DECATUR -- In the preseason, East Mississippi Community College fifth-year football coach Buddy Stephens called this season's squad "his best defensive unit ever." The top-ranked Lions' defense backed Stephens' lofty praise again Thursday night. EMCC forced four turnovers and only allowed a late 7-yard scoring drive in a 51-7 romp against East Central C.C. at Bailey Stadium.
Michael Bradley hopes his team has a short memory. Coming off one of the worst losses in his seven years as a head coach at New Hope High School, Bradley and the Trojans will return to action at 7:30 tonight to play host to Columbus High.
STARKVILLE -- There's no quarterback controversy at Starkville High School. In the minds of Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell and his assistant coaches, a starting quarterback doesn't lose his job because of injury.
DECATUR -- Dontreal Pruitt opened some eyes when he carried Laurel High School to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship game last season.
Execution. One word describes such a complicated process that is an essential ingredient to success on Friday nights.
Abby Malmstrom has lived in Columbus less than a year, but she already has made an impact on the local running scene.
FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College Indians exploded for 22 unanswered points in the third quarter Thursday night for a 22-10 victory against Southwest Mississippi C.C.
ABERDEEN -- The Aberdeen High School football team's victory against Amory on Friday in the 24th A-Team game was still the main topic of conversation in and around town this week, even as Aberdeen prepares to face Class 4A power Noxubee County High at 7:30 tonight.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Garnder likes the progression of his Lady Volunteers.
The rivalry is back.
The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's class for 2013-14 is shaping up quite nicely.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Shaefer picked up an extremely popular verbal commitment over the weekend as the new women's basketball head coach tries to establish his recruiting reputation at Mississippi State University.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen is experimenting in practice to prepare his young offensive tackles for the unique speed rush they'll see Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Very little of last year's game at Auburn University is being watched this week inside the football coaching offices of the Bryan Athletic Building.
STARKVILLE -- Balance has been the key word on offense in preseason camp for the Mississippi State University football program.
MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard listened and watched.
The Caledonia High School volleyball team couldn't help but get caught up in another night of firsts for its cross-county rival New Hope High.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray announced Tuesday the dismissal of Shaun Smith and Kristers Zeidaks from the team for repeated violations of team rules.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back Justin Cox knows there is a buzz around his recruitment. However, the former West Point High School standout isn't going to get consumed by it.
After a pair of early season warmups, the West Oktibbeha County High School football team will get its biggest challenge of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday when it travels to Eupora to face the Eupora High Eagles.
1. West Lowndes wins South State to complete sweep HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Cooper sets tone for Heritage Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Parks likes Starkville Academy's chances in playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Brock, Buckner push New Hope into Round 3 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Starkville baseball drops series opener to Tupelo HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS