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New Hope learns lessons in loss, visit with Catchings

Posted 2/23/2013 in High School Sports

CANTON -- Seize the moment. After everything the Lanier High School girls basketball team has been through this season, that concept wasn't lost on Brittany Rose on Friday night. Despite her lack of success and the team's struggles form 3-point range early in the game, Rose received the green light from her coach and let another one fly with the game on the line.

 

 

Southaven eliminates Columbus

Posted 2/23/2013 in High School Sports

HORN LAKE -- While Columbus High School had ended its previous two girls basketball seasons playing the what-if game, there was no such misery or agony Friday night. With a trip to the Mississippi Coliseum and the overall state tournament on the line, Columbus could not get out of neutral falling 70-50 to third-ranked Southaven at Horn Lake High.

 

 

Ole Miss suffers costly setback

Posted 2/21/2013 in College Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Down by six with five minutes left, the University of South Carolina men's basketball team found something that has been missing during a six-game losing streak -- confidence.

 

 

Alabama hands MSU 11th-straight loss

Posted 2/21/2013 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --The script is familiar. Jalen Steele returns after being inactive for several games and the Mississippi State University men's basketball loses to a school from the state of Alabama.

 

 

Schaefer, MSU have plenty left to do this season

Posted 2/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer knows the Mississippi State women's basketball team has a lot left to do this season. Although it will be a challenge to close the season on a winning streak to get back to .500, Schaefer wants to see his Bulldogs continue to improve so they can establish a better foundation for the 2013-14 season.

 

 

Victory Christian girls two steps from title

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian Academy girls basketball team is right on schedule. Now the Lady Eagles will try to complete a perfect season.

 

 

SA's Evans signs with UNA

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- One role isn't enough for Tiffany Evans.

 

 

SA boys soccer ready to face Jackson Academy

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Robert Gardner feels his team is ready. Buoyed by the confidence gained from the program's first playoff victory in seven seasons, the Starkville Academy boys soccer team (15-3-2) will take on Jackson Academy at 5 p.m. today in the semifinals of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Division I tournament.

 

 

Johnson leads Noxubee County past Pontotoc

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

MACON -- While most postseason teams wouldn't put much stock in a three-game win streak, the attitude is different at Noxubee County High School. Coach T.J. Billups' boys basketball team is finally streaking, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

 

 

SA boys see season end; girls continue title march

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- With one of his best friends and his squad's leading scorer on the bench with a ice wrap on his left knee, Brandon Sharp tried to carry the Starkville Academy boys basketball team to another game.

 

 

Woodruff strong in first start for MSU

Posted 2/21/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore right-hander Brandon Woodruff opened his season on a strong note Tuesday to lead the No. 5 Mississippi State University baseball team to a 2-0 victory against Grambling State at Dudy Noble Field.

 

 

New Hope's magic runs out vs. Yazoo City

Posted 2/21/2013 in High School Sports

The magic finally ran out Tuesday night for the New Hope High School boys basketball team. Coming off back-to-back one-point victories en route to a region championship, New Hope suffered through a cold-shooting first quarter and couldn't muster enough defensive stops in a 58-48 loss to Yazoo City in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State tournament in Columbus.

 

 

Johnson, Tigers ready for prep basketball playoffs

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

During the final quarter of a one-side loss to Starkville High School last month, Noxubee County boys basketball coach T.J. Billups did not leave his seat.

 

 

Johnson becomes latest suspension for MSU basketball

Posted 2/19/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Roquez Johnson has become the fifth different player to be suspended or dismissed by Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray since the summer preseason.

 

 

Woodruff makes long-awaited return to Dudy Noble Field

Posted 2/19/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball coaching staff has one promise for sophomore starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff - he'll get more mound time than last week.

 

 

Starkville Academy grabs historic playoff win in soccer

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Football coaches can feverishly study the weather to determine whether it is best for their team to be kicking into the wind or with the wind.

 

 

New Hope knocks off Starkville to reach North State semis

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

On one field, she is the picture of poise -- stoic -- regardless of whether she has just struck out the side or allowed a hit.

 

 

Columbus High advances in North State Class 6A playoffs

Posted 2/19/2013 in High School Sports

Postgame hugs were very brief and to the point for Columbus High senior Kiki Patterson Monday night.

 

 

Bulldogs bullish about bullpen in sweep of Portland

Posted 2/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Every time the bullpen door opened at Dudy Noble Field this weekend, a new problem arose for the University of Portland baseball team.

 

 

Cold shooting in second half dooms MSU

Posted 2/18/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The second half again proved to be the undoing for the Mississippi State University women's basketball team. After a solid first half and an aggressive flurry to start the final 20 minutes, MSU hit only three field goals in a nine-minute stretch en route to a 63-41 loss to LSU before a crowd of 1,405 at Humphrey Coliseum. Danielle Ballard had a game-high 19 points to go with seven rebounds and four steals to help LSU (15-10, 6-6 Southeastern Conference) earn its first back-to-back league victories this season. It also marked the first time the Lady Tigers have won back-to-back games on the road.

 

 

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