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Central Arkansas shuts out MSU

Posted 5/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Central Arkansas baseball team was in awe Tuesday during its tour of the facilities around Dudy Noble Field. After the national anthem later that night, MSU was in shock after a 2-0 loss to the same UCA squad that seemingly was star struck by its surroundings hours before the first pitch.

 

 

Columbus High's Cockrell wins title in 400

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Jim Hamilton has seen enough athletes in his time as a track and field coach to recognize one with a lot of potential. When Hamilton talks about Columbus High School's Byerson Cockrell, it's easy to tell Hamilton believes his senior sprinter has the makings of an elite performer.

 

 

Columbus High's Brooks takes crown in 300 hurdles

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Kashaeyla Brooks never used her youth as an excuse this season. But the Columbus High School sophomore admitted she was nervous Monday as she prepared for the finals of 300-meter hurdles in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State meet.

 

 

West Lowndes' Wilson wins shot put title

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Korey Wilson doesn't believe in empty talk. So after Wilson finished third in the shot put at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State meet at Ridgeland High School, the West Lowndes High senior laid down a challenge to his closest competitors, especially the Hinds County Agricultural athletes who finished first and second.

 

 

Starkville Academy baseball resumes title quest

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

Neal Henry is focused. The Starkville Academy baseball coach has spent the past seven-plus days trying to find a way to help his team get to game three of its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II State title series against Magnolia Heights.

 

 

Catlette helps MSU softball get stronger

Posted 5/16/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman took over as softball coach at Mississippi State University, she and her assistant coaches wanted to change the program's culture.

 

 

MSU baseball team's offensive woes reach new low

Posted 5/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team ran into a familiar problem Tuesday night. MSU, which has had issues generating momentum on offense, reached a new low in a 2-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

Sophomore Sanders remains calm under pressure for New Hope

Posted 5/15/2012 in High School Sports

Opponents of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team devised a handy way to describe the Lady Trojans' two-headed pitching machine.

 

 

New Hope softball wins north state title

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

 

 

Victory Christian's Pace signs with Faulkner

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

Jay Pace never let his size or the fact that he plays football at Victory Christian deter him from realizing his dream to play football in college.

 

 

Renfroe, Bulldogs gearing up for stretch run

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For Hunter Renfroe hitting a baseball is a simple task of see ball, hit ball.

 

 

Pair of Falcons sign scholarship offers

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior baseball player Glenn Robinson did not make the junior high baseball team when he was in seventh grade.

 

 

Starkville's Mattox sets marks

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - This past weekend a seventh-grade athlete named Kate Mattox learned it's okay to do nothing more than win her event.

 

 

For MSU's Stuedeman, vision becomes reality

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nearly 11 months ago in the Bryan Athletic Building, Vann Steudeman told anybody who would listen that Mississippi State University softball was going to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She told her players, who wanted to hear her vision, the postseason was going to happen.

 

 

Stuedeman will take MSU softball dancing

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- At about 9:26 p.m. Sunday, dozens of cowbells started ringing. While it may have sounded like Buffalo Wild Wings was on fire, the news instead was quite good for the home folks.

 

 

Zunino, Gators outlast Bulldogs

Posted 5/14/2012 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 5 University of Florida baseball team had just three hits Sunday afternoon against Mississippi State University, but one was all it needed.

 

 

New Hope baseball drops North State title match

Posted 5/14/2012 in High School Sports

HERNANDO -- The ending was not kind for the New Hope High School baseball team.

 

 

Rain halts area playoff schedule

Posted 5/12/2012 in High School Sports

Rain was the big winner Saturday afternoon as Mother Nature altered the area playoff schedule for several teams.

 

 

MSU boasts The Hawaiian Hammer

Posted 5/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior softball player Ka'ili Smith doesn't mind a good seafood dish. However, the Kapolei, Hawaii, native isn't ready to start her mornings with a bowl of grits.

 

 

Remarkable MSU tennis run ends with loss to Baylor

Posted 5/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The plans were made and the hotels were booked by the Mississippi State men's tennis program for Athens, Ga., already.

 

 

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