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First day of NFL draft has Crimson hue

Posted 4/26/2013 in College Sports

The University of Alabama football team's dominance once again carried over to the NFL draft. The two-time defending national champions became the first college team to produce three consecutive first-round picks since the common draft started in 1967 Thursday night. The New York Jets selected cornerback Dee Milliner at No. 9, then guard Chance Warmack went to the Tennessee Titans and the San Diego Chargers picked tackle D.J. Fluker.

 

 

Lautzenhiser offers look at Negro League

Posted 4/26/2013 in Local Sports

Glenn Lautzenhiser loves baseball. As an ambassador for First Book of Lowndes County, Lautzenhiser shares the benefits and importance of reading to children. Lautzenhiser combined two things he loves Thursday morning in a series of presentations about the Negro League to students at Fairview Elementary School in Columbus.

 

 

New Hope baseball, softball teams win

Posted 4/26/2013 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch softball teams kicked off their postseason in abbreviated fashion Thursday.

 

 

Earlier the better for Slay, Banks in NFL draft

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darius Slay may not know when he'll be taken in the 2013 NFL draft, but he always will be able to tell people where he was when his named was called.

 

 

Becker's shutout sparks MSU softball team

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even though she wasn't a participant, Mississippi State University softball pitcher Alison Owen liked her team's result.

 

 

Columbus' Hand Henderson elected to JUCO Hall of Fame

Posted 4/25/2013 in College Sports

PEARL -- Retha Hand Henderson, a standout women's basketball player for East Mississippi Community College in the early 1950s, was one of 15 individuals inducted Tuesday night into the Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame at a banquet at the Clyde Muse Center on Hinds C.C.'s Rankin campus.

 

 

Bullpen saves Bulldogs in rout over Memphis

Posted 4/24/2013 in College Sports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Tuesday night's evening matinee at AutoZone Park was another to a mid-week sequel for No. 16 Mississippi State University baseball team.

 

 

Short passing game emerges as storyline from spring

Posted 4/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Tyler Russell has finally figured out what being a quarterback is all about.

 

 

Heritage Academy takes critical win over Greenville Washington

Posted 4/24/2013 in High School Sports

 

 

MSU's Ammirati earns SEC Player of Week honors

Posted 4/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The disparity in playing time at catcher last season bothered Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen.

 

 

Persistence pays: Tate signs with EMCC

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

Persistence is an essential part of the recruiting process. With an advocate like Erise Wilson on his side, Jason Tate has enough tenacity to attract the attention of the busiest of coaches. It also helps Tate has the skills to keep the coaches interested when he finally has their time.

 

 

Williams helps West Lowndes boys win district title

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

Sickness isn't an impediment for Micheal Williams. That's because the West Lowndes High School junior has sources of motivation -- namely his grandmother, Leola Sherrod, and his father, Curtis Sherrod -- that help him push through congestion and cold-like symptoms.

 

 

Caledonia proves point, wins playoff series

Posted 4/23/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball team has had many twists and turns this season. The good news is the Lady Confederates are still on the road.

 

 

West Lowndes boys track team wins district title; girls take third

Posted 4/22/2013 in High School Sports

WINONA -- The West Lowndes High School boys track and field team won the Mississippi High School Class 1A, District 5 meet Friday at Winona High.

 

 

Ole Miss rallies in ninth to beat Tennessee, give Bianco 600th victory

Posted 4/22/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The No. 21 University of Mississippi baseball team pulled out the rally caps Sunday and executed to perfection in a three-run ninth inning that helped it defeat the University of Tennessee 4-3.

 

 

MSU's opener vs. Oklahoma St. could set up SEC bowl game in Houston

Posted 4/22/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Lone Star Sports Entertainment may have had other motives than watching fans of the Mississippi State University football team when it officially announced the Texas Kickoff Classic.

 

 

Alabama softball team edges MSU in seventh

Posted 4/22/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University softball team did all of the things necessary for another mammoth upset Sunday except win the game.

 

 

MSU spring game celebrates past, present

Posted 4/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sam Cowart doesn't want to clean up Davis Wade Stadium today. But that just may be the form of punishment Cowart and White team teammates have to endure after they were on the wrong end of a return visit from a former Mississippi State University football team standout.

 

 

Lindgren helps MSU beat Auburn to clinch series

Posted 4/20/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jacob Lindgren knew his luck needed to change in a hurry. The sophomore left-hander saw it happen in front of the second-largest crowd in Dudy Noble Field history.

 

 

Columbus High's Meeks melded talents on, off field

Posted 4/20/2013 in High School Sports

Who is Roshad Meeks?

 

 

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