In the middle of the sixth inning, a fan jokingly offered a group of New Hope softball players a thousand dollars if any of them hit a home run off the water tower beyond the center field wall.
Five Keys to Troy-Mississippi State
Even without his coach in the room, Anthony Sharp knows the first fundamental for football success. Asked how he was able to score six touchdowns last week in a victory against Tabernacle Christian, the Victory Christian School junior running back didn't hesitate to share the credit.
Jim McElwain has labored in college football's "Mecca" under Alabama coach Nick Saban and run the offense for two national championship teams.
STARKVILLE -- What a difference a year makes. Last year, Troy was a double-digit underdog that scared Mississippi State in a second-half run before falling 30-24. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Fox Sports South), Troy won't be the plucky underdog looking for attention. The Trojans know they have it.
GOODMAN -- The No. 9 Itawamba Community College football team remained undefeated Thursday night with a 13-10 victory against Holmes C.C. in a MACJC North Division game.
MOORHEAD -- For East Mississippi Community College football players, one could consider the postgame a semi-victory.
MOORHEAD -- Dontreal Pruitt and Justin Mack teamed up to help lead Laurel High School to the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 4A North State championship in 2011.
AUSTIN, Texas -- A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban's agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown, The Associated Press has learned.
The banging of metal on metal in the weight room was a fitting backdrop for Tony Stanford as he talked about perhaps his biggest victory in his time as Columbus High School's football coach.
Consider the lesson learned because Barrett Donahoe and the Heritage Academy football team have moved on.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins can't mention senior linebacker Deontae Skinner without getting emotional.
Oak Hill Academy faces a ranked opponent Friday night when it faces Newton County Academy.
STARKVILLE -- Devon Bell's attitude isn't like most kickers and that might just be his problem.
STARKVILLE -- In the preseason, Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill thought this season might have some ups and downs.
STARKVILLE -- If there's one quarterback that knows what it takes to put it up big numbers on a Mississippi State defense, it's Troy's Corey Robinson.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele has left the men's basketball program with the intention to transfer after he graduates following the spring semester.
MACON -- One more week.
MACON -- The Central Academy fast-pitch softball team has taken on opponents of all classifications this season.
SCOOBA - East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Preston Baker has always been drawn to watching Oregon play football.
1. Howland excited to have Nebraska coming to Starkville COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Shorter smiling again as Tigers try to clinch district title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Heritage Academy focused on bounce-back effort HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oak Hill Academy will go on road to try to win district title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS