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Bulldogs enjoy depth at defensive back spots

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Confidence is not a problem for Mississippi State senior safety Jay Hughes.



Love emerges as leader for MSU defense

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State senior Jamerson Love admits that he cracked a smile when he saw an article that listed him as one of the top 10 cornerbacks in the Southeastern Conference.



SHS' Carr being heard as a leader

Posted 8/19/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The smile washes over Khris Carr's face as soon as you mention the Tupelo match. It's not that the Starkville High School senior is thinking about the team-high 21 kills she had to lead her team to a three-set victory. Instead, Carr was delighted by the fact Starkville played so well in its first action of the season and what its 2-3 finish against some of the state's top teams means for the rest of the season.



Perfect record on trip helps MSU women build chemistry

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A 4-0 record is the first indication the Mississippi State women's basketball team's trip Belgium and France was a success.



MSU loses Robinson to ACL injury

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the biggest questions facing Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his team entering this season has been who will take over at right tackle for two-year starter Aaron Siddoway.


Plenty of positives in first taste of prep football

Posted 8/19/2014 in Local Columns

With prep football season two days away, things are about to turn serious. This past weekend, most teams participated in some type of scrimmage -- a last-second dress rehearsal before regular-season games are played Thursday and Friday.


Kelly will start at QB for EMCC

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Chad Kelly admits he knew nothing about the East Mississippi Community College football program four months ago. Next week, he will start at quarterback for the defending National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Lions. EMCC will open the season Aug. 28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Lions took a break from practice Monday for Media Day Activities on the school's campus.



MSU looks to McKinney to lead linebackers

Posted 8/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When asked where the Mississippi State football team's defense will turn for about leadership this season, junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't hesitate.


Falcons, Trojans learning to believe in change

Posted 8/18/2014 in Local Columns

A lot of the things Randal Montgomery says when he talks about football make sense. Montgomery believes the best players -- regardless of class -- have to be on the football field. The former Hazlehurst football coach also wants his players to aspire to be the best, which is why he intends to set the bar as high as possible and push everyone to reach that goal.


New Hope opens Pickle era with preseason win over Greenville-Weston

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

The first chapter of the Kris Pickle era at New Hope unfolded on Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium. New Hope defeated Greenville-Weston 21-0, and the Trojans did it in style, debuting new gray and black uniforms and a new helmet design.



Starkville blanks Terry in New Hope Jamboree

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell is fully aware of the high expectations that have been placed on his team this season.



Louisville, West Point battle to tie in exhibition

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two of the state's most storied football programs, West Point High and Louisville High, met as part of Saturday's preseason jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.



Caledonia blanks West Lowndes in jamboree

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

The momentum continues for the Caledonia High School football team.



Noxubee County offense finds next gear in win over Forest

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Noxubee County High School's reputation in football has largely been influenced by its defense.



Aberdeen impresses in romp over Philadelphia

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nothing about Aberdeen High School's 33-7 win over Philadelphia High School Saturday surprised quarterback Joshua Williams. Not the four touchdowns he logged, nor the touchdown passes of 46 and 69 yards he threw to Tyreke Gates



Columbus wins preseason debut under Montgomery

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- First-year Columbus High head football coach Randal Montgomery needed someone on his defense to make a big play in the waning moments of Saturday's preseason jamboree game against Kosciusko.



Heritage Academy's Sykes to continue baseball career at Mississippi College

Posted 8/16/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.



Trio of West Point stars bolster MSU

Posted 8/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When Justin Cox, an All-America safety at East Misssissippi Community College, signed with Mississippi State's football team after his two years at Scooba, MSU defensive lineman Curtis Virges swelled with pride.



Hairston leaves envy behind to compete in triathlon

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.



New energy on West Lowndes High football team

Posted 8/15/2014 in High School Sports

There is a different kind of energy at West Lowndes High School. Maybe it has something to do with all of the hills that the Panthers have been running to get them in shape for the start of the 2014 football season.



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