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Wallace leads Ole Miss in Grove Bowl

Posted 4/21/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- First-year University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze said all spring Barry Brunetti has the slight advantage in the team's quarterback race. But Bo Wallace is giving Freeze reason to change his thinking. Wallace was 16 of 26 for 240 yards with two touchdowns and an interception to lead the Red team to a 24-23 overtime victory against the Blue team Saturday in the Grove Bowl at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

 

Ask Rufus: From Cordials to Kool-Aid

Posted 4/21/2012 in Local Columns

As warm weather arrives people in the South turn their thoughts to their favorite beverages.

 

Stratton's pitching gem helps MSU beat Tennessee

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A long-standing tradition at Mississippi State University is the player voted pitcher of the week gets to park in a spot roughly 30 feet from the Dudy Noble Field playing surface.

 

 

MSU goes to video to learn to work harder

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Dan Mullen feels the most important aspect to spring football practice is it is filmed from start to finish.

 

 

Pollorena scores winning run in 11th

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Luis Pollorena doesn't do running drills in practice, but the senior pitcher relishes any chance he gets to run the bases.

 

 

Ole Miss holds final practice before Grove Bowl

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team held its final practice of the spring season Thursday before the BancorpSouth Grove Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels practiced Thursday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in just helmets and shoulder pads in preparation for the spring game at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will feature four 15-minutes quarters with a running clock. Stadium gates will open at noon, and CSS will televise the game live.

 

 

Lenahan provides versatile punch for MSU

Posted 4/20/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University sophomore third baseman Sam Lenahan didn't have to think twice when the opportunity to play Southeastern Conference softball presented itself. Two years into her MSU career, the experience has been even better than then Lawrenceville, Ga., native could have imagined.

 

 

Maturing Falcons push into playoffs

Posted 4/20/2012 in High School Sports

A year ago, Trace Lee was watching from the sidelines with an injury.

 

 

Allsup, Darling lead Caledonia into playoffs

Posted 4/20/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Cody Allsup and Brandon Darling wanted to make a statement in their senior year. After missing out on the playoffs earlier in their career, Allsup and Darling have teamed this season to be a potent 1-2 punch for the Caledonia High School baseball team.

 

 

New Hope wins senior night baseball game

Posted 4/18/2012 in High School Sports

Let the fine-tuning begin.

 

 

Columbus High wins share of region title

Posted 4/18/2012 in High School Sports

TUPELO -- The Columbus High School baseball team earned a signature win Wednesday night on the home field of one of its biggest rivals.

 

 

Bulldogs' Cox moving up NFL draft boards

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fletcher Cox is quickly rising up the draft boards of most National Football League executives.

 

 

Bulldogs need to fnd next level against Volunteers

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In John Cohen's mind, the excuses stop this weekend.

 

 

Cohen upset with lack of effort in loss

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

PEARL -- Three words that have rarely been uttered by a Mississippi State University baseball player under coach John Cohen were said Tuesday night. "We gave up," MSU junior catcher Mitch Slauter said.

 

 

Verner wins third straight powerlifting title

Posted 4/18/2012 in High School Sports

Two years ago, Justin Verner was a self-proclaimed "chubby" kid who was trying to master powerlifting techniques. Only a sophomore, Verner knew he had the potential to accomplish big things in the sport. His strategy for realizing those goals was simple: He was going to listen to his coaches and work as hard as he could.

 

 

Pollorena delivers strong relief for MSU

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

PEARL -- Mississippi State University's Luis Pollorena loves pitching in a big ballpark on a big stage. The Bulldogs' 5-foot-6 left-hander has had three successful outings at Trustmark Park, the home of the Double-A Mississippi Braves.

 

 

Ole Miss finds answer in bullpen

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

PEARL -- The University of Mississippi baseball team has had trouble closing games this season. On Tuesday night, freshman right-hander Hawtin Buchanan provided an answer. Buchanan earned game Most Valuable Player honors and his first win as Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 6-3 in the sixth Governor's Cup at Trustmark Park.

 

 

Stropp hopes to spark MSU tennis at SECs

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Malte Stropp has been waiting for this moment all season. Stropp endured the awkwardness of being a shy kid from Germany in a new place, withstood the weird looks when he arrived in the United States, and is looking forward to being the star of "the show."

 

 

Freeze pleased with energy at practice

Posted 4/18/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- For the second time this spring, weather forced the University of Mississippi football team indoors for practice Tuesday, but the change in scenery didn't affect the team's intensity and energy.

 

 

Lee contributes on mound for region champion Trojans

Posted 4/16/2012 in High School Sports

Peyton Lee wasn't sure what his role was going to be on the 2012 New Hope High School baseball team. Coming off a junior season that left him wanting more, Lee was focused on having an impact in his final season as a Trojan.

 

 

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