STARKVILLE -- Two members of the Mississippi State University men's tennis team remember what the end felt like last year. Malte Stropp and Zach White weren't healthy entering their 2012 NCAA Regional second-round match against Baylor University. They felt even sicker after losing their matches in what turned out to be a season-ending team loss.
One duo will be reunited, while another won't be together this weekend when the Crappie USA Tournament Trail continues in North Mississippi. More than 30 entrants were expected at 6:30 a.m. today when fishing began on the Columbus, Aberdeen, and Aliceville Lakes. Despite a forecast of heavy rain showers, the two-day event is expected to go on as planned.
Mississippi State University fans comes in all shapes, sizes, and shades of maroon. If you had any reason to doubt that notion, you only had to look at the baby-sitting gear Lenny Ring toted with him Thursday morning at MSU's Road Dawgs Tour stop at Lion Hills Country Club in Columbus.
CARROLLTON, Ala. -- All Hunter Booth wanted was a chance. Like a lot of high school seniors, the Pickens Academy standout wanted to continue his football career in college. Unfortunately, the hard-working linebacker/offensive linemen didn't receive a lot of interest from schools despite a season in which he played an integral role in leading the Pirates back to the championship level.
STARKVILLE -- The national college baseball analysts seem to agree about Mississippi State University's situation. The consensus is the Bulldogs need four more Southeastern Conference victories to earn the right to play host to a NCAA Regional for the first time in a decade.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen admits "an ideal situation" would be for senior catcher Mitch Slauter to play. The problem is making sure Slauter can physically handle the workload.
As the first few weeks of the season turned into a month, Ed Lott remained optimistic.
YAZOO CITY -- New Hope High School kept its quest alive for a Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball state championship Tuesday afternoon.
WEST POINT -- If there is a sport to be played, West Point High School's Peair Howard wants to be involved.
The weather wasn't conducive to championship performances this past weekend at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall State meet.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University men's golf team had a plan and is prepared for its first NCAA Regional appearance in three years.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen and his wife, Nelle, are proud of their daughters Jordan Baker and Avery Lawson. However, the Bulldogs' fifth-year coach joked Monday that it was refreshing to speak to kids who were always willing or able to listen.
OXFORD -- The Oxford High School baseball team used a solid pitching combination of Steven Whitfield and Jason Barber on Monday night to earn a 3-1 victory against Starkville in game three of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoff series.
HATTIESBURG -- The Heritage Academy boys golf team did it again Monday.
STARKVILLE -- The experienced players on the Mississippi State University baseball team just have that confident look right now.
It's a simple philosophy, but Cade Lott knows how well it can work.
On a day of rest for most, the New Hope High School baseball team was hard at work.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has refused to let a rash of injuries to key players in the past two seasons be a distraction. On Saturday, No. 22 MSU showed it is capable of setting aside sickness and injuries to earn a doubleheader sweep of the University of Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Former Penn State University quarterback Steven Bench said there's "mutual interest" in the possibility he will transfer to Mississippi State University.
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