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No. 21 MSU beats West Virginia

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first month of the 2011-12 season included a pair of marquee victories for the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Wins against nationally ranked Texas A&M and Arizona on consecutive nights in the 2K Sports Classic in New York City catapulted MSU into The Associated Press top 25.

 

 

Picayune air attack, big plays doom Starkville

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Picayune High School football team's road to the state championship had been a ground attack. Once Picayune reached the final game of the Mississippi high school football season, it showed a different look. Picayune used big plays from the right arm of junior quarterback Benjamin Hickman to defeat Starkville 38-21 in the Class 5A state title game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium and pull off the school's first state football championship since before Hickman was born.

 

 

Bett hopes to build on solid effort

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Catina Bett knows one game isn't reason to celebrate. But the senior center realizes a single step can help her regain the confidence she needs to be a significant contributor for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.

 

 

Ole Miss women win again; Ole Miss men play at Penn State

Posted 12/4/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Led by Valencia McFarland and Nikki Byrd, the University of Mississippi women's basketball team beat Grambling State 78-53 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

 

 

Columbus soccer splits with Greenville Weston

Posted 12/4/2011 in High School Sports

GREENVILLE -- The Columbus High School girls and boys soccer teams split matches Saturday against Greenville Weston.

 

 

Mullen will no longer comment on Penn State interview rumors

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is denying having any contact with officials at Penn State University.

 

 

Hard work could pay off for Starkville

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell doesn't like to lose. When Mitchell left Itawamba Agricultural High in 2010 to become the new head football coach at Starkville High, Mitchell put everyone on notice that there weren't going to be any pats on the back for finishing second. His goal in coming to Oktibbeha County was to teach his players how to win and to help Starkville regain its championship swagger.

 

 

EMCC eyes first national title

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

It's finally showtime. After weeks of buildup, the East Mississippi Community College football team plays for the NJCAA national championship this afternoon.

 

 

Bulldogs receive commit from five-star prospect

Posted 12/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State could be in position to bring in its first five-star prospect since Dan Mullen took over as head coach.

 

 

Noxapater wins first football state title

Posted 12/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Tray Baber rushed for 160 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown as Noxapater beat Shaw 21-10 to claim the MHSAA Class 1A state championship.

 

 

Jackson, Prattville winners at Super Six

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jarren Johnson caught 10 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, all Super Six records, to lead Jackson to its first outright state championship with a 42-28 win over Oneonta Friday in the Class 4A title game.

 

 

Starkville basketball squads sweep West Point; Columbus wins twice

Posted 12/2/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - With two minutes left in the first quarter, West Point coach Brad Cox looked up and saw a tie game and his team building momentum.

 

 

MSU's Hazelwood still sees NCAA berth as next step

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It still burns Jenny Hazelwood she's able to fill out her NCAA women's volleyball tournament bracket.

 

 

Lady Tide beats SLU, moves to 6-2

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Alabama women's basketball team improved to 6-2 on the season with a 69-56 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Foster Auditorium Friday night.

 

 

Byrd, post presence instrumental for Ole Miss success

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Nikki Byrd has found a fuel for her fire.

 

 

Bulldogs welcome first Big East foe to the Hump

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team made a statement last month last month in New York City.

 

Community sends off EMCC with support (video)

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

It was a warm sendoff for the East Mississippi Community College football team. Head Coach Buddy Stephens only hopes it isn't the biggest celebration the team has. "We hope that there's a bigger party when we come back," Stephens said. "And we'll be happy if that happens."

Lions roar into El Toro Bowl

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College is gearing up for the biggest athletic event in its history. The school's No. 2 football team (11-0) will take on No. 1 Arizona Western College (11-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the El Toro Bowl presented by Time Warner Cable. The unbeaten powers play for the NJCAA national championship at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

Pieces coming together for MSU men

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Stansbury likes the 2011-12 Mississippi State men's basketball team. Through all of the ins and out and outs and ins the Bulldogs have experienced in nearly one month of basketball, MSU's 14th-year coach sees a team with depth at key positions, a squad that has plenty of ballhandlers and creators, and a group that can present a host of matchup challenges.

 

 

Undefeated Arizona Western set for EMCC

Posted 12/2/2011 in College Sports

Arizona Western College football coach Tom Minnick had a vision when he took over the program. The fourth-year coach admits that vision has become reality much quick than he anticipated. Arizona Western College (11-0) will try to close the final chapter on a magical season at 3:30 p.m. Saturday when it takes on No. 2 East Mississippi Community College (11-0) for the NJCAA national championship in the El Toro Bowl at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

 

 

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