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MSU's Chick-fil-A Bowl chances strengthened

Posted 11/28/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State's 31-23 win over rival Ole Miss not only snapped a two-game losing streak, but helped catapult the Bulldogs to front-runner status for Chick-fil-A Bowl.

 

Bulldogs get their swagger back

Posted 11/28/2010 in Local Columns

On this night, redshirt freshman LaDarius Perkins was a one-man wrecking crew, sprinting for 319 all-purpose yards. The total, which included two touchdown passes from Chris Relf, is the second-highest single-game mark in school history.

 

West Point has overcome obstacles in title quest

Posted 11/26/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Don't think the West Point High School football team has had its share of adversity this season? Coach Chris Chambless will politely remind you how much the Green Wave (12-1) had to replace from last year's Class 5A state title squad.

 

 

Offensive line has been key to Tigers' success

Posted 11/26/2010 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter issued the challenge in the spring: The Noxubee County High School football team was going to run the football.

 

 

Aberdeen one step from playing for 3A championship

Posted 11/26/2010 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- A taste can leave anyone hungry for more. That's the situation Desmond "Dez" Jones found himself in last year when starting quarterback Aaron Andrews went down with a injury in the Aberdeen High School football team's season opener against Columbus.

 

 

MSU men will face depleted Troy

Posted 11/26/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three games into the season, nothing has surprised Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury.

 

 

SA's Allen area player of year

Posted 11/24/2010 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy sophomore Payton Allen is the perfect example of a soccer player who can adapt to any position on the field

 

 

Lifting redshirt tough decision

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

As logical as it seems to slide one or two of the burgeoning redshirt players in for a few plays to spell starters, coaches have a tough decision on whether to do so.

 

 

Egg Bowl bigger? Mullen likes it that way

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

Egg Bowl week gets bigger each year. That's exactly the way Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen wants it.

 

Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Local Sports

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

 

Brown, Govero lead MSU women past South Alabama

Posted 11/24/2010 in College Sports

MOBILE, Ala. -- The double-doubles will come. Ashley Brown works too hard not to be rewarded with double-digit efforts in points and rebounds. On Tuesday, Brown inched closer to her first career double-double at Mississippi State with an impeccable sense of timing.

 

 

Cox assumes leadership of Green Wave this year

Posted 11/23/2010 in High School Sports

In 2009, West Point High School quarterback Justin Cox didn't have to worry about carrying the team.

 

 

Bulldogs pull off another ugly 'W' to beat Detroit

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

All three of Mississippi State's men's basketball wins this season haven't been pretty. But as long as there's improvement and a "W," the Bulldogs will take them as they come.

 

 

Last year's Egg Bowl brings MSU relief

Posted 11/23/2010 in College Sports

The excitement after Mississippi State's recapturing of the Golden Egg last season was joyous relief for a team that experienced arguably the most humiliating defeat either side had endured just one year earlier.

 

 

Mullen: Bulldogs knocking on door of top SEC teams

Posted 11/22/2010 in College Sports

With their annual rivalry match just six days away, the Mississippi State Bulldogs are trying to shake their disappointing overtime loss to Arkansas. As MSU head coach Dan Mullen sees it, his team isn't far off from breaking into the Southeastern Conference's elite.

 

 

Follow your passion and dreams might come true

Posted 11/22/2010 in Local Sports

Kids have dreams growing up to be the star quarterback on a professional football team or the pitcher that pitches a shutout at the World Series.

 

 

West Point wins playoff battle

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

West Point head football coach Chris Chambless knew his Green Wave had been in a battle Friday night.

 

 

Uncle Mo delivers blow to Trojans

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School football team discovered how quickly a game can turn when turnovers create a shift in momentum.

 

 

Lineville's second half stops Sulligent

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

For the Sulligent (Ala.) Blue Devils, the second-half surge happened for homestanding Lineville on Friday night. The Aggies scored 27 unanswered points to open the second half for a 43-23 third-round victory in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's Class 2A playoffs.

 

 

Aberdeen rallies to hand Belmont first defeat

Posted 11/21/2010 in High School Sports

Belmont arrived in Aberdeen for Friday's Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 3A quarterfinal matchup with a perfect 12-0 mark, a record crafted on the Cardinals' mastery of three phases of the game -- scoring defense, rushing and their ability to play mistake-free football.

 

 

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