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Sulligent, Pickens County advance in Alabama playoffs

Posted 11/6/2010 in High School Sports

The Sulligent and Pickens County high school football teams advanced to the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs Friday night. Sulligent defeated West End of Walnut Grove, Ala., 34-18 in the Class 2A playoffs, while Pickens County ended Loachapoka's season in Class 1A with a 26-7 victory.



MSU women's basketball team will be versatile this season

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

Versatility appears to be a potential catchword for the 2010-11 Mississippi State women's basketball team.



Basketball Bulldogs will look different this year

Posted 11/6/2010 in College Sports

The Mississippi State men's basketball team's exhibition opener against Lindsey Wilson College showed how different the Bulldogs will look this season.



Tuscaloosa Christian ends Victory Christian's run

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

COTTONDALE, Ala. -- Josh McCoy caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Maison McCullough with 3 minutes, 1 second remaining in the fourth quarter Friday night to lift the Tuscaloosa Christian football team to a 24-20 victory against Victory Christian in the Christian Football Association championship.



MSU to experiment with rotations against Lindsey Wilson

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

When Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces exhibition opponent Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, all eyes will be on the two players who won't be in uniform when the games start to count.


MSU remembers friend, teammate Nick Bell

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Nick Bell's memorial service featured several speakers and slideshows honoring the former Mississippi State football player. But each shared a common theme about their friend: his bright smile.

Eagles face Tuscaloosa for title

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian football team still has a shred of uncertainty as it enters its game at 7 tonight against Tuscaloosa Christian for the Christian Football Association championship.


Starkville boys team full of question marks

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

How does Starkville High's boys basketball team go about duplicating last season's state title run? It doesn't.



Freshmen helping Crimson Tide improve

Posted 11/5/2010 in College Sports

Tierney Jenkins feels this is the year. This time, it's not just talk.



Immanuel aims for history tonight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas knew more than two years ago the Immanuel Christian football program was in good hands. The longtime football and basketball coach wanted to ensure the football program's continued growth as an 11-man team, so he opted to step aside so the school could bring in Shawn Gates as new football coach and Daniel Merchant as an assistant coach.



East Webster defense not concerned about the spotlight

Posted 11/5/2010 in High School Sports

Defensive players rarely get the shine cast on those who score touchdowns. And that's fine by East Webster High School football players.



Columbus, Starkville in familiar position for football finale

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- For all the improvement Starkville High School's football team has experienced this season, the Yellow Jackets find themselves in a familiar playoff bind entering the final week of the regular season.



Dynamic running back tandem leads Noxubee County

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter had a plan. With an experienced group returning on the offensive line and with a group of running backs with a ton of potential, Shorter hoped he could help change the identity of the Noxubee County High School football team.



Former MSU coach brings back Mississippi Juniors volleyball club

Posted 11/4/2010 in Local Sports

Tina Seals hopes she can pick up where she left off and continue her work to help volleyball grow in the state of Mississippi. After two years away from the sport, Seals, the former women's volleyball coach at Mississippi State, is bringing back the Mississippi Juniors volleyball club.



Starkville girls will reload led by frontcourt

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams says her Lady Jackets will use an equal-opportunity approach to who scores, rebounds, and earns minutes this season.



Hamilton will face tough task vs. Calhoun City

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

The Hamilton High School football team has put its pieces together at the right time of the season. Now the Lions have to hope they can raise their level of play another notch.



Sulligent will be at home for playoff opener

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

SULLIGENT, Ala. -- With the distractions and obstacles Sulligent High School has had to overcome this season, Blue Devils interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert has talked a lot about last year to get his squad fired up for Friday night's playoff game.



Rutgers' April Sykes has new role with Knights

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.


Cancer takes MSU's Nick Bell

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell's battle with cancer ended Tuesday, leaving behind grief-stricken family, friends and teammates who will remember a cheerful, passionate and jovial person.


Henderson leads Lions to playoffs

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Brad Henderson has faced that clock and those charging linemen and cornerbacks and those questions. His ability to remain calm and to slow that clock down has helped him become a leader the East Mississippi Community College football team can trust.



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