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MSU loses Robinson to ACL injury

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of the biggest questions facing Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and his team entering this season has been who will take over at right tackle for two-year starter Aaron Siddoway.


Plenty of positives in first taste of prep football

Posted 8/19/2014 in Local Columns

With prep football season two days away, things are about to turn serious. This past weekend, most teams participated in some type of scrimmage -- a last-second dress rehearsal before regular-season games are played Thursday and Friday.


Kelly will start at QB for EMCC

Posted 8/19/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Chad Kelly admits he knew nothing about the East Mississippi Community College football program four months ago. Next week, he will start at quarterback for the defending National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Lions. EMCC will open the season Aug. 28 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. The Lions took a break from practice Monday for Media Day Activities on the school's campus.



MSU looks to McKinney to lead linebackers

Posted 8/18/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When asked where the Mississippi State football team's defense will turn for about leadership this season, junior quarterback Dak Prescott didn't hesitate.


Falcons, Trojans learning to believe in change

Posted 8/18/2014 in Local Columns

A lot of the things Randal Montgomery says when he talks about football make sense. Montgomery believes the best players -- regardless of class -- have to be on the football field. The former Hazlehurst football coach also wants his players to aspire to be the best, which is why he intends to set the bar as high as possible and push everyone to reach that goal.


New Hope opens Pickle era with preseason win over Greenville-Weston

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

The first chapter of the Kris Pickle era at New Hope unfolded on Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium. New Hope defeated Greenville-Weston 21-0, and the Trojans did it in style, debuting new gray and black uniforms and a new helmet design.



Starkville blanks Terry in New Hope Jamboree

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell is fully aware of the high expectations that have been placed on his team this season.



Louisville, West Point battle to tie in exhibition

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two of the state's most storied football programs, West Point High and Louisville High, met as part of Saturday's preseason jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.



Caledonia blanks West Lowndes in jamboree

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

The momentum continues for the Caledonia High School football team.



Noxubee County offense finds next gear in win over Forest

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Noxubee County High School's reputation in football has largely been influenced by its defense.



Aberdeen impresses in romp over Philadelphia

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nothing about Aberdeen High School's 33-7 win over Philadelphia High School Saturday surprised quarterback Joshua Williams. Not the four touchdowns he logged, nor the touchdown passes of 46 and 69 yards he threw to Tyreke Gates



Columbus wins preseason debut under Montgomery

Posted 8/16/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- First-year Columbus High head football coach Randal Montgomery needed someone on his defense to make a big play in the waning moments of Saturday's preseason jamboree game against Kosciusko.



Heritage Academy's Sykes to continue baseball career at Mississippi College

Posted 8/16/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.



Trio of West Point stars bolster MSU

Posted 8/16/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - When Justin Cox, an All-America safety at East Misssissippi Community College, signed with Mississippi State's football team after his two years at Scooba, MSU defensive lineman Curtis Virges swelled with pride.



Hairston leaves envy behind to compete in triathlon

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.



New energy on West Lowndes High football team

Posted 8/15/2014 in High School Sports

There is a different kind of energy at West Lowndes High School. Maybe it has something to do with all of the hills that the Panthers have been running to get them in shape for the start of the 2014 football season.



Sophomore Jones attracts attention on experienced MSU D line

Posted 8/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As fall practice rolls on, one debate keeps cropping up among members of Mississippi State's defensive line. That debate centers around one question: Is Chris Jones a defensive end or a defensive tackle?



West Point unveils new scoreboard at McAllister Field

Posted 8/15/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Fans attending the "Meet the Green Wave" event Thursday night at McAllister Field experienced more than they bargained for.



Switch changes Knight's luck on track

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

The bad luck that plagued Shay Knight in 2013 is finally behind him. The Columbus native switched from a MasterSbilt chassis to a Bob Pierce chassis at the beginning of this season, and after an up-and-down start to the campaign, Knight has notched three Crate Late Model wins between two tracks -- Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway -- in each of the past three weeks.



MSU women enjoyed trip, happy to be home

Posted 8/15/2014 in College Sports

It feels great to be back in the USA. This last blog entry comes from the Memphis, Tennessee, airport, where we just landed. It felt great to see that Mississippi State bus and Mr. Joe (Jaudon) waiting there for us.



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