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New Hope softball eliminates Oxford in playoffs

Posted 4/29/2013 in High School Sports

The fantastic part about having friends -- really close friends -- is they can say just about anything to you.

 

 

MSU softball shut out by South Carolina

Posted 4/27/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is quite simply looking for a little lady luck on the softball diamond.

 

 

New Hope storms past Lake Cormorant in baseball playoffs

Posted 4/27/2013 in College Sports

Sometimes you need to do a little redecorating.

 

 

Caledonia opens baseball playoffs with win

Posted 4/27/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson wants his team to do a better job at the little things.

 

 

West Lowndes falls in baseball playoffs

Posted 4/27/2013 in High School Sports

After 13 unanswered runs, West Lowndes High School baseball coach Todd Stanley couldn't blame his players.

 

 

Pirtle's production powers No. 16 MSU

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At 5-foot-8, 176 pounds, Brett Pirtle doesn't look like a typical Division I cleanup hitter. That's fine because Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen doesn't care or know what a typical college baseball lineup looks like anymore.

 

 

Kentucky rallies to beat Ole Miss

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- After allowing two unearned runs to score in the seventh inning that erased a lead, the University of Kentucky baseball team rallied for two runs in the eighth and used solid relief pitching from sophomore Chandler Shepherd to beat No. 18 University of Mississippi 3-2 in game one of a best-of-three Southeastern Conference series at Swayze Field.

 

 

First day of NFL draft has Crimson hue

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

The University of Alabama football team's dominance once again carried over to the NFL draft. The two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967 Thursday night. The New York Jets selected cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 9, then guard Chance Warmack went to the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers picked tackle D.J. Fluker.

 

 

Lautzenhiser offers look at Negro League

Posted 4/26/2013 in Local Sports

Glenn Lautzenhiser loves baseball. As an ambassador for First Book of Lowndes County, Lautzenhiser shares the benefits and importance of reading to children. Lautzenhiser combined two things he loves Thursday morning in a series of presentations about the Negro League to students at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus.

 

 

New Hope baseball, softball teams win

Posted 4/26/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch softball teams kicked off their postseason in abbreviated fashion Thursday.

 

 

Earlier the better for Slay, Banks in NFL draft

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darius Slay may not know when he'll be taken in the 2013 NFL draft, but he always will be able to tell people where he was when his named was called.

 

 

Becker's shutout sparks MSU softball team

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even though she wasn't a participant, Mississippi State University softball pitcher Alison Owen liked her team's result.

 

 

Columbus' Hand Henderson elected to JUCO Hall of Fame

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

PEARL -- Retha Hand Henderson, a standout women's basketball player for East Mississippi Community College in the early 1950s, was one of 15 individuals inducted Tuesday night into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet at the Clyde Muse Center on Hinds C.C.'s Rankin campus.

 

 

Bullpen saves Bulldogs in rout over Memphis

Posted 4/24/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tuesday night's evening matinee at AutoZone Park was another to a mid-week sequel for No. 16 Mississippi State University baseball team.

 

 

Short passing game emerges as storyline from spring

Posted 4/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Tyler Russell has finally figured out what being a quarterback is all about.

 

 

Heritage Academy takes critical win over Greenville Washington

Posted 4/24/2013 in High School Sports

 

 

MSU's Ammirati earns SEC Player of Week honors

Posted 4/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The disparity in playing time at catcher last season bothered Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen.

 

 

Persistence pays: Tate signs with EMCC

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

Persistence is an essential part of the recruiting process. With an advocate like Erise Wilson on his side, Jason Tate has enough tenacity to attract the attention of the busiest of coaches. It also helps Tate has the skills to keep the coaches interested when he finally has their time.

 

 

Williams helps West Lowndes boys win district title

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

Sickness isn't an impediment for Micheal Williams. That's because the West Lowndes High School junior has sources of motivation -- namely his grandmother, Leola Sherrod, and his father, Curtis Sherrod -- that help him push through congestion and cold-like symptoms.

 

 

Caledonia proves point, wins playoff series

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team has had many twists and turns this season. The good news is the Lady Confederates are still on the road.

 

 

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