Jonathan Guerry didn't have time to be nervous. Starting center Austin Quattrochi had just suffered a stinger in his right shoulder and there was no time to waste.
The Columbus High School football team celebrated one its best seasons in recent memory Friday with the announcement that three players were named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State team.
STARKVILLE -- There's a single problem with calling Mississippi State's men's basketball matchup with Florida Atlantic University a revenge game.
Kaitlin Bradley and D.J. Sanders have experienced frustration and then some.
Postseason honors continue to roll in for the national champion East Mississippi Community College football team.
STARKVILLE - For Tyler Russell, it's amazing how long three years can feel. Two years into the program, the first quarterback that Dan Mullen recruited is now teaching the younger player at his position.
STARKVILLE -- Dylan Favre has left the Mississippi State football program and intends to transfer to another school. MSU coach Dan Mullen announced the third-string quarterback's departure Saturday after the team's first practice for its game against Wake Forest at 5:40 p.m. Dec. 30 (ESPN) in the Music City Bowl, but he declined to give the redshirt freshman's motivation for the move.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's men's basketball team allowed Troy University to pick how it wanted to lose Saturday. No. 17 MSU (9-1) was nearly flawless in full- and half-court offense in a 106-68 victory at Humphrey Coliseum. MSU's start is its best since it started 13-0 to open the 2003-04 campaign.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi guard LaDarius White spent eight games watching from the sidelines while he finished academic requirements and waited for NCAA clearance to make his debut. When the debut finally arrived Saturday, White was ready, scoring 16 points to help Ole Miss beat Mississippi Valley State 80-56 at Tad Smith Coliseum.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Freshmen don't often get to play key roles on the biggest stages. But Robby Thomas' experience playing soccer at high levels is helping him change that. The freshman forward from Columbus was in the starting lineup Friday night and played a key role in helping the Charlotte men's soccer team beat Creighton University in penalty kicks in the NCAA College Cup at Regions Park.
CALEDONIA -- Anna Albritton admits she is like most coaches in that she always is looking for a little more. Whether it's additional combination play or more one- and two-touch teamwork in possession, Albritton may never get the "perfect" game.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State certainly knows how to defend the offense they will see this afternoon.
STARKVILLE - Like the rest of her perimeter teammates, Jacqueline Fair was told by her coaches to stop shooting three-pointers because they simply weren't falling. With 25 seconds left in the game and her team down two points, the senior guard found herself behind the three-point arc with no choice but to put up one more shot from long range.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State soccer coach Neil Macdonald can do the math. Eight teams made the Southeastern Conference postseason event and those same eight teams made the NCAA Tournament the following week.
NEW HOPE -- The New Hope High School boys basketball team held West Lowndes to just 20 points in the second half of a 62-52 victory Friday night.
Yolanda Moore resigned from her job as girls basketball coach at Heritage Academy to concentrate on completing the course work necessary for her to obtain a Ph.D, according to a statement released Thursday by the school.
The Caledonia High School varsity soccer teams have only two remaining play dates this year. Girls coach Jason Forrester and boys coach Kevin Kugel hope the work each team has put in will pave the way for even more success in 2012.
OXFORD -- New University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has brought four of his Arkansas State assistants with him to Oxford.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Wake Forest University football team has something to prove to the Southeastern Conference. Wake Forest is eager for another chance at the SEC in the Music City Bowl against Mississippi State. Vanderbilt routed Wake Forest by 34 points in the regular-season finale.
Yolanda Moore is no longer girls basketball coach at Heritage Academy. School Headmaster Tommy Gunn confirmed to The Dispatch on Thursday morning that Moore no longer was coach of the team after a decision was made Wednesday about her status. He declined to comment on the reasons why Moore, a former basketball standout at the University of Mississippi and a former player in the WNBA who was hired in May, was no longer at the school.
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