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Sanders, Lady Trojans step up effort in championship series final

Posted 5/20/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- D.J. Sanders wasn't sure what had hit her.

 

 

MSU shortstop Frazier gets nod for international play with Team USA

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Minutes after completing a three-game sweep of No. 4 Kentucky, Mississippi State University shortstop Adam Frazier was notified Saturday he was selected to play for the Team USA summer collegiate team.

 

 

Bulldogs sweep Cats out of title

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball John Cohen made sure Sunday he was still the only skipper in the history of University of Kentucky to win a Southeastern Conference championship.

 

 

LADY TROJANS FALL IN FINAL: New Hope softball loses to Wayne County

Posted 5/20/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- Read, react, win.

 

 

Ray ready to assume marketing role for himself, MSU basketball

Posted 5/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray knows what people are saying about him.

 

 

MSU baseball follows script to beat No. 6 Kentucky

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On opening night of its regular-season finale series, the Mississippi State University baseball team followed the script perfectly. MSU received great pitching, timely hitting, a strong bullpen effort, and displayed the small-ball fundamentals in a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky on Thursday at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

NHHS softball ready to make final push to title

Posted 5/18/2012 in High School Sports

Tabitha Beard remembers. When you have played for coach who started the program and then taken her place, it is easy for Beard to recall the last time the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team played for a state title.

 

 

MSU softball falls to BYU in NCAA opener

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- Shelbi Everett hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to lead the Brigham Young University softball team to a 4-3 victory against Mississippi State University at the NCAA Eugene Regional at Howe Field.

 

 

Stratton delivers another gem for Bulldogs

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The expectations continue to be set higher for Chris Stratton. In what likely was his final start and appearance at Dudy Noble Field, the junior right-hander turned in another near perfect performance and left to a standing ovation Thursday night after he helped lead the Mississippi State University baseball team to a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky.

 

 

Caledonia's Lowe wins Class 4A high jump

Posted 5/18/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Focus. That word played in Tyler Lowe's mind repeatedly Monday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A State track and field meet at Pearl High School.

 

 

MSU, Baylor cancel series

Posted 5/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and Baylor University have decided the contract they signed more than a year ago for their men's basketball teams to play a home-and-home series doesn't work for either school.

 

 

MSU will try to ignite offense vs. Kentucky

Posted 5/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen is going away from his natural tendencies as a player and as a coach this week.

 

 

Wheat, South Lamar play, win for Crimm

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Friendship equals strength.

 

 

Billingsley leads Magnolia Heights past Starkville Academy

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University student Jordan Billingsley readily admits he has been hard on his younger brother this past year.

 

 

Former MSU coach Smith leads Georgia Southern to NCAAs

Posted 5/17/2012 in College Sports

Georgia Southern University softball coach Annie Smith still calls from a Starkville cell phone number. The connections to her former residence don't stop there.

 

 

Magnolia Heights, Starkville Academy could be back in 2013

Posted 5/17/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The final image members of the Starkville Academy baseball team will take from the 2012 season is another team celebrating on their home field.

 

 

Central Arkansas shuts out MSU

Posted 5/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Central Arkansas baseball team was in awe Tuesday during its tour of the facilities around Dudy Noble Field. After the national anthem later that night, MSU was in shock after a 2-0 loss to the same UCA squad that seemingly was star struck by its surroundings hours before the first pitch.

 

 

Columbus High's Cockrell wins title in 400

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jim Hamilton has seen enough athletes in his time as a track and field coach to recognize one with a lot of potential. When Hamilton talks about Columbus High School's Byerson Cockrell, it's easy to tell Hamilton believes his senior sprinter has the makings of an elite performer.

 

 

Columbus High's Brooks takes crown in 300 hurdles

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Kashaeyla Brooks never used her youth as an excuse this season. But the Columbus High School sophomore admitted she was nervous Monday as she prepared for the finals of 300-meter hurdles in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State meet.

 

 

West Lowndes' Wilson wins shot put title

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Korey Wilson doesn't believe in empty talk. So after Wilson finished third in the shot put at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State meet at Ridgeland High School, the West Lowndes High senior laid down a challenge to his closest competitors, especially the Hinds County Agricultural athletes who finished first and second.

 

 

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