WEST POINT -- The tallest building starts with a strong foundation. As much as any championship program relies on skill position players to deliver highlight-reel performances, the blue collar work in the trenches often goes overlooked. That's not the case with the West Point High School football team.
For the first time in 70 years, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will play in a New Year's Day bowl game.
Michigan State and Alabama had their sights set higher this year. Instead, they got a pretty nice consolation prize against each other.
The Green Wave roll confidence, execution, and talent into one big wave and challenge you to stay afloat for 48 minutes.
Lure selection this time of year is probably easier now than most anytime of the year. As long as it resembles a shad, the chances are good that it will produce some fish in the livewell. The most fun I have had this year has recently been on a lipless crankbait.
Faced with the prospect of stopping Brookhaven on a fourth-and-1 to start the fourth quarter, the Green Wave instead re-took possession after a punt and did what they do best: Play West Point football.
akenderic Thomas' 12-yard run in the first quarter was far from the biggest gainer of the evening, but it showed West Point wasn't going to be denied its seventh state title in program history. Led by 165 rushing yards by Thomas and 138 more by senior quarterback Justin Cox, West Point rolled to a 21-3 victory against Brookhaven in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state title game at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
There were plenty of things -- two fumbles, an interception, dropped passes -- that didn't go Aberdeen's way Saturday through three quarters of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A title game against Forest.
Greg Carter wanted to see his Starkville Yellow Jackets take a step forward in developing their offensive game against rival Columbus High.
Turnovers and missed opportunities typically spell the difference in games as evenly matched as these, and that's how the story played out at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Forest capitalized on two lost fumbles by Aberdeen in the first half, turning one into a touchdown, and then delivered a key defensive stand in the fourth quarter to preserve a 10-8 victory in the Class 3A championship.
Led by its front court and an unlikely key player, Mississippi State's women's basketball team beat North Texas 66-60 on Saturday.
A man involved in an incident last year in which he was hit with a cowbell at a Mississippi State football game has sued his alleged attacker and the Southeastern Conference.
Neither lengthy bus rides, injuries, nor weighty expectations prevented the West Point High School football team from making its appointed rounds this season. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Green Wave hope to complete the journey to the ultimate prize: A state championship.
It's all about respect for the Aberdeen High School football team. Last year, many in the state thought the Bulldogs were good enough to get to Jackson to play for a state title.
The Mississippi High School Activities Association reclassification for football and basketball in 2011-13 has left area teams largely in place -- with two major exceptions. Starkville High School will move from Class 6A, Region 1 to Class 5A, Region 2 and West Lowndes will move from Class 2A, Region 2 to Class 1A, Region 3.
For every explosive run from midfield, there has to be someone to cover the empty spaces. One lane left open or one man left unmarked could turn into a defensive nightmare and a goal for the opposition. To play fluid, attacking soccer, a team must have a strong midfield.
Yvette Hairston wants the Columbus High School girls' basketball team to be mentioned in the same breath with the state's best.
The basketball teams of Columbus High School and Starkville High will face each other for the first of their two final games as district opponents tonight at The Beehive.
JACKSON -- Losing a 20-point halftime lead can destroy a season. Justin Cox helped make sure that didn't happen to the West Point High School football team. Flying high with a 20-0 lead against rival Starkville High, the Green Wave hurt themselves with mistakes and eventually suffered a 21-20 home loss.
JACKSON -- Fred Ward knew he had to intervene. He watched last week as Channing Ward stalked off the field and then got into a heated exchange with Aberdeen High School football coach Chris Duncan during their game against Winona in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State championship.
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