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MSU baseball working to find Friday starter

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen opens fall practice today with a "unique" situation he'd like to make routine. Cohen enters his fifth season as coach at his alma mater with one starting positional spot and one spot in the pitching rotation to fill from last season.

 

 

Lowndes County teams face key games

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team will have a chance to test its character tonight. At 4-1 and 1-0 in Class 6A, Region 1, Columbus has the same record it had at this point in the season in 2011. A year ago, Columbus trailed Southaven 14-7 early in the fourth quarter before mistakes cost it and turned a close game into a 35-7 defeat.

 

 

Fair's desire to play inspires Starkville

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- A couple of weeks ago, Starkville High School senior linebacker David Fair walked into his Jamie Mitchell's office for what was thought to be a season-ending meeting.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball to build on experience

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

Macy Walters knows how far the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball program has come. Walters was with the team last season when it only won a handful of games. She was back on the diamond in July to prepare for another season and was curious to see how the team would do given the field wasn't packed with players.

 

 

Former Aberdeen coach Moore to face Bulldogs tonight

Posted 9/28/2012 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- In 1992, Lynn Moore resigned as Aberdeen High School's head football coach to take over at Louisville High.

 

 

Second-half surge lifts EMCC

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

CLARKSDALE -- When East Mississippi Community College needed a lift Thursday night, sophomore running back Rodriguez Moore felt like that was the least he could do.

 

 

Next stretch of schedule will test EMCC

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

CLARKSDALE -- When East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephen saw his 2012 schedule for the first time, the fifth-year coach knew the final four games of the season could be the team's biggest challenge.

 

 

Lacy hitting his stride for Alabama

Posted 9/28/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The questions facing Eddie Lacy these days are turning more from the toe and ankle to touchdowns and yards.

 

 

MSU volleyball team lacks confidence

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood met Wednesday afternoon with her freshman outside hitter Taylor Scott to gauge her frustration level.

 

 

West Point looks for 2-0 start in region play

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School returned to its football comfort zone this week with a return to play inside Class 5A, Region 1.

 

 

West Oktibbeha continues offensive explosion

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

West Oktibbeha County High School is setting its sights on a legitimate run at the Class 1A, Region 3 football championship this season.

 

 

Bulldogs unveil new uniforms

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The partnership between Mississippi State and adidas became more evident with the unveiling of the new TECHFIT football uniform for the Bulldogs program's upcoming games in November.

 

 

MSU players, coaches want to improve focus

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said his players tried to hard to make the spectacular play in the past two games.

 

 

MSU's Perkins named to Doak Walker list

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University running back LaDarius Perkins was added to the Doak Walker Award watch list, the selection committee announced Tuesday. The award was created in 1989 and named after the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL Hall of Famer.

 

Williams provides stability on EMCC defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker Corey Williams learned the art of a shutout while playing at Noxubee County High School.

 

Alabama will test Ole Miss' young defense

Posted 9/26/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's defense is undersized, inexperienced, and doesn't have much depth. The No. 1 University of Alabama Crimson Tide has a punishing, effective offense that has steamrolled every team it has faced this season.

 

Heritage Academy set for 'playoff' game Friday

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe doesn't buy the notion of "good losses." But the Heritage Academy football coach came as close as any coach could to experiencing one of them Friday night in a 41-35 loss to Jackson Academy.

 

New Hope softball trying to find consistency at plate

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is still striving for consistency at the plate. It's the kind of top-to-bottom production that will keep New Hope coach Tabitha Beard from yelling "Don't reach" to her hitters and will prevent her from putting her hands on her head to mask her frustration.

 

 

Noxubee County gearing up for district opener

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

MACON -- Desire, discipline, and dedication. Those are the things Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter is looking for from his players as the program enters the second part of its 2012 season. So far, the Tigers have put those three things to use.

 

 

Heritage Academy softball takes next step

Posted 9/26/2012 in High School Sports

Gary Harris wasn't sure how his players were going to respond. Following a loss to Washington School in its opening game of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA North State tournament, the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball coach challenged his players by telling them they were so close to getting to the overall state tournament. All Heritage Academy needed to do was find a way to regroup and defeat Jackson Academy and win one more game.

 

 

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