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Lady Falcons hope to make statement in game

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

Yvette Hairston wants the Columbus High School girls' basketball team to be mentioned in the same breath with the state's best.



Columbus-Starkville final district basketball series begins tonight

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

The basketball teams of Columbus High School and Starkville High will face each other for the first of their two final games as district opponents tonight at The Beehive.



Cox sets example, helps WPHS return to Jackson

Posted 12/2/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Losing a 20-point halftime lead can destroy a season. Justin Cox helped make sure that didn't happen to the West Point High School football team. Flying high with a 20-0 lead against rival Starkville High, the Green Wave hurt themselves with mistakes and eventually suffered a 21-20 home loss.



Senior Ward emerges as leader for Aberdeen

Posted 12/2/2010 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Fred Ward knew he had to intervene. He watched last week as Channing Ward stalked off the field and then got into a heated exchange with Aberdeen High School football coach Chris Duncan during their game against Winona in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 3A North State championship.



Heritage's Henderson leads MAIS All-Stars

Posted 12/2/2010 in High School Sports

Listed at 6-foot, 210 pounds, Stance Henderson isn't one of the biggest players in Clinton this week preparing for the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star game. But All-Stars are more than just statistics and numbers on a page.



Hebron Christian's Chloe Tapley Player of Year

Posted 12/2/2010 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- Numbers say a lot about Chloe Tapley. Five no-hitters, three one-hitters, 293 strikeouts. Those eye-popping achievements were part of a dominating season that helped Tapley and the Hebron Christian fast-pitch softball team finish as third in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A tournament.



Defense sparks Louisiana Tech

Posted 12/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --Young teams typically need to learn games aren't decided on one play. A shot or a bad break can be a catalyst, but the lapses along the way often are forgotten when the tide turns. The Mississippi State women's basketball team learned that lesson Wednesday night.



Book by former MSU player Kelly provides valuable lessons

Posted 12/2/2010 in Local Sports

The more you grow, the more you know. In Reggie Kelly's mind, he'd be selfish not to share what he has learned in 33 years. An Aberdeen native and current member of the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, Kelly recently put the finishing touches on his first book, which he hopes provides encouragement for people facing adversity.



Class 1A boys basketball teams will chase Pickens County

Posted 12/2/2010 in High School Sports

South Lamar High School boys and girls basketball coach Tony Seals got a surprise earlier this year when the Alabama High School Athletics Association realigned the state's athletic boundaries. Seals' teams picked up a new district opponent when Pickens County dropped from Class 2A into Class 1A, South Lamar's classification.



NCAA rules Auburn's Cam Newton eligible to play

Posted 12/1/2010 in College Sports

The college sports governing body said Wednesday that Newton is eligible to play for the second-ranked Tigers in the Southeastern Conference championship game against South Carolina on Saturday.



Icy dips refresh Aberdeen runner

Posted 12/1/2010 in High School Sports

As Victory Hodges and the Aberdeen High School football team had more success with each game, he discovered the spring in his step had a little less bounce.



Green Wave's Keys tries to improve

Posted 12/1/2010 in High School Sports

There is always something you can improve on. The West Point High School football coaches drive that point home to their players every day.



Lady Techsters invade Starkville

Posted 12/1/2010 in College Sports

Brittany Young doesn't sound like an ordinary freshman.



MSU's last-gasp success runs out

Posted 12/1/2010 in College Sports

Riding a four-game winning streak, Mississippi State's men's basketball team had gotten by with one player carrying the scoring load and others pitching in just enough to win games. Tuesday, the Bulldogs saw that formula burn out in a 61-59 loss to Florida Atlantic (4-4).



Thomas epitomizes West Point's carries out bruising style

Posted 11/30/2010 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Some players fit a system perfectly. Every since Lakenderic Thomas can remember, he has been a bruising running back who prefers to run through defenders than to run around them. Nowhere in the state is that quality cherished more than at West Point High School.



MSU's White in line for Conerly Trophy

Posted 11/30/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris White's breakout senior season has him in pole position to capture the Cellular South Conerly Trophy, which will be awarded tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The Mississippi State middle linebacker turned in one of the best statistical seasons in the Southeastern Conference, totaling 105 tackles, six sacks, and 15-and-a-half tackles for a loss.



MSU men target 5-0 start

Posted 11/30/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will try to extend its season-opening winning streak to five at 7 tonight when it plays host to Florida Atlantic at Humphrey Coliseum.


Bulldogs savor win, ready for bowl game

Posted 11/29/2010 in College Sports

In the yearlong war of words between Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Mississippi's Houston Nutt, Mullen tossed the first barbs and did the majority of the talking, tweaking the "The School Up North" every chance the opportunity arose. Turns out his Bulldogs got the last word, too.


New Lady Bulldog gets chance to shine

Posted 11/29/2010 in College Sports

On Sunday, an injury gave one of the new Lady Bulldogs a chance to play an even greater role. Katia May showed in place of Porsha Porter she is capable of exciting things. At the same time, May showed she, like MSU, is a work in progress.



West Point rolls into state finals

Posted 11/28/2010 in High School Sports

Watching film of Ridgeland High School's undefeated football team, West Point defensive end Tommy Keys was looking forward to a tough Class 5A North State final Friday night.



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