STARKVILLE - Wes Rea said he would like to admit he wasn't trying to hit a home rum in the 12th inning Tuesday night. However, if he did say that - he'd be lying.
STARKVILLE -- One of the best shooters in Mississippi high school basketball has been assured the same offensive freedom at his next stop on the hardwood.
New Hope High has been on the search for offensive consistency throughout the fast-pitch softball season. The Lady Trojans found lots of it Tuesday night, as New Hope pounded out 13 hits in a 17-0 rout of Columbus.
STARKVILLE -- In an attempt to help the Mississippi State University men's basketball team open recruiting roads to the Midwest, new MSU coach Rick Ray announced Monday the hiring of assistant coach Chris Hollender. Hollender, 35, spent the past three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Evansville University.
STARKVILLE -- Brandon Woodruff knew all along he wanted to play baseball in college. At 6:30 tonight, Woodruff will make his first career start -- one that might have cost him $400,000 -- in the Mississippi State University baseball team's game against the University of South Alabama at Dudy Noble Field.
HAMILTON -- Ethan Earnest was looking forward to big things at the beginning of the season. After working through shoulder surgery and back spasms that kept him from throwing a lot of innings in the past two seasons, Earnest wanted to make a mark in his senior season with the Hamilton High School baseball team. But sometimes bad luck follows you.
CALEDONIA -- Ashley Langford understood what her father, Michael, meant when he told her years ago someone always would be watching when she was on the softball field. But the Caledonia High School senior catcher didn't fully appreciate those words of advice until earlier this year when she kept receiving emails from Mississippi Delta Community College softball coach Vanessa Farrell.
The East Mississippi Community College football team capped its 2011 season with a first national championship. The ability of the 2012 squad to defend that title may come down to a computer.
STARKVILLE -- New Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Ray intentionally mentioned Rodney Hood four times last week in his introductory speech. Ray's goal was to convince Hood he would be a major part of MSU's future. The future suddenly turned into the past late Sunday evening when it was announced Hood has left the program after one season.
STARKVILLE -- With the game tied, Daryl Norris stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the ninth inning shocked at the reliever who was entering the game to face him.
STARKVILLE -- Desperation is the feeling of having an urgent need or desire to accomplish something. The Mississippi State University baseball team doesn't need the word defined for it. The squad is living it this season.
STARKVILLE -- The running game is one of the many things the Mississippi State University baseball team has taken special pride in since John Cohen became head coach. That running game and situational execution failed MSU on Saturday in a 4-3 loss to Vanderbilt University in 12 innings.
Todd Stanley didn't want to have any regrets.
STARKVILLE -- In the seventh inning Thursday night, New Hope found much-needed separation in in fast-pitch prep softball game with Starkville and in the Class 5A, Region 3 race.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott continues to be a mystery for the Mississippi State University football program. Even to Dak Prescott himself.
STARKVILLE - It was no more than a two-minute conversation that changed Wes Flanigan's life and brought him back to state of Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- In preparation for what must be considered a critical weekend series against Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has made a tweak to his weekend pitching rotation.
The power of performance is a big motivator for Justin Verner.
Racing has proven to be a stabilizer for Bill Sudduth. Years ago, Sudduth used to fish and hunt. He also admits he liked to party. But things -- and hobbies -- changed when Bill met Brenda Langford. Racing replaced fishing and hunting as an activity Sudduth did in his spare time. That "hobby" quickly turned into a "passion" that Bill and Brenda have embraced.
The Mississippi State University softball team remains confident even though it is on a nine-game conference losing streak.
1. Pickens Academy's White signs with Bevill State C.C. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Late scuffle part of foul-filled game COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU stays close with No. 5 Kentucky COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Futral's big night lifts Starkville Academy past Heritage Academy HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Coaches confident about Jones at Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS