While it may have taken a while to get to the end, the Heritage Academy volleyball team found the wait was worth it. Heritage Academy turned back Columbus High 3-2 in a spirited, back-and-forth two-hour tussle Tuesday night at the Stark Recreation Center on the Mississippi University for Women campus. In its first season of volleyball competition, Heritage Academy completed a season-sweep of Columbus with the 26-24, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 15-11 victory.
The nation's lone junior college football matchup of top 10 teams this week will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Senatobia when fourth-ranked Northwest Mississippi Community College plays host to eighth-ranked East Mississippi C.C. at Bobby Franklin Field. WLSM-FM (107.1) will broadcast the game. which is the division opener for both teams.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- This University of Alabama tailback tandem of Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy isn't nearly as famous as the last one, but so far it's been formidable enough. Richardson has pounded his way to five touchdowns in the second-ranked Crimson Tide's first two games and Lacy has nearly doubled his more well-known backfield mate's yards per carry.
OXFORD -- When the schedule says Vanderbilt, many Southeastern Conference teams breathe a sigh of relief. Not the University of Mississippi. Though the Commodores have struggled to get out of the bottom of the SEC for decades, they've certainly succeeded in being a huge pain for the Rebels in recent years, winning four of their past six in the series.
A Hinds County judge says he will rule soon on a motion by the University of Mississippi to move a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a former Ole Miss football player to Lafayette County.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning sent out a tweet Sunday night following the Bulldogs first loss. "Film doesn't lie," Koenning tweeted. The "film" Koenning is referring to is the game tape from MSU's 41-34 loss to Auburn on Saturday in which quarterback Chris Relf was stopped at the goal line in the waning seconds.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said Monday he expects senior center Quentin Saulsberry to play against No. 3 LSU at 7 p.m. Thursday (ESPN), but senior left tackle James Carmon is "day-to-day" with a left knee injury. Mullen said Sunday both players' injuries didn't require surgery but weren't available to practice Sunday night. Saulsberry left the Bulldogs' 41-34 loss to Auburn University on Saturday with what Mullen said was a knee sprain.
MACON -- Leaders set the example, even when they're a little dinged up. Through four games, Cole Newman and Drew Pearson haven't had much time off to heal the assortment of nagging ailments and bumps and bruises they have acquired in a series of nail-biting victories.
MACON -- Not counting the injuries to his team, Tyrone Shorter is feeling a lot better. The longtime assistant now in his second season as head coach of the Noxubee County High School football team can talk a little more confidently about his defense now that he is beginning to see more effort like the stingy Tigers of old.
The New Hope High School slow-pitch softball team is looking for a little more focus and consistency as it enters the stretch run of the 2011 season. Despite being sluggish Monday afternoon, the Trojans still had more than enough to beat Starkville 21-2 in a four-inning Class 5A, Region 1 contest at the Starkville High complex.
AUBURN, Ala.-- When Mississippi State's 11 players lined up Saturday at the Auburn University 2-yard-line with 10 seconds remaining in the game, they knew a tie wasn't in their future.
AUBURN, Ala. -- For the third straight season, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will leave a game against Auburn University with a 0-1 record in the Southeastern Conference.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State senior defensive back Charles Mitchell was standing right next to the football and was convinced his team has stopped Auburn University on fourth down.
MARIETTA -- Jason Davis rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 42-8 victory against New Site.
OXFORD -- Jeff Scott waited more than a season for a chance to be the featured running back for the University of Mississippi football team. Four touchdowns later, the sophomore made the most of his opportunity.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- To call University of Alabama tight end Michael Williams open would have been a stretch. It didn't stop A.J. McCarron from delivering a fastball that must have made lots of Alabama fans think the Crimson Tide's quarterback competition is over.
STARKVILLE -- Embrace the moment. This is the attitude Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wants to convey to his players in arguably his team's most important Southeastern Conference game since he took the job in Starkville
Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford feared a letdown following his team's win against West Point last week. Coming off the rivalry win, his undefeated team jumped back into another rivalry game against New Hope. To add to his nervousness, he said the Falcons didn't have a good week of preparation for the Trojans. The Falcons never looked in danger of being upset on their home field Friday, rolling to a 33-0 win to remain undefeated.
WEST POINT -- The Starkville High School football team handed West Point its only defeat before the Green Wave marched to their second Class 5A state championship in a row last season. West Point made amends for that setback Friday night with a dominating defensive performance in a 33-12 victory at McCallister Field.
MACON -- It's one thing to step forward when you have a week to prepare knowing you'll be without your starting quarterback. It's an entirely different proposition to lose a starting running back a day before a game and have to scrap your game plan, especially against an athletic and experienced defense. But champions emerge when their teammates need them.
1. West Lowndes wins South State to complete sweep HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Parks likes Starkville Academy's chances in playoffs HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Starkville baseball drops series opener to Tupelo HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Brock, Buckner push New Hope into Round 3 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. SA's Williams will get chance to play soccer at Meridian C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS