STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University Athletics Department announced Friday men's basketball players Elgin Bailey and Renardo Sidney have been suspended indefinitely for their roles in an altercation Thursday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Bailey and Sidney were sent home from Hawaii where the team is competing in the Diamond Head Classic. They won't play today against Hawaii or Wednesday against St. Mary's in Las Vegas.
HONOLULU --Two players from Mississippi State's basketball team fought in the stands Thursday night between games at the Diamond Head Classic Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney and junior forward Elgin Bailey got into the altercation about 10 minutes before the tipoff of the game between tournament host Hawaii and Utah at the Stan Sheriff Center. Punches were thrown in the fight that lasted several minutes and was broken up by teammates.
WEST POINT -- Justin Cox couldn't have envisioned his high school football career ending any better. The West Point High School quarterback, a Mississippi State commitment, secured a second straight state title with a 21-3 win against Brookhaven on Dec. 4.
WEST POINT -- Ask West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless how much credit he deserves for the Green Wave's return to dominance and he'll deflect the praise toward everyone but himself.
STARKVILLE -- Three seasons ago, Jaquez Johnson was shocked when he learned he would be Starkville High School's starting quarterback.
MACON -- Every football team needs an anchor. Some might consider that player a rock or a trusted stalwart who leads the offense or defense. Others might refer to him as a talismanic spirit who guides the team through adversity. Corey Williams filled that role superbly for the Noxubee County High School Tigers.
HONOLULU -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team bounced back from a loss to Washington State with a 69-52 win against San Diego on Thursday in the second round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- When the 2009 football season started in August, Sulligent High School senior running back Ishmael Riggins had a problem. Instead of trying to run around the defenders who wanted to tackle him, he tried to run over them. His behavior wasn't unusual for someone who had played on the offensive and defensive lines the previous season. So when he received the chance to run, he took it.
HONOLULU -- Second-half shooting woes proved to be costly Wednesday for the Mississippi State men's basketball team, as Washington State overcame a halftime deficit to earn an 83-57 victory in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Like most high school football coaches, Josh Harper at South Lamar compiles statistics and videos to send to college recruiters, hoping a senior will get some attention and earn a football scholarship. Once, however, he received an interesting question. "When I put together the information and videos, I included the Sulligent game," said Harper, whose Stallions dropped a 48-7 decision to the Blue Devils on Oct. 28. "A couple of weeks later, one of the recruiters called me back. He said he liked the kid I was talking with him about from here. "Then he asked me, 'Who's that No. 72?' I knew who he was talking about -- Tony Johnson."
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- Nothing is more important to Sulligent High School interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert than his players. In his first time as a head football coach, Hubbert had to keep his squad focused when more things appeared to be happening off the field than on it.
Just one game into his collegiate career, Mississippi State sophomore forward Renardo Sidney is back on the bench.
The Heritage Academy girls basketball team hopes to show what it can do now that it has all of its parts healthy and back together.
Rebounding has taken on a different meaning for Taylor Baudoin this season.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team has 17 days to figure out what it wants to be this season.
Everyone I have talked to lately is in shock over the cold weather we have been experiencing in our area. Guess what? The fish are feeling the same shock.
Columbus High School girls basketball coach Yvonne Hairston is anxious to see how quickly her team matures after its two biggest tests of the season.
If Saturday night is any indication, the Starkville High School boys basketball team just might get even closer to earning a return date in Jackson by the end of the regular season.
Sam Doughty had plenty of reasons to lose confidence. Whether it was lackluster free-throw shooting or the fact his Columbus High School boys basketball team was trying anything and everything to win its first game of the season, Doughty didn't lose focus.
New Hope High School softball is about tradition. Take a look at the school's website, newhopetrojans.com, and you will see pictures of "babies" who grew into young women.
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