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Vivians earns SEC Player of the Week honors

Posted 12/6/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Victoria Vivians was named Tuesday the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week. Vivians averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in victories against Louisiana and Oklahoma State to help No. 6 MSU open the season with eight-straight wins for the second-straight year, and third time in the last four seasons.

 

New Hope's Crosson signs with Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.

Posted 12/5/2017 in High School Sports

Jake Crosson wanted to find the right place to continue to grow his golf game. Already one of the top high-school age players in the state of Mississippi, Crosson immediately liked Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston when he visited the campus in September.

EMCC dedicates championship to Clemons

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens calls the death of one of his players the most difficult thing he has encountered in a long coaching career.

MSU's Carter named SEC Player of Week

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Mississippi State sophomore guard Tyson Carter was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday by the league office and College Sports Madness.

Noxubee County, West Point cap memorable seasons with titles

Posted 12/5/2017 in Local Columns

OXFORD "We score, we win." L.C. Clemmons' message to his Noxubee County High School football teammates was simple. With the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title game tied at 35 with 6 minutes, 15 seconds remaining, the Tigers had destiny in their hands.

 

Alabama leads way with eight first-team AP All-SEC performers

Posted 12/5/2017 in College Sports

The No. 4 Alabama football team led the way with eight first-team selections Monday to The Associated Press' All-Southeastern Conference team.

 

EMCC remembers Clemons in victory

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- One of East Mississippi Community College's best victories Sunday was dedicated to the memory of a fallen player. Sophomore defensive lineman Tyone Clemons was killed in an automobile accident two weeks ago in Jones County. The final weeks of bowl practice and the Mississippi Bowl were played in his memory.

EMCC wins fourth national title

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Brandon Rodgers looked like he was in his element for a long time Sunday. Rodgers was barking out orders and his teammates were listening carefully for where to stand and where to look for a series of team photos.

Q Weatherspoon works late magic again for MSU

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The basketball hit the floor in front of Quinndary Weatherspoon with a Dayton Flyer in pursuit and five seconds remaining. Weatherspoon had every reason to let the ball go and let the final possession play out because he had been called for his fourth foul a few minutes earlier for pressuring the ball. This wasn't the time for hesitation.

Vivians leads No. 6 MSU past Oklahoma State

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 6 Mississippi State women's basketball team is showing its age. With four seniors and a junior in the backcourt, MSU coach Vic Schaefer might have the deepest group of guards in the nation. Through eight games, MSU's guards are putting their experience to work in a variety of ways. On Sunday, Victoria Vivians poured in a season-high 30 points to help No. 6 MSU outlast Oklahoma State 79-76 before a crowd of 5,138 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

Scott Jr. realizes expectations, leads EMCC to championship

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

PERKINSTON -- When Lindsey Scott Jr. decided in August to leave LSU for a new junior college football home, one thing stood out about East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

MSU will play Louisville in TaxSlayer Bowl

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State interim football coach Greg Knox is confident he can take one thing for granted: his players' attitude. In the last week, MSU's players have seen their head coach, defensive coordinator, and co-offensive coordinators leave for Florida, Knox named interim head coach, and Dan Mullen's successor hired and introduced.

 

 

UCF upsets No. 24 Alabama

Posted 12/4/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Central Florida men's basketbal team was the first team to have an answer for Alabama freshman Collin Sexton in its 65-62 upset victory Sunday against the No. 24 Crimson Tide. It came from an effort to keep the Southeastern Conference scoring leader out of the paint.

 

 

No. 24 MSU bound for the TaxSlayer Bowl

Posted 12/3/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's eighth consecutive bowl game is taking it to a familiar destination.

 

Starkville falls in heart-breaking fashion to Pearl for Class 6A title

Posted 12/3/2017 in High School Sports

OXFORD --It was fitting that, on a fourth-and-1 in what could have been the game-winning drive, Starkville High School handed it off to Dreke Clark. To that point, he had taken Starkville 172 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, so giving him carry No. 29 to keep the game alive made sense.

Walters column: Starkville poised for big 2018

Posted 12/3/2017 in High School Sports

For Starkville High School, it happened so quickly.

Murphy scores four touchdowns as West Point repeats

Posted 12/2/2017 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- Marcus Murphy, Chris Calvert, and the West Point High School football team capped a history-making season in fitting fashion Saturday night.

West Point defense makes statement in championship win

Posted 12/2/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Xavier Fair has played a lot of "spy" since his junior season.

Monster day from Clark leads Noxubee County to Class 4A state championship

Posted 12/2/2017 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- Rashad Eades has a future as a counselor.

Late stop seals victory for Noxubee County defense

Posted 12/2/2017 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- Keymarcus Jackson couldn't wait for the ball to come down.

 

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