The Columbus United Under-12 and U-14 boys and the U-16 girls soccer teams qualified for the Mississippi Soccer Association State Championships May 5-6 in Meridian.
NEW YORK -- Mississippi State University's Vick Ballard and Charles Mitchell and the University of Mississippi's Bobby Massie were selected Saturday on the third and final day of the NFL draft. Ballard was selected in the fifth round by the Indianapolis Colts, while Mitchell was taken in the sixth by the Atlanta Falcons. Massie, an offensive lineman, was selected in the fourth round by the Arizona Cardinals.
NEW YORK -- The University of Alabama football team had its fifth player selected in the 2012 NFL draft Friday evening at when the Baltimore Ravens used the No. 35 overall pick, the third pick in the second round, to select senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw.
STARKVILLE -- In what many people sees will be a rebuilding project for Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray, the one quality he values the most in his newest signee is considered uncoachable.
HAMILTON -- Lexus Jordan never has hesitated to express her feelings.
The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team wants to continue its climb.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior outfielder Brittany Gates has a simple reminder.
New Hope High School carried a region championship and tons of momentum into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball playoffs.
STARKVILLE -- Even after pitching a complete game on the mound, Starkville High School senior pitcher Nick Brooks' best role was a cheerleader for the highlight worthy defensive plays made behind him.
STARKVILLE - The plan for the Mississippi State baseball lineup is very specific. They want to see action in the visitors bullpen early and often.
STARKVILLE -- Brian Jones can attest that the job as baseball coach at Starkville High School always has had cachet.
STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox has a chance tonight to be the highest Mississippi State University player taken in the National Football League draft in a generation. Nearly every draft expert projects the defensive tackle will be taken in the top 10.
STARKVILLE -- Jacoby Davis became the first signed prospect Wednesday for new Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray.
WEST POINT -- First impressions at speaking engagements are extremely important for new coaches. New University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze is trying to impress at 16 of those engagements this week as the Rebel Road Tour treks through Mississippi and into the states of Tennessee and Alabama.
WEST POINT -- Pat and Judy Clark, of Columbus, have been attending football games at the University of Mississippi almost all of their lives.
CALEDONIA -- Trey Lancaster's slow shake of the head is a telling sign for anyone who has swung a bat. Whether it is fastballs or curveballs, pitchers with command of the strike zone, or pesky mechanical quirks, hitters have a variety of things that can wreak havoc with their batting averages and cause them to second- or triple-guess their approach.
HAMILTON -- Don't worry if you don't see a baseball. Be more concerned with the noise you hear from the Hamilton High School baseball team.
Andy Kirk didn't know what to expect from Kristyn Atkins and Anna Holley. On one hand he had a pitcher who was coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in her shoulder. On the other hand the first-year Itawamba Community College softball coach had a high school standout who was recruited to be an infielder win the starting job as catcher.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen said his team needed to make it easier to manufacture runs. It can't get much easier than hitting the ball over the fence.
PEARL -- Nick Routt knew he wouldn't have any excuses if he didn't perform Tuesday night after a long layoff.
1. Columbus boys beat Callaway HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Piper realizes life-long dream in athletics at MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
3. SEC women's basketball squads off to strong starts COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Bell, Bulldogs ready for Egg Bowl battle COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Starkville High ready for North State championship game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS