ABERDEEN -- Erise Wilson Jr. feels Team Elite Mississippi can compete with the best squads in the nation. Later this month, Wilson's Amateur Athletic Union travel boys basketball team will get a chance to show a group of players from the Greater Golden Triangle area can hold its own against the best there is when it plays in the AAU Division I 11th-grade Nationals in Louisville, Ky. The team, which is made up of players from Aberdeen, Columbus, Noxubee County, and West Point high schools, will leave from the area July 21 in time to arrive for registration and the first coaches meetings July 22. The team will then play one game each of the next three days to determine where it will be seeded for the double-elimination event, which will feature teams from across the country.
STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, weightlifting was a foreign concept to Martha Alwal. At 6-foot-4, Alwal relied on her height and her length to affect shots in the post and didn't have the strength to use her body to carve out space in the paint because she hadn't trained in the weight room.
STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin has to be a believer. As Mississippi State Director of Athletics, Stricklin has a core set of principles he wants every coach at the school to possess. When it's time to hire a new coach, Stricklin analyzes the numbers and talks to peers, coaches, and players to make sure he has the best information about a candidate. After that, he has to trust his instincts and make a final choice. Stricklin believes he made the right call in naming Matt Roberts the new men's tennis coach at MSU.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State and North Carolina State football programs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021.
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.
Anything can happen at "The Bullring."
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.
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.
1. All-Area Large Schools Boys Basketball: Cox turns West Point into winners HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Starkville Academy softball ready for season opener HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS