At Heritage Academy, they call Brandon Bell "The Beast." Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler compares his rising senior to a bull, which is fitting because of his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame.
The trip turned out to be a homecoming for Tyquan Lucious.
STARKVILLE -- The Florida State men's tennis team has lost three of its last four matches and finished the season with a losing record overall and in conference play. Needless to say, FSU isn't in ideal form entering its first-round NCAA tournament match against No. 22 Mississippi State at 9 a.m. Friday in Atlanta.
MABEN -- There was a point in the season when Katie Gordon couldn't connect with a softball and keep from popping out.
STARKVILLE -- No Tavaris Tate. No problem. That's the approach Mississippi State track coach Steve Dudley is taking into the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday in Athens, Ga.
STARKVILLE -- As Jalan Catledge approached the finish line in the 400-meter dash last week at the Class 6A North State meet, he counted all seven opponents ahead
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best six games Tuesday night with a 13-3 win against Mississippi Valley State at Dudy Noble Field.
HAMILTON -- Several months ago, Graham Pritchett was prepared to walk away from the game he had played since he was a youth, a game that brought him satisfaction and purpose.
CRAWFORD -- Last year, East Oktibbeha County High School didn't have a girls track team. A year later, the Lady Titans are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Class 1A South State meet. The team will look to finish in the top five at the state meet Friday at Pearl High.
STARKVILLE -- Coming off its first Southeastern Conference sweep of the season, the Mississippi State baseball team can attribute much of its results against the University of Tennessee to its pitching staff.
CALEDONIA -- Aches and pains are part of a runner's life. Sometimes a good stretch or a long run can ease that discomfort and make everything right.
RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School baseball team never counted itself out in the 2011 season. Regardless of the size of the deficit, the Trojans somehow rallied or worked themselves out of holes all season. New Hope followed a familiar pattern Monday, rallying from an early deficit. This time, though, Ridgeland had an answer New Hope couldn't respond to.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Chris Stratton and Caleb Reed combined on the mound Sunday to lead the Mississippi State baseball team to a 5-2 victory against the University of Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- If the release of future renderings of Davis Wade Stadium expansion seems like a tease, have patience. Mississippi State's "Today. Tomorrow. Forever" fundraising initiative has given fans an idea of where athletic director Scott Stricklin and football coach Dan Mullen envision taking the program. When it will happen, is still unknown.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Routt picked up his first win Saturday to lead the Mississippi State baseball team to a 5-3 victory against the University of Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Dillon Hawkins stared ahead, exhaled, and gave himself a quick pep talk Saturday evening on the mound, one that helped the New Hope High School baseball team force a third and final game in its third-round playoff series against Ridgeland. With the bases loaded, Hawkins kept Southern Mississippi signee Nick Johnson in the on-deck circle by striking out Mark Varnado for the final out in a 5-1 win.
It's not that the pitch was high. It just wasn't high enough. Carla Avant reached down with her bat to get under D.J. Sanders' riseball in the sixth inning, sending it over the left-center field fence to give Lake Cormorant a lead it didn't surrender in final game of a best-of-three fast-pitch softball series Saturday afternoon against New Hope High School.
Senior Tyler Farnham stood in the breezeway at Trip Carson Field, facing the baseball diamond where his high school career ended just minutes earlier. His eyes, still watery, focused on nothing in particular. After several minutes, his hands moved to his hips and his body hunched slightly, the signs of nearly seven hours of baseball that ended the wrong way.
STARKVILLE -- Six individual champions were crowned and one relay team from the area earned North State titles Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A/6A North State meet at Mississippi State.
HAMILTON -- The Hamilton High School baseball team showed the late-inning magic Saturday it hopes will carry it back to Trustmark Park for a chance to win a state title.
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