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New Hope head football coaching position in limbo

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

The state of the New Hope High School football program is clouded in uncertainty.

 

New Hope juniors looking to be heard

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

The juniors on the New Hope High School football team want to be heard.

 

 

Starkville soccer teams fall to Madison Central

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- As postseason play approaches, the Starkville High School soccer team spent Tuesday night, seeing how it measured up against on the state's premier programs.

 

 

MSU chooses Court as new strength and conditioning coach

Posted 1/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has come to a agreement with its new strength and conditioning coach.

 

 

Caledonia moves to 16-2 with rare win over Noxubee County

Posted 1/15/2014 in High School Sports

MACON - Seeing is believing for the Caledonia High School boys basketball team.

 

 

MSU meets Alabama in pivotal early-season SEC matchup

Posted 1/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two teams with completely diverse scheduling philosophies for the 2013 non-conference portion of the their seasons hope their strategy has adequately prepared them for a Southeastern Conference men's basketball showdown tonight.

 

Prep Player of Week: No rest for state champion Mattox

Posted 1/13/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Starkville High School freshman Kate Mattox is at the top of her sport, she finds that this is no time to rest.

 

Releford looks to continue recent success against Bulldogs

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there's one player that's single-handedly keeping his team above the bottom of the Southeastern Conference, it's Alabama guard Trevor Releford.

 

 

CHANGE OF PLANS: Basketball programs dealing with transfers all over the nation

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

College basketball players transferring to different schools isn't new.

 

 

Sword finding other ways than scoring to contribute

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray is getting used to Craig Sword contributing in other ways than scoring. Following a victory against Maryland-Eastern Shore in which Sword attempted three shots, Ray said he wasn't comfortable with the Mississippi State men's basketball team's leading scorer not playing a big role in the team's offense.

 

 

MSU women beat Arkansas for first SEC victory

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team erased a nine-point second-half deficit to win its first Southeastern Conference game of the season Sunday afternoon.

 

 

Alabama beats Ole Miss to give Curry first SEC victory

Posted 1/13/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Shafontaye Myers and Daisha Simmons combined to score 51 points Sunday to lead the Alabama women's basketball team to a 93-79 victory against Ole Miss at Foster Auditorium.

 

 

MSU marshals late finish to beat Ole Miss

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray's words didn't fall on deaf ears Saturday. After Ray spoke all week about the Mississippi State men's basketball team's "bugaboo" of second-half collapses, the second-year head coach watched MSU finish in strong fashion for a 76-72 win in front of a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Henderson fitting in up to for Starkville

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Charlie Henderson fits in nicely for an outcast. The Starkville High School senior really isn't that different from his teammates on the school's boys soccer team. The difference that sets Henderson apart from most of the other Yellow Jackets is his lack of club soccer experience. While many of the Starkville High players have spent many years together on travel teams building their chemistry, Henderson has been relatively new to the party.

 

 

Okorie making presence felt even though she's not playing

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's always important to get noticed At 6-foot-5, Chinwe Okorie will find it easier to attract attention than some of her Mississippi State women's basketball teammates. But just because Okorie is MSU's biggest player this season doesn't mean it has been easy for her to get people to talk about her on game days.

 

 

New Hope girls regroup to tie Starkville

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Throw out the first half. As far as Mary Nagy is concerned, don't put too much stock into her team's first 40 minutes Saturday against Starkville. After arriving home from Philadelphia at 12:30 a.m. Saturday following a key region victory against Neshoba Central, Nagy and assistant coach Will Taylor didn't feel New Hope did any of the things it works on every day at practice.

 

 

Ready helps bring MSU together down stretch

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

Labels don't matter to IJ Ready, especially when it's time to win a game against an archrival. With Ole Miss threatening to steal a game, the Mississippi State freshman point guard gathered his four teammates for a inspirational speech. The leadership Ready showed that is normally reserved for older players helped MSU close out 76-72 victory before a season-high crowd of 8,841 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

Columbus girls get key win vs. Madison Central

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School girls basketball team was in danger of falling to 0-4 in district play entering its game against Madison Central on Friday.

 

 

Georgia's defense too much for Alabama

Posted 1/11/2014 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's Charles Mann said there was an important lesson in the men's basketball team's ability to overcome its poor shooting against Alabama. "Defense wins games," Mann said.

 

 

Starkville boys roll past Northwest Rankin

Posted 1/11/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High boys basketball coach Greg Carter never has worried about his team's enthusiasm on game day. The Yellow Jackets have been known for dominating starts to games this season.

 

 

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