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Sulligent's Johnson gives back at Pickens County banquet

Posted 4/10/2014 in High School Sports

Even though he is preparing for his sixth season in the National Football League, Rashad Johnson still gets nervous. Johnson spoke with nervousness, but he also spoke with a purpose Monday night at the Pickens County High School football banquet.

 

 

Veteran coach Hughey will coach girls at Heritage Academy

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

Stan Hughey still loves basketball. The only difference next school year is Hughey will coach the sport at a different school.

 

 

West Point's Williams picks East Central C.C.

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- It's hard to underestimate a connection. With all of the factors student-athletes have to consider when picking a college, the relationship they build with coaches often plays a big role in the final decision.

 

 

New Hope's Baudoin going to Jones County

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

The past four years have prepared Taylor Baudoin for the next step in her basketball career.

 

 

Columbus High's Edinburgh going to Holmes C.C.

Posted 4/9/2014 in High School Sports

Bri Edinburgh's patience paid off Tuesday. Last season, Edinburgh was a third option in the backcourt behind standouts Kiki Patterson and Daisha Williams. While Patterson, who later signed with Mississippi State, and Williams, who signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, paced the Lady Falcons in scoring, Edinburgh watched, learned, and waited.

 

 

Wild pitch lifts MSU past USM in 11th

Posted 4/9/2014 in College Sports

PEARL -- When Derrick Armstrong raced home with the game-winning run, a lot of anxiety was lifted from the Mississippi State baseball team. Armstrong scored on a walk-off wild pitch to help No. 17 MSU defeat Southern Mississippi 4-3 in 11 innings Tuesday night before a crowd of 3,379 at Trustmark Park.

 

 

Edens leads MSU golf team at Old Waverly

Posted 4/9/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Barrett Edens and the Mississippi State men's golf team needed something special to happen Tuesday at the Old Waverly Country Club.

 

 

Trio of standout pitching performances lead to Players of Week honors

Posted 4/7/2014 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Some prefer the old-school way of overhand, while others go new wave and try a three-quarters or sidearm approach.

 

 

Pickens County celebrates state championship

Posted 4/7/2014 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- For Pickens County High School football players, this night was a long time in the making.

 

 

Bulldogs tied for fourth place at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Chad Ramey's two rounds seemed to symbolize the entire Mississippi State men's golf team in the first day of their own tournament.

 

 

Day likely will miss rest of Bulldogs' spring practice

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State center Dillon Day likely will miss the rest of the football team's spring practice. Day injured his left arm late in Thursday's practice and didn't participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. Day watched the scrimmage from the sidelines with his arm wrapped and in a sling.

 

 

LSU sweeps No. 9 MSU

Posted 4/7/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team couldn't match a monster offensive afternoon by LSU on Sunday afternoon, falling 17-4 at Alex Box Stadium.

 

 

MSU softball grabs critical doubleheader split with No. 16 Missouri

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Mississippi State needed less than a day to stew over their effort with the bat.

 

 

Lee throws three-hitter as Columbus shuts out Starkville

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

Columbus High School senior Michael Sturdivant admits the Falcons were in need of a second boost of confidence.

 

 

Growth of Prescott as passer main purpose of scrimmage

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The continuing development of Dak Prescott as a passing quarterback evolved Saturday with the second inter-squad scrimmage.

 

 

MSU's Schaefer sees strides from second team

Posted 4/5/2014 in College Sports

Vic Schaefer believed progress was possible in his second season as Mississippi State women's basketball coach.

 

 

Brown 'brothers' hoping for big seasons at LB

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- They're called the Brown brothers. Yes, it was their idea. Although they're not related, Richie Brown and Beniquez Brown are looking to create the havoc Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins demands. In an effort to maintain unity in the linebackers' meeting room, both players have encouraged Collins to call them brothers. There are lots of reasons for the decision, but the primary one is they wanted to remain connected.

 

 

MSU, LSU shuffle pitching rotations for series

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 9 Mississippi State baseball team and LSU could feature a matchup of aces tonight. After a week that included news about injuries and talk about how weather could play a role this weekend, MSU coach John Cohen and LSU coach Paul Mainieri shuffled their pitching rotations to set up a potential matchup of one of the Southeastern Conference's most consistent left-handers (MSU's Ross Mitchell) against the league's best right-handed power arm (LSU's Aaron Nola) at 6:30 tonight at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

 

 

Winkfield emerges at shortstop for MSU softball

Posted 4/4/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore shortstop Kayla Winkfield is known to her Mississippi State softball coaches and teammates as "Wink." The name "Blink" would be just as appropriate.

 

 

Fishing tournament will benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Posted 4/4/2014 in Local Sports

Mark Clark would love to have the opportunity to go fishing Saturday. After all, with a chance to earn as much as $1,250 for one fish, who wouldn't want to try their luck on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway? But as tournament director of the Hooks for Halos Children's Miracle Network Open Big Bass Tournament for the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Clark will be too busy weighing in all of the fish Saturday to get a chance to test his fishing skills.

 

 

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