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Caledonia volleyball set for playoff run

Posted 10/5/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School volleyball team is right where it wants to be. Buoyed by an approach that has eschewed individual accolades in favor of team effort, Caledonia (16-7) will play host to Aberdeen at 6 tonight in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1 tournament. The winner of that match will play the winner of the Lewisburg-St. Andrew's match on Saturday at a time and place to be announced. The winner of that match will advance to the state tournamen



Columbus United soccer celebrates title

Posted 10/5/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Soccer Club continues to make its mark. The Columbus United Under-14 boys soccer team won the championship at the Clinton Fall Invitational Sept. 24-25. It is the first time a Columbus team has won the tournament.



MSU's Bost on preseason Wooden Watch List

Posted 10/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior guard Dee Bost was one of 50 players named Monday to the Wooden Award Preseason Watch List, as announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The list is made up of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year's individual performance and team records, are the front-runners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.



New picture for MSU football season

Posted 10/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Members of the Mississippi State football team's coaching staff have a new perspective five weeks into the 2011 season. MSU head coach Dan Mullen is using words like "realistic" and "goals" after MSU (2-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) lost to the University of Georgia 24-10 Saturday for its third consecutive SEC defeat.



Broomfield playing with broken thumb

Posted 10/5/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior cornerback Corey Broomfield has been playing with a broken thumb for the past three weeks. MSU cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith confirmed Monday that Broomfield suffered the injury Sept. 10 in a 41-34 loss at Auburn University, and that Broomfield has been playing with a large cast on his right hand since that time.



Ole Miss player death case now in Lafayette County

Posted 10/3/2011 in College Sports

A north Mississippi couple whose son died during football practice at Mississippi will have their case tried in Oxford, where the university is located, a Hinds County judge has ruled.



Urgent Emergency: Georgia's defense smothers MSU

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The isolated early season mistakes have become trends after the Mississippi State football team suffered its third straight Southeastern Conference defeat.



Favre sees first action at MSU

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan Favre received what he asked for Saturday afternoon -- an opportunity to play.



Georgia's Crowell has strong first half against MSU

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Mississippi State football team figured out Saturday at Sanford Stadium that sometimes two isn't better than one. That's the case when that one is Isaiah Crowell.



MSU women's basketball will begin practice Tuesday

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

Sharon Fanning-Otis is ready. After spending much of the past week on the road recruiting, Fanning-Otis was back in the state of Mississippi on Saturday, gearing up for the start of the Mississippi State women's basketball season.



Offense sparks Ole Miss vs. Fresno State

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

FRESNO, Calif. -- Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked the University of Mississippi football team's dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night.



Defense, Richardson lead Alabama past Florida

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 3 University of Alabama football team showed it can run and stop the run better than No. 12 Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country.



Second-half turnovers doom Columbus

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Three second-half turnovers hurt the cause as the Columbus High School football team dropped a 35-7 decision to Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game Friday night.



Mullen unsure how MSU will respond against Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is in the position no head coach wants to be in this weekend. There are a lot of questions Mullen won't be able to answer until the Mississippi State football team kicks off its game against the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. today (Fox Sports Net South) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.



Crowell making big difference for Georgia

Posted 10/1/2011 in College Sports

It's not difficult to find the trend in University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's plan of action last week against the University of Mississippi. Georgia handed the football to freshman Isaiah Crowell and let the rest of the nation see why the Bulldogs were so excited when the five-star tailback signed his National Letter of Intent.



Heritage Academy explodes for big win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

The roller coaster is back on the rise. Judging by the way the Heritage Academy football team executed Friday night in a 56-21 victory against Magnolia Heights, there is no telling how high or how fast the Patriots will be able to go.



Davis, defense spark Trojans

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

It took Brady Davis two and a half quarters to figure it out. But once New Hope's high school freshman quarterback did, the Trojans couldn't be stopped.



Starkvillle beats Provine for second region win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team picked up where it left off Friday night against another Class 5A, Region 2 school from Jackson. In front of a large Homecoming crowd, Starkville rolled to a 38-7 victory against the Provine High Rams.



Starkville Academy gets sixth win

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Homecoming welcomed the Starkville Academy football team nicely with a 34-26 win against the Copiah Academy Colonels.



West Point pulls away to beat Hernando

Posted 10/1/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team was very good Friday night when it maintained possession of the football. West Point pounded out 463 yards of offense and overcame a bizarre string of four turnovers to defeat Hernando 33-22 in a Class 5A, Region 1 game at McCallister Field.



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