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Florida knocks MSU out of SEC tournament

Posted 5/25/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Less than 24 hours after a crushing 12-inning loss, the No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State baseball team couldn't regroup in an elimination game against one of the nation's top teams.

 

 

MSU women's golf team finishes sixth in nation

Posted 5/25/2014 in College Sports

TULSA, Okla. -- Making only its second appearance, the Mississippi State women's golf team fired a 7-over-par 287 Friday to finish sixth at the NCAA Championship on the par-70 6,194-yard Tulsa Country Club.

 

 

Soccer crowd having 'great experience' in Columbus

Posted 5/24/2014 in Local Sports

Azad Hossain and his family aren't new to Columbus. Whether it is science, music or sports, Hossain has found many reasons to travel from Oxford to Columbus to spend the day in "The Friendly City." This weekend, though, Hossain and his family are staying a little longer because his son is a member of the Under-14 Oxford Soccer Club participating in the Mississippi Soccer Association's Presidents Cup.

 

 

Trojans win Class 5A baseball title game

Posted 5/24/2014 in High School Sports

The repeat is complete for New Hope.

 

 

Wildcats power past Bulldogs in 12

Posted 5/23/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The ninth-seeded Kentucky baseball team proved size matters Thursday in its 12-inning victory against No. 18 and fifth-seeded Mississippi State in the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

 

Mustangs' surge jolts Trojans

Posted 5/23/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL -- Forty-three minutes is an eternity in baseball. Whether its pickoff attempts, foul balls, or trips to the mound, there are myriad ways to slow the pace of a game. But the West Jones High School baseball team showed Thursday how quickly and how difficult it can be to turn momentum once it gets going.

 

 

New Hope will try to rebound from loss in title series opener

Posted 5/23/2014 in High School Sports

PEARL -- For the first time in nearly two months, the New Hope High School baseball team will play a game coming off a loss. Junior designated hitter Payton Lane said don't look for anything to change for the Trojans.

 

 

Columbus ready to play: Presidents Cups begins today

Posted 5/23/2014 in Local Sports

"Massive." In 25 years working in parks and recreation, Roger Short has been a part of his share of large undertakings. If you have ever driven by Propst Park in the summer and seen the softball and baseball tournaments that the city of Columbus has hosted over the years, you have an inkling of the planning and organization it takes to put on an event with tens of teams from out of town.

 

 

MSU women's golf in top five at NCAAs

Posted 5/23/2014 in College Sports

TULSA, Okla. -- Following a fast start in the third round of the NCAA Championship, the Mississippi State women's golf team moved up three spots on the leaderboard into fifth heading into the final round of the NCAA Championship, while Ally McDonald remains in the top 10.

 

 

Johnson hopes experience pays at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 5/23/2014 in Local Sports

Late Model dirt track veteran Ronnie Johnson isn't sure what type of dirt is used at Magnolia Motor Speedway, but he can explain what makes it unique.

 

 

MSU shows no mercy to South Carolina

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Brett Pirtle looked at amazement at the scoreboard. "Did I think we'd win 12-0 and get a run rule? No," Pirtle said. "It was good to see the bats get going, but you can't ever expect to show up at the ballpark and do this to a great team."

 

 

Lindgren dominates against Gamecocks

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Jacob Lindgren promised his coaches Wednesday he'd give them a signal if he was able to pitch. It must have been one heck of a signal.

 

 

New Hope baseball stands two wins from history

Posted 5/22/2014 in High School Sports

If nothing else, the world of sports can teach the participants there are no guarantees in life. While the New Hope High School baseball team set the modest goal of repeating as Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state champions this season, the Trojans knew one injury or other bad fortune could turn the dream into a nightmare.

 

 

Columbus wants to put on good show

Posted 5/22/2014 in Local Sports

Tom Velek wants to put on a good show. As tournament director for the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup, Velek has spent much of the past week making sure all of the details have been taken care of for Columbus' first opportunity to play host to what he called "Mississippi's biggest soccer party."

 

 

West Jones will try for first title

Posted 5/22/2014 in High School Sports

West Jones High School baseball coach Joey Ward feels like his Mustangs will have a chance this weekend if they can play some tight games. West Jones (24-10) will try to put that plan into action at 7 tonight when it takes on defending state champion New Hope (30-3) in Game 1 of a best-of-three series for the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A state championship at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

 

 

Arkansas shuts down Ole Miss

Posted 5/22/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The No. 10 Ole Miss baseball team had its chances but couldn't take advantage, leaving seven men on base -- including four in scoring position -- in a 2-1 loss to Arkansas on Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.

 

 

MSU sidebar: Laster shines despite no-decision in Hoover

Posted 5/21/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Asked how he suddenly managed to become a significant pitching factor for Mississippi State and Lucas Laster just smiles.

 

 

MSU baseball knocks off Georgia in SEC tournament

Posted 5/21/2014 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- One pitch.

 

 

New Hope stands two wins away from first-ever repeat championship

Posted 5/21/2014 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball team is back in a familiar position.

 

 

Wofford ready for CrossFit regional competition

Posted 5/19/2014 in Local Sports

Justin Wofford is an example of how channel surfing can promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

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