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Aberdeen isn't looking ahead to Water Valley

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- With a winner-take-all Class 3A, Region 2 showdown against Water Valley High School on tap next week, Aberdeen High football coach Mark Bray doesn't need another blowout victory against Mooreville at 7 tonight.

 

District champion Columbus ready for playoffs

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

The foundation has solidified. A year ago, Jaime Ellis-Melton felt the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team might have established a foundation on which to build a program when it had its first winning season in a number of years and advanced to the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs.

Latest victory helps EMCC set up showdown

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

BOONEVILLE -- The dream matchup is set. Fourth-ranked East Mississippi Community College and sixth-ranked Northwest Mississippi C.C. will meet next Thursday night in Scooba for the MACJC North Division championship. The winner also will remain alive for the junior college football national championship.

Seniors lead Starkville volleyball into playoffs

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Loud. Funny. Serious. The 2012 Starkville High School volleyball team has it all. After going undefeated in their region for the second consecutive season and matching their number of victories, the Lady Yellow Jackets hope to take their act on the road.

 

James, Blevins add spark for Lady Trojans

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

R.J. James and Taylor Blevins are getting more and more comfortable "hitting it hard and wishing it well." That slogan has long been the calling card of the New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team. As the No. 9 and No. 10 hitters in the lineup, the maturation of the junior outfielders has been a key to the success of this season's team.

 

 

Columbus, New Hope looking for key victories

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team needs running backs. The latest round of injuries that hit Columbus last week has left it without Kendrick Conner (concussion) and Quan Latham (broken thumb) for its Class 6A, Region 1 game against DeSoto Central at 7 tonight.

 

 

Auburn, Ole Miss still looking for first SEC win

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi and Auburn University football teams are winless this season in the Southeastern Conference.

 

EMCC's defense delivers again

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

BOONEVILLE -- After fourth-ranked East Mississippi Community College ran its win streak to 19 games with a 49-0 rout of outmanned Northeast Mississippi Community College on Thursday, fifth-year EMCC coach Buddy Stephens offered an observation.

 

Starkville isn't looking past Canton

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell received all the motivation he needed for his team's matchup against Canton last week.

 

 

Focus remains key for Noxubee County

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter heard the talk in his locker room this week. As soon as he discovered some of his players were looking ahead to a game against Louisville, the Noxubee County High School football coach squelched that discussion.

 

 

Caledonia High opens volleyball playoffs tonight

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School volleyball team is ready.

 

 

Slimmer Rea should carry big stick for the Bulldogs

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen has a request for every Mississippi State University fan who might see sophomore first baseman Wes Rea around campus in Starkville.

 

 

West Oktibbeha faces region test; Starkville Academy back home

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

As the weeks pass, the stakes get higher and higher for the West Oktibbeha County High School football team.

 

 

MSU secondary to have hands full with Tennessee offense

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The three letters that define the highlighted matchup of Saturday's game at Davis Wade Stadium are N-F-L.

 

 

Lady Bulldogs learning accountability in practice

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team is learning what it means to be accountable for coach Vic Schaefer.

 

 

Hebron Christian ready for showdown with Calhoun Academy

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

Competing as an independent member of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Hebron Christian will not be eligible for postseason play in football this year.

 

 

MSU NOTEBOOK: Ballard earns first start with Colts

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Former Mississippi State University tailback Vick Ballard will get his first start in the National Football League Sunday.

 

New Hope softball takes fantastic first step

Posted 10/10/2012 in High School Sports

The first step was simply fantastic.

 

MSU trying to mix run, pass

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen wasn't going to start the postgame media conference Saturday without a statistics sheet.

 

 

Jordan key contributor for EMCC's defense

Posted 10/10/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- When the East Mississippi Community College football team won its first national championship last season, linebacker D.J. Jordan knew he would play a critical role in the title defense.

 

 

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