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Sweep pushes New Hope closer to shot at title

Posted 5/4/2013 in High School Sports

The temptation was there all day for Kaitlin Bradley and the rest of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team. Bradley and the Lady Trojans knew McComb High pitcher Kamry Creel wasn't overpowering. They also learned from a scouting report that Creel likes to work the outside corner and dares hitters to remain disciplined.

 

 

Former Penn State QB Bench confirms interest in MSU

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Penn State University quarterback Steven Bench said there's "mutual interest" in the possibility he will transfer to Mississippi State University.

 

 

Motivated Lewisburg ends Caledonia's season

Posted 5/4/2013 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School baseball coach John Wilson made an ominous prediction that unfortunately came true. Wilson warned his team it had to take better care of the little details and had to improve dramatically on defense to have a chance in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A North State playoffs.

 

 

Owen, MSU earn big win vs. Texas A&M

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Thanks to a three-run first inning and a critical three-run home run by junior Logan Foulks in the fifth inning, the Mississippi State University softball team defeated No. 14 Texas A&M 6-2 Saturday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Complex.

 

 

Auburn beats Ole Miss in game two of series

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- In a game of back and forth following a long rain delay, the University of Mississippi baseball team couldn't hold off Auburn University in an 8-5 loss Saturday in game two of their Southeastern Conference weekend series.

 

 

Alabama softball splits with Kentucky

Posted 5/4/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama softball team rebounded from a 5-0 loss in game one Saturday to beat the University of Kentucky 14-0 in four and a half innings at Rhoads Stadium.

 

 

Louisiana ties will converge this weekend in Starkville

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- They don't talk much about it, meet every year at reunions, or give donations to the organization. However, Mitch Gaspard and John Cohen are part of a what they refer to as "a unique coaching fraternity down in Louisiana."

 

 

MSU's Renfroe on Golden Spikes list

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The state of Mississippi showed its depth of college baseball talent Thursday. Mississippi State University junior outfielder Hunter Renfroe, the University of Mississippi's junior catcher Stuart Turner and junior pitcher Bobby Wahl, and the University of Southern Mississippi's senior pitcher Andrew Pierce were named to the 60-player midseason watch list for the 2013 Golden Spikes Award, USA Baseball announced.

 

 

Oxford beats Starkville to force game three

Posted 5/3/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball players and coaches acknowledge their role as an underdog in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

Loss marks end for Vols, Henry

Posted 5/3/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry summed up his emotions Thursday afternoon as he watched Washington School celebrate a playoff series victory on his home field.

 

 

SEC will debut network in 2014

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference and ESPN on Thursday announced a 20-year agreement to operate a SEC network that is scheduled to debut in August 2014.

 

 

MSU men's basketball team will play in Las Vegas

Posted 5/3/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's basketball program will return to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the second time in three years.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Lott wins AAA title

Posted 5/2/2013 in High School Sports

GREENWOOD -- Cade Lott parred the third playoff hole Tuesday to win medalist honors at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State meet at Greenwood County Club.

 

 

NCAA bans Twitter hashtags on football fields

Posted 5/2/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Twitter hashtag will need to be taken out of the end zone at Davis Wade Stadium. The NCAA Football Rules Committee sent a memo last month to the athletic departments of member schools informing them of the ban on Twitter hashtags on football fields.

 

 

Lowndes County teams hope to open playoff action

Posted 5/2/2013 in High School Sports

The postseason road will continue for three Lowndes County teams if Mother Nature cooperates. The New Hope High School baseball and fast-pitch teams and the Caledonia High baseball teams hope to kick off their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A and Class 4 North State playoffs series today, but weather forecasts list 50- to 60-percent chances of rain in the area and most of the state. The chances for clear skies don't get much better Friday, as forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.

 

 

BULLDOGS TO SERVE AT HOME: MSU earns No. 10 national seed, will host NCAA tennis regional

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The feeling never gets old for Mississippi State University men's tennis coach Per Nilsson.

 

 

Mitchell becomes stabilizing force in MSU bullpen

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ask Ross Mitchell about his immediate performance on the mound and the sophomore just shrugs his shoulders.

 

 

MSU baseball will try to regroup after sweep

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The five-hour bus ride home Sunday from Nashville, Tenn., seemed a lot longer to the Mississippi State University baseball team. Losing a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series will do that to a team.

 

 

Boyd will play in 3-4 scheme with Packers

Posted 4/30/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Josh Boyd may be able to thank former teammate Fletcher Cox for being selected in the fifth round of the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.

 

 

Starkville Academy' Bolin gets shot at Mississippi College

Posted 4/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There are few things coaches like better than when their pitchers throw strike one.

 

 

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