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Louisville will look to improved depth in passing game vs. Noxubee County

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- When Tyler Peterson watches Louisville High School junior quarterback Wyatt Roberts trigger the Wildcats' potent passing offense, it brings back pleasant memories.

 

 

Up-tempo offense fuels Pickens County's playoff push

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

Can you keep up? That's the question opponents face when they take on the Pickens County High School football team and its up-tempo offense.

 

 

Lamar County mourns loss of coach, prepares for Sweet Water

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. - The Lamar County High School football team will carry a heavy heart into its playoff game Friday. At the height of its season, following two playoff victories, offensive and defensive line coach Don Thornton, 65, passed away Saturday. After retiring and serving as a city councilman in Vernon, Thornton spent five years as a volunteer assistant coach, helping Bulldogs linemen become some of the best in the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A ranks. He'd coached at other schools throughout the state, too.

 

 

Cold shooting plagues MSU women in loss to UCSB

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Offensive struggles plagued the Mississippi State women's basketball team Wednesday afternoon in a 60-43 loss to the University of California, Santa Barbara at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope.

 

 

Texas defeats MSU in Maui

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Guard Sheldon McClellan came off the bench and scored 19 points to give the University of Texas men's basketball team its first win in three days at the Maui Invitational, 69-55 against Mississippi State University on Wednesday morning.

 

 

Iron Bowl QBs at different stages in career

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

Jonathan Wallace was still in high school with no clue he'd wind up playing for the Auburn University football team when AJ McCarron was leading the University of Alabama to a national title. Now, the Tigers' freshman quarterback is set to start in the first Iron Bowl he has attended Saturday against the second-ranked Crimson Tide and one of the nation's best defenses -- in front of some 102,000 mostly hostile fans.

 

Egg Bowl QBs attracting a lot of attention

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Russell and Bo Wallace knew this was going to be a big week. But the Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi quarterbacks had no idea they would be this popular.

Louisville's Miller has sights set on title

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- M.C. Miller, Louisville High School, and Noxubee County High will be linked together eternally. When Miller left Noxubee County High School after 16 seasons as head coach to replace Brad Peterson as coach of archrival Louisville, he knew what he was getting in to.

Hunts bring special combination to Noxubee County defense

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Speed, quickness, power. The Noxubee County High School football team prides itself in having at least 11 players who have all three of those qualities that come together to form one of the state's best defenses.

 

Defense has stayed strong for Starkville through injuries

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While the injuries mounted early in the season, the Starkville High School football team's defense never lost the faith.

 

 

West Point defense has held line

Posted 11/21/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The players and coaches talk frequently about playing "West Point football." For members of the Green Wave defense, "West Point football" can be summed up in a few words: Physical. Relentless. Dominating.

 

 

Marquette pulls away from MSU men

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

MAUI, Hawaii -- Fred Thomas poured in a career-high 17 points, but the Mississippi State University men's basketball team lost to Marquette 89-62 Tuesday afternoon at the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center.

 

 

MSU women lose at buzzer to Winthrop

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team dropped a 61-59 heartbreaker to Winthrop University on Tuesday in its first game at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope. Dequesha McClanhan hit a baseline jumper as time expired after Winthrop moved the ball the length of the court in 3.9 seconds. MSU's Martha Alwal had tied the game with a basket.

 

 

Ole Miss wants to end MSU's streak in Egg Bowl

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's first season at the University of Mississippi could be described as wildly successful or a crushing letdown.

 

 

Auburn not afraid of No. 2 Alabama

Posted 11/21/2012 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Jeff Whitaker understands the Auburn University football team's situation entering the Iron Bowl. He's aware of the criticism that has been heaped on coach Gene Chizik and that the Tigers are huge underdogs going into the game with No. 2 University of Alabama.

 

Starkville Academy sweeps Oak Hill Academy

Posted 11/20/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team showed in the 2 minutes, 57 seconds why it is one of the best squads -- regardless of classification -- in the state of Mississippi. Four players in a variety of ways to push the team to a nine-point advantage against Oak Hill Academy.

Lane has helped West Point offense hit its stride

Posted 11/20/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- In the early part of the season, West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless called his offense "a work in progress." These days, one can safely say the Green Wave's offense is progressing nicely.

 

Mullen feels Ole Miss has made progress under Freeze

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one thing Dan Mullen and Hugh Freeze agree on prior to Saturday's Egg Bowl is the University of Mississippi football team is playing with noticeable effort in 2012.

 

 

Banks named finalist for Thorpe Award

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- MSU senior cornerback Johnthan Banks was named Monday one of three finalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award. Banks joins former Bulldogs defensive back Fred Smoot (2000) as the only players in school history to be named a finalist for the award, which is given annually to the top defensive back in college football.

 

 

North Carolina blows past MSU in Maui

Posted 11/20/2012 in College Sports

MAUI, Hawaii -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball team couldn't match the firepower of No. 9 University of North Carolina in a 95-49 loss on Monday night in the opening round of the Maui Classic.

 

 

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