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Johnson makes splash in return to MSU lineup

Posted 10/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Malcolm Johnson's reintroduction to college football Saturday certainly had the perfect script of a comeback story.

 

 

Former Columbus High star Baker shines for Northwest CC

Posted 10/17/2012 in College Sports

When he quarterbacked the Columbus High School team, Damian Baker knew the offense was reliant on his making big plays.

 

Smith leads MSU offensive line

Posted 10/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tobias Smith doesn't lead the Mississippi State University offensive line in pancake blocks, sacks allowed, or starts this season. He simply leads the team.

Harvey, Williams growing into bigger roles for New Hope

Posted 10/16/2012 in High School Sports

A pitcher and a catcher have a special relationship. Sometimes all it takes is a look or a slight gesture to deliver a message or to indicate which pitch to throw, or where to put it.

Brooks, Hudgins help set tone for Columbus softball

Posted 10/16/2012 in High School Sports

Porchia Brooks doesn't walk into the circle intending to put a certain amount of spin on the softball.

 

Middle Tennessee State's Cunningham out for rest of season

Posted 10/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Middle Tennessee State University football team will arrive in Starkville without the Sun Belt Conference's current leading rusher and the nation's No. 3 scorer.

 

 

Heritage Academy wants to keep hopes alive

Posted 10/16/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe set making the playoffs in his first season as football coach at Heritage Academy as a realistic goal.

 

Waiting game over for Prescott

Posted 10/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott's first college touchdown pass was a five-week bluff by the Mississippi State University football team's coaching staff.

 

MSU will try to keep focus on MTSU, not Alabama

Posted 10/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said Sunday his program's "major concern" was not looking forward to a matchup against defending national champion University of Alabama on Oct. 27.

 

 

Goss, Louisville defeat Caledonia

Posted 10/15/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- At 5-foot-10, 175 pounds, it's easy to overlook Louisville High School's diminutive wide receiver Desmond Goss.

 

MSU earns R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted 10/14/2012 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Saturday night was about respect. "I think we showed Mississippi State is for real," MSU junior quarterback Tyler Russell said. "We did what we had to do tonight."

 

MSU needs to beat MTSU to set up showdown vs. Alabama

Posted 10/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The collision course of Southeastern Conference unbeaten teams is just one more step closer to a reality. With all due respect for the football program at Middle Tennessee State, with the 41-31 victory against the University of Tennessee Saturday night, Mississippi State University has set up their program for the matchup everybody wants to see.

 

 

Columbus' Smith starts for MSU

Posted 10/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University senior offensive guard Tobias Smith got the start Saturday against the University of Tennessee.

 

 

Columbus softball gets past Clinton

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

Jaime Ellis-Melton needs a rest. As a former softball player at New Hope High School, Ellis-Melton knows something about tradition, so the drama of playoff competition shouldn't faze her.

 

 

Corinth outlasts Caledonia volleyball

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Saturday's North State semifinal match in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I volleyball playoffs hung in the balance when Corinth High School senior Annalee Hendrick stepped to the service line.

 

 

Starkville volleyball falls to Center Hill

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a first-set statement Saturday afternoon, the Starkville High School volleyball team lost three straight sets to Center Hill on Saturday and crashed out of the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class II playoffs.

 

 

New Hope, Hamilton softball teams reach North State title series

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team may be hitting its stride at the perfect time. New Hope defeated Ridgeland 17-0 in four innings and 10-0 in five innings Saturday in the second round of their best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State 17-0 and 10-0.

 

 

Walker, Petty lead Columbus past DeSoto Central

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team lived up to the Homecoming festivities. The Falcons also made a point to impress their well-known guests.

 

 

Noxubee County eases past Houston

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Trust DeAngelo Ballard. Not only can you feel someone closing in behind you, but you also can hear him coming.

 

 

Starkville dominates Canton

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

CANTON -- The Starkville High School football team wasn't going to allow a road upset to happen Friday night. Jaquez Horsley and Preston Baker combined to rush for 219 yards to help Starkville dominate Canton 42-0 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.

 

 

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