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Starkville Academy has something to prove in 2012

Posted 8/16/2012 in High School Sports

Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill prefers to play a challenging season opener. Starkville Academy will do that at 7:30 p.m. Friday when it travels to Ridgeland to take on St. Andrew's High School.



Columbus High's Thomas commits to MSU

Posted 8/16/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was just time for Jake Thomas to end the unnecessary drama. The four-star offensive tackle from Columbus High School called the Mississippi State University coaching staff Wednesday to confirm his verbal commitment to the program.



West Point gearing up for game at South Panola

Posted 8/16/2012 in High School Sports

West Point High School football coach Chris Chambless admits preseason scrimmages and jamborees aren't high on his to-do list.



Pargo feels chemistry strong at ICC

Posted 8/16/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football coach Jon Williams kicks off his third season two weeks from tonight when ICC plays at East Central C.C. Former Aberdeen High School standout Rashad Pargo has been with Williams for every step of his maiden voyage as a junior college head coach.



Discounted hotel rate for NeSmith racing event in September

Posted 8/16/2012 in Local Sports

The Wingate Inn in Columbus will be the official host hotel for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series $2,000-to-win Black Ice 40 on Sept. 2 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus.



Gray earns two NeSmith victories at Magnolia

Posted 8/16/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tony Gray, of Coker, Ala., and Jeff Glisson, of Boaz, Ky., were the big winners in NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 20 action.



Red Carpet Bowl celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted 8/15/2012 in Local Sports

James Lawson still remembers the summer of 1962.



West Lowndes hangs tough, falls to Starkville

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

For West Lowndes High School, the scoreboard did not reflect victory Tuesday night.



EMCC's Fluker makes pledge to Georgia

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

East Mississippi Community College continued to add to its signees to Division 1 college football with the verbal commitment of safety Shaquille Fluker to the University of Georgia.



Youth soccer continues growth in Columbus

Posted 8/14/2012 in Local Sports

Tom Velek has seen soccer make incredible progress in Columbus.



Starkville Academy shut out by Jackson Prep in soccer action

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Keavy Noblin showed Tuesday that a no-no moment can turn into a positive just as easily on the soccer field as it can on the basketball court.



Broomfield provides safety net for MSU defense

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Corey Broomfield has bought into the plan.



Macdonald hopes MSU soccer learns lessons from scrimmage

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's time to get offensive. Judging from the Mississippi State University women's soccer team's latest showing, that objective appears to be attainable.


Heritage Academy volleyball continues to grow

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

Mary Douglass Kerby didn't think Harli Sesser was serious. It's small talk, she thought. Why else would Sesser be talking and talking to her about volleyball?

Sanders has power surge for Lady Trojans

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

D.J. Sanders doesn't try to hit home runs. She never has and never will. Instead, she and her teammates step into the batter's box with the mind-set to "hit it hard and wish it well."


Donahoe likes Heritage Academy's physical play in jamboree

Posted 8/14/2012 in High School Sports

Barrett Donahoe wants physical play to be the calling card for the Heritage Academy football team this season. Coming off a scrimmage at East Rankin Academy last week in which he felt that trait was lacking, Donahoe was pleased with how his team responded Saturday in a 12-0 victory against Winston Academy in Louisville.


MSU baseball excited to add Hann to mix

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- When Kyle Hann arrived on campus this week, the Mississippi State University baseball program secured one of the best middle infield prospects from Canada in years.


MSU's Banks benefits from LSU's loss

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- LSU's dismissal last week of Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu has created positive repercussions for Johnthan Banks. Sports Illustrated added Banks, a senior cornerback for Mississippi State University, to a revised All-America list after LSU kicked Mathieu, a junior defensive back nicknamed the Honey Badger, off the team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule.



Chapel gives Schaefer his first commitment

Posted 8/14/2012 in College Sports

Ketara Chapel sounds like Vic Schaefer's kind of player. Schaefer, the new Mississippi State University women's basketball coach, has used his defensive acumen to earn the nickname "Secretary of Defense." Schaefer's tough, in-your-face style of defense was an integral component of Texas A&M University's march to the 2011 national title.


Transformation process: Freeze will hold Ole Miss accountable

Posted 8/13/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Bo Wallace knows a little about timing.


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