STARKVILLE -- Nearly 11 months ago in the Bryan Athletic Building, Vann Steudeman told anybody who would listen that Mississippi State University softball was going to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She told her players, who wanted to hear her vision, the postseason was going to happen.
STARKVILLE -- At about 9:26 p.m. Sunday, dozens of cowbells started ringing. While it may have sounded like Buffalo Wild Wings was on fire, the news instead was quite good for the home folks.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 5 University of Florida baseball team had just three hits Sunday afternoon against Mississippi State University, but one was all it needed.
HERNANDO -- The ending was not kind for the New Hope High School baseball team.
Rain was the big winner Saturday afternoon as Mother Nature altered the area playoff schedule for several teams.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior softball player Ka'ili Smith doesn't mind a good seafood dish. However, the Kapolei, Hawaii, native isn't ready to start her mornings with a bowl of grits.
STARKVILLE -- The plans were made and the hotels were booked by the Mississippi State men's tennis program for Athens, Ga., already.
PEARL -- Kennedi Sanders knew she could do it.
Chase Taylor is like most student-athletes who takes his craft seriously: He expects the best from himself at all times.
As a new coach starting out in soccer, Tom Velek never understood why coaches tended to put stronger players up front and less experienced ones on defense.
Tina Seals is going to be busy with volleyball this summer.
STARKVILLE -- It's safe to say there will be contempt and dislike in at least one Southeastern Conference baseball series this weekend.
HERNANDO -- The New Hope High School baseball team is one step away from returning to the state's biggest stage.
LAKE CORMORANT -- The New Hope High School softball team lost to Lake Cormorant 3-2 in eight innings Thursday night in game one of the best-of-three Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State title series.
PEARL -- The Greater Golden Triangle area will be well represented today and Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association State track and field meets at Pearl High. Today, Classes 1A, 3A, and 5A will compete. On Saturday, Classes 2A, 4A, and 6A will compete.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus Motor Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway will return to action Saturday night. Action at Columbus Motor Speedway will include the NASCAR All American Series Stock Cars and Late Models, Columbus Modifieds, Sport Stocks, Crazy Compacts, and the USAC Ignite Midget Series.
Will Pitts and Kaleb Holliness aren't surprised. Even though they are the only seniors on the Victory Christian baseball team, the veterans can look past the fact that the Eagles aren't the most experienced or the biggest team in the Alabama Christian Educators Association.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All a team really wants is a chance when it faces one of the nation's top pitchers. The Mississippi State University softball team had those chances Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Several sources in the Major League Baseball scouting community told The Dispatch on Thursday night that professional organizations are confident in the willingness of Mississippi State University right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton to sign a professional contract.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, it was assumed the Mississippi State University men's tennis program would get to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament.
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