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MSU re-focus for Jackson State in NIT

Posted 3/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Just one day before opening the National Invitational Tournament against Jackson State, Rick Stansbury was still feeling the effects from his Mississippi State men’s basketball team’s overtime loss to the University of Kentucky.

 

 

MSU women will play MTSU in NCAAs

Posted 3/16/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The sigh heard in the Templeton Athletic Academic Center at 6:44 p.m. Monday filled the room. It’s not that the Mississippi State women’s basketball team doubted it would be one of the 64 schools to see its name on ESPN, but the suspense made things interesting.

 

 

Carter has steady hand for SHS

Posted 3/16/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Greg Carter doesn’t rant and rave on the sidelines. The Starkville High School boys basketball coach prefers to stay in his seat and watch as the Yellow Jackets execute the game plan. But Carter by no means is tied to his seat. In fact, the veteran coach is quick to get out of his seat and to correct something when he sees a mistake.

 

 

MSU heartbroken by Kentucky again

Posted 3/15/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Mississippi State’s hopes of making the NCAA Tournament were dashed Sunday afternoon, suffering its second heartbreaking loss of the season to the Kentucky Wildcats. An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament slipped through Mississippi State’s grasp as it lost a late lead in regulation and endured a 75-74 overtime loss in the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game at Bridgestone Arena.

 

 

MSU left out of NCAA Tournament

Posted 3/15/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In the end of Mississippi State’s statement run at the Southeastern Conference Tournament, the Bulldogs were shut out of the NCAA Tournament for not doing enough during the course of the season. Throw out the added high-RPI win against Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament semifinals Saturday. Throw out a win against NCAA qualifier Florida in the tournament Friday. Nevermind pushing No. 1 seed Kentucky to the limit in a 75-74 overtime loss in the title game Sunday.

 

 

Fanning-Otis expects MSU to get NCAA bid

Posted 3/15/2010 in College Sports

Sharon Fanning-Otis is more anxious than nervous today. The veteran Mississippi State women’s basketball coach feels confident her team will be one of 64 announced at 6 p.m. today (ESPN) when the 64-team NCAA tournament field is announced. But Fanning-Otis has been coaching long enough to know nothing is guaranteed. And while people have told Fanning-Otis the Lady Bulldogs likely will be anywhere from a No. 7 seed to a No. 10 seed, she is eager to find out who her team will play and where it will go.

 

 

EMCC reaches ultimate destination

Posted 3/15/2010 in College Sports

Mark White believed. The East Mississippi Community College men’s basketball team had completed its preseason preparations for the 2009-10 season and the Lions were ready to discuss their goals. The list was packed with title chances. As White examined an itinerary that included winning a MACJC North Division title, a state and a regional title and then a national championship, he knew the Lions had it in them to accomplish each one.

 

 

SHS' silver sensation

Posted 3/13/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON — Edward Townsel rediscovered his shooting touch Saturday afternoon to help the Starkville High School boys basketball team claim the Mississippi High School Activities Association Grand Slam Championship. After being held to four points Friday in the semifinals against West Bolivar, the senior guard scored a game-high 25 points to lead Starkville past Jackson Callaway 61-45 at Mississippi Coliseum.

 

 

Perkins, Townsel make good on promise

Posted 3/13/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON — Rashad Perkins and Edward Townsel helped deliver on a promise Saturday afternoon. The seniors were instrumental in helping the Starkville High School boys basketball team beat Jackson Callaway 61-45 in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Grand Slam Championship.

 

 

Perkins' block saves Starkville vs. West Bolivar

Posted 3/13/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON — If ever a player was instrumental in carrying his team to a victory, Rashad Perkins did it Friday afternoon. Perkins was a stalwart on both ends of the court to help the Starkville High School boys basketball team slip past West Bolivar 57-56 in the semifinals of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Grand Slam Championship at Mississippi Coliseum.

 

 

MSU will face Kentucky for SEC Tournament title

Posted 3/13/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Another big lead. Another nail-biter of a second half. Another Mississippi State appearance in the finals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

 

 

Defense helps MSU get past Vanderbilt

Posted 3/13/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Always a hallmark for Rick Stansbury’s Mississippi State men’s basketball teams, defense helped push the Bulldogs to their second straight Southeastern Conference Tournament title game.

 

 

MSU beats Florida, takes step toward NCAAs

Posted 3/13/2010 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had its best offensive performance of the season Friday night, but had to stave off a furious Florida comeback on Day 2 of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

 

 

Itawamba AHS' Mitchell will be Starkville High's new football coach

Posted 3/11/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Jamie Mitchell will be the man charged with the task of transforming Starkville High School football.

 

 

SHS' Day anchors back line

Posted 3/11/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Already part of a strong sophomore class, Price Day earned the captain’s arm band and made it his mission to make the Starkville High School boys soccer team the best defensive team in the area.

 

 

Shoemaker strong in goal for Yellow Jackets

Posted 3/11/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE — Raevonne Shoemaker likes being an individual and standing out, so it makes sense she plays goalkeeper. The Starkville High junior started all of the Lady Jackets’ games this season and has been a fixture in Anna Albritton’s lineup for several years. It started when she was a seventh-grader, having to beat out two seniors and a junior to earn the starting job.

 

 

SEC will try to stop slide

Posted 3/11/2010 in College Sports

If current NCAA tournament bracket forecasts pan out, the Southeastern Conference will continue its shift down the national pecking order.

 

 

New Hope's Hawkins no-hits Columbus

Posted 3/10/2010 in High School Sports

Thankfully, Lee Boyd didn’t have to choose. Too many times, teams deliver one part of the equation, leaving coaches to hope for a player or another element to provide a spark. Dillon Hawkins made sure Boyd knew right away what he was getting. The junior right-hander threw a five-inning no-hitter and received the backing of an 11-hit attack Tuesday night to lead the New Hope High School baseball team to a 13-0 victory against Columbus. The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

 

 

Reserves important for MSU in tourney

Posted 3/10/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — When options are few, you just have to go with what you’ve got. The Mississippi State men’s basketball team has played without solid depth in the post and at point guard this season, but has managed a Southeastern Conference Western Division title and a first-round bye in the conference tournament. Luckily, the team has avoided injuries, and hope starting point guard Dee Bost’s hip pointer doesn’t affect his status or play this weekend.

 

 

Vaughan becomes clutch hitter for EMCC

Posted 3/10/2010 in College Sports

If the East Mississippi Community College baseball team needs a clutch hit, Coach Tony Montgomery wants Drew Vaughan at the plate. Montgomery has confidence in Vaughan in clutch situations with the way he’s swung the bat this season. Vaughan, a sophomore second baseman who is a 2008 graduate of Heritage Academy in Columbus, gave Montgomery a reason to have confidence in him when he belted a game-winning, two-run homer against Arkansas Baptist on Feb. 20.

 

 

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