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Lady Lions eying title

Posted 4/17/2013 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College first-year softball coach Kyndall White admits it took a little while for her team to find its stride.

 

 

Columbus falls to Tupelo in prep baseball action

Posted 4/17/2013 in High School Sports

On a night where the stakes were a little high and mistakes were a little more magnified, the Columbus High School baseball team made too many errors to win a Class 6A, Region 2 championship.

 

 

MSU looking for depth in backfield

Posted 4/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The depth chart got so thin at running back last week that Mississippi State University assistant coach Greg Knox had improvise.

 

 

For MSU baseball team, it's all in the numbers

Posted 4/17/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The last time Mississippi State University baseball hosted an NCAA Regional round the members of the current team were in elementary school.

 

 

MSU adds women's basketball commitment

Posted 4/17/2013 in College Sports

The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's recruiting class for the 2013-14 season keeps getting bigger.

 

 

New Hope golf team wins district championship

Posted 4/17/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School girls golf team won Monday in spite of the weather.

 

 

MSU's Renfroe earns SEC honor

Posted 4/16/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The book on Hunter Renfroe needs to be rewritten. No longer is Mississippi State University junior outfielder susceptible to an average slider in the dirt like he was in his first two seasons.

 

 

New Hope beats Neshoba Central to win district title

Posted 4/16/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team made sure to finish what it started Monday night. Thanks to timely hitting and solid pitching and fielding by D.J. Sanders, New Hope defeated Neshoba Central 4-1 at Lady Trojan Field to clinch the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 3, District 4 title. "They recovered well, and D.J. did a good job of staying composed on the mound," New Hope coach Tabitha Beard said. "That's all I can ask for."

 

 

Stanfield emerges as more vocal leader for New Hope

Posted 4/16/2013 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield doesn't intend for the rest of her senior season to go quietly. Whether it is creating a commotion at the plate or raising a ruckus in the dugout, the New Hope High School catcher wants to do everything she can to help the school's fast-pitch softball team make history.

 

 

MSU softball team sweeps Ole Miss

Posted 4/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, junior outfielder Jessica Cooley said everything would fall into place for the Mississippi State University softball team. Cooley was proven correct Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a no-hitter from Stephanie Becker, an errorless game in the field, and lots of timely hitting, MSU defeated the University of Mississippi 8-0 in six innings to complete a sweep of its three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series at the MSU Softball Field.

 

 

MSU's bats come alive in series sweep of Texas A&M

Posted 4/15/2013 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION Texas -- The No. 21 Mississippi State University baseball team made the most of its first Southeastern Conference baseball series against Texas A&M University. MSU pounded out a conference game-best 15 runs on 19 hits Sunday in a 15-4 victory at Blue Bell Park.

 

 

Ole Miss goes extra innings to beat Alabama

Posted 4/15/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Tanner Mathis' bases-loaded single in the 11th inning Sunday helped the University of Mississippi baseball team beat the University of Alabama 4-3 at Swayze Field.

 

 

Injuries plagued Ole Miss in spring practice

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Normally, a college football team's main objective is to come out of a spring season as healthy as possible. Before the first day of practice, University of Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze knew that wasn't going to be possible, so he adjusted his goals. Even the format for the 2013 Grove Bowl had to be adjusted to compensate for the team's rash of injuries. As a result, the annual spring showcase was converted into a practice in front of an announced crowd of 28,000 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

 

 

Ward figuring out what it takes to contribute at Ole Miss

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Channing Ward spent 15 spring practices with the University of Mississippi football team learning the difference between being an athletic freak and playing defensive end at the Division I level. On Saturday after the 2013 Grove Bowl, the sophomore defensive lineman from Aberdeen feels like he has figured out pieces of what it will take to play every down in the Southeastern Conference.

 

 

Turnovers in MSU's scrimmage disappoint Mullen

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Context is normally needed for Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen to evaluate a spring scrimmage.

 

 

Graveman helps MSU clinch series at Texas A&M

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 21 Mississippi State University baseball team clinched its second consecutive Southeastern Conference series Saturday with a 9-3 victory against Texas A&M University at Blue Bell Park. Senior right-hander Kendall Graveman threw a third-straight complete game and received a conference-game best 15-hit attack to help MSU improve to 29-9 and 7-7 in the SEC. Texas A&M dropped to 21-15 and 6-8.

 

 

Crotwell approved as Caledonia High's new football coach

Posted 4/13/2013 in High School Sports

The consensus among area coaches is Ricky Kendrick had the Caledonia High School football program going in the right direction. Not only did Kendrick provide stability to a program that had shuffled through a host of coaches in recent years, but he also helped instill a new confidence and optimism in the program. Andy Crotwell hopes to continue Kendrick's work and to help the Confederates become even more competitive.

 

 

Ole Miss introduces Insell as its new women's basketball coach

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Rick Insell has seen his son, Matt, develop relationships from California to New York. As a longtime high school and college basketball coach, Rick Insell also has watched Matt break down videotape as a teenager, win championships as a young adult coaching Amateur Athletic Union basketball, and help build the University of Kentucky into a national power.

 

 

MSU softball hold on to beat Ole Miss, clinch series

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University softball coach Vann Stuedeman doesn't believe in defined pitching roles. That is one reason Alison Owen is her type of pitcher.

 

 

Record crowd watches MSU softball team beat Ole Miss in opener

Posted 4/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman signed on as softball coach at Mississippi State University, Friday night was the night she dreamed about.

 

 

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