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No. 1 EMCC routs ICC

Posted 9/26/2014 in College Sports

FULTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back Quan Latham wasn't signed to score touchdowns. However, the former Columbus High School standout is making weekly trips to the end zone.

 

 

Starkville starts 'second season' vs. Columbus

Posted 9/26/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team hopes its "second season" is just as good as the first one. Starkville has opened the season with four victories to catapult into the No. 1 spot in the state's polls. At 7 tonight, the "second season" starts when Starkville plays host to Columbus in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 2 opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.

 

 

Salter sees unique opportunity with MSU program

Posted 9/24/2014 in College Sports

Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to LaKaris Salter. Next week, The Dispatch will introduce you to the final freshman, Victoria Vivians. 

 

 

Bulldogs work on fundamentals during bye week

Posted 9/24/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When asked about how their bye week is being spent, each Mississippi State football player interviewed Wednesday night gave a different version of the same answer.

 

 

MSU teammates support Day after suspension

Posted 9/24/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - One day after the Southeastern Conference announced a one-game suspension for Mississippi State center Dillon Day, several Bulldogs' players rallied around Day Wednesday afternoon.

 

 

Heritage Academy looks for consistency

Posted 9/24/2014 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe has talked about the importance of positioning the Heritage Academy football team late in the season so it can realize its goals.

 

 

Local public address announcers add flavor to the games

Posted 9/24/2014 in High School Sports

Editor's Note: Local public address announcers, such as Ed Phillips of West Lowndes High School and Milton Tate of Noxubee County High School, are part of the appeal of Friday night high school football throughout this state and nationwide. Both Phillips and Tate have brought their own personal flavor to the airwaves and have dozens of stories to tell about years in the press box.

 

 

Hodges, top-ranked EMCC face arch-rival Itawamba Thursday night

Posted 9/24/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Hodges flashes a big smile when asked about his offensive teammates.

 

 

Unbeaten New Hope carries confidence into region play

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle didn't know what to expect in his first season as the new football coach at New Hope High School.

 

 

Bulldogs lose services of Day for Texas A&M game

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State center Dillon Day will sit out the Bulldogs' Oct. 4 game against No. 6 Texas A&M as a result of a one-game suspension announced by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.

 

 

MSU Notebook: Prescott earns national honor

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Another day, another accolade for Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott. A day after being named the Southeastern Conference's Co-Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in a 34-29 win at then-No. 8 LSU, Prescott added his second national weekly award of the season on Tuesday, when he was named the Davey O'Brien National Player of the Week.

 

 

Sulligent to test mettle with county rival Lamar County

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Sulligent High School first-year football coach Dennis Robbins hopes he can return the Blue Devils to the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 2A playoffs on a regular basis.

 

 

Columbus looks to build on momentum from first victory

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

Winning is a potent elixir.

 

Walters Column: Region play brings several exciting matchups

Posted 9/23/2014 in Local Columns

The stakes are raised this weekend as region play begins in the Mississippi High School Activities Association ranks for Classes 5A and 6A.

 

Central Academy off to 4-0 start for first time since 2011

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Dalton Outz spoke from the heart in the preseason when he described the mentality he wanted the Central Academy football team to have this season.

 

 

Noxubee County eager to get back on field

Posted 9/23/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter doesn't want a week off. The Noxubee County High School football coach ordinarily would prefer to play every week. It's just that last season, racked with a number of injuries, the veteran coach didn't mind when his team had an open week following a loss to West Point that dropped his squad to 2-3.

 

 

Day writes letter to fans to explain incidents at LSU

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

Mississippi State senior Dillon Day has found himself in the middle of controversy thanks to a pair of plays Saturday in the first half of the MSU football team's 34-29 upset victory against then-No. 8 LSU In Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

 

Brandon High's Adams commits to MSU

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's 2015 recruiting class already refer to their group as a family, ending each twitter message to Bulldog fans with the hashtag "#DawgFam15."

 

 

Prescott, Beckwith earn SEC honors

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two days after a historic victory against then-No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the accolades kept rolling in for Mississippi State on Monday.

 

 

Ole Miss focusing on Memphis, not Alabama

Posted 9/23/2014 in College Sports

The Ole Miss football team's players and coaches aren't gearing up for a potential top-10 matchup against Alabama on Oct. 4. Coach Hugh Freeze insists his team is focused on its next game against Memphis at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South) at Vaught-Hemingway.

 

 

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