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Rankin helped Bulldogs believe in his system

Posted 4/14/2015 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- With his team mired in a three-game losing streak, Aberdeen High School first-year boys basketball coach Jaworski Rankin broke out a visual aid. "We printed out a picture of the (Mississippi) Coliseum and put it in each player's locker," Rankin said. "Sometimes, you can get lost during a basketball season. We just wanted the players to take a chance to visualize our goals.

 

 

Carouthers developed bond with Aberdeen coach

Posted 4/14/2015 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- The bond with coach Jaworski Rankin wasn't immediate for Aberdeen High School senior basketball player Marcus Carouthers. However, once the standout player and first-year coach found common ground, the Bulldogs took flight.

 

 

Former MSU coach Ray introduced as new coach at SEMO

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Southeast Missouri State Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt introduced Rick Ray as the school's new head men's basketball coach Monday. Ray spent the past three seasons as men's basketball coach at Mississippi State. In his three-year tenure at MSU, Ray went 37-60. He led the Bulldogs to a 2-2 mark in the Southeastern Conference tournament, including an upset win against Vanderbilt in 2013-14. Ray helped the development of two All-SEC Freshmen in Craig Sword and Gavin Ware, as his recruiting classes received national attention.

 

 

New Hope girls, boys golf teams win Trojan Classic

Posted 4/14/2015 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School girls and boys golf teams finished first Monday in the Trojan Golf Classic at Lion Hills.

 

 

MSU baseball team needs to regain momentum

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is running out of time. MSU (22-16, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) lost to then-No. 2 Texas A&M 13-5 Sunday. The loss helped the Aggies (33-3, 11-3) win their second game in the three-game weekend series and handed the Bulldogs their fourth SEC series loss in five weekends. The win also catapulted Texas A&M to No. 1 in this week's Baseball America poll.

 

 

Former MSU CB Love arrested on simple domestic violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three months after his playing career with the Mississippi State football team ended, Jamerson Love was arrested last week and charged with simple domestic violence.

 

 

New Hope's Stillman excelling in role of ace

Posted 4/14/2015 in High School Sports

Josh Stillman didn't need an adjustment period. Most pitchers would need several games to settle their nerves and to learn how to maintain their composure after being asked to move from the middle of the rotation to the front of the line. There's more pressure as a team's No. 1 starter. That title also earns a pitcher first crack at the best teams on a squad's schedule.

 

 

Jones developed into force for Lady Yellow Jackets

Posted 4/13/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School sophomore Kelsey Jones always has dreamed big. At the beginning of the season, Jones wanted to help the Lady Jackets advance to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State tournament.

 

 

Williams' nurturing approach benefits Starkville High

Posted 4/13/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Glenn Schmidt knows the pedigree of a championship coach. Schmidt has won state basketball championships at Starkville High School and Starkville Academy. In 1992, Schmidt carried Starkville High to the state championship. Schmidt was excited when the Lady Jackets broke their 23-year drought and returned to the Mississippi Coliseum this season under the direction of Kristie Williams, who played for Schmidt on that 1992 team.

 

 

Missouri softball team uses run-rule win to take series from MSU

Posted 4/13/2015 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The No. 21 Missouri softball team used a six-run first inning Sunday to pull away en route to a 10-2 victory against Mississippi State in five innings at University Field. The victory helped Missouri (26-10, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) take the best-of-three series from the Bulldogs (31-12, 9-9). Natalie Fleming had two hits and three RBIs, while Kirsten Mack had a home run and four RBIs to lead Missouri.

 

 

The Dispatch's Large Schools All-Area Girls Basketball team

Posted 4/13/2015 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's Large Schools All-Area Girls Basketball team

 

 

Texas A&M uses two slams to beat MSU

Posted 4/13/2015 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Mississippi State baseball team surrendered a pair of grand slams Sunday in a 13-5 loss to No. 1 Texas A&M 13-5 in a Southeastern Conference game at Blue Bell Park. The victory helped Texas A&M (32-3, 10-3 SEC) win the best-of-three series, while MSU fell to 22-15 and 6-8. The Bulldogs have dropped four of five conference series this season.

 

 

All-Area Large Schools Boys Basketball

Posted 4/12/2015 in High School Sports

 

 

All-Area Player of Year: Forest helps lead resurgence at West Point

Posted 4/11/2015 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School senior Ecurb Forest joins his classmates in anticipating prom and graduation.

 

 

All-Area Player of Year: Tyson Carter leads Starkville to state championship

Posted 4/11/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School junior Tyson Carter conducted his research, created his plan, and executed it to perfection.

 

 

All-Area Coach of Year: Veteran coach Carter keeps SHS among the state's elite

Posted 4/11/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High boys basketball coach Greg Carter admits he was surprised by his team's performance this season.

 

 

MSU baseball pulls upset of Texas A&M

Posted 4/11/2015 in College Sports

Timely hitting and a dominant performance from senior closer Trevor Fitts landed Mississippi State's baseball team its biggest win of the season on Saturday, and brought the Bulldogs an opportunity to earn their biggest series win of the year.

 

 

Kelly makes claim for QB job at Ole Miss spring game

Posted 4/11/2015 in College Sports

OXFORD -- New quarterback Chad Kelly took the snap, dropped back a few steps and threw a tight spiral over the middle to a wide-open Taz Zettergren, who ran untouched 43 yards for a touchdown.

 

 

Diaz enjoying return to MSU football program

Posted 4/11/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - What's old is new again in Starkville.

 

 

Harris returns to coaching at Heritage Academy

Posted 4/11/2015 in High School Sports

Yandell Harris wasn't thinking about coaching basketball three weeks ago.

 

 

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