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Bost makes big plays to lift MSU past LSU

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Dee Bost didn't have one of his better afternoons Saturday in the Mississippi State men's basketball team's 58-57 victory against LSU. But Bost made the necessary plays to give the Bulldogs a much-needed victory.



Cohen likes balance, speed on 2011 team

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The balance is where John Cohen wants it. The Mississippi State baseball coach believes he has the perfect mix of veterans and newcomers to get the Bulldogs back to postseason play.



Heritage Academy boys soccer beats Starkville Academy

Posted 2/5/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Heritage Academy's boys soccer team needed to avenge a loss against Starkville Academy to qualify for the postseason. History wasn't on the Patriots' side, as they'd never made it to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools playoffs.



MSU women try to end losing skid

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sharon Fanning-Otis knows her team is improving. But the Mississippi State women's basketball team's rate of improvement hasn't been able to match the pace of the rest of the teams in the Southeastern Conference.



Josh Poe follows brother to EMCC

Posted 2/5/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Josh Poe isn't chasing his brother's career. The similarities between Josh and older sibling, Gabe, tell a different story. Both players were standouts in football at West Oktibbeha High School. Gabe, a linebacker at the University of West Alabama, started his career at East Mississippi Community College, where Josh will begin his college career in the fall.



MSU softball set to move on without Bramlett

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chelsea Bramlett was the face of Mississippi State's softball team for the past four years. The catcher re-wrote MSU's record book and led the team in batting average (..536), stolen bases (61), hits (98), and runs (56) last season.



Warren, Graham lead Rebels

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Andy Kennedy knows there's nothing his University of Mississippi men's basketball team can do about its four-game losing streak to open Southeastern Conference play. The Ole Miss coach knows it happened. It's not going away.



Alabama stays hot, beats Tennessee in OT

Posted 2/5/2011 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team is trying not to forget how it feels to lose while it's busy dominating the Southeastern Conference. Even as its offense struggled the Crimson Tide buckled down on defense and went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line in overtime to beat Tennessee 65-60 on Saturday.



MSU women fall short of first SEC win

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Close doesn't mean anything to Diamber Johnson. It didn't after the second Southeastern Conference loss to Arkansas, and it meant even less Thursday night after yet another frustrating performance.



Stansbury bans Twitter for MSU men

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team thought point guard Dee Bost would be the talisman to help calm the rough waters of a difficult non-conference journey, but his presence hasn't been enough to keep off-the-court issues from hovering over the team.



Rose looks to transform EMCC baseball

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

Don't waste time with Chris Rose. If you do, the new East Mississippi Community College baseball coach will leave you behind, or at least start without you. If he has to go ahead and you're not there, he will let you know about it and make sure you're not late again.



Chemistry has been key for Oak Hill Academy girls

Posted 2/4/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Stan Hughey is having fun this season. The Oak Hill Academy girls basketball coach typically enjoys himself when he is on the court. But this season has been particularly pleasurable because the Lady Raiders have a blend of talents that fits extremely well together.



Immanuel Christian has three sign with EMCC

Posted 2/4/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Three was a magical number Thursday for the Immanuel Christian football program. Fresh off the momentum from one of the best seasons in school history, Justin James, Wesley Lake, and Dustin White signed to play football at East Mississippi Community College.



Dudy Gras 5.5 begins today

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

Dudy Gras 5.5 begins today regardless of the weather. The parade, though, could be a game-time decision.



Depth a strength for MSU men's tennis

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A year makes all the difference. Last spring, the Mississippi State men's tennis team leaned on players who hadn't played at the top of the lineup.



Gibbs, Kessinger will return to manage at Ole Miss

Posted 2/4/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Baseball legends Jake Gibbs and Don Kessinger will return to the field at Oxford-University Stadium on Saturday to manage the Rebels and alumni in the program's inaugural alumni game.



New Hope sends six to college

Posted 2/3/2011 in High School Sports

Wednesday was a good day to be a Trojan. Michael Bradley and his New Hope High School football program celebrated National Signing Day in style with the announcement that six players would continue their football careers in college.



Columbus' Brown, Wolfe going to EMCC, ICC

Posted 2/3/2011 in High School Sports

Chris Wolfe's mother taught him he needed to be the best at whatever he wanted to do. With five older brothers and sisters, Wolfe missed out on a lot of the friendly competitions that usually exist between siblings. But the valuable lessons Wolfe learned from his mother, brothers, and sisters paid off Wednesday when the Columbus High School football senior signed a scholarship to play football at Itawamba Community College.



Caledonia's Comer signs with MSU

Posted 2/3/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Running always has been fun for Jessica Comer. Four years ago, Comer didn't realize she could run and compete in a sport at the same time Caledonia High School. Since then, Comer has logged hundreds and hundreds of miles and has had fun winning her share of races and state titles.



Resurgent Starkville has solid signing class

Posted 2/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a resurgent season under first-year coach Jamie Mitchell, Starkville High School followed Wednesday with a banner signing class. Headlined by defensive end Chris Prater signing with Louisiana-Lafayette, the Yellow Jackets had seven players sign college scholarships.



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