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Miscues, missed chances spoil Aberdeen's play

Posted 12/5/2010 in High School Sports

Turnovers and missed opportunities typically spell the difference in games as evenly matched as these, and that's how the story played out at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Forest capitalized on two lost fumbles by Aberdeen in the first half, turning one into a touchdown, and then delivered a key defensive stand in the fourth quarter to preserve a 10-8 victory in the Class 3A championship.



MSU beats N. Texas with unlikely leader

Posted 12/5/2010 in College Sports

Led by its front court and an unlikely key player, Mississippi State's women's basketball team beat North Texas 66-60 on Saturday.



Man assaulted by cowbell at Mississippi State game sues alleged attacker, SEC

Posted 12/3/2010 in College Sports

A man involved in an incident last year in which he was hit with a cowbell at a Mississippi State football game has sued his alleged attacker and the Southeastern Conference.



Green Wave's road back to Jackson not easy

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

Neither lengthy bus rides, injuries, nor weighty expectations prevented the West Point High School football team from making its appointed rounds this season. At 7 p.m. Saturday, the Green Wave hope to complete the journey to the ultimate prize: A state championship.



Aberdeen shooting for R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

It's all about respect for the Aberdeen High School football team. Last year, many in the state thought the Bulldogs were good enough to get to Jackson to play for a state title.



Most area schools not affected by new regions

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

The Mississippi High School Activities Association reclassification for football and basketball in 2011-13 has left area teams largely in place -- with two major exceptions. Starkville High School will move from Class 6A, Region 1 to Class 5A, Region 2 and West Lowndes will move from Class 2A, Region 2 to Class 1A, Region 3.



Jackets' midfield trio cashing in

Posted 12/3/2010 in High School Sports

For every explosive run from midfield, there has to be someone to cover the empty spaces. One lane left open or one man left unmarked could turn into a defensive nightmare and a goal for the opposition. To play fluid, attacking soccer, a team must have a strong midfield.



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.



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