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Noxubee County beats Caledonia to complete perfect region run

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Seventeen seniors on the Caledonia High School football team suited up for the final time here Friday evening. Those seniors had a chance to face Noxubee County, the third-ranked high school team in the state of Mississippi and the No. 1 team in Class 4A, according to The Associated Press.

 

 

Noxapater dominates West Oktibbeha

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The West Oktibbeha County High School football team's offense hit a wall Friday against division titan Noxapater.

 

 

Oak Hill edges Immanuel Christian, gets help to make playoffs

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The Oak Hill Academy football team is back in the postseason. Oak Hill Academy wrapped up a wild-card playoff berth in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA playoffs with a 20-19 District 2 victory against Immanuel Christian on Friday night.

 

 

Lamar County earns No. 2 playoff seed

Posted 10/28/2012 in High School Sports

The Lamar County High School football team can print playoff tickets.

 

 

Heritage Academy secures playoff berth

Posted 10/27/2012 in High School Sports

GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott rushed for 122 yards and scored on a 50-yard run Friday night to lead the Heritage Academy football team to a 35-7 victory against Pillow Academy in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, District 1 game at Bill Davis Field.

 

 

Arkansas still has bowl game in its sights

Posted 10/27/2012 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- University of Arkansas football coach John L. Smith has seen a change in the mood around the Razorbacks over the last few weeks.

 

 

Buzz at all-time high for matchup vs. Alabama

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- What happens if the No. 13 Mississippi State University football team beats defending national champion and No. 1 University of Alabama on Saturday night? The answer to that question has been bandied about the Starkville campus by students, teachers, administrators, and, yes, the Bulldogs themselves.

 

 

Starkville wants to continue strong play on defense

Posted 10/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell usually doesn't pay a lot of attention to statistics. The Yellow Jackets' defense is changing Mitchell's ways.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy needs victory, help to reach playoffs

Posted 10/26/2012 in High School Sports

Oak Hill Academy football coach Daniel Merchant quickly recites all the scenarios required to get his team in the playoffs. One can sense the excitement in the first-year coach's voice.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to build momentum

Posted 10/26/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Numbers took the forefront here last Friday, as the Aberdeen High School football team clinched the Class 3A, Region 2 championship.

 

 

MSU women beat Ole Miss for Magnolia Cup

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A season of heartache and disappointment ended with laughter, smiles, and hugs for the Mississippi State University women's soccer team Thursday night.

 

 

Ray, Kennedy see rivalry differently

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It's clear the two Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches in the state of Mississippi have a different perspective on their annual rivalry.

 

 

Alabama's Hudson caught off guard by preseason ranking

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Don't call Wendell Hudson surprised. Incredulous would be a better term. The University of Alabama women's basketball coach couldn't think of any other way to react earlier this week when he learned his team had been picked to finish 14th in the expanded Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Frank begins damage control at Ole Miss

Posted 10/26/2012 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A year ago, a phalanx of reporters and television cameras surrounded University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt and associate head coach Holly Warlick for their appearance at the Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Day.

 

 

MSU's Banks ready for Alabama challenge

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On Saturday night, Amari Cooper is going to stare in the eyes of a defensive back that doesn't care who the University of Alabama freshman wide receiver is or what he's done.

 

 

Lamar County, Pickens County play for home playoff games

Posted 10/24/2012 in High School Sports

The final week of region play for the Alabama High School Activities Association provides several intriguing matchups with playoff ramifications on the line.

 

 

West Oktibbeha set for region showdown with Noxapater

Posted 10/24/2012 in High School Sports

When Adam Lowrey took over as head football coach at West Oktibbeha County High School, he promised the Timberwolves would play in big games.

 

 

MSU women's basketball to make changes on defense

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The "Secretary of Defense" may have to wage his battles a little differently this season.

 

 

Marquee matchup features stellar quarterback play

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Like looking into a mirror. This is the attitude of the analysts when evaluating both undefeated programs to meet in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday night.

 

 

New Hope's Richardson helps lead EMCC

Posted 10/24/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Frank Richardson envisioned a lot of good times when he left New Hope High School and signed to play football at East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

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