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Melton has Columbus softball going in right direction

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

How do you measure 250 percent? Coaches in every sport can often be heard encouraging their players to give 100 percent -- even 110 -- to produce the desired result.

 

 

Smith, Collins blend talents for Caledonia

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Morgan Smith wasn't sure she could do it. Elisha Collins wasn't convinced someone could step into the role.

 

 

Bradley provides spark at top for New Hope

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

Kaitlin Bradley has shown this season she is a lot more than "muscles." The New Hope High School sophomore earned that nickname earlier this season after she slugged two home runs in a game against Saltillo.

 

 

Starkville volleyball blends 'old, new'

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wheeler Richardson was worried. Entering her senior season, she realized a lot of the faces she saw on the Starkville High School volleyball team weren't experienced. She recognized classmates Grace Drumheller and Margaret Allison and knew what they could do, but as for the others, well ... let's just say Richardson wasn't sold.

 

 

Aberdeen keeps winning in district

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

NETTLETON -- The Aberdeen High School football team won its second game in a row Friday night, beating Nettleton 42-7 in a Class 3A, Region 2 game. Aberdeen coach Chris Duncan was pleased with the way his squad played and thinks this win might get them on a roll.

 

 

Hamilton makes statement, beats Eupora

Posted 10/8/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- If Hamilton High School football coach Ray Weeks and his opportunistic band of Lions wanted to make a statement here Friday against Eupora, they accomplished their goal and then some.

 

 

MSU players fed up with criticism of Relf

Posted 10/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf understands the criticism starting quarterback in the Southeastern Conference face. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has counseled him about the reality.

 

 

MSU fans will be able to ring cowbells at UAB

Posted 10/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham will allow fans to bring cowbells into Legion Field.

 

 

South Panola will visit Columbus

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

Championships. That word immediately comes to Tony Stanford's mind when asked about the South Panola High School football team. The Tigers, who entered the season as the state's top-ranked team in The Clarion-Ledger's Super 10 preseason poll, have won a state record nine championships in football. Their run of success has earned the school the nickname the "University of South Panola."

 

 

New Hope wants to write different ending

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

It's natural for Michael Bradley to enjoy history. As an American government and economics teacher at New Hope High School, Bradley gives his students valuable lessons on how they can learn from history. Bradley does the same with the players on the New Hope High football team.

 

 

Starkville will travel to Ridgeland

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Welcome to the Class 5A, Region 2 championship game in the first weekend of October. The winner of the game at 7 tonight between the Starkville and Ridgeland high school football teams will have the control of first place in the region.

 

 

Heritage Academy wants to build on victory

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

Brad Butler hopes the roller coaster is on a permanent upward trajectory. One week after scoring a season-high points in a victory against Magnolia Heights, Butler said the Heritage Academy football team had one of its best weeks of practices of the season in preparation for its game at 7 tonight against Oak Hill Academy (0-7).

 

 

West Lowndes wants to work back into region race

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

The road doesn't get any easier for Anthony King and the West Lowndes High School football team. Already saddled with back-to-back shutouts in region play, King and the Panthers go on the road at 7 tonight to face Pelahatchie in a Class 1A, Region game.

 

 

Noxubee County working toward better health

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The Noxubee County High School football team is one week closer to its goal. No, we're not referring to the Oct. 20 "Y'all vs. Us" matchup against Louisville.

 

 

West Point wants to continue run in region

Posted 10/7/2011 in High School Sports

The West Point High School football team's first goal this season is to finish region play with an undefeated record. The Green Wave is one quarter of the way closer to that goal. West Point will look for its third straight win in Class 5A, Region 1 action at 7 tonight when it travels to Clarksdale for another region game.

 

 

No. 3 EMCC will play No. 12 Northeast on Saturday

Posted 10/7/2011 in College Sports

When Bo Wallace left Arkansas State University and transferred to East Mississippi Community College, he wanted to play in meaningful games. Wallace will get another chance to do just that in only his sixth game as a Lion at 3 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Booneville when No. 3 EMCC takes on No. 12 Northeast Mississippi C.C. in a battle for the MACJC North Division lead. Each team is 5-0 and 3-0 in the North.

 

 

Elm Lake, Green Oaks will play in Arbre Cup

Posted 10/7/2011 in Local Sports

Jacob Gable never imagined so much pressure would accompany such a friendly endeavor But the pressure Gable felt playing on the first playoff hole in the inaugural Arbre Cup is nothing compared to the responsibility he felt trying to find 16 players who were available and willing to play in the second annual version of the event.

 

 

MSU still trying to find right mix on OL

Posted 10/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knows how his offensive line got to this point. That's not the problem. The fact the solution still eludes him and his assistant coaches is the most frustrating aspect of the equation.

 

 

MSU preparing for two quarterbacks

Posted 10/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Despite early indications that the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team is leaning toward announcing a starting quarterback, Mississippi State is preparing to face multiple players at that position when the teams meet at 11 a.m. Saturday (SportSouth).

 

 

Macdonald hopes new attitude suits MSU

Posted 10/6/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald hopes his players have found the right mind-set.

 

 

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