A freshman spends the first year of his college career away from the game field. It's an adjustment many players haven't had to make since their freshman season in high school, if at all.
With five games matching ranked teams and conference play now in full swing, the first weekend of October was bound to give the national championship race a good shake.
In August, Ronnie Sciple figured numbers would play an integral role in the fortunes of the Central Academy football coach. With less than 15 players to start the season, Sciple knew the Vikings, who play eight-man football in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (Division 1) couldn't afford to have any injuries if they want to have a successful year.
Dominique Harris threw three touchdown passes Friday night to lead the Southaven High School football team to a 35-14 victory against Columbus in a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A, Region 1 game in Columbus.
CALEDONIA -- The sum of the parts of the Caledonia High School volleyball team have carried it to greater heights this season.
The logjam that is the Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 race begins tonight. On paper, at least two coaches agree East Webster (6-0) and Eupora (3-2) figure to be at the the head of the pack of the six-team fight for four playoff spots.
In the first half of a heated county rivalry Thursday night, neither Sulligent or Lamar County could get anything going offensively and headed into halftime in a scoreless stalemate.
New Hope High School players always consider a victory against Columbus High to be special.
Chris Chambless doesn't feel the West Point High School football team is where it needs to be.
A year ago, the Columbus High School football team nearly worked itself out of a hole.
The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team used a 20-hit barrage Thursday night to paint another picture-perfect moment at Lady Trojan Field.
Injuries are a part of sports, and there's no surefire way to avoid them.
WEST POINT -- The Oak Hill Academy fast-pitch softball team is where it thought it would be. The journey to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA State Tournament included a few more detours than expected, but the Lady Raiders got back on track just in time.
The bar has been raised at Hebron Christian. On Saturday, the Lady Eagles will try to make their first state tournament appearance even more memorable when they take on Heidelberg Academy at 10:45 a.m. in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A fast-pitch softball event at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
STARKVILLE -- After three months of waiting for the NCAA to rule on his fate, Mississippi State junior point guard Dee Bost was reinstated Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- Pernell McPhee's statistics through four games don't reflect how vital he has been to the Mississippi State football team's defense.
For the Lamar County and Sulligent high school football teams, tonight's Class 2A, Region 8 rivalry game (7, in Vernon) will have plenty of history.
Rebecca Myles could have used the first two months of the 2010-11 school year to prepare for the girls basketball season.
The little things get magnified against a four-time state champion.
Perrance Ward isn't sure where his next step will take him.
1. Bulldogs ready to forget past, focus on Texas A&M COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Ole Miss overlooks hype, readies for No. 1 Alabama COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU gets good grades for first four games COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Unbeaten MSU receives high marks on defense COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Defense delivers dominating effort for Rebels COLLEGE SPORTS