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New Hope's Payne will get chance to play baseball at Belhaven

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

Tee Payne has a flair for the dramatic. The New Hope High School standout has earned a reputation for being one of the strongest and hardest-working players on the school's football team. His tape-measure home runs also secured him a place in the baseball team's record books.

 

 

Four of MSU women's basketball team's recruits enrolled in summer school

Posted 6/15/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer is excited that the indoctrination process has started. The start of the 2013-14 season is still about four months away, but the Mississippi State University women's basketball coach and his coaching staff aren't waiting to introduce their new players to a more demanding set of expectations.

 

 

Starkville High introduces Garner as new baseball coach

Posted 6/15/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Coming home isn't always a no-brainer. Coaches have to consider the tradition of a program and whether their families and children will be able to make a smooth transition if a move is made.

 

 

CLRA, Columbus United announce new opportunities for soccer players

Posted 6/15/2013 in Local Sports

As part of the Presidents Cup 2014 Challenge, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority (CLRA) and the Columbus United Soccer Club have overhauled the summer player development opportunities for soccer players in the area.

 

 

Detz: 'California cool' -- and coachable

Posted 6/14/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- A year ago, Alex Detz knew where he was going to go to college.

 

 

Former MSU greats offer well wishes to Bulldogs

Posted 6/14/2013 in College Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Every morning Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen gets on the exercise bike and answers text messages during his workout.

 

Those were (are?) the good old days

Posted 6/14/2013 in Local Columns

Things are never the same when you go home after being away for a number of years. Somehow, things seem smaller, less vivid than the images preserved in memory.

 

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to event this weekend

Posted 6/14/2013 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau Clash at the MAG tonight and Saturday.

 

 

Cohen has MSU alive, full of bite

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Cohen knows pictures can sometimes speak louder than words in the recruiting process.

 

 

Bulldogs say road to Omaha was worth it

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was all worth it. This was the consensus from members of the Mississippi State University baseball team as they stared into television cameras and faced the most media attention they've received this season.

 

 

Rea, Holder go from rivals to long-haired teammates

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As a 10th-grader, Jonathan Holder stood on the mound and -- in the terms normally applied to some Biblical epic -- sort of "beheld" Wes Rea.

 

 

Three Bulldogs earn All-America honors

Posted 6/13/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three Mississippi State University baseball players collected All-America honors Wednesday as they prepared for a trip to the College World Series.

 

 

Starkville High names Garner new baseball coach

Posted 6/13/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Travis Garner is coming home. A 1999 graduate of Starkville Academy, Garner is set to return to the Golden Triangle after being named the new head baseball coach at Starkville High School. The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Garner on Tuesday night.

 

 

F-U-N key part of Cohen's game plan

Posted 6/12/2013 in College Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After 22 years of coaching college baseball, Mississippi State University coach John Cohn spells w-i-n a different way: F-U-N.

 

 

SEC schedule prepared MSU for postseason

Posted 6/12/2013 in College Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- All of the Mississippi State University baseball team's fans -- and even some of the Bulldogs' coaches -- complained about the program's Southeastern Conference schedule in 2013.

 

 

Saban keeps up fight against complacency

Posted 6/12/2013 in College Sports

ATHENS, Tenn. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban wants to make sure the defending national champions take nothing for granted.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss, Alabama have strong academic showings

Posted 6/12/2013 in College Sports

All of the athletic programs at Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Alabama exceeded the NCAA's baseline Academic Progress Rate level for the 2011-12 academic year, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

 

Omaha bound! Bulldogs complete sweep, head to College World Series

Posted 6/11/2013 in College Sports

For the ninth time in school history and first time under coach John Cohen, the Mississippi State University baseball team is going to the College World Series.

 

Omaha Hold On: MSU realizes Cohen's vision, reaches College World Series

Posted 6/11/2013 in College Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- John Cohen knew this day would come in his coaching career.

 

 

Holder pulls through to save MSU's victory

Posted 6/11/2013 in College Sports

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Through the craziness of a ninth inning where everything seemed to be falling apart, the Mississippi State University players knew two comforting things: They had the lead and Johnathan Holder had the baseball. Those facts were all MSU needed to settle down as No. 6 national seed University of Virginia attempted a last-ditch comeback effort.

 

 

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