Sky Samuel didn't know what to expect, but she knew the experience at the Amateur Athletic Union National Qualifier Area 10 wasn't going to be anything like a high school meet.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Jay Burchfield, of Columbus, drove the Burchfield's Body Shop Special to his first victory of the season Saturday night at the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event at Columbus Speedway in Columbus.
Heads up to any college baseball coaches in need of a versatile player with some pop in his bat, Dusty Dyson is looking for an opportunity.
FULTON -- Old school. Whether it's the handshake he uses to greet you or the wood bat he uses to torment pitchers, those words perfectly describe Jacob Shempert's approach and love for the game of baseball.
Jeffrey Cook is confident an offseason packed with baseball is going to benefit the Columbus High School baseball program in 2013.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College's annual summer athletic camps will keep things busy on and off the Scooba campus this summer, as camps will be offered for football, women's basketball, softball, and baseball.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Week 12 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will see 12 races at 11 tracks in four different states. There will be four races tonight and eight races Saturday night. East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will play host to action tonight and Saturday night.
The National Bass Fishing Trail will hold its national tournament Sunday through Thursday in Columbus. The NBT, which formed in 2007, hasn't had a district in the state of Mississippi since its formation. It hopes this event and a proposed junior tournament Monday will help build interest in the NBT.
OXFORD -- Four University of Mississippi teams and two University of Alabama teams were recognized Thursday as elite academic programs in the country in their sport with the NCAA's announcement of the public recognition awards.
Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter is placing a little more emphasis on summer basketball this year.
STARKVILLE -- Lane Burroughs has agreed to join a very exclusive and successful club.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and the University of Loyola at Chicago are in discussions to play a 50th anniversary game of the historic 1963 NCAA second-round tournament game.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football program didn't have to go very far to receive its eighth verbal commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. Starkville High School athlete Gabe Myles committed Tuesday morning to MSU to give the Bulldogs their fourth verbal pledge in as many days.
STARKVILLE -- The streak of verbal commitments continued Tuesday for the Mississippi State University football program. Kailo Moore, the Magnolia State's top rated running back according to numerous recruiting services, committed to the Bulldogs. The commitments of Pinson Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) High wide receiver DeAndre Woods and Starkville High athlete Gabe Myles give MSU 10 commitments for the 2013 season.
Kate Neely is ready for the next chapter in her life. After four seasons as softball coach at East Mississippi Community College, Neely is ready to switch gears and move into another position on campus. EMCC officials are presently taking applications for the softball coaching vacancy and hope to have a new coach in place by mid-July.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University junior pitchers Chris Stratton and Nick Routt signed with the National League teams that selected them last week in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and turning himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen may have gotten his quarterback of the future Monday evening when Cord Sandberg, one of the nation's top dual-threat prospect, committed to the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team bolstered the depth up front in its 2013 recruiting class with the commitments of three in-state linemen.
Chris Ball knows the caliber of baseball played in the Greater Golden Triangle area. As an infielder, Ball was member of the New Hope High School baseball teams that won state titles in 1996 and 1998. He then went on to play baseball for two more seasons at East Mississippi Community College before becoming a coach.
1. Hill, Gholar fuel Falcons' flight HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. EMCC offense having fun COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Mullen wants MSU to clean things up, get healthy COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Big region games on deck for locals LOCAL COLUMNS
5. Mullen balances calling plays, running team COLLEGE SPORTS