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MSU needs to beat MTSU to set up showdown vs. Alabama

Posted 10/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The collision course of Southeastern Conference unbeaten teams is just one more step closer to a reality. With all due respect for the football program at Middle Tennessee State, with the 41-31 victory against the University of Tennessee Saturday night, Mississippi State University has set up their program for the matchup everybody wants to see.

 

 

Columbus' Smith starts for MSU

Posted 10/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University senior offensive guard Tobias Smith got the start Saturday against the University of Tennessee.

 

 

Columbus softball gets past Clinton

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

Jaime Ellis-Melton needs a rest. As a former softball player at New Hope High School, Ellis-Melton knows something about tradition, so the drama of playoff competition shouldn't faze her.

 

 

Corinth outlasts Caledonia volleyball

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Saturday's North State semifinal match in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I volleyball playoffs hung in the balance when Corinth High School senior Annalee Hendrick stepped to the service line.

 

 

Starkville volleyball falls to Center Hill

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- After a first-set statement Saturday afternoon, the Starkville High School volleyball team lost three straight sets to Center Hill on Saturday and crashed out of the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class II playoffs.

 

 

New Hope, Hamilton softball teams reach North State title series

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team may be hitting its stride at the perfect time. New Hope defeated Ridgeland 17-0 in four innings and 10-0 in five innings Saturday in the second round of their best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State 17-0 and 10-0.

 

 

Walker, Petty lead Columbus past DeSoto Central

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team lived up to the Homecoming festivities. The Falcons also made a point to impress their well-known guests.

 

 

Noxubee County eases past Houston

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Trust DeAngelo Ballard. Not only can you feel someone closing in behind you, but you also can hear him coming.

 

 

Starkville dominates Canton

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

CANTON -- The Starkville High School football team wasn't going to allow a road upset to happen Friday night. Jaquez Horsley and Preston Baker combined to rush for 219 yards to help Starkville dominate Canton 42-0 in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 2 game.

 

 

Lampkin, Timberwolves run past Panthers

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Fans of the West Oktibbeha High School football team's "fast-break offense" have grown accustomed to video game-like passing statistics in the past few years.

 

 

Starkville Academy beats Winston Academy to gear up for next week

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Winston Academy football team fell on a very bad place on Starkville Academy's schedule this season.

 

 

West Point, New Hope earn region victories

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

SALTILLO -- The West Point High School football team clinched a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoff berth Friday night with a 31-7 victory against Saltillo in a Class 5A, Region 1 game.

 

 

Aliceville improves position with victory

Posted 10/14/2012 in High School Sports

ALICEVILE, Ala. -- The Aliceville High School football team came out on the right end of a "whomever scores last, wins" type of prep game Friday night.

 

 

Noxubee County beats Houston to go to 9-0

Posted 10/13/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- DeAngelo Ballard threw three touchdowns and Darrell Robinson rushed for two and returned a punt for another Friday night to lead the Noxubee County High School football team to a 40-13 victory against Houston at Tiger Stadium.

 

Caledonia volleyball survives against Lafayette

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School volleyball coach Samantha Brooks knew her team was in for a fight to advance to the third round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class I playoffs. Even when Caledonia easily won the first two sets, Brooks knew the Lady Confederates' job wasn't close to completed.

 

MSU, Oklahoma State set for opener in 2013

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Game on. The highly rumored game between the Mississippi State University and Oklahoma State University football programs to open the 2013 season at Reliant Stadium in Houston is official.

 

 

MSU men's basketball team gets ready for 'Madness'

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray doesn't understand how or why his team being picked to finish near the bottom of the Southeastern Conference would motivate his team further.

 

 

Aberdeen isn't looking ahead to Water Valley

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- With a winner-take-all Class 3A, Region 2 showdown against Water Valley High School on tap next week, Aberdeen High football coach Mark Bray doesn't need another blowout victory against Mooreville at 7 tonight.

 

District champion Columbus ready for playoffs

Posted 10/12/2012 in High School Sports

The foundation has solidified. A year ago, Jaime Ellis-Melton felt the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team might have established a foundation on which to build a program when it had its first winning season in a number of years and advanced to the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs.

Latest victory helps EMCC set up showdown

Posted 10/12/2012 in College Sports

BOONEVILLE -- The dream matchup is set. Fourth-ranked East Mississippi Community College and sixth-ranked Northwest Mississippi C.C. will meet next Thursday night in Scooba for the MACJC North Division championship. The winner also will remain alive for the junior college football national championship.

 

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