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Columbus soccer splits with Greenville Weston

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

GREENVILLE -- The Columbus High School girls and boys soccer teams split matches Saturday against Greenville Weston.

 

 

Mullen will no longer comment on Penn State interview rumors

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is denying having any contact with officials at Penn State University.

 

 

Hard work could pay off for Starkville

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell doesn't like to lose. When Mitchell left Itawamba Agricultural High in 2010 to become the new head football coach at Starkville High, Mitchell put everyone on notice that there weren't going to be any pats on the back for finishing second. His goal in coming to Oktibbeha County was to teach his players how to win and to help Starkville regain its championship swagger.

 

 

EMCC eyes first national title

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

It's finally showtime. After weeks of buildup, the East Mississippi Community College football team plays for the NJCAA national championship this afternoon.

 

 

Bulldogs receive commit from five-star prospect

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State could be in position to bring in its first five-star prospect since Dan Mullen took over as head coach.

 

 

Noxapater wins first football state title

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Tray Baber rushed for 160 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown as Noxapater beat Shaw 21-10 to claim the MHSAA Class 1A state championship.

 

 

Jackson, Prattville winners at Super Six

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jarren Johnson caught 10 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, all Super Six records, to lead Jackson to its first outright state championship with a 42-28 win over Oneonta Friday in the Class 4A title game.

 

 

Starkville basketball squads sweep West Point; Columbus wins twice

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - With two minutes left in the first quarter, West Point coach Brad Cox looked up and saw a tie game and his team building momentum.

 

 

MSU's Hazelwood still sees NCAA berth as next step

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It still burns Jenny Hazelwood she's able to fill out her NCAA women's volleyball tournament bracket.

 

 

Lady Tide beats SLU, moves to 6-2

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama women's basketball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 69-56 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Foster Auditorium Friday night.

 

 

Byrd, post presence instrumental for Ole Miss success

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Nikki Byrd has found a fuel for her fire.

 

 

Bulldogs welcome first Big East foe to the Hump

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team made a statement last month last month in New York City.

 

Community sends off EMCC with support (video)

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

It was a warm sendoff for the East Mississippi Community College football team. Head Coach Buddy Stephens only hopes it isn't the biggest celebration the team has. "We hope that there's a bigger party when we come back," Stephens said. "And we'll be happy if that happens."

Lions roar into El Toro Bowl

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College is gearing up for the biggest athletic event in its history. The school's No. 2 football team (11-0) will take on No. 1 Arizona Western College (11-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the El Toro Bowl presented by Time Warner Cable. The unbeaten powers play for the NJCAA national championship at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

Pieces coming together for MSU men

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury likes the 2011-12 Mississippi State men's basketball team. Through all of the ins and out and outs and ins the Bulldogs have experienced in nearly one month of basketball, MSU's 14th-year coach sees a team with depth at key positions, a squad that has plenty of ballhandlers and creators, and a group that can present a host of matchup challenges.

 

 

Undefeated Arizona Western set for EMCC

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Arizona Western College football coach Tom Minnick had a vision when he took over the program. The fourth-year coach admits that vision has become reality much quick than he anticipated. Arizona Western College (11-0) will try to close the final chapter on a magical season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when it takes on No. 2 East Mississippi Community College (11-0) for the NJCAA national championship in the El Toro Bowl at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

 

Picayune expects tough challenge in Class 5A title game

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Dodd Lee admits expectations weren't particularly high for the Picayune High School football team prior to the start of the 2011 season. That doesn't mean the veteran coach didn't think the Maroon Tide couldn't put something together. But coaches are a notoriously cautious bunch, and Lee knew replacing 17 starters from the 2010 squad would be something that couldn't be done with a snap of the finger.

 

 

Starkville Academy, Heritage Academy players set for All-Star game

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

The Mississippi Association of Independent Schools' All-Star game will have a hint of local flavor. Buoyed by a championship run, Starkville Academy's Ryan Mann and Angus Catchot will join Heritage Academy's Brandon Bell and Blake Sharp in the annual senior showcase game at 4 p.m. today at Mississippi College.

 

 

Johnson helps Fanning-Otis get No. 600

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- No. 600 for Sharon Fanning-Otis proved Wednesday to be another step in the right direction for the Mississippi State women's basketball team. Led by the attacking nature of senior Diamber Johnson (game-high 22 points), MSU defeated the University of South Alabama 63-47 for its third straight win before a crowd of 688 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Cox, Banks will submit NFL draft papers

Posted 12/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen once again will encourage members of his juniors class to get tested by the NFL. MSU junior defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and junior cornerback Johnthan Banks will submit paperwork to the NFL draft advisory board to see where their expert scouts estimate they'll get picked.

 

 

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