference opponents. On Wednesday, the Mississippi State football coach said in a Southeastern Conference teleconference he is concerned about his school's ability to get teams from the other major conferences to play a game at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

MSU softball beats No. 25 LSU in regular-season finale

Posted 5/5/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Mississippi State softball team used a solo home run by freshman Caroline Seitz in the seventh inning to break a tie and beat No. 25 LSU 4-3 on Sunday at Tiger Park. Seitz went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored to help MSU (38-18, 10-14 Southeastern Conference) close the regular season with a victory.

 

 

Closer look at SEC football teams scheduling plans for 2016

Posted 5/5/2014 in College Sports

Closer look at SEC football teams scheduling plans for 2016

 

 

Columbus baseball goes extra innings to eliminate Clinton

Posted 5/3/2014 in High School Sports

Columbus High School baseball coach Jeffrey Cook spent Saturday afternoon taking his son to the movies.

 

 

Heritage Academy baseball season ends in semifinal round; New Hope advances

Posted 5/3/2014 in High School Sports

AMITE CITY, La. -- The Oak Forest (La.) Academy baseball team swept Heritage Academy 8-0 and 13-3 in five innings Friday to win the best-of-three Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II semifinal round playoff series.

 

 

Central Academy breezes to slow-pitch state title

Posted 5/3/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Going into the Mississippi Association of Indepent Schools Slow-pitch State Championship Saturday, the Central Academy Lady Vikings had one thing on their mind: winning the championship.

 

 

New Hope softball advances to third round of playoffs

Posted 5/3/2014 in High School Sports

After going to the brink of elimination in the previous round, New Hope softball had no interest in going through that again.

 

 

Columbus High's Lipscomb excels at North State Class 6A Meet

Posted 5/3/2014 in High School Sports

The voice was relentless.

 

 

MSU baseball team will try to snap losing skid

Posted 5/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The message is clear in the Mississippi State baseball locker room: The chemistry is good and not to be tampered with following a disappointing loss Wednesday night. MSU needs its chemistry to be solid as it prepares to face Auburn at 6 tonight in Game 1 of a three-game Southeastern Conference series in Auburn, Ala.

 

 

New Hope baseball team beats Center Hill in Game 1

Posted 5/2/2014 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior Taylor Stafford had a smile on his face and finally had color back in his cheeks. While battling a week-long sinus infection has been tough for the Mississippi State signee, a couple of immunizations helped him dress out Thursday night for the opening game against Center Hill in a best-of-three series to start the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

New Hope softball rallies past Lewisburg

Posted 5/2/2014 in High School Sports

The severe storms that ripped through the region Monday affected people throughout the state of Mississippi. The community of New Hope was no exception.

 

 

MSU softball will try to continue momentum

Posted 5/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior second baseman Heidi Shape admits it has taken a little bit longer than she and her teammates would have liked.

 

 

Starkville's Henderson out to reach new heights at North State meet

Posted 5/2/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior Charlie Henderson proudly labels himself "an adrenaline junkie." Henderson spent his grade school years in Colorado, where he enjoyed skiing and rock climbing. In 2006, he and his family moved to Starkville during his sixth-grade year.

 

 

West Lowndes girls track team recognized again

Posted 5/2/2014 in High School Sports

Eddie Chapman enjoys having Moesha Brewer on the West Lowndes High School girls track and field team. Whether it's breaking out in an impromptu dance move or saying something amusing to a teammate, Brewer keeps the Lady Panthers loose in practice and at meets.

 

 

Columbus baseball team continues playoff success

Posted 5/2/2014 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Columbus High School baseball team liked the feeling of playoff success so much it added to the best season in program history on Thursday night.

 

 

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