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Middleton will coach boys and girls basketball at Oak Hill Academy

Posted 5/19/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Oak Hill Academy basketball coach Brian Middleton has had so much fun coaching the boys team at the school, he has decided to double that pleasure.



MSU baseball falls in series finale at Alabama

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Before the 2014 season started, Mississippi State fans, coaches and even probably players would've gambled everything on the situation they had in both the sixth and eighth innings.



Ole Miss drops series finale to Texas A&M

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. -- The Rebels fought back to take a lead in the seventh, but miscues in the eighth inning proved to be too much to overcome as No. 11 Ole Miss (40-16, 19-11 SEC) fell to Texas A&M (33-23, 14-16 SEC) by a score of 9-6 Saturday in the series finale.



MSU softball eliminated in regional tournament

Posted 5/17/2014 in College Sports

LAFAYETTE, La. -- Mississippi State notched its first postseason win of the year with a 5-3 win over Texas Southern Saturday in the Lafayette Regional being held at Lamson Park. The excitement was short-lived as later Saturday Texas bounced MSU with a 4-3 win.



New Hope baseball repeats as North State champions

Posted 5/17/2014 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- It would just serve to reason New Hope High School senior Taylor Stafford would make fans of rival Oxford miserable.



Good fortunate brings Handa Cup to Golden Triangle

Posted 5/17/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- If George Bryan didn't pick up the phone, Jane Blalock might never have found a location for the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.



Detz, No. 20 MSU beat No. 19 Alabama

Posted 5/16/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Five players had two hits or more and Alex Detz had a career-high five RBIs Thursday night to lead the No. 20 Mississippi State baseball team to a 9-4 victory against No. 19 Alabama at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. The Bulldogs (34-19, 17-11 Southeastern Conference) scored three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break a 1-1 tie and remain one game behind Ole Miss in the SEC's Western Division.



Stafford, New Hope beat Oxford in Game 1

Posted 5/16/2014 in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior pitcher Taylor Stafford felt good and in complete control on the mound Thursday night. That was really bad news for the Oxford baseball team.



Starkville shows variety of weapons in win vs. Brandon

Posted 5/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team sent a message Thursday to the state of Mississippi that it is the team to beat after an easy victory against Class 6A power Brandon.



West Point's defense makes big play to beat Meridian

Posted 5/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After going through a season last year when his defense had difficulty stopping anybody, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless was pleased with how that unit performed in its first audition for the 2014 season.



Lopez hopes ISPS Handa Cup raises profile of women's golf

Posted 5/16/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Nancy Lopez enjoys having a full calendar. Whether it is taking part in charity or corporate events, spending time with her new granddaughter, or visiting her youngest daughter at Auburn University, Lopez still manages to find time to play golf.



Sophomores have become bigger leaders as seniors for Hamilton

Posted 5/16/2014 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Sophomores aren't supposed to be leaders. But Alison Atkins, Taylor Hyland, Cheyenne Logan, Raimi Bryan, and Jordyn Jackson responded when pressed into service in 2012 for the Hamilton High School fast-pitch softball team. The program was in transition. Coming off a 2011 season in which it failed to advance to the playoffs, Hamilton also had to adjust to a new coach, Bryan Loague, who took over for Jason Cobb.



Noxubee County's Barnett grabs state championship in discus

Posted 5/14/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- It's a good thing Qendarrion Barnett isn't superstitious.



Hamilton High's Heard relishes state championship

Posted 5/14/2014 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- So much for needing blocks to win a state title in the sprints.



MSU men's golf team starts regional play today

Posted 5/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Clay Homan goes into today's NCAA Regionals with the maturity of four seniors.



MSU women's golf wants more in this year's NCAA championship

Posted 5/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ji Eun Baik had a one-word answer to Mississippi State women's golf making its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships.



New Hope baseball faces region rival Oxford for North State title

Posted 5/14/2014 in High School Sports

New Hope High School has a rare luxury when the Mississippi High School Activities Association's North Mississippi Class 5A baseball playoffs resume tonight.



Pitching leads charge as MSU softball begins play in Lafayette Regional

Posted 5/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman has played and coached the game long enough to know that a quality pair of pitchers can go a very long way towards helping a team win a national championship.



Newcomer Laster gives Bulldogs' pitching staff major shot in arm

Posted 5/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While sitting around in meetings during the middle of this season, Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson brought up the idea of giving Lucas Laster more innings and opportunities



MSU bullpen finding its stride

Posted 5/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State associate head coach/pitching coach Butch Thompson is going to have a hard time convincing fans the way he uses his bullpen is still unconventional. But Thompson also doesn't need to encourage fans his philosophy works, either. No. 20 MSU (33-19, 16-11 Southeastern Conference) will have to find ways to win games in the next few weeks with a pitching staff that has once again been built from the back end.



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