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Jones leaves Starkville to go to Pearl

Posted 5/22/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A successful first season turned out to be the final one for Brian Jones as baseball coach at Starkville High School. Jones resigned Monday and has taken the same position at Pearl High. The move caught almost all parties involved by surprise.

 

 

Slauter's hit helps MSU beat Missouri in 17 innings

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Redemption defined the Mississippi State University baseball team's opening-round game in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

 

 

MSU beats South Carolina to make case for NCAA Regional in Starkville

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Let John Cohen's public service announcement for why the Mississippi State University baseball should play host to a NCAA Regional begin.

 

 

Bulldogs, Tigers begin new rivalry at SEC tournament

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first time in the history of the event, two schools will meet in the Southeastern Conference tournament knowing what its like to win such an event the previous season.

 

 

Mayers helps Ole Miss beat Kentucky in SEC tournament opener

Posted 5/22/2013 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- University of Mississippi baseball coach Mike Bianco said what a majority of people at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium were thinking.

 

 

Ole Miss, Alabama ready for tournament openers

Posted 5/21/2013 in College Sports

Knowing he is in a win-or-go home scenario, University of Mississippi coach Mike Bianco is throwing one of his weekend starters on short rest.

 

 

MSU's Renfroe wins Ferriss award

Posted 5/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In time the 2013 C Spire Ferriss Trophy presentation may be remembered as the first of many honors for Hunter Renfroe.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy nabs tennis state championships

Posted 5/21/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- It sounds so simple.

 

 

Noxubee County boasts track state championships

Posted 5/21/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- This season was about continuing a tradition for Charles Hughes.

 

 

Alabama softball team advances to Super Regionals

Posted 5/20/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team claimed its ninth consecutive NCAA regional title and 11th overall as it raced past Western Kentucky University 13-1 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA tournament Tuscaloosa Regional at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

Columbus' Jefferson will get shot at Snead State C.C.

Posted 5/18/2013 in High School Sports

LaTerrica Jefferson completed the turnaround Friday afternoon. Nearly four years ago, Jefferson was a ninth-grader with a load of potential. At the time, basketball was a consideration, but it wasn't something the Columbus High School student believed could help put her on the path to a college scholarship.

 

 

Dendy, Froshour team to win Crappie Masters event

Posted 5/18/2013 in Local Sports

Score one for the "Perch Jerkers." Even though Rick Dendy and Carl Froshour don't consider that style of fishing "old school," they are right at home without spider rigging and fishing with multiple poles.

 

 

Hamilton's Lindsey, Heard celebrate track and field efforts

Posted 5/18/2013 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Jeremy Lindsey believes in a winning state of mind. Maybe it was a season's worth of hounding from his Hamilton High School track and field coaches that helped the senior develop a positive frame of mind.

 

 

MSU women's golf team eager for first NCAAs

Posted 5/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ginger Brown-Lemm couldn't be more excited about her first trip to the NCAA Championships as a head coach. Not only is Brown-Lemm making history as the first coach to take the Mississippi State University women's golf team to the event, she also is the first coach of a team from the state of Mississippi to make it that far.

 

 

Dual threats Norris, Bradford lead MSU baseball

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When John Cohen took the job as baseball coach at Mississippi State University on June 7, 2008, he made it clear he was going to turn the program around with dual-threat players.

 

 

MSU ready for big series vs. South Carolina

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In big moments, individuals and teams can ignore the pressure or embrace the feeling. The Mississippi State University baseball team is doing nothing but the latter.

 

 

MSU rallies to beat South Carolina

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University has embraced the art of the comeback. No. 24 MSU earned its fourth victory after trailing through six innings with a dramatic 5-4 win against No. 14 University of South Carolina at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Heritage Academy's McElrath celebrates decision to go to Delta State

Posted 5/17/2013 in High School Sports

Evan McElrath has thought about playing golf in college for a long time. McElrath admits the process has been stressful at times with college coaches watching from the sidelines. He also has worked his ways through the ups and downs of every-day life that make it difficult to focus on golf.

 

 

Smaller weights expected for Crappie Masters event

Posted 5/17/2013 in Local Sports

Paul Alpers had a lot of praise last year for the city of Columbus and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Alpers, who is the president of the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters AllAmerican Tournament Trail, was in Lowndes County last August to award a Crappie Masters National Championship to Charlie and Travis Bunting, of Jefferson City, Mo. Alpers was on hand to watch the Buntings land a two-day haul of 19 pounds that helped them win two Tracker Marine Nitro Z7 boats with 150 horsepower Mercury Motors. In all, 141 teams averaged catching crappie that weighed just less than a pound.

 

 

Alabama welcomes Curry as women's basketball coach

Posted 5/17/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kristy Curry has worked with some of the most successful coaches and at schools that have some of the best traditions in women's college basketball.

 

 

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