Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is wrapping up a trip to Belgium and France. Today's blog is by senior Martha Alwal. The senior center talks about the team's final day in Paris.
This beginning means a little more to Liz Fields.
Bob Reeves recalls seeing the spark in Jared Garrett's eyes.
Philip Langford has had people encourage him to do a triathlon for years.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins just nodded when asked, as if he knew the question was coming.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is in France on the final legs of a trip that will see it play four games against international teams. On Friday, MSU improved to 3-0 with a victory against AMW Select. Senior Kendra Grant blogs about what the team did Friday and how it played in the win.
Friday night, it was not business as usual for the "Old Announcer."
CALEDONIA -- Kacy Lovett wants to focus on volleyball. As she prepares for her final season at Caledonia High School, Lovett doesn't want to hear the word drama. She doesn't want to deal with anything that causes her or any of the Lady Confederates to lose their concentration on what it will take to make the team successful. That's why Lovett is doing everything she can as a one of Caledonia High's six seniors this season to make sure the squad has a team-first mind-set.
Reagan Hern is back in a familiar position in more ways than one. Two years ago, Hern was the mother hen, or most experienced player on a New Hope High School girls soccer team stocked with underclassmen. After years of playing in the back, Hern moved to forward her senior year and was a driving force behind another playoff run for the Lady Trojans.
STARKVILLE -- Nearly every story written about the Mississippi State football team's prospects for this season spotlights experience as one of the Bulldogs' main strengths. With 18 starters back and 30 players who have started at least one game returning, coach Dan Mullen has the most experienced team in the Southeastern Conference.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team is traveling to France and Belgium and will play four games against international competition. Players will provide a daily update about the trip. Today, senior Savannah Carter discusses the journey the team had to get to Belgium and its second victory of the tour.
WAREGEM, Belgium -- Following a much-needed night of rest and a day of touring the historic town of Ghent, the Mississippi State women's basketball team returned to the court and took care of business once again Thursday evening, rolling to a 105-45 win against Waregem Basket.
SCOOBA -- At most places, the opening day of football practice is met with enthusiasm. It also is met with a reserved confidence and the cliche that a team plans to take it "one game at a time." Things are different at East Mississippi Community College.
OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team will hold its only open practice of fall camp at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. On yet another beautiful, sunny Thursday morning on the Ole Miss football practice fields, the Rebels put in more hard work in preparation for the upcoming season.
Chad McCool is 20 points out of first place in the Super Late Model points standings at Magnolia Speedway. He hasn't won a Super Late race this season -- or ever at the track -- but that isn't slowing his march for a points title.
Dylan Howard and Ricky Hackler hope older means better this season. A year ago, Howard and Hackler were newcomers looking to make an impact on the Itawamba Community College men's soccer team. Howard, a former standout at Starkville High School, and Hackler, a former standout at Columbus High, were part of a talented freshman class coach Mike Sullivan hoped was going to help the Indians climb to the top of the pack in the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Junior Colleges (MACJC).
STARKVILLE -- Aaron Gordon doesn't want any of his Mississippi State women's soccer players to underestimate the importance of fitness.
The New Hope High School volleyball team's lessons will have to continue this year without one of its best teachers.
Khris Carr, Shelby Adair, and Vicky Vo can't help but feel old.
Editor's Note: This is one of 10 position previews that will run periodically leading up to the Mississippi State football team's season opener against Southern Mississippi on Aug. 30.
1. Heritage Academy wins boys' basketball state championship HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. MSU men knock off South Carolina in overtime HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Columbus boys move within three wins of state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. West Lowndes drops playoff contest at home HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Bulldogs win twice in Texas tournament COLLEGE SPORTS