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MSU eyeing recruit Shepard

Posted 2/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team is looking to secure a few uncommitted prospects to complete a quiet and relatively uneventful final month before National Signing Day.



New Hope girls soccer team continues to make history

Posted 2/1/2014 in High School Sports

As her teammates jumped in unison in front of her, goalkeeper Mackenzie Harvey stood and watched. When the ruckus quieted down, Harvey pounced and wrapped junior teammate Effie Morrison in a bear hug. She then danced on her left foot and joined in the history-making celebration.



Vanderbilt keeps MSU reeling on road

Posted 2/1/2014 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Slow down the game by using up as much of the shot clock each possession as possible or playing zone on defense, the Vanderbilt Commodores are willing to do whatever it takes. Now they're starting to string together some victories.



Chapel building confidence for MSU

Posted 2/1/2014 in College Sports

Thanks to a talk with coach Vic Schaefer, Ketara Chapel intends to make the most of her opportunities.



Young, Florida pull away from MSU in second half

Posted 1/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Patric Young gave Gavin Ware a lesson on what it means to be a big man in a power conference Thursday night. Despite being listed as 22 pounds lighter than Mississippi State's sophomore center, Florida's senior center scored 12 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and blocked three shots to lead the No. 3 Florida men's basketball team to a 62-51 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.



Hemphill's save sparks Caledonia boys

Posted 1/31/2014 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Eli in the Middle works just fine for the Caledonia High School boys soccer team. The only thing is it took the Confederates a little longer than usual Thursday night before they could put their sophomore goalkeeper in the center of their postgame huddle/celebration.



New Hope girls soccer will try to take next step

Posted 1/31/2014 in High School Sports

Nothing against Oxford, but if the New Hope High School girls soccer team had its choice of opponents, it would love to face Ridgeland in the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association North State playoffs.



Atkins excited about Columbus Pilgrimage Half Marathon / 5K

Posted 1/31/2014 in Local Sports

Brad Atkins has said before he would much rather prefer competing in road races or triathlons than help organize and run them. But Atkins is willing to invest the time to help put together an event if it brings people to the area and creates competitive opportunities for runners and others to develop healthy habits.



Auburn beats Alabama to snap SEC skid

Posted 1/31/2014 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Chris Denson, KT Harrell, and the Auburn men's basketball team don't have to talk about the streak any more. Denson scored a career-high 32 points, Harrell added 23 and Auburn snapped a 16-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 74-55 victory against Alabama on Thursday night.



Florida's Donovan likes MSU's progress

Posted 1/31/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan likes the development of Mississippi State's program. Donovan is 3-0 against MSU second-year coach Rick Ray, but his team struggled for about 25 minutes en route to a 62-51 victory Thursday night. The margin of victory was significantly less than last season, when Florida beat MSU by an average of 30 points in its two meetings.



No. 14 LSU rallies past MSU

Posted 1/31/2014 in College Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team couldn't make a halftime lead stand up Thursday night, falling on the road to No. 14 LSU 65-56 in a Southeastern Conference game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.



No. 7 South Carolina routs Ole Miss

Posted 1/31/2014 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Freshman Alaina Coates doesn't see No. 7 South Carolina's front line as unstoppable, even if few Southeastern Conference opponents have figured out how to handle the Gamecocks underneath the boards.



No. 3 Florida presents major challenge for MSU

Posted 1/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The two things Mississippi State never wants to see consistently in a opponent's defense is constant pressure that backs into a zone look.



Walters Column: Outlaw Tournament experiencing growth

Posted 1/29/2014 in College Sports

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter has never been one to make plans last minute.



Bratton, Bulldogs ready to get softball season started

Posted 1/29/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Bratton worked as part of a fast-paced, high-energy college baseball coaching staff a season ago.



Defensive intensity leads Starkville past West Point

Posted 1/28/2014 in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Greg Carter wants the third quarter his team played Tuesday night to show them how effective they can be if they're intense on the defensive end.



Heritage Academy, Winston Academy split basketball games

Posted 1/28/2014 in High School Sports

On "Retro 70s" night, the Heritage Academy basketball teams turned back the clock, wearing uniforms from the 1970s and public address music from that time period was played as well.



Bulldogs still looking at options to complete football staff

Posted 1/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Two distinctly different directions could be taken by the Mississippi State football program with its open assistant coaching position.



May brings leadership to point guard position for MSU

Posted 1/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Maturity, growth, learning.



SEC: No punishment for MSU's Ray

Posted 1/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --The Southeastern Conference is satisfied with how Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray handled the aftermath of an incident Saturday involving Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson.



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