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West Point back in action vs. Columbus

Posted 8/31/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School resumed a rigorous fall camp last week as the Green Wave took advantage of two full weeks to prepare for its next game. After learning so much in a heart-breaking season-opening loss at No. 1 South Panola, West Point returns to the field tonight for a non-region matchup with Columbus.

 

 

Aberdeen set for annual showdown with Amory

Posted 8/31/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- For the third consecutive week, the Aberdeen High School football team will face off against the son of a former Bulldog football player. In a 21-0 loss to Columbus in the season opener, junior running back Kevin Jackson, Jr. was the game's leading rusher with 96 yards on 17 carries. His namesake, Kevin Jackson, Sr., graduated from Aberdeen High in 1985 and was a varsity starter for the Bulldogs.

 

 

MSU will look to unleash passing attack

Posted 8/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen says the winning formula for his football team won't change. However, with four senior starting wide receivers and a former Parade All-American -- junior Tyler Russell -- at quarterback, the prevailing thought is MSU will become a pass-first football offense.

 

 

MSU football team names captains for 2012

Posted 8/31/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team will have three captains this season. Seniors defensive back Johnthan Banks and senior linebacker Cameron Lawrence and junior offensive guard Gabe Jackson were chosen in a vote by MSU players to be captains when the team opens its season at 6 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) against Jackson State University at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Wallace will start Saturday for Ole Miss

Posted 8/31/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year football coach Hugh Freeze announced Thursday former East Mississippi Community College All-American Bo Wallace will start for Ole Miss at 6 p.m. Saturday when it opens the 2012 season against the University of Central Arkansas at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

 

 

To show or not to show: MSU coaches must make that decision

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coaches love tell anybody who will listen, specifically their own players, that the tape doesn't lie.

 

 

New coach Brewster learning Bulldogs' offensive system on the fly

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --- MSU head coach Dan Mullen said on the first day new wide receivers coach Tim Brewster was on the job would be the language barrier.

 

 

South Lamar prepares for season opener

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School prepares for a new beginning on the gridiron.

 

 

Heritage Academy, Caledonia set for Lowndes County battle

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

Sometimes it's easier to be the underdog when you're trying to build tradition.

 

 

Pair of statement victories not enough for Noxubee County

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Two statement victories in August might be enough for some teams.

 

 

MSU distances itself from booster

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University athletic department is disassociating itself with a booster involved in the NCAA investigation. In documents obtained by The Dispatch, the MSU compliance department has refunded season ticket money for the 2012 season and a financial donation to the department to the booster, whose named was redacted in the paperwork.

 

Heritage Academy softball continues to grow

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

Brooklyn Waldrep has seen the steps the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball team has made in a little more then a month. Waldrep knows the team can take even bigger strides forward. If Tuesday's performance is any indication, the Lady Patriots should be well on their way.

 

MSU's Morrow dedicates opener to those in hurricane's path

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Joe Morrow is dedicating the Mississippi State University football team's season opener Saturday against Jackson State University to the people near his hometown dealing with Hurricane Isaac.

 

 

Defense dominates for Ole Miss

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi first-year football coach Hugh Freeze and the Rebels began game week preparations Tuesday afternoon on the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Freeze praised the defense's execution of the game plan.

 

 

MSU freshman Thomas will have surgery today

Posted 8/29/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The news continues to get worse for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program. The school announced Tuesday freshman Fred Thomas will have surgery today to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. Dr. Scott Jones will perform the surgery in Columbus. The projected recovery period is six weeks.

 

 

Lamar County has plenty of experience back

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team took its first road trip well before its first game. The Bulldogs conducted a week-long training camp at Tombigbee State Park in Tupelo. A later start date for the school calendar allowed the team to spend the week in seclusion and to work on teamwork, chemistry, and fundamentals.

 

 

Moody hopes Aliceville can grow this season

Posted 8/29/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Charles Moody admits he grew a lot in his first season as Aliceville High School football coach. Now, Moody hopes the Yellow Jackets will grow with him. Moody's second edition will open the season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Gordo High.

 

 

Riley brothers spark Oak Hill turnaround

Posted 8/28/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Drake Riley believes the Oak Hill Academy can do it on offense.

 

 

Prep Volleyball: Starkville High tops Caledonia

Posted 8/27/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It all starts with passing.

 

 

Smith takes long road back to MSU starting lineup

Posted 8/27/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After recovering from multiple torn ligaments from an injury suffered last year, Tobias Smith will start in the 2012 season opener.

 

 

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