STARKVILLE -- It's now becoming an alarming trend for the home team at Dudy Noble Field.
Ever since the beginning of the season, Laura Trenor believed the New Hope High School girls golf team could win a state title. The first-year coach did her best whenever she could to boost the confidence of her players and to convince them they were ready to take the next step after finishing fourth in their past two trips to the state's biggest stage.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State fans love to manage John Cohen's baseball team more than any other sport on campus. With so many unpaid coaches in the stands and watching from home, Cohen normally sounds like he is justifying his moves to fans who aren't at practice, aren't watching film of previous games, and haven't seen what he has seen in more than 20 years as a coach.
The Pickens County High School football team will have to defend its Class 1A state title without its head coach. On Monday, Patrick Plott started work as the new football coach and athletic director at Greenville (Ala.) High. Plott accepted the job offers April 17 and was approved by the school board that day.
MAYHEW -- East Mississippi Community College's second national football championship season in three years was celebrated Saturday night in a ring presentation banquet in the Lyceum auditorium on EMCC's Golden Triangle campus.
STARKVILLE -- The annual Mississippi State Road Dawgs Tour, featuring athletic department and university officials, will kick off Monday with stops in Hattiesburg and Biloxi.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team is going in the opposite direction when it is supposed to be securing a NCAA tournament bid.
A pitcher knows when he is in the groove. It doesn't matter if the opponent is unbeaten or if it is a regular-season game or the first game of a best-of-three playoff series.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State has tried recently to assemble football schedules that give its teams a chance to play in bowl games in December and January. The Southeastern Conference added a wrinkle Sunday at a special meeting in Atlanta that likely will bolster the strength of all of its member schools' football schedules.
STARKVILLE -- Asked if she wanted the ball in her final game at Mississippi State, Alison Owen was emphatic. "Of course," Owen said. "I always want the ball."
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The No. 16 Ole Miss baseball team continued to click Sunday, scoring in seven consecutive innings en route to a 9-6 victory against No. 17 Kentucky. The victory helped Ole Miss (33-12, 13-8 Southeastern Conference) sweep Kentucky (27-19, 9-12) and move into a tie for first place with No. 8 Alabama atop the SEC's Western Division.
STARKVILLE -- The series finale blues continued for Mississippi State.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior first baseman Logan Foulks believes her team felt like it was out-fought Friday night in a Southeastern Conference loss to Arkansas.
Sometimes one run is all you need.
It isn't often in the state of Mississippi that fans are treated to a high school fast-pitch softball game that features two pitchers slated to go to Division I schools.
STARKVILLE -- Kristie Williams recalls hearing the whispers as early as six or seven years ago.
WEST POINT -- Demarius Calvert doesn't mind doing the "dirty work."
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State offense brought its week-long momentum from Columbia, Mo., through Pearl and to Dudy Noble Field Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball coaches are encouraged by the news they're getting about Preston Brown and believe he could return for the stretch run to the team's season. MSU coach John Cohen said Brown (3-1, 1.95 ERA), who hasn't pitched since March 29 due to shoulder soreness, could pitch Saturday against Texas A&M in Game 3 of the three-game Southeastern Conference series at Dudy Noble Field.
Aberdeen High School boys basketball coach Cornelius Gilleylen is still in shock. After leading the tradition-rich Bulldogs to a 24-8 record and the semifinal round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State playoffs, Gilleylen learned this week he won't be back as the team's coach for a second season.
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