SPORTS

« previous   Page 352 of 445   next »

 

Shannon surprised by Davis' comments

Posted 6/16/2010 in High School Sports

Craig Shannon didn't have an idea Bubba Davis was retiring until a week ago. That's why Shannon wasn't taken aback Monday when Davis announced his retirement after two seasons as head football coach at Columbus High School.

 

 

Davis opts for retirement

Posted 6/15/2010 in High School Sports

Bubba Davis always said if he could get up every day and go to a job he enjoyed he would coach for as long as possible. That was no longer the case for Davis at Columbus High School. As a result, the Falcons are looking for a new football coach. On Monday, Davis officially announced his retirement as Columbus High's football coach. He met with his players and assistant coaches and told them his decision didn't have anything thing to do with them.

 

 

Front court key for Starkville Academy

Posted 6/15/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- If Monday was any indication of things to come for the Starkville Academy girls' basketball team, count on seeing plenty of front-court action.  Freshman forward Sallie Kate Richardson scored 22 points and transfer forward Anna Lea Little scored 14 in the Lady Volunteers' 56-30 win against West Lowndes.  With Starkville Academy losing forwards Anne Claire Craig and Maggie Gladney to graduation, having a pair of 5-foot-10 players to step in certainly doesn't hurt the rebuilding process, no matter their age.

 

 

MSU will host SEC/Big Ten Challenge

Posted 6/15/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the past three years, the Carl Maddox Track facility at Mississippi State has been dormant.  Aside from practice, the Bulldogs haven't hosted the Jace Lacoste Invitational and Bulldog Invitational. Their facility needed a facelift to attract teams, and with Mississippi State's $3.2 million renovation the Bulldogs will host three spring meets in 2011.  Home meets were anticipated once ground broke two months ago, and Monday the program announced the start of the SEC/Big Ten Track and Field Challenge, which will be held at MSU on March 26. 

 

 

EMCC's Harris, Ware sign

Posted 6/13/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- John Harris and Rodricko "CoCo" Ware went to East Mississippi Community College hoping rebuild the men's basketball program and move on to the next level.  Mission accomplished on both accounts. After helping EMCC make it to the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament this past March, Harris and Ware signed scholarships with four-year colleges this past week.

 

 

Stansbury enjoys annual Camp Rising Sun visit

Posted 6/10/2010 in College Sports

Summer in Mississippi typically brings people together. For one week every year, kids make new friends and reconnect with others at Camp Rising Sun next to the Tombigbee River.

 

 

Beckwith leaning toward signing with Braves

Posted 6/10/2010 in College Sports

William Beckwith is close to realizing a dream. The former West Lowndes High School baseball standout is leaning toward signing with his favorite team after the Atlanta Braves selected him Tuesday in the 21st round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

 

 

Starkville High's Johnson to weigh options

Posted 6/10/2010 in High School Sports

R.J. Johnson has a big decision to make. Will the hard-throwing right hander turn professional after being drafted Tuesday by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 36th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft? Or will he head to college?

 

 

Juniors from state ready for Sunbelt Classic

Posted 6/10/2010 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Anthony Alford has heard the talk. The rising junior at Petal High School is a standout quarterback who is considered a college prospect. But Alford is attracting even more attention for his exploits on the diamond.

 

 

Clarion Ledger: Powers drafted by San Diego Padres (link)

Posted 6/9/2010 in College Sports

 

 

Caledonia to hire Kendrick

Posted 6/9/2010 in High School Sports

Two sources Tuesday confirmed that former Nettleton and Hamilton High School head football coach Ricky Kendrick will be the head football coach at Caledonia High School. Kendrick and the sources declined to comment before Friday, when the hiring is expected to be approved by the Lowndes County School Board. Kendrick coached Hamilton to records of 3-7 in 2003 and 7-3 in 2002.

 

 

MSU sprinting for top 10 national finish

Posted 6/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Line up the fastest collegiate runners in the country and Mississippi State would be well represented. Line up the best 400-meter runners in the world and the Bulldogs would grace the top 16. Championship swagger comes from results and Mississippi State sprinters have left a trail of success from the Texas Relays to the Penn Relays to the Southeastern Conference meet.

 

 

Bulldogs' 4x4 free of Aggies until the finals

Posted 6/9/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Though each relay race goes through the same three handoffs and covers the same distance, there's plenty of strategy involved. Many variables, including a runner's current form or performance in individual events and opponents' strengths can factor into how a coach shifts the lineup. The Mississippi State men's track team has made the right calls in its 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay events this year, setting up high expectations for this week's NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore.

 

 

Camp at CHS beneficial for Southern Miss

Posted 6/9/2010 in College Sports

High School football players from the Golden Triangle and surrounding area packed Columbus High School's practice fields Tuesday to take advantage of a camp opportunity they hope paves the road to a college scholarship.  More than 100 athletes participated in the University of Southern Mississippi football camp, utilizing an opportunity to a certified football Football Bowl Subdivision camp. 

 

 

Fanning-Otis adds Owsley as assistant coach

Posted 6/9/2010 in College Sports

Wanika Owsley has been a part of success at every level. Now Owsley hopes she can help the Mississippi State women's basketball team build on its best season. Coach Sharon Fanning-Otis announced Tuesday the hiring of Owsley as an assistant coach. Owsley replaces Sharrona Reaves, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach with the Lady Bulldogs.

 

 

Seniors will lead MSU women

Posted 6/8/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Al Schmidt remembers Tiffany McWilliams carrying the Mississippi State women's track and field team at the NCAA Championships six seasons ago.

 

Georgia Impact, Mobile Thrillers come away with biggest prizes

Posted 6/6/2010 in Local Columns

The right gear is just one part of a committed lifestyle. But double-barreled backpacks, wheeled coolers filled with caffeinated and clear beverages, bags of Cheez-Its to Cheetos to chewy fruit snacks, a rainbow's array of hair ribbons, or eye-black configurations that would make an artist jealous don't win games. They only make persevering through a day's worth of travel softball a little easier for players and parents. The reward for all of that preparation, which is an integral sidekick of commitment, comes from the chemistry players deliver after playing as many as three to five games in a day.

 

Velek proud of progress of Columbus teams

Posted 6/6/2010 in Local Sports

Thomas Velek can't help but smile. In five days, Velek and the rest of the world will watch as the World Cup begins in South Africa. The United States Men's National Team will play England in its first game Saturday in what it hopes will be a month filled with excitement. Velek, who is a professor at the Mississippi University for Women, has another reason to be proud as the world's biggest sporting event begins. As competitive director for the Columbus United Soccer Club, Velek can look back with pride at how Columbus teams fared in the third year of competitive soccer in the city and in the club's second season.

 

 

Poe, Stephenson chosen MAC All-Stars

Posted 6/6/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ja'nae Poe and Tarshayla Stephenson would love to continue to play volleyball in college. In the eight months since their high school volleyball careers ended, the Starkville and Columbus high school standouts have started to piece together the next phases of their lives. Next month, though, Poe and Stephenson will have what could be their final chance to make an impression on the volleyball court when they compete July 14 for the North team in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star game.

 

 

Quick Start aims to make tennis appealing to youth

Posted 6/6/2010 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- In an effort to spark youth interest in tennis, Starkville Tennis Association is beginning a program that's been in the works for the past three years.  Quick Start, a United States Tennis Association program, is aimed at giving children 10-years old and younger the chance to learn the sport using modified scoring, special equipment and smaller court dimensions.  With solid tennis infrastructure in Starkville, Quick Start will help strengthen area tennis by making the game more appealing for youth.

 

 

« previous   Page 352 of 445   next »

 

Advanced Search

 

Blogs

 

MSU Sports Blog

 

Rob Hardy on Books

 

High School Sports Blog

 

Want to blog on cdispatch.com?

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email