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MSU's Green will have season-ending knee surgery

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time in his career, Mississippi State tight end Marcus Green will have a season cut short to injury.

 

 

Columbus dedicates land for new indoor facility

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

Finally. That was the sentiment shared by everyone in attendance Monday for the dedication of land that will soon be home to a new indoor facility for the Columbus High School baseball and softball programs.

 

 

Typical labels don't apply to WLHS' Wilson

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

On paper, Antonio Wilson is just another name on a page. At 5-foot-7, 160 pounds, the West Lowndes High School junior running back would be considered small by all standards. But size tells only part of the story for a running back.

 

 

Starkville Academy soccer will play host to Presbyterian Christian

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ideally, soccer coaches want to enter the postseason in top form. Starkville Academy girls soccer coach Robert Gardner believes his team's 2-2 draw against Jackson Academy last week was a sign the Lady Volunteers are primed for a playoff run. Starkville Academy (9-6-1) hopes to ride the momentum of a six-game unbeaten stretch at 4 p.m. today when it plays host to Presbyterian Christian at the Starkville Sportsplex in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA playoff opener.

 

 

Oak Hill Academy, Hebron Christian fall short of titles

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

Monday marked the end of the line for two local fast-pitch softball programs, but the coaches couldn't have been prouder of the how their teams fared. Oak Hill Academy lost to Bowling Green, La., 4-2 in a losers' bracket game Monday at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA State Tournament, while Hebron Christian defeated Franklin Academy (La.) 15-7 and lost to Sylva Bay Academy 8-1.

 

 

Starkville Academy softball goes 1-2 at State Tournament

Posted 10/5/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy's softball season ended Saturday with a 10-6 loss to Oak Forest (La.). The loss left the Lady Volunteers (21-14) one game short of advancing to the final four of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA playoffs.

 

 

Improved Southern Miss defense to face pass-happy East Carolina

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Nearly every day, Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora said a fan will approach and ask him why his team's defense is suddenly so impressive.

 

 

Alabama's Ingram recalls Heisman moment against South Carolina

Posted 10/5/2010 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Mark Ingram was already a rising star before last year's South Carolina game. Maybe a commentator or two, and some University of Alabama football fans, had even tossed his name and "Heisman Trophy candidate" together following a 172-yard game against the University of Mississippi.

 

 

MSU will try to extend run against Houston

Posted 10/4/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Last season, Mississippi State's football team had two heartbreaking losses at home. The University of Houston was one of the teams to escape Starkville with a win. Coming off a bye week, the Cougars (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA) will welcome the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) to Texas on Saturday.

 

 

Lafayette does what it takes in playoffs

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Teams have to be willing to do anything and everything at playoff time.

 

 

Dogs think they should have played better

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

The scoreboard at Davis Wade Stadium showed Mississippi State beat Alcorn State 49-16 Saturday, but coaches and players feel like they should have performed better.

 

 

Redshirts have various goals

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

A freshman spends the first year of his college career away from the game field. It's an adjustment many players haven't had to make since their freshman season in high school, if at all.

 

 

Bama dominates in Sort'em out Saturday games

Posted 10/3/2010 in College Sports

With five games matching ranked teams and conference play now in full swing, the first weekend of October was bound to give the national championship race a good shake.

 

 

Turnovers pay off for WPHS

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

The New Hope and West Point high school football teams were neck-and-neck heading into halftime of a pivotal Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 matchup Friday night.

 

 

Yellow Jackets wash over Golden Wave

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Jamie Mitchell knew it would take four to five weeks for the Starkville High School football team's offense to hit its stride.

 

 

Chargers start fast, drop Falcons in hole

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Take the first quarter away Friday night and the Columbus High School football team might have been in position to get back into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 race.

 

 

Panthers earn key win

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

The only thing on Antonio Wilson's mind was do something to help his team get the lead. A 92-yard kickoff return in the third quarter nearly did the trick.

 

 

Defense leads Tigers to victory

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

The Noxubee County High School football team did what was necessary on both sides of the ball Friday night, rolling up 21 points and holding Kosciusko scoreless in a 21-0 Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A, Region 4 victory.

 

 

Feds snap streak

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

How does a team mired in a 25-game losing streak that averages less than a yard per rush, finishes with less than 100 total yards, and completes as many passes to the opposition as it does to itself end that streak?

 

 

Generals prove to be too much for Vols

Posted 10/3/2010 in High School Sports

Coming off its first win of the season last week, the Starkville Academy football team hoped to ride that momentum into Friday night's home matchup against the Washington School Generals.

 

 

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