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Line play has helped Heritage Academy get back on title stage

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

Matt Butts didn't expect it. But credit the East Rankin Academy football team for speaking honestly minutes after Heritage Academy rallied for a 21-17 victory to eliminate his team from the playoffs.

 

 

Columbus relies on seniors to get back to playoffs

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

Tony Stanford has worked for and with a lot of the best football coaches in the state of Mississippi. Working with coaches like Bobby Hall, Chuck Friend, Bubba Davis, and Mike Justice, just to name a few, has helped Stanford appreciate how far the Columbus High School football program has come in five seasons.

 

 

Starkville will take on Saltillo in Class 5A playoff opener

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tell Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell his good friend Pat Byrd has revitalized a program at Saltillo High and he'll happily say you're underselling his efforts.

 

 

West Point plays host to Canton in playoff opener

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

After winning back-to-back state championships, the West Point High School football team saw its season end abruptly in the second round of the playoffs last season. West Point will look to make amends for that defeat at 7 tonight when it plays host to Canton in a first-round Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff game at McCallister Field.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to extend streak to nine

Posted 11/9/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Eight weeks and counting. That's how long it has been since the Aberdeen High School football team came up on the short end of the score. The Bulldogs will look to make it nine at 7 tonight when it plays host to J.J. McClain in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State playoffs.

 

 

Vanderbilt, Ole Miss will try to become bowl eligible

Posted 11/9/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Many football programs in the Southeastern Conference win so often it's easy to take bowl eligibility for granted. Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi aren't among them.

 

 

Alabama's offense, Texas A&M's defense prretty good, too

Posted 11/9/2012 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The hype entering Saturday's game between top-ranked University of Alabama and No. 15 Texas A&M University revolves around the Crimson Tide's dominate defense and the Aggies' prolific offense.

 

Re-focused on a dream: Gaynor wants to have senior season to remember

Posted 11/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The question is standard for many student-athletes in Division I programs. But Darriel Gaynor hasn't followed the same path as her peers, so to understand how Gaynor has made it to her senior season at Mississippi State University, it is illuminating to look back at her journey and to see how that trip has shaped her.

Ray will need time to evaluate team

Posted 11/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may take a couple of weeks before Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray knows what talent he has on his team.

 

Talent gap between MSU, LSU not shrinking fast enough for Mullen

Posted 11/8/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The talent gap between the Mississippi State University and LSU football teams is shrinking, but it isn't happening fast enough for MSU coach Dan Mullen.

 

 

Okorie eager to get better at MSU

Posted 11/8/2012 in College Sports

Chinwe Okorie plans to come to Starkville to work. That is great news for Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State University women's basketball program. The next assignment Okorie is expected to complete for MSU will come Wednesday when she signs a National Letter of Intent to join the team for the 2013-14 season.

 

 

Lamar County gearing up for home playoff game

Posted 11/8/2012 in High School Sports

When the Lamar County High School football team returned to the Alabama High School Activities Association's Class 2A playoff last season, coach Ken Adams knew the work was beginning.

 

 

Columbus sweeps West Lowndes in basketball

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith admits he hopes to do less coaching this season with a veteran ballclub taking the floor.

 

 

Offensive struggles doom Starkville in loss to Meridian

Posted 11/7/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter knew his young basketball team would have to learn on the fly this season.

 

 

MSU men's golf team ends fall schedule on high note

Posted 11/7/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- There was a point last season where Mississippi State player Axel Boasson said he didn't want to work on his golf game.

 

 

Short-handed Bulldogs lose Applewhite for season with injury

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The bad news continues to roll in for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program and first-year head coach Rick Ray.

 

 

MSU running game needs lift against LSU

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program has what is commonly referred to as a two-fold problem this weekend when they face Louisiana State University.

 

 

Bulldogs add women's basketball commitment

Posted 11/6/2012 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer and his coaching staff are intent on building the Mississippi State University women's basketball program back into a regular in the NCAA tournament.

 

 

West Lowndes reslishes opportunity at football playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

DeVonta Koger still considers himself a basketball player.

 

 

Return of Latham helps spark Columbus' push into playoffs

Posted 11/6/2012 in High School Sports

Quan Latham just wanted back on the field.

 

 

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