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Alabama, Ole Miss men get victories

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- Trevor Releford and the University of Alabama men's basketball team passed an early test with ease in a championship-game blowout.

 

 

Dominating defense delivers for Noxubee County

Posted 11/18/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- Don't put it past the Noxubee County High School football team's defense. You may think a scoreboard can only count forward, but the Tigers are out to prove to the state of Mississippi that a defense can push opponents into negative numbers.

 

 

Passing game provides spark for Noxubee County

Posted 11/18/2012 in High School Sports

FULTON -- Tyrone Shorter has maintained since the beginning of the season that the Noxubee County High School football team can throw the ball.

 

 

Starkville pulls away from Oxford

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Before the matchup was a reality, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said there wasn't much to talk about regarding another game against West Point High. Following a 127-yard rushing performance against Oxford High on Friday that helped push Starkville into another matchup against West Point, Preston Baker may have described it best.

 

 

Lane leads West Point past Ridgeland

Posted 11/18/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- West Point High School quarterback Tez Lane didn't feel like a player who had just scored five touchdowns in a 56-21 victory against Ridgeland High.

 

 

LSU scores late to beat Ole Miss

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- In a joyous, raving, almost delirious rant, Les Miles gushed over his team's inexorable determination and urged LSU football fans to put their arms around his players and "give them a big kiss on the mouth."

 

 

Alabama blanks Western Carolina

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- AJ McCarron, Eddie Lacy, and the University of Alabama football team settled this one in the opening minutes instead of waiting for a tense finale. Lacy rushed for three first-half touchdowns and McCarron set the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide's single-season record for passing TDs in a 49-0 victory against Western Carolina University on Saturday.

 

 

MSU women rally to beat Louisiana Tech

Posted 11/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILE -- Trailing by 10 points at halftime, Mississippi State University women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer urged his team to become tougher. In the second half, the youthful Bulldogs did just that.

 

 

Columbus' Patterson officially becomes a Bulldog

Posted 11/18/2012 in High School Sports

Kiandria "Kiki" Patterson showed Friday she looks good in maroon. There was a time earlier this year, though, Patterson thought she would look equally stylish in garnet.

 

 

MSU women's basketball rallies past Louisiana Tech

Posted 11/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Down 10 points at halftime, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer urged his squad to become the tougher basketball team. In the second half, the Bulldogs did just that.

 

 

Pickens Academy fathers share title dreams with sons

Posted 11/16/2012 in High School Sports

Chris McCool still has problems processing the memories. He vividly recalls his senior year at Pickens Academy when he helped the Pirates advance to the Alabama Private Schools Association Class 3A state title game. When pressed for details, he quickly remembers scores of games and who scored touchdowns and conversions that pushed Pickens Academy into the championship game against Meadowview Christian Academy.

 

 

Starkville will try to shut down Oxford's passing attack

Posted 11/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School understands the stakes tonight in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

West Point wants to take next step

Posted 11/16/2012 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team's quest for the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state championship hit a snag in the second round of the playoffs a season ago. At 7 tonight at McCallister Field, West Point will try to clear that same hurdle and beat Ridgeland to keep its hopes of getting to Jackson alive.

 

 

Starkville will move to Class 6A next school year

Posted 11/16/2012 in High School Sports

Area high school football fans came one step closer Thursday to seeing the renewal of the Starkville High School versus Columbus High gridiron rivalry.

 

 

Alabama hits another late shot to earn victory

Posted 11/16/2012 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team appeared to be in control of the game. The Crimson Tide was hitting 3-pointers and forcing turnovers while building a 15-point lead against Oregon State University.

 

 

Ole Miss' undersized defense set for LSU

Posted 11/16/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's roster isn't filled with the big bodies typical of a Southeastern Conference team.

 

 

Lamar County travels in second-round matchup

Posted 11/14/2012 in High School Sports

With the preliminaries now out of the way, the Alabama High School Athletic Association football playoffs heat up Friday night with second-round play.

 

 

Bulldogs lose Steele to wrist injury; Borchert to miss Hawaii trip

Posted 11/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even after a victory, the news doesn't get any better for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program.

 

 

Bumphis readies for emotional farewell

Posted 11/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A little over four years ago, Chad Bumphis said publicly he was "97 percent committed" to the University of Florida before a coaching change in Starkville.

 

 

EMCC's Johnson earns Region XXIII MVP honors

Posted 11/14/2012 in College Sports

Timing. When it comes to perfecting the hurry-up spread offense at East Mississippi Community College, timing is just about everything.

 

 

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