The look could have meant trouble. But faced with the loss of a key member of his boys track and field team, Noxubee County High School coach Tyrone Shorter had to make a move.
OXFORD -- Senior outfielder Matt Smith returned to the lineup Tuesday night just 12 days after surgery for a broken hand and went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored to help the University of Mississippi baseball team beat Southeast Missouri State 10-6.
STARKVILLE -- Entering the last week of the regular season, the Mississippi State baseball team has a chance to win a division title or to be left out of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Shareda Brown never saw the offer coming. After all, the Starkville High School fast-pitch softball player batted just .191 and had a .296 on-base percentage this season.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team used a three-run ninth inning to post a 7-6 win against Auburn University on Sunday in the final game of a three-game series at Plainsman Park.
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi baseball team used a six-run first inning and then rode the pitching of Austin Wright on Saturday to earn a 12-3 victory against Mississippi State at Oxford-University Stadium. The victory helped Ole Miss improve to 28-23 and 12-15 in the Southeastern Conference. It also enabled the Rebels to snap the Bulldogs' eight-game winning streak and beat them for the first time this season.
Coach Brad Butler watched a group of Heritage Academy Patriots move through a defensive drill on a recent Wednesday afternoon.
Mississippi State Director of Track and Field Al Schmidt is expected to have bypass surgery Monday after being hospitalized at Athens Regional Medical Center on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- A lawsuit field Wednesday on behalf of former Mississippi State pitcher Forrest Moore claims MSU baseball coach John Cohen and MSU mishandled an injury and damaged his chances for a career as a professional baseball player. The 17-page document filed with Oktibbeha County Court obtained by The Dispatch also names MSU Senior Associate A.D./Media Relations, Corporate Development Mike Nemeth in the suit.
Kashaeyla Brooks felt queasy Saturday after placing second in Class 6A in the 300-meter hurdles at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State track meet. Nerves? Maybe. Perhaps it was something she ate?
ATLANTA -- The 15th-ranked Georgia Tech men's tennis team held off a charge by No. 21 Mississippi State to earn a 4-1 victory Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Championships on the Georgia Tech campus. The loss ended MSU's season at 14-9, while Georgia Tech (21-5) advances to the Sweet 16.
Backup quarterback Preston Davis was pressed into action during the Trojans' scrimmages against Northeast Lauderdale and Southeast Lauderdale. Davis took over for starter E.J. Jenkins, who suffered a mild concussion when he hit his head on the turf in the first quarter of the opening game, coach Michael Bradley said.
STARKVILLE -- "Mr. Clutch" is coming to a college baseball field near you. Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry gave shortstop Kyle Henson the nickname after coaching him the past two seasons. Henson's ability to deliver key hits and plays will be welcomed at East Central Community College next season.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State freshman Rochelle Farquharson recorded a personal-best jump of 21 feet 3 1/4 inches Saturday to win the long jump at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Spec Towns Track on the campus of the University of Georgia.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team couldn't overcome a five-run seventh inning Saturday as Auburn University held on for an 8-7 win in Game 2 of a Southeastern Conference doubleheader at Plainsman Park. Following Auburn's sweep of the doubleheader, Alabama falls to 30-22 and drops into fourth place in the SEC West with a 12-14 record. Auburn improved to 28-23 and 13-13, and moved into third place in the division.
STARKVILLE -- A lawsuit field Wednesday on behalf of former Mississippi State pitcher Forrest Moore claims MSU coach John Cohen and Mississippi State mishandled an injury and damaged his chances for a pro career. The 17-page document filed with Oktibbeha County Court obtained by the Commercial Dispatch also names Mississippi State Senior Associate A.D./Media Relations, Corporate Development Mike Nemeth in the suit.
The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.
OXFORD -- The Mississippi State baseball team scored three runs in the eighth inning Thursday night and then held on for a 7-6 victory against the University of Mississippi in a Southeastern Conference baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.
Columbus High School's football team had 23 starters back from last year's team. Starkville High lost all of its starting skill-position players and three starting offensive linemen. On paper, the Falcons should have been the more experienced and more polished club Thursday in their home scrimmage against the Yellow Jackets.
Mercedes Mattix talks about track and field like she has been competing for years. Mattix's matter-of-fact approach to her success stems from the fact the New Hope High School loves competition. Her desire to reach her best explains why hard work has been the foundation of a successful season.
1. Lovato helping MSU women build brand COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Tigers have plenty of mentors to help them achieve goals HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Shorter, Tigers doing it the right way HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Noxubee County has right plan in place for success on, off field HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS