A year ago, Trace Lee was watching from the sidelines with an injury.
CALEDONIA -- Cody Allsup and Brandon Darling wanted to make a statement in their senior year. After missing out on the playoffs earlier in their career, Allsup and Darling have teamed this season to be a potent 1-2 punch for the Caledonia High School baseball team.
Let the fine-tuning begin.
TUPELO -- The Columbus High School baseball team earned a signature win Wednesday night on the home field of one of its biggest rivals.
STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox is quickly rising up the draft boards of most National Football League executives.
STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's mind, the excuses stop this weekend.
PEARL -- Three words that have rarely been uttered by a Mississippi State University baseball player under coach John Cohen were said Tuesday night. "We gave up," MSU junior catcher Mitch Slauter said.
Two years ago, Justin Verner was a self-proclaimed "chubby" kid who was trying to master powerlifting techniques. Only a sophomore, Verner knew he had the potential to accomplish big things in the sport. His strategy for realizing those goals was simple: He was going to listen to his coaches and work as hard as he could.
PEARL -- Mississippi State University's Luis Pollorena loves pitching in a big ballpark on a big stage. The Bulldogs' 5-foot-6 left-hander has had three successful outings at Trustmark Park, the home of the Double-A Mississippi Braves.
PEARL -- The University of Mississippi baseball team has had trouble closing games this season. On Tuesday night, freshman right-hander Hawtin Buchanan provided an answer. Buchanan earned game Most Valuable Player honors and his first win as Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 6-3 in the sixth Governor's Cup at Trustmark Park.
STARKVILLE -- Malte Stropp has been waiting for this moment all season. Stropp endured the awkwardness of being a shy kid from Germany in a new place, withstood the weird looks when he arrived in the United States, and is looking forward to being the star of "the show."
OXFORD -- For the second time this spring, weather forced the University of Mississippi football team indoors for practice Tuesday, but the change in scenery didn't affect the team's intensity and energy.
Peyton Lee wasn't sure what his role was going to be on the 2012 New Hope High School baseball team. Coming off a junior season that left him wanting more, Lee was focused on having an impact in his final season as a Trojan.
The piece of paper doesn't jangle in the breeze like the medals around the necks of his student-athletes.
Tiacara McCoy didn't let cancer stop her.
STARKVILLE -- Without much tangible evidence to support his claim, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen is convinced this is the time his club will shine.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University first-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman preaches "living in a moment." In her opinion, now is the moment for Mississippi high school softball to take the next step and to become a power on the national stage. While Stuedeman builds MSU into a perennial contender, she hopes improved play by teams in the state of Mississippi will help facilitate her program's growth.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Mississippi State University baseball team scored two runs in the ninth inning Sunday but couldn't muster enough offense to overtake the No. 7 University of South Carolina in a 6-4 loss at Carolina Stadium. MSU (21-15, 5-10 Southeastern Conference) suffered its first sweep in league play this season, while the two-time defending national champion Gamecocks improved to 27-10 and 8-7.
OXFORD -- Cranking out a team-high 14 hits in a Southeastern Conference game, the Mississippi State University softball team completed a three-game series sweep of the University of Mississippi with a 10-3 victory Sunday at the Ole Miss Softball Complex. The win helped MSU (25-19, 8-14 Southeastern Conference) surpass last year's win total of 24 in 56 games.
The Starkville Academy girls basketball team used a group approach all the way through a historic season.
1. Former Bulldog Renfroe hopes to stick with Padres LOCAL SPORTS
2. Donahoe leaving Heritage Aca. for top job at Marshall Aca. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Mullen fills last spot on coaching staff COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU shooting for first regional at new home LOCAL COLUMNS
5. No. 11 MSU women face big test at No. 15 Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS