DeShuni Sanders never considered herself a trailblazer. Growing up, DeShuni was like countless other children in the New Hope community of Columbus who grew up playing softball. It didn't take long for DeShuni to gravitate to the game. Little did DeShuni know that the love for the game that enveloped her was catching.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Gabe Jackson received two birthday presents Thursday. The junior from Amite County High School was named to the Outland Trophy Award watch list and was a preseason second-team pick to the All-Southeastern Conference team.
McKenzie Adams did her best not to let the disappointment creep into her mind. Losing a two-goal lead and then the match can be disheartening to any team, but having a short memory is a key to success in tournament settings.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University redshirt sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson suffered an injury last weekend. MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith declined to elaborate about the specifics of the injury, citing "team policy on injuries. He refused to comment about whether the injury was to Johnson's "upper body" or "lower body" when asked Wednesday afternoon.
Many times the work athletes do on the field overshadows the things they do in the classroom and behind the scenes. But Noxubee County High School linebacker Javancy Jones has his priorities in order. From an early age, his parents stressed he needed to make good grades before he was allowed to participate in sports.
The summer heat is here. These are times to devise a game plan to catch fish. More than one rod is the best way for a weekend angler to enjoy his or her time on the water without spending the day cutting off lures and tying on several others.
OXFORD -- It has been a hectic few weeks for University of Mississippi junior right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Daniel Merchant has a vision to sell.
STARKVILLE -- Essentially what the Mississippi State University baseball program accomplished Tuesday was a trade with the country directly to the north of us.
STARKVILLE -- After completing their first active season on the Mississippi State University football team, two players made it to national watch lists.
Perfection is a matter of opinion.
STARKVILLE -- Terry Fitch knew his team had a bull's eye on its back. Entering the championship game of the 10-year-old Dizzy Dean South State tournament, Fitch realized his team's 4-0 record to that point wouldn't guarantee success.
"Earn everything." No better words were spoken on and around a diamond on a weekend packed with softball and baseball action in the Greater Golden Triangle area.
There's no better time than the month of July to make an impression.
WEST POINT -- When completing his degree work at Mississippi State University, Stan Hughey thought he was preparing for a long baseball coaching career.
PHEBA -- Hebron Christian School basketball player Tori Nichols was not persuaded by Southern Arkansas University's athletic facilities. Instead, an animal or two helped tip the scales.
STARKVILLE -- Marcus Green will be in a Mississippi State University football jersey in 2012. MSU officials announced Thursday morning the NCAA granted the 24-year-old tight end a sixth-year of eligibility after the school applied for it on his behalf.
OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's résumé shows he's a football coach. It also indicates he also is some sort of magician.
Hunter Renfroe earned the reputation for being a power hitter early in his Mississippi State University baseball career. The rising junior may be primed to realize that potential thanks to a record-setting summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer Baseball League.
PEARL -- Ben Sheets appeared exactly the way he and everybody expected he would look Wednesday night -- rusty. It had been nearly 22 months since the four-time All-Star had taken the mound in a professional baseball game, and the layoff caused him to make mistakes in his return to the game. The Jackson (Tenn.) Generals capitalized on those mistakes in a 4-2 victory against the Mississippi Braves in a Double-A minor league game at Trustmark Park.
1. West Point's Murphy commits to MSU HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Woodman leads Ole Miss; Alabama eliminates Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU men's, women's tennis starts singles play at NCAAs COLLEGE SPORTS