STARKVILLE -- On opening night of its regular-season finale series, the Mississippi State University baseball team followed the script perfectly. MSU received great pitching, timely hitting, a strong bullpen effort, and displayed the small-ball fundamentals in a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky on Thursday at Dudy Noble Field.
Tabitha Beard remembers. When you have played for coach who started the program and then taken her place, it is easy for Beard to recall the last time the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team played for a state title.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Shelbi Everett hit a walk-off double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to lead the Brigham Young University softball team to a 4-3 victory against Mississippi State University at the NCAA Eugene Regional at Howe Field.
STARKVILLE -- The expectations continue to be set higher for Chris Stratton. In what likely was his final start and appearance at Dudy Noble Field, the junior right-hander turned in another near perfect performance and left to a standing ovation Thursday night after he helped lead the Mississippi State University baseball team to a 3-1 victory against the No. 6 University of Kentucky.
CALEDONIA -- Focus. That word played in Tyler Lowe's mind repeatedly Monday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A State track and field meet at Pearl High School.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University and Baylor University have decided the contract they signed more than a year ago for their men's basketball teams to play a home-and-home series doesn't work for either school.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen is going away from his natural tendencies as a player and as a coach this week.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Friendship equals strength.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University student Jordan Billingsley readily admits he has been hard on his younger brother this past year.
Georgia Southern University softball coach Annie Smith still calls from a Starkville cell phone number. The connections to her former residence don't stop there.
STARKVILLE -- The final image members of the Starkville Academy baseball team will take from the 2012 season is another team celebrating on their home field.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Central Arkansas baseball team was in awe Tuesday during its tour of the facilities around Dudy Noble Field. After the national anthem later that night, MSU was in shock after a 2-0 loss to the same UCA squad that seemingly was star struck by its surroundings hours before the first pitch.
Jim Hamilton has seen enough athletes in his time as a track and field coach to recognize one with a lot of potential. When Hamilton talks about Columbus High School's Byerson Cockrell, it's easy to tell Hamilton believes his senior sprinter has the makings of an elite performer.
Kashaeyla Brooks never used her youth as an excuse this season. But the Columbus High School sophomore admitted she was nervous Monday as she prepared for the finals of 300-meter hurdles in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State meet.
Korey Wilson doesn't believe in empty talk. So after Wilson finished third in the shot put at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State meet at Ridgeland High School, the West Lowndes High senior laid down a challenge to his closest competitors, especially the Hinds County Agricultural athletes who finished first and second.
Neal Henry is focused. The Starkville Academy baseball coach has spent the past seven-plus days trying to find a way to help his team get to game three of its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II State title series against Magnolia Heights.
STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman took over as softball coach at Mississippi State University, she and her assistant coaches wanted to change the program's culture.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team ran into a familiar problem Tuesday night. MSU, which has had issues generating momentum on offense, reached a new low in a 2-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field.
Opponents of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team devised a handy way to describe the Lady Trojans' two-headed pitching machine.
1. Pickens Academy's Colvin will play softball at ICC HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. EMCC football team finishes No. 2 in nation COLLEGE SPORTS
3. EMCC wins Mississippi Bowl COLLEGE SPORTS
4. It's all in attitude for West Point HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU will play Miami (Ohio) in St. Petersburg Bowl COLLEGE SPORTS