STARKVILLE -- When Jessica Cooley signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Mississippi State University, she had confidence in the Bulldogs' future. While the path the program took to reach its current level couldn't have been predicted, MSU is realizing the potential Cooley believed in.
STARKVILLE -- Carnail Minor has done it once. Now that the Starkville Academy senior has earned a chance to play at the next level, he intends to show he can do it again.
STARKVILLE -- Wednesday was another in a string of recent good days for Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State University women's basketball program.
A month ago, if you had asked Jermaine Thomas, Ronnie Porter, or Antonio Wilson the location of Bacone College, they would have stared at you and scratched their heads.
The Heritage Academy baseball team may be finding its stride at the right time of the season.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College first-year softball coach Kyndall White admits it took a little while for her team to find its stride.
On a night where the stakes were a little high and mistakes were a little more magnified, the Columbus High School baseball team made too many errors to win a Class 6A, Region 2 championship.
STARKVILLE -- The depth chart got so thin at running back last week that Mississippi State University assistant coach Greg Knox had improvise.
STARKVILLE -- The last time Mississippi State University baseball hosted an NCAA Regional round the members of the current team were in elementary school.
The Mississippi State University women's basketball team's recruiting class for the 2013-14 season keeps getting bigger.
The New Hope High School girls golf team won Monday in spite of the weather.
STARKVILLE -- The book on Hunter Renfroe needs to be rewritten. No longer is Mississippi State University junior outfielder susceptible to an average slider in the dirt like he was in his first two seasons.
The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team made sure to finish what it started Monday night. Thanks to timely hitting and solid pitching and fielding by D.J. Sanders, New Hope defeated Neshoba Central 4-1 at Lady Trojan Field to clinch the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 3, District 4 title. "They recovered well, and D.J. did a good job of staying composed on the mound," New Hope coach Tabitha Beard said. "That's all I can ask for."
Kasey Stanfield doesn't intend for the rest of her senior season to go quietly. Whether it is creating a commotion at the plate or raising a ruckus in the dugout, the New Hope High School catcher wants to do everything she can to help the school's fast-pitch softball team make history.
STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, junior outfielder Jessica Cooley said everything would fall into place for the Mississippi State University softball team. Cooley was proven correct Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a no-hitter from Stephanie Becker, an errorless game in the field, and lots of timely hitting, MSU defeated the University of Mississippi 8-0 in six innings to complete a sweep of its three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series at the MSU Softball Field.
COLLEGE STATION Texas -- The No. 21 Mississippi State University baseball team made the most of its first Southeastern Conference baseball series against Texas A&M University. MSU pounded out a conference game-best 15 runs on 19 hits Sunday in a 15-4 victory at Blue Bell Park.
OXFORD -- Tanner Mathis' bases-loaded single in the 11th inning Sunday helped the University of Mississippi baseball team beat the University of Alabama 4-3 at Swayze Field.
OXFORD -- Normally, a college football team's main objective is to come out of a spring season as healthy as possible. Before the first day of practice, University of Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze knew that wasn't going to be possible, so he adjusted his goals. Even the format for the 2013 Grove Bowl had to be adjusted to compensate for the team's rash of injuries. As a result, the annual spring showcase was converted into a practice in front of an announced crowd of 28,000 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
OXFORD -- Channing Ward spent 15 spring practices with the University of Mississippi football team learning the difference between being an athletic freak and playing defensive end at the Division I level. On Saturday after the 2013 Grove Bowl, the sophomore defensive lineman from Aberdeen feels like he has figured out pieces of what it will take to play every down in the Southeastern Conference.
STARKVILLE -- Context is normally needed for Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen to evaluate a spring scrimmage.
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