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Recruiting classes for Ole Miss, MSU baseball ranked

Posted 9/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The University of Mississippi and the Mississippi State baseball programs had recruiting classes ranked in the top 20 nationally according to the annual survey by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.



No. 4 EMCC happy to be home for ICC

Posted 9/21/2011 in College Sports

When the East Mississippi Community College football team played its first home game Sept. 1 at new Sullivan-Windham Field, the Lions kicked off what many thought would be a good season. Three weeks later, EMCC is home. This time, the compass is pointed toward the prospects of a great season.



East Oktibbeha will try to end streak vs. West Lowndes

Posted 9/21/2011 in High School Sports

The East Oktibbeha County High School football team will try to wipe out several years of misery when it plays host to West Lowndes at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a critical Class 1A, Region 3 showdown.



Petty provides spark for East Oktibbeha

Posted 9/21/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- When East Oktibbeha County High School football coach Randy Brooks felt his team need a lift, he asked senior Kortland Petty to carry the load.



Magnolia State 100 will kick off at Columbus Speedway

Posted 9/21/2011 in Local Sports

The waiting is almost over. In a little more than 24 hours the 22nd Annual Magnolia State 100 will kick off at Columbus Speedway. The event, which will begin Thursday and run through Saturday, will feature the top Super Late Model drivers in the region and in the nation. The competitors will battle for a record purse, including a $20,011 winner's share of more than $70,000 in Super Late Model purse money for the 100-lap affair.



MSU linebackers learning on fly

Posted 9/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The book on how to attack Mississippi State's in the passing game is to target the linebackers. Offensive coaches across America are trying to duplicate what Auburn University offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn did to rack up 381 total yards in a 41-34 victory on Sept. 10. Three games into his first season as linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator at MSU, Geoff Collins is being reminded what it's like to tutor a young group on how to play against the nation's top offenses.



MSU RB Griffin medically cleared to play vs. La. Tech

Posted 9/20/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State redshirt freshman tailback Nick Griffin could get see his first action Saturday. MSU coach Dan Mullen confirmed Monday afternoon in his weekly press conference that the redshirt freshman has been medically cleared to play and will be active for the team's game at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) against Louisiana Tech (1-2).



'Clearly frustrated': Ole Miss vows to do better after loss to Vanderbilt

Posted 9/20/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi Athletic Director Pete Boone said Monday "everyone who loves Ole Miss is clearly frustrated" about the progress of the football program. Coach Houston Nutt said the blame starts with him.


Schools rushing in to get payout

Posted 9/20/2011 in Local Columns

All hail football. The money associated with the sport that has long been recognized as the engine behind college athletics is out of control and will continue to trigger unimaginable shifts in the NCAA landscape.


Arkansas, Alabama prepared for SEC West battle

Posted 9/20/2011 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Bobby Petrino's sideline theatrics were a good barometer of how he felt Saturday night. The University of Arkansas coach took out his frustration in numerous ways during the first half -- primarily on his headset (thrown to the ground), paper cup (also thrown in disgust) and Razorbacks quarterback Tyler Wilson. And that was with No. 14 Arkansas up 24-0 in an eventual 38-28 win against Troy.



Attitude adjustment at MSU

Posted 9/17/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After the Mississippi State football team fell inches shy of getting a chance to beat the defending national champions in the second week of the 2011 season, head coach Dan Mullen admitted he received a lot of "hate mail" from fans.



Disappointing domination: Vanderbilt rolls past Ole Miss

Posted 9/17/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Houston Nutt put his arms on his hips, crossed them, and went back and forth. While assistant coaches yelled at players, the University of Mississippi coach had a frown on his face.



East Oktibbeha runs past Ethel

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

ETHEL -- The East Oktibbeha County High School football team rushed for 327 yards Friday night and blew past homestanding Ethel 46-14 in a Class 1A, Region 3 game. With the victory, the Titans improved to 4-1 and 2-0 in region play.



Richardson, Lacy propel Alabama past North Texas

Posted 9/17/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy each had two long touchdown runs and career rushing highs Saturday night to lead the No. 2 University of Alabama football team to a 41-0 victory against North Texas.


Nine-year-old Ashley Sharp to rely on technique to win Judo tournament

Posted 9/17/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.


New Hope rebounds with shutout against Caledonia

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

It wasn't pretty, but the New Hope High School football team will take its 28-0 win against Caledonia High School. In its annual Lowndes County rivalry match against Caledonia on Friday, New Hope had more than 10 penalties and struggled to move the ball consistently for the second straight game.



Louisville hands Columbus its first loss

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- The Louisville High School football team extended its win streak to four games Friday night with a dominating defensive performance in a a 22-10 non-region victory against Columbus at Hinze Stadium. With the victory, Louisville improved to 4-1, while the Columbus fell to 3-1.



Chamberlain leads Noxubee County past West Point

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- The week before one of the biggest rival games on his team's schedule, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter decided to try somebody new at quarterback.



Canton Academy's running game too much for Immanuel Christian

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The Canton Academy football team used more than 250 yards rushing and a timely turnover Friday night to earn a 25-14 victory against Immanuel Christian.



West Bolivar edges Aberdeen in OT

Posted 9/17/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Long-time friends who played together at Delta State and then coached together following graduation, Aberdeen High School's Chris Duncan and West Bolivar's Henry Johnson would have been happy to settle for a 22-22 tie in regulation.



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