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Ravens take Alabama's Upshaw; Sims will transfer

Posted 4/28/2012 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- The University of Alabama football team had its fifth player selected in the 2012 NFL draft Friday evening at when the Baltimore Ravens used the No. 35 overall pick, the third pick in the second round, to select senior linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

 

 

Bulldogs add latest signee in men's basketball

Posted 4/27/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In what many people sees will be a rebuilding project for Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray, the one quality he values the most in his newest signee is considered uncoachable.

 

 

Hamilton softball ready for postseason

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Lexus Jordan never has hesitated to express her feelings.

 

 

Playoffs excite New Hope softball team

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team wants to continue its climb.

 

 

Gates, Bulldogs prepare for Senior Day doubleheader

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior outfielder Brittany Gates has a simple reminder.

 

 

New Hope rolls over outmanned Lake Cormorant

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

New Hope High School carried a region championship and tons of momentum into the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A baseball playoffs.

 

 

Starkville High begins postseason with 5-1 victory

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even after pitching a complete game on the mound, Starkville High School senior pitcher Nick Brooks' best role was a cheerleader for the highlight worthy defensive plays made behind him.

 

 

Bulldogs searching for Rebels bullpen

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - The plan for the Mississippi State baseball lineup is very specific. They want to see action in the visitors bullpen early and often.

 

 

Yellow Jackets tab Jones for baseball job

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Brian Jones can attest that the job as baseball coach at Starkville High School always has had cachet.

 

 

MSU's Cox expected to go in top 10 of NFL draft

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox has a chance tonight to be the highest Mississippi State University player taken in the National Football League draft in a generation. Nearly every draft expert projects the defensive tackle will be taken in the top 10.

 

 

Davis becomes Ray's first signee at MSU

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jacoby Davis became the first signed prospect Wednesday for new Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray.

 

 

Freeze, Bjork bring Ole Miss' message to West Point

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- First impressions at speaking engagements are extremely important for new coaches. New University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze is trying to impress at 16 of those engagements this week as the Rebel Road Tour treks through Mississippi and into the states of Tennessee and Alabama.

 

 

Fans ready to support Freeze, Bjork, Rebels

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

WEST POINT -- Pat and Judy Clark, of Columbus, have been attending football games at the University of Mississippi almost all of their lives.

 

 

Brown, Lancaster, Kendrick provide punch for Caledonia

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Trey Lancaster's slow shake of the head is a telling sign for anyone who has swung a bat. Whether it is fastballs or curveballs, pitchers with command of the strike zone, or pesky mechanical quirks, hitters have a variety of things that can wreak havoc with their batting averages and cause them to second- or triple-guess their approach.

 

 

Hamilton baseball puts it together at right time

Posted 4/26/2012 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- Don't worry if you don't see a baseball. Be more concerned with the noise you hear from the Hamilton High School baseball team.

 

 

Atkins, Holley play key roles for ICC softball

Posted 4/26/2012 in College Sports

Andy Kirk didn't know what to expect from Kristyn Atkins and Anna Holley. On one hand he had a pitcher who was coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in her shoulder. On the other hand the first-year Itawamba Community College softball coach had a high school standout who was recruited to be an infielder win the starting job as catcher.

 

 

Home runs help MSU baseball beat USM

Posted 4/25/2012 in College Sports

PEARL -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen said his team needed to make it easier to manufacture runs. It can't get much easier than hitting the ball over the fence.

 

 

Change helps Routt have success

Posted 4/25/2012 in College Sports

PEARL -- Nick Routt knew he wouldn't have any excuses if he didn't perform Tuesday night after a long layoff.

 

 

Versatility has been key for New Hope baseball

Posted 4/25/2012 in High School Sports

The New Hope High School baseball team may be strongest up the middle. Any coach will tell you that they like their squad's chances if they have dependable players at catcher, pitcher, center field, and in the middle infield positions.

 

 

Pitching duo will lead Starkville baseball

Posted 4/25/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In his 29 seasons as baseball coach at Starkville High School, Danny Carlisle knows pitching and defense can carry a team in the postseason. That is why he's excited as he prepares for his final playoff run as leader of the program. The Yellow Jackets have two senior pitchers they can count on to give them a chance against any team.

 

 

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