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Alabama beats Georgia to improve résumé

Posted 3/5/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- JaMychal Green, Charvez Davis, and University of Alabama men's basketball team climbed out of a recent funk in a big way. Green had 19 points and nine rebounds, Davis scored 17 and the Crimson Tide hung on for a 65-57 win against Georgia on Saturday to rebound from a 27-point humbling at No. 14 Florida and boost its NCAA tournament hopes.

 

 

MSU's Carmon wants to make most of switch

Posted 3/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- James Carmon isn't afraid to say he has money on his mind. Most players entering their senior season are contemplating what they need to do to make it to the NFL. Most seniors aren't switching positions.

 

 

Mullen opts for change to get back on field earlier

Posted 3/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is all about keeping things fresh. The Mississippi State football coach doesn't want players to get complacent after the team went 9-4 and thrashed the University of Michigan in the Gator Bowl last season.

 

 

Homan looking for men's golfers to raise level

Posted 3/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sometimes players have to take it upon themselves to elevate their play and be "the guy." Mississippi State men's golf coach Clay Homan is waiting for one of his golfers to grab the torch and to run with it.

 

 

MSU men prepare to honor seniors

Posted 3/4/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Just three days after their seniors came up big in the most important win of the season, the Mississippi State men's basketball team will honor the group at 1 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) when it plays host to the University of South Carolina.

 

 

MSU women win, Ole Miss, Alabama women lose

Posted 3/4/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Diamber Johnson scored her team's final 11 points Thursday night to lead the 11th-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 49-47 victory against sixth-seeded Auburn in a Southeastern Conference Tournament opening-round game at Bridgestone Arena.

 

 

Pickens County boys win state title

Posted 3/4/2011 in High School Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Pickens County High School boys basketball team can celebrate again. Deion Curry scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures Thursday night in Pickens County's 70-62 victory against Cedar Bluff in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A state title game at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

 

 

Sanders leads New Hope past Caledonia

Posted 3/4/2011 in High School Sports

There would be something wrong if D.J. Sanders didn't smile when she was on the softball field. Regardless of whether she is at shortstop or in the circle, the New Hope High School freshman plays the game with joy.

 

 

Meridian, Hood end Starkville's run

Posted 3/3/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team's Class 6A state tournament run ended in the semifinals Wednesday with a 72-43 loss to Meridian High. The Yellow Jackets (19-9) struggled to keep pace with the Wildcats, who received a game-high 27 points from forward Rodney Hood and 15 from guard Matthew Hurn.

 

 

New Hope soccer signees helped build tradition

Posted 3/3/2011 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School girls soccer team's success is attracting attention. Coming off the program's best season, goalkeeper Brandi Brantley, defender Anna Holley, and midfielder Bridget Tedford signed scholarships Wednesday to play soccer at the next level. Brantley and Tedford will continue their soccer careers at Hinds Community College, while Holley will play at Itawamba C.C.

 

 

Starkville's Morgan going to Hinds C.C.

Posted 3/3/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Injuries never are good news, especially for high school seniors. Those setbacks are even more upsetting when they come right before the start of your final sports season and make you wonder if you will get a chance to do what you love with your friends.

 

 

Govero has left legacy at MSU

Posted 3/3/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The student turned teacher has left a model for her teammates to follow. At 9 tonight, Mary Kathryn Govero will try to extend her career at least one more game when she leads the 11th-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team against sixth-seeded Auburn (15-14) in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

Defense has fueled Pickens County

Posted 3/3/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- The defense hasn't rested this season for the Pickens County High School boys basketball team. Whether it has been with steals or with pressure that forces opponents into mistakes, the Tornadoes have lived up their billing and created a whirlwind of destruction on both ends of the floor.

 

 

MSU beats Arkansas to secure second in SEC West

Posted 3/3/2011 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Ravern Johnson has little doubt the Mississippi State men's basketball team has talent on par with any other. The senior is doing his best to add a touch of consistency in an otherwise inconsistent season for the Bulldogs.

 

 

Auburn rallies to beat Ole Miss

Posted 3/3/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn University men's basketball team was halfway to another lopsided loss to the University of Mississippi. Their shots weren't falling while Dundrecous Nelson and the Rebels couldn't seem to miss. Then Kenny Gabriel scored 15 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and Chris Denson hit four straight free throws in the final 35 seconds Wednesday to help Auburn cap a 76-73 comeback.

 

 

UAB edges Southern Miss

Posted 3/3/2011 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- After Preston Purifoy's 3-pointer rolled around the basket and fell through the hoop for what proved to be the game-winner, an understandably raucous celebration by the University of Alabama at Birmingham men's basketball team followed.

 

 

MSU's Lewis striving for consistency

Posted 3/2/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wendell Lewis is easily the most athletic post player on the Mississippi State men's basketball team. Even with heralded center Renardo Sidney turning heads with his inside-out offensive game, the quick-footed, explosive Lewis can cause comparable damage on defense and on the boards. He just hasn't showcased his skills consistently.

 

 

Starkville High boys ready for Meridian

Posted 3/2/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Few people expected the Starkville High School boys basketball team to make it back to Jackson. Without two standout players from last season's Class 6A state title and Grand Slam championship squad, Starkville had a mountain to climb if it hoped to repeat as champs. At least it faces familiar foe to get to the summit.

 

 

Shelton, Hawkins hit home runs in New Hope's win vs. Starkville

Posted 3/2/2011 in High School Sports

Jared Shelton and Dillon Hawkins each had three hits and home runs Tuesday night to lead the New Hope High School baseball team to a 12-6 victory against Starkville at Trojan Field. Shelton's grand slam in a five-run fifth inning helped New Hope (3-0) take the lead for good after it trailed 4-0 after three and a half innings.

 

 

Caledonia scores big in win vs. Starkville

Posted 3/2/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two softball teams coming off winless weekends met Tuesday looking for a much-needed win. Caledonia High School made it happen with a 15-2 victory against Starkville High. The Lady Confederates had an offensive punch they didn't see in losses to Saltillo and Hamilton on Friday in which they had scored just two runs.

 

 

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