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EMCC will go west for title game

Posted 11/16/2011 in College Sports

It's more than 1,700 miles from Scooba to Yuma, Ariz. But the East Mississippi Community College football team would make that trip today if it could.

 

 

Columbus-Starkville split in basketball

Posted 11/16/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team began the season as the undisputed top-ranked team. The Yellow Jackets aren't backing down from that position. Starkville scored the game's first 12 points and cruised to a 100-54 non-region win against Columbus on Tuesday night at the Bee Hive.

 

 

Caledonia-New Hope soccer renew rivalry

Posted 11/16/2011 in High School Sports

Rivalry games often bring out the best in teams. That certainly was the case Tuesday night as the Caledonia and New Hope High School girls soccer teams exchanged goals and then battled through a back-and-forth second half before settling for a 1-1 tie.

 

 

MSU trying to iron out kicking situation

Posted 11/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - If Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen had his way, he'd have a two new kickers at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) for his team's game against No. 6 University of Arkansas. But there isn't a waiver wire in college football, so MSU will bring the same special teams players to Little Rock, Ark., to face the Razorbacks (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference)

 

 

MSU loses Whitley for season

Posted 11/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore safety Nickoe Whitley will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles' tendon in his left foot.

 

 

EMCC's dream matchup nearly set

Posted 11/15/2011 in College Sports

The dream matchup is almost a reality. When the final NJCAA top 20 of the regular season was released Monday morning, there were no major surprises. For a second straight week, the East Mississippi Community College football team was ranked second in the nation, while No. 1 Arizona Western College also made it back-to-back weeks in the top spot.

 

 

Alwal doubles up again for MSU women

Posted 11/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team made a statement Monday night. Not only did it beat a quality opponent in Xavier 71-65 at Humphrey Coliseum, but it also may have found a third offensive option in center Martha Alwal.

 

 

Starkville soccer sweeps Columbus

Posted 11/15/2011 in High School Sports

Starkville High School soccer players Alex and Christine Mazzola are playing together for the final time this season. The sisters really want to go out with bang, too.

 

 

Curry plays key role for Pickens County defense

Posted 11/15/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- If defense wins championships the Pickens County High School football team has a great shot at capturing the Alabama High School Activities Association Class 1A state championship this season.

 

 

Nutt tries for final signature win

Posted 11/15/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It appears Houston Nutt has finally run out of magic. The embattled 54-year-old coach has one last chance at a truly signature victory when Mississippi (2-8, 0-6 SEC) hosts No. 1 LSU (10-0, 6-0) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. But considering Nutt's lame duck status and that the Rebels are coming off an embarrassing 27-7 loss to Louisiana Tech on homecoming, the odds are incredibly long.

 

 

Defense dominates for No. 4 Tide

Posted 11/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's offense didn't have much success Saturday night against the No. 4 University of Alabama. The Bulldogs didn't move the ball much and they certainly didn't light up the scoreboard for the first three quarters. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide proved why they are on another level in the Southeastern Conference with a 24-7 victory at David Wade Stadium.

 

 

Mullen tries different things in loss

Posted 11/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Earlier in the week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said a lack of effort wasn't the reason his team was falling short in big home games. In a way, MSU's third-year coach proved that line of thinking true Saturday night when he and the Bulldogs tried everything to no avail in a 24-7 loss to the No. 4 University of Alabama.

 

 

Alabama, MSU struggle in kicking game

Posted 11/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With 7 minutes, 32 seconds left in the third quarter Saturday night, University of Alabama kicker Jeremy Shelley let out a sigh of relief all of Oktibbeha County felt. His 24-yard field goal helped him became the first kicker to convert a field goal in five tries just when fans had started to think the task was impossible.

 

 

EMCC beats MGCCC for MACJC state title

Posted 11/13/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Lacoltan Bester threw a birthday party with 4,000 friends in attendance Saturday afternoon. Bester also was the master of his ceremonies who made sure everyone will remember his 20th birthday for a lifetime. The Scooba native caught three touchdown passes to help No. 2 EMCC defeat No. 5 Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. 42-17 in the MACJC state championship game at Sullivan-Windham Field.

 

 

Defense delivers for Lions in state title game

Posted 11/12/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- West Point native Justin Cox knows a thing or two about winning state championships. Cox played on each of the past two Class 5A state championship teams at West Point High School. On Saturday, Cox and his defensive teammates were hard at work for the No. 2 East Mississippi Community College football team.

 

 

Stansbury likes MSU's energy in win against South Alabama

Posted 11/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball responded Saturday from an early season wake-up call with an effort coach Rick Stansbury was more than happy to discuss.

 

 

New coach Waugh wants to continue Xavier's tradition

Posted 11/12/2011 in College Sports

Amy Waugh has been witness to history. As a player, the former Xavier University standout was part of the 2000-01 team that upset the University of Tennessee in the NCAA tournament en route to advancing to the Elite Eight.

 

 

MSU will try for breakthrough victory

Posted 11/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen's motto for winning in the Southeastern Conference always has started with winning home games. Mississippi State's third-year football coach acknowledged Monday it was about time his Bulldogs squad practiced what it preached. Mullen and MSU will try to start a trend at 6:45 tonight (ESPN) when they play host to the No. 4 University of Alabama at Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Washington School shuts out Starkville Academy in title game

Posted 11/12/2011 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Starkville Academy football team's Cinderella season had a cruel ending Friday afternoon. Starkville Academy never could get untracked as Washington School rolled to a 20-0 victory in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship at Robinson-Hale Stadium on the campus of Mississippi College.

 

 

Defense plays well again for Starkville Academy

Posted 11/12/2011 in High School Sports

CLINTON -- The Starkville Academy defense was usually the unsung hero in this year's turnaround. "Defense wins championships," Starkville Academy senior defensive lineman Angus Catchot said. "Coach Terrill always says offense puts people in the stands and the defense wins championships, and you see where we are."

 

 

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