SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College first-year softball coach Kyndall White admits it took a little while for her team to find its stride.
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.
STARKVILLE -- The depth chart got so thin at running back last week that Mississippi State University assistant coach Greg Knox had improvise.
STARKVILLE -- The last time Mississippi State University baseball hosted an NCAA Regional round the members of the current team were in elementary school.
The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's recruiting class for the 2013-14 season keeps getting bigger.
The New Hope High School girls golf team won Monday in spite of the weather.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Context is normally needed for Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen to evaluate a spring scrimmage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman signed on as softball coach at Mississippi State University, Friday night was the night she dreamed about.
1. Starkville, Columbus boys win in Clinton HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Howland: MSU will treat Kentucky like any other game COLLEGE SPORTS
3. No. 4 MSU beats Ole Miss for record 19-0 start COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Insell, Ole Miss make progress but want more COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Starkville High's Bell developing as force HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS