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Starkville football edges Columbus in spring game

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Columbus High School's football team had 23 starters back from last year's team. Starkville High lost all of its starting skill-position players and three starting offensive linemen. On paper, the Falcons should have been the more experienced and more polished club Thursday in their home scrimmage against the Yellow Jackets.

 

 

New Hope's Mattix fast at early age

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Mercedes Mattix talks about track and field like she has been competing for years. Mattix's matter-of-fact approach to her success stems from the fact the New Hope High School loves competition. Her desire to reach her best explains why hard work has been the foundation of a successful season.

 

 

West Lowndes relay teams target titles

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Sitting at a lunchroom table at West Lowndes High School, talking to the state-bound boys track relay teams. So, who's the fastest?

 

 

MSU track coach Schmidt hospitalized while at SEC meet (UPDATED)

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State Director of Track & Field Al Schmidt was hospitalized Thursday in Athens, Ga., after becoming ill during the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

 

 

Hamilton baseball needs to win Game 2 to keep season alive

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The fate of Hamilton High School baseball team's bid to win what has proved to be an elusive state baseball championship might rest tonight on the arm of Austin Earnest. Earnest is scheduled to start Game 2 of Hamilton's Class 2A North State title playoff series against Mantachie, one day after being a part of sloppy infield play that led to a 9-7 loss in eight innings -- not the way coach Lewis Earnest wanted to open this best-of-three series at home.

 

 

South Lamar baseball eager to face Shoals Christian

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Imagine getting a second chance, of sorts.

 

 

Dunne, Alabama end MSU's softball season

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection Sam Lenahan had an RBI single Thursday night, but the Mississippi State softball team saw its season end with a 5-1 setback to the No.4 University of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.

 

 

MSU athletes compete in decathlon, heptathlon

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Combined events and personal records were the highlight for Mississippi State track and field teams Thursday on Day 1 at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.

 

 

Alabama lineman Douglas dies in Florida

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas, a junior college transfer and onetime Tennessee starter, was found dead on the second floor balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., after attending a party, according to police.

 

 

Former UA player sets up scholarship in daughter's memory

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former University of Alabama football player Shannon Brown has established a scholarship in honor of his daughter, who was killed by the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27.

 

 

EMCC shows off new football stadium

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Pardon Buddy Stephens if he's a little excited about this weekend.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss set for key SEC baseball series

Posted 5/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team will carry the momentum of a six-game winning streak into its series against the University of Mississippi. With both teams tied for second place in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, it's fitting Ole Miss enters the matchup coming off a series win against No. 1 South Carolina.

 

 

Heritage Academy football will scrimmage today

Posted 5/12/2011 in High School Sports

At Heritage Academy, they call Brandon Bell "The Beast." Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler compares his rising senior to a bull, which is fitting because of his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame.

 

 

West Lowndes' Lucious signs with NEMCC

Posted 5/12/2011 in High School Sports

The trip turned out to be a homecoming for Tyquan Lucious.

 

 

MSU men's tennis set to face FSU in NCAA opener

Posted 5/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Florida State men's tennis team has lost three of its last four matches and finished the season with a losing record overall and in conference play. Needless to say, FSU isn't in ideal form entering its first-round NCAA tournament match against No. 22 Mississippi State at 9 a.m. Friday in Atlanta.

 

 

Gordon comes through for East Webster softball

Posted 5/12/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- There was a point in the season when Katie Gordon couldn't connect with a softball and keep from popping out.

 

 

MSU men's track will make do without Tate, Mayers

Posted 5/11/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- No Tavaris Tate. No problem. That's the approach Mississippi State track coach Steve Dudley is taking into the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday in Athens, Ga.

 

 

Catledge shines as anchor for Starkville

Posted 5/11/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- As Jalan Catledge approached the finish line in the 400-meter dash last week at the Class 6A North State meet, he counted all seven opponents ahead

 

 

MSU beats MVSU for sixth win in a row

Posted 5/11/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best six games Tuesday night with a 13-3 win against Mississippi Valley State at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Pritchett delivers in clutch for Hamilton baseball

Posted 5/11/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Several months ago, Graham Pritchett was prepared to walk away from the game he had played since he was a youth, a game that brought him satisfaction and purpose.

 

 

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