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Boyd eager to begin new chapter with Packers

Posted 5/11/2013 in Local Sports

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Josh Boyd has lived in Mississippi all 23 years of his life. After having nearly two weeks to let it soak in that he'd be leaving the South, he was off to his next destination. Boyd's airplane was about to land Thursday when he looked out to the landscape in Green Bay and had a thought.



Buccaneers looking for Banks to make impact

Posted 5/11/2013 in Local Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Johnthan Banks isn't making any bold predictions about the impact he'll have as a rookie with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.



Logan, Hendren make most of time on Columbus Lake

Posted 5/11/2013 in Local Sports

Coming off a banner 2012 crappie fishing season, Roy Logan and Wade Hendren have gotten off to a slow start this season. Outside of a fourth-place finish at Reelfoot Lake (Tenn.), Logan and Hendren had only fished two other events this spring. Their luck changed Saturday.



Caledonia athletes earn spots on EMCC cheerleading team

Posted 5/11/2013 in College Sports

Hunter Griffin and Dylan Huling had no idea what cheerleading could do for them. To understand what the sport could offer them, Griffin and Huling first had to understand the combination of balance, timing, coordination, and strength participants needed to do stunts and to be a part of routines.



Alabama hires Curry away from Texas Tech

Posted 5/11/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kristy Curry has agreed to become the next head women's basketball coach at the University of Alabama. More information, including details on an introductory press conference, will be released at a later date.



New Hope baseball team beats Ridgeland

Posted 5/11/2013 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School used two three-run doubles Saturday night to beat Ridgeland 9-4 in game one of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State semifinals.



Contrasting styles on mound for MSU-Ole Miss opener

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Unlike Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen, MSU baseball coach John Cohen doesn't believe he is judged on his record against the University of Mississippi. But Cohen knows it doesn't hurt to win the games, either.



New Hope finding stride in playoffs

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

Don't let the record fool you. The New Hope High School baseball team has experienced its share of adversity this season. The Trojans haven't had to recover from devastating injuries. Instead, coach Lee Boyd's team had to survive a late-season swoon that nearly derailed a solid start.



A quintessential quartet: Juniors play key role for NHHS softball

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

Wanted: Creative, self-starter who can help four New Hope High School softball players find a nickname that captures their skills and the relationship they share.



MSU men's tennis hopes to capitalize on seeding

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two members of the Mississippi State University men's tennis team remember what the end felt like last year. Malte Stropp and Zach White weren't healthy entering their 2012 NCAA Regional second-round match against Baylor University. They felt even sicker after losing their matches in what turned out to be a season-ending team loss.



Crappie USA Tournament Trail event in Columbus this weekend

Posted 5/10/2013 in Local Sports

One duo will be reunited, while another won't be together this weekend when the Crappie USA Tournament Trail continues in North Mississippi. More than 30 entrants were expected at 6:30 a.m. today when fishing began on the Columbus, Aberdeen, and Aliceville Lakes. Despite a forecast of heavy rain showers, the two-day event is expected to go on as planned.



MSU Road Dawgs Tour stops in Columbus

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University fans comes in all shapes, sizes, and shades of maroon. If you had any reason to doubt that notion, you only had to look at the baby-sitting gear Lenny Ring toted with him Thursday morning at MSU's Road Dawgs Tour stop at Lion Hills Country Club in Columbus.



Pickens Academy's Booth going to Huntingdon

Posted 5/10/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- All Hunter Booth wanted was a chance. Like a lot of high school seniors, the Pickens Academy standout wanted to continue his football career in college. Unfortunately, the hard-working linebacker/offensive linemen didn't receive a lot of interest from schools despite a season in which he played an integral role in leading the Pirates back to the championship level.



Analysts: MSU needs four more SEC wins to get regional shot

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The national college baseball analysts seem to agree about Mississippi State University's situation. The consensus is the Bulldogs need four more Southeastern Conference victories to earn the right to play host to a NCAA Regional for the first time in a decade.



MSU hopes Slauter will be able to go

Posted 5/10/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen admits "an ideal situation" would be for senior catcher Mitch Slauter to play. The problem is making sure Slauter can physically handle the workload.



Heritage Academy makes most of chances at golf state tournament

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

As the first few weeks of the season turned into a month, Ed Lott remained optimistic.



New Hope advances in playoffs with win over Yazoo City

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

YAZOO CITY -- New Hope High School kept its quest alive for a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball state championship Tuesday afternoon.



Howard anchors West Point track team

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- If there is a sport to be played, West Point High School's Peair Howard wants to be involved.



Dunaway, Kerby win track state championships

Posted 5/7/2013 in High School Sports

The weather wasn't conducive to championship performances this past weekend at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State meet.



MSU men's golf team will play at NCAA Regional in Baton Rouge

Posted 5/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's golf team had a plan and is prepared for its first NCAA Regional appearance in three years.



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