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Caledonia softball beats Columbus

Posted 3/19/2014 in High School Sports

Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore has a checklist of items she wants her team to accomplish every game.

 

 

Mullen likes depth at QB as spring practice begins

Posted 3/19/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It took Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen a few minutes to remember the frustrations of a lack of depth at quarterback last spring.

 

 

Starkville softball team bounces back to beat West Point

Posted 3/19/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wendy Jolly has seen her team come so far in the past three years that Tuesday night against an area rival was the culmination of all the emotion.

 

 

MSU women accept WNIT bid, earn home game with Tulane

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

The Mississippi State women's basketball team will return to the postseason to face a familiar opponent.

 

 

Players of Week: Quiet no-hitters help keep Columbus unbeaten

Posted 3/17/2014 in High School Sports

It's best for no one to say anything if their team's pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.

 

 

Bulldogs ready to start spring drills

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen continually stresses that college football teams have a shelf life of one year. Therefore, today marks the birth of the 2014 Mississippi State team as they prepare for their first practice of the spring.

 

 

Cohen goes with veterans to give team lift at Georgia

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Following a month of tinkering and experiments, John Cohen went back to old reliable in the Mississippi State baseball team's first Southeastern Conference series.

 

 

Southern Miss will represent state in postseason

Posted 3/17/2014 in College Sports

The Southern Mississippi men's basketball team will stand alone to represent the state of Mississippi in March Madness. Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, they will do their dancing in the National Invitation Tournament, while Ole Miss didn't receive a bid to the NIT.

 

 

Starkville High baseball wins in extra innings

Posted 3/15/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner loves the consistency of his pitching staff at Starkville High School.

 

 

New Hope baseball sweeps doubleheader to start 9-0

Posted 3/15/2014 in High School Sports

JC Redden used his right arm in both games of a doubleheader sweep to help New Hope maintain its perfect record in 2014 season.

 

 

Player development could provide key for Ray, Bulldogs

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray shocked many when he proclaimed the opening round game of the Southeastern Conference Tournament would determine the outlook of the next season.

 

 

MSU baseball wins series by sweeping doubleheader at Georgia

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. - Mississippi State junior left-hander Ross Mitchell threw his team's first complete game of the season as the Bulldogs knocked off Georgia 6-1 in the opening game of a Southeastern Conference doubleheader Saturday at Foley Field.

 

 

MSU women's basketball hopeful for WNIT opportunity

Posted 3/15/2014 in College Sports

The end of the Southeastern Conference tournament was just the beginning for Vic Schaefer and the women's basketball team.

 

 

No. 24 MSU baseball team opens SEC schedule at Georgia

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The No. 24 Mississippi State baseball team has made a statement with its weekend rotation. MSU announced Thursday that right-handers Ben Bracewell and Trevor Fitts will start the first two games of MSU's Southeastern Conference series at Georgia this weekend. Bracewell (2-1, 1.74 ERA) is scheduled to start Game 1 at 6 tonight at Foley Field, while Fitts (2-0, 3.92) is set to start Game 2 at 11 a.m. (Fox Sports Net).

 

Vivians' next challenge will come at MSU

Posted 3/14/2014 in Local Columns

Vic Schaefer has next. That should be a welcoming thought for Victoria Vivians. As much as the Mississippi State women's basketball coach has earned his reputation as "Secretary of Defense," he likely won't sick multiple defenders on Vivians when she arrives in Starkville later this year to begin her career as a Bulldog.

 

LSU beats Alabama to keep NCAA hopes alive

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The LSU men's basketball team is willing to talk about its NCAA tournament chances. The Tigers know they must keep winning to bring others into that conversation.

 

 

Henderson, Ole Miss rally past MSU

Posted 3/14/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy offered a sarcastic tip of his cap after Marshall Henderson launched 19 3-pointers against Mississippi State. "That's an SEC record. Congratulations," Kennedy said, looking at his standout senior.

 

 

MSU stops losing streak, advances at SEC Tournament

Posted 3/13/2014 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- Mississippi State coach Rick Ray says his players continued to work hard even when it may have been tempting to give up on a lost season.

 

 

Brown's monster day helps Yellow Jackets complete sweep

Posted 3/13/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School coach Travis Garner feels so fortunate that he gets to coach A.J. Brown for two more seasons. For the simple reason that Brown doesn't know how talented he can become over that time.

 

 

Pieces coming together for New Hope baseball

Posted 3/12/2014 in High School Sports

Wells Davis and Josh Stillman want to be themselves. If that means being two more pieces to the puzzle for the New Hope High School baseball team, that's fine with them.

 

 

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