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Russell embraces leadership role as MSU QB

Posted 8/23/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Meet the new loud and in-your-face leader of the Mississippi State University football team's offense: Tyler Russell.

 

 

Aberdeen will try to bounce back from loss to Columbus

Posted 8/23/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Two Columbus High School punt returns and a lackluster effort on the offensive front that led to seven turnovers and a blocked punt played key roles in the Aberdeen High School football team's season-opening 21-0 loss last week.

 

 

West Oktibbeha starts on offensive high note

Posted 8/22/2012 in High School Sports

After the opening week of the prep football season, one thing is clear.

 

 

Offense picks up for Heritage Academy

Posted 8/22/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- While steadily improving, Heritage Academy had been looking for that break-out game in fast-pitch softball.

 

 

WALK-OFF WINNER: New Hope softball sweeps Grenada

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School won its slow-pitch softball game Tuesday night on a walk-off walk. Four straight hits and a walk led to two runs and a 6-5 victory for the Lady Trojans against Grenada.

 

 

Heritage Academy shuts out Immanuel Christian in soccer

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

One moment you're standing with your hands on your hips watching ... wondering if the ball is ever going to come your way.

 

 

Mullen takes over coaching receivers in practice

Posted 8/21/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In lieu of the timing and sudden nature of Angelo Mirando's resignation as receivers coach, Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen had to come up with multiple solutions.

 

 

Noxubee County ready for return to big stage

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- For the third time in the past two years, the Noxubee County High School football team will represent the state of Mississippi in a showcase event.

 

Noxubee County's Bradley in beast mode

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Don't let the glare fool you. Whether it's from the left, the right, or the middle, Dylan Bradley will be watching. He may take a conventional three-point stance. He may stand up on the end and try to fool you into thinking he is going to take a play off.

Caledonia powers to victory in opener

Posted 8/21/2012 in High School Sports

Ricky Kendrick always has been honest with his Caledonia High School football players. Three years ago, Kendrick told the Confederates it would take time to build a program when he took over a program that went winless in 2009.

Former Starkville High standout Johnson set to lead EMCC

Posted 8/21/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Quez Johnson always had dreams of playing football at the highest level. While it has taken much longer than he anticipated, the dream is still alive. Fully recovered from a serious shoulder injury, the former Starkville High School standout will be back in the limelight this fall as quarterback for East Mississippi Community College, the nation's top-ranked junior college football team.

 

Mirando resigns as MSU's WR coach

Posted 8/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando resigned Sunday evening for "personal reasons" 13 days before the football team's season opener.

 

Organizers already thinking about second triathlon

Posted 8/20/2012 in Local Sports

Dreams came true in multiple ways Saturday morning. While some competitors eclipsed their time goals and others took pride in finishing, Brad Atkins surveyed the scene at the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon and smiled.

Rollins makes history at triathlon in return home

Posted 8/19/2012 in Local Sports

If Brad Rollins didn't know it, he would have thought the Possum Town Triathlon was a long-standing event with a load of history.

Jeffreys sets healthy example for daughter in first triathlon

Posted 8/19/2012 in Local Sports

Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. Ellie Jeffreys may not remember an overcast morning on Aug. 18, 2012, in Columbus, Miss., when she grows up, but maybe it will come back to her in a few years when she is in the water, or on a bicycle, or pounding the road.

 

Defense dominates for West Lowndes

Posted 8/19/2012 in High School Sports

In a 33-6 season-opening victory, the West Lowndes High School football team dominated the Montgomery County Hornets by playing what coach Anthony King described as "an almost perfect game" defensively.

 

 

Last-second field goal helps South Panola edge West Point

Posted 8/19/2012 in High School Sports

BATESVILLE -- West Point High School senior defensive back Johnathan Patterson likes to make plays. Patterson makes big plays and makes small plays. His attention to detail is one of the reasons why West Point's defense should place it in position to contend for this season's Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A state championship.

 

 

Defense powers Tigers past Yellow Jackets

Posted 8/19/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The opening of game of the 2012 season showcased a new era of Noxubee County High School football.

 

 

Big plays early lift Noxubee County

Posted 8/19/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Noxubee County High School football team knew the deck would be stacked against it Friday night.

 

 

Two quarters not enough for Heritage Academy

Posted 8/19/2012 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy first-year football coach Barrett Donahoe is an intense person. If the Patriots weren't already under that impression, they will be Monday in the film room and on the practice field.

 

 

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