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Dale will take Stratton's message with him to JCJC

Posted 2/1/2013 in High School Sports

Christian Dale had a wrinkle few student-athletes get to experience at his college signing ceremony. The Columbus High School standout also received a message that could help him reach a similar destination of the guest speaker who spoke Thursday at the Columbus High baseball team's ninth annual First-Pitch Banquet.



New Hope's Hern signs with ICC

Posted 2/1/2013 in High School Sports

The Itawamba Community College women's soccer team will have a double dose of Hern in 2013. On Thursday, New Hope High School senior forward Reagan Hern signed a scholarship to play with her sister, Sarah, at ICC later this year.



Henderson imperfect poster boy for Rebels

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The talkative and brash Marshall Henderson is the face of the University of Mississippi's men's basketball program. Sometimes that's good, sometimes it's not so good. His play and antics have led to plenty of attention for the No. 16 Rebels (17-3, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who face No. 8 University of Florida (17-2, 7-0) on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., in a matchup of the SEC's two top-ranked teams.



Lacey, Randolph help Alabama edge Arkansas

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Trevor Lacey, Levi Randolph, and the University of Alabama men's basketball team made sure this one didn't slip away at the end. Lacey and Randolph hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds to help the Crimson Tide hold on for a 59-56 victory against the University of Arkansas on Thursday night.



No. 9 Tennessee women roll past MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Mississippi State University women's basketball team has struggled away from home all season, so the last thing the Bulldogs needed was a trip to No. 9 University of Tennessee.



MSU will try to get back on track vs. LSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two of the Southeastern Conference's three first-year head coaches will face off Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum with their teams going in opposite directions.



Bracewell off to solid start for MSU

Posted 2/1/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It may be impossible to fathom, but nearly everybody associated with the Mississippi State University baseball program has forgotten junior right-hander Ben Bracewell was the team's opening-day starter last season. But MSU coach John Cohen hasn't forgotten.



MSU men's basketball falls to Texas A&M in overtime

Posted 1/31/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The simple explanation to Wednesday night's loss for the Mississippi State University men's basketball program is Texas A&M played a better form of ugly basketball.



MSU women's basketball faces challenge at Tennessee

Posted 1/31/2013 in College Sports

All in. Gary Blair knows from experience that whether it's golf, cards, or basketball Vic Schaefer is going to give you everything he has in an attempt to win.



Pickens Academy's Lowe signs with East Mississippi C.C.

Posted 1/31/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Whitney Lowe still remembers the tipping point.



Pickens Academy's Colvin signs with Shelton State

Posted 1/31/2013 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- Wade Goodman believes hard work pays off.



Prep basketball: Columbus takes pair from Noxubee County

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- A clean sweep for Columbus High School was the result of two tightly contested prep basketball games against Noxubee County Tuesday night.



Prep basketball: New Hope grabs two region wins from West Point

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

In a critical region game, a team must rely on its seniors. For the New Hope High School boys basketball team, Derrick Sherrod carried the flag Tuesday night.



MSU men's basketball resumes homestand with Texas A&M

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Any time a player goes for 40 points in Rupp Arena on the opening weekend of Southeastern Conference, that person must obviously be accounted for.



Prep soccer: Starkville girls fall in first-ever north state title match

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

RIDGELAND -- Starkville's first-ever trip to the Mississippi High School Activities Association's Class 5A North State girls soccer championship match ended in extreme disappointment with a 2-0 defeat at Ridgeland Tuesday night.



Prep soccer: Starkville boys fall in North State finals

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

OXFORD -- The reaction didn't bode well for the Starkville High School boys soccer team.



Prep basketball: Starkville Academy sweeps Heritage Academy

Posted 1/30/2013 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy boys basketball coach Mark Alexander begged senior Carnail Minor to play with more urgency.



Former MSU pitcher Stratton set for first full pro season

Posted 1/29/2013 in Local Sports

Don't be surprised Thursday if Chris Stratton mentions how unbelievably fortunate he is to be playing a kid's game for a living. Stratton also may talk about how quickly that luxury can be taken away at a moment's notice and how he experienced that reality last year in his first minor league season.



Starkville Academy has enough firepower to beat Heritage Academy

Posted 1/29/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Zach Slaughter had a perfect view of the assault. Save for two goals that penetrated the bunker, Slaughter and the Starkville Academy boys soccer team didn't have much offensive success Monday in a 2-0 victory against Heritage Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.



Versatility key to game for Starkville High's Wise

Posted 1/29/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Don't limit Taylor Wise just because of his height. At 6-foot-5, the Starkville High School senior is a not-so-secret weapon in the battle for aerial supremacy.



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