Haley Tutor thought the University of Alabama was the place for her. As right as it felt for Tutor to continue her education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former New Hope High School and East Mississippi Community College standout realized it was difficult to stop playing softball, a sport she excelled in for many years.
Daniel Merchant made believers out of the football players at Oak Hill Academy. Part of Merchant's next job could be to help instill that same kind of confidence in the football players at West Lowndes High School.
SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski showed early and often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become the track's first repeat winner.
STARKVILLE -- With the core of the Mississippi State basketball team set to enter its junior year together, coach Rick Ray is eager to watch the Bulldogs turn the corner.
STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts has been named Mississippi State's new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Scott Stricklin Saturday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College will bring the 2014 football season in familiar territory.
An extremely hectic summer for Starkville High School quarterback Brady Davis included a big announcement this week.
After decades of coaching, about 250 wins and multiple state championships, Chuck Friend says he wouldn't change a thing about his football coaching career since success comes each time he prepares a new class of young men for life's challenges.
Anything can happen at "The Bullring."
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd frequently referred to his team as being a special group of players.
With the official countdown to the start of the prep football season now at less than two months, it honestly is time to start getting excited.
For most of his adult life, Tony Stanford has coached high school football.
Vic Schaefer likes to talk about working with the best coaching staff in America to build the Mississippi State women's basketball program into a contender for championships.
For these three weeks, we really are all soccer fans.
STARKVILLE -- When Brandon McBride was 16-years-old, he realized he was really fast.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State just completed its third softball season under head coach Vann Stuedeman.
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd stood with a couple of booster club members outside the baseball stadium at Pearl High. Boyd and the boosters were making notes and taking photos of the bullpen area adjacent to the first base dugout. While two pitchers' mounds were present at Pearl, Boyd said he wanted three and went into great detail about how nice the Pearl bullpens were and how he would appreciate something similar. New Hope had just defeated Pearl to advance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs. Two weeks later, New Hope dispatched West Jones to become the first team in the program's rich history to repeat as baseball state champions. On another side of Lowndes County, Columbus High was busy washing uniforms and putting away mementos from one of the best seasons in program history. After watching nine seniors suit up for the final time, coach Jeffrey Cook was thinking about his future.
OMAHA, Neb. -- A night off from catching re-charged Will Allen at the plate. Allen, who was in the lineup as the designated hitter Thursday night to rest a sore shoulder, snapped out of a mini-slump with three hits and three RBIs to lead the Ole Miss baseball team past TCU 6-4 in an elimination game at the College World Series. The victory helped Ole Miss (48-20) advance to play No. 3 national seed Virginia at 7 tonight (ESPN). The Rebels will need to beat the Cavaliers (51-14) tonight and Saturday to reach next week's best-of-three championship series.
Drivers have started to separate themselves from the rest of the pack nearing the midway point of the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series. Rick Rickman, of New Hope, is in first place with a five-point lead over David Breazeale. Rickman's brother, Brian, is 55 points behind in third, while Neil Bagget and Chase Washington are fourth and fifth, just 95 and 120 points out of first.
Jeffrey Cook arrived in Columbus hoping to build a family atmosphere that would help him establish a winning tradition with the school's baseball program. Nearly eight years later, the Columbus High School baseball team is looking for a new patriarch.
2. MSU baseball team focused on moving forward COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU baseball team bounces back, beats Jackson State COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Ranked tests await MSU softball team COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy to reach title game HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS