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West Point, Starkville earn easy victories in region openers

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team opened regional play Friday night with a 34-8 victory against Indianola Gentry in a Class 5A, Region 1 matchup.

 

Dogs find winning combination

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's football team recaptured its form against Georgia on Saturday, riding a familiar formula for a 24-12 win.

 

Ingram's late TD lifts No. 1 Tide to victory

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Trailing on the road against one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, No. 1 Alabama escaped by doing what it does best: making big plays on defense and giving the ball to Mark Ingram.

 

 

Rebels roll over Fresno St. behind Brandon Bolden

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

There would be no second-half collapse for the Mississippi Rebels. Brandon Bolden made sure of that.

 

 

Strong start sets tone for Mississippi State

Posted 9/26/2010 in College Sports

Entering Saturday's game, Derek DePasquale had attempted just two of MSU's 10 kickoffs this season.

 

 

Hebron Christian survives close call to advance to finals

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball team's magical run continued Saturday. But coach Cass Tapley and the Lady Eagles had to work through an "Oh no" moment to record one of the biggest victories in the program's history.

 

 

Trojans open region with win

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

Terrance Dentry doesn't need much. Thanks to a breakout performance by the senior running back and a hungry effort by its defense, the New Hope High School football team regained some momentum at a critical time of the season. Dentry rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and New Hope used a blitzing and opportunistic defense to beat Oxford 38-27 in the Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams. Dentry scored on runs of 38 and 53 yards before capping the scoring with a 1-yard run in the final minute to help New Hope improve to 3-2.

 

 

Missed opportunities costly for Falcons

Posted 9/26/2010 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team left the football field littered with missed opportunities Friday night in a 21-14 loss to Tupelo in the Class 6A, Region 1 opener for both teams.

 

 

Area football teams set sights on playoffs

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

The stretch run to the playoffs begins in earnest tonight. For Class 6A Columbus High School and for Class 5A New Hope and West Point, that journey will take them through two of the state's toughest regions.

 

 

Starkville Academy softball team hopes to make a point Saturday

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

Jessica Dickens has believed in her team from the start of the season. The first-year Starkville Academy head fast-pitch softball coach said in the preseason and in the beginning and the middle of the regular season that the Lady Volunteers had the potential to be one of the state's best teams if they stayed focused on offense, defense, and in the circle.

 

 

Friday's Prep Football Scores

Posted 9/25/2010 in High School Sports

 

 

Alabama's rebuilt defense facing huge tests

Posted 9/24/2010 in College Sports

The top-ranked University of Alabama football team inserted a few blue-chip recruits, some longtime backups and a healthy Dont'a Hightower into the defense. And voila, the Crimson Tide once again has been shutting down opponents. Now that rebuilt defense gets to prove its mettle over the next three weeks.

 

 

Struggling East Oktibbeha defense is surprise

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

East Oktibbeha High School's football team didn't envision being 0-5 at this point in the season.

 

 

Return to football paying off for Starkville High's Hill

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

For Starkville High's football team, particularly its offense, it was necessary a receiver step up to the challenge of leading a young and depleted receiver group. Against West Point, the Yellow Jackets (2-2) found the answer in senior Shaquille Hill, who scored the game-winner on a diving, 23-yard score. He had four catches for 66 yards in Starkville's 21-20 win.

 

 

Magnolia State 100 to be run today and Saturday

Posted 9/24/2010 in Local Sports

The 21st annual Premier Ford Magnolia State 100 will come to life today and Saturday at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

With healthy foot, USM quarterback is playing well

Posted 9/24/2010 in College Sports

When Southern Miss quarterback Austin Davis was sidelined for the last eight games of the 2009 season because of a foot injury, he tried to take advantage of the new perspective.

 

 

Lions beat Indians, get first win

Posted 9/24/2010 in College Sports

The visiting Lions of East Mississippi held Itawamba scoreless in the second half en route to their first win of the year with a 37-10 division triumph over the Indians Thursday at Lambert Stadium on the ICC campus.

 

Eighth-grader finds spot in SA soccer defense

Posted 9/24/2010 in High School Sports

Certain responsibilities at the varsity level rarely fall on the shoulders of an eighth-grader, but Starkville Academy's Anna McKell has handled her role well in her first season as a full-time starter.

 

KEVIN FORRESTER: So when is the right time to use a crankbait?

Posted 9/23/2010 in Local Columns

With last week's article concerning crankbaits, there are questions on when to use certain crankbaits.

 

 

MSU football needs better protection

Posted 9/23/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team has allowed fives sacks in three games, but linemen and coaches agree there's plenty to fix before Saturday.

 

 

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