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MSU defeats Ole Miss to win River Hills Cup

Posted 2/8/2013 in College Sports

JACKSON -- For the second consecutive year, the River Hills Cup is wrapped in Maroon and White. In an expectedly tough battle, the No. 10 Mississippi State men's tennis squad (5-0) defeated No. 12 Ole Miss (2-1) 4-2 Thursday night at River Hills Club to retain the trophy in a match that lasted nearly six hours.

 

 

New Hope basketball squads sweep Caledonia

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

There are a lot of ways to honor seniors in their final regular-season home games.

 

 

MSU baseball team embraces depth at catcher position

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The very last thing Mississippi State University pitching coach Butch Thompson wants to do is make Mitch Slauter be behind the plate in every game this season.

 

 

Bulldogs must regroup quickly to face fourth-ranked Gators

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Wednesday was certainly not a good omen for the Mississippi State University men's basketball near future.

 

 

MSU softball drops season opener

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- While Mississippi State University did not win its softball opener Thursday night, the Bulldogs did get a glimpse at the pitching potential of transfer Alison Owen.

 

 

Ole Miss nets top player in top-10 recruiting class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team's stunning recruiting class included the nation's consensus No. 1 overall recruit, one of the top receivers, and one of the best offensive tackles. The Rebels had such a good day that even LeBron James was impressed.

 

 

MSU adds depth in top 25 signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the midst of the new $25 million Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, Mississippi State University happily announced another part of the foundation for its football program.

 

 

MSU, Ole Miss extend recruiting reach outside of state

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi extended their reach outside the Magnolia State this season. Only 38.3 percent (18 of 47) of the signees in MSU's and Ole Miss' recruiting classes came from the state of Mississippi.

 

 

Eight more players from EMCC go to four-year schools

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens predicted last August as many as 20 EMCC football players would be play senior college ball the following year. Stephens hit that magic number Wednesday morning when eight more outgoing Lions signed senior college scholarship offers. Twenty-one players have signed off EMCC's 2012 North Division championship squad.

 

 

Alabama polishes off top-ranked class

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban insists he doesn't get swept up in the signing day drama of recruits' televised announcements and last-minute change of hearts.

 

 

Myles leads latest Jackets' signing class

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School quarterback Gabe Myles was part of a recruiting battle like many other talented seniors. However, Myles' recruitment didn't end with any drama Wednesday morning, as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division I football at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Rebels too much for Bulldogs at Tad Pad

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

Two words describe how the University of Mississippi men's basketball team disposed of Mississippi State University in a 93-75 victory before a capacity crowd of 8,299 at the Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday.

 

 

Newton on hand to see Auburn rally past Alabama

Posted 2/7/2013 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- Cam Newton helped lead another Auburn University comeback -- this time in basketball.

 

 

Champion Tigers send 12 to next level

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- Even though he was a wide-eyed seventh-grader, Dylan Bradley thought his Noxubee County junior high football coach Tyrone Shorter was a little nuts.

 

 

New Hope's Stanfield will play softball at EMCC

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Kasey Stanfield doesn't mind working overtime. She also won't hesitate to haunt New Hope High School's Lady Trojan Field long after practice has ended to work on her game. Being part of the "Fantastic Four" with classmates Lauren Holifield, her sister, Erin Stanfield, and Ashley Reed helped make the extra hours playing softball on Friday and Saturday nights so special.

 

 

Three Falcons will soar on to college

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford sees the growth in his program. This past season, the Falcons advanced to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A North State playoffs out of one of the state toughest districts.

 

 

West Point adds to tradition with eight signees

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Chambless understand the value of tradition. As much as he knows hard work has been a cornerstone of the West Point High School football program's seven state championships, he also knows players like to see tangible examples of how they will be rewarded for their investment.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Clark, Hamrick going to Northwest

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

James Clark and M.J. Hamrick are proof that word of mouth can travel any distance. It's safe to assume both players would have attracted plenty of interest from other schools in the state of Mississippi, but Northwest Mississippi Community College Mark Carson took the recommendations of several Mississippi Association of Independent Schools coaches who have played against Clark, Hamrick, and the Heritage Academy baseball team the past two seasons to add two prospects to his program.

 

 

Collins (USM) leads New Hope football signees

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

Trae Collins didn't know where football was going to take him. As a standout on the New Hope High School football team for the past two seasons, Collins was confident he was going to get an opportunity, but he couldn't help feeling a little doubt when he didn't receive a bounty of offers.

 

 

Huddleston signs to play soccer at MSU

Posted 2/7/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Academy senior Tiffany Huddleston has always enjoyed soccer. The opportunity to play college soccer in her hometown is an added bonus.

 

 

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