STARKVILLE -- The next step in Jake Wells' coaching career was about finding the right philosophical fit at a bigger program. For John Cohen and the Mississippi State University baseball program, the task was finding the next young, up-and-coming coach to complete a staff that will lead the team to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
"It's always fun to make history." That's the message Laura Lee Holman imparted Monday in her first official duties as New Hope High School volleyball coach.
Maggie Proffitt sensed the chemistry. Instead of questioning their roles on the Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team, Proffitt could feel all of the players coming together and developing an ability to play with each other.
Mississippi State University head softball coach Vann Stuedeman recently completed her first season with the Bulldogs. MSU finished 33-24 and 12-16 in Southeastern Conference play, and returned to postseason play for the first time since 2009. MSU saw its season end with a pair of losses in the Eugene Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon. Today, Stuedeman reviews her first season as a head coach on the collegiate level, and looks ahead to 2013.
Tiffany Huddleston and the rest of her Chicago Fire Juniors of Mississippi club members are ready to experience the sights, sounds, and food in a big city. Huddleston, a rising senior at Starkville Academy, won't have a lot of time for sightseeing in her fist trip to the Chicago suburb, but she will be sure to pack her appetite for one thing: Deep dish pizza.
DeShuni Sanders never considered herself a trailblazer. Growing up, DeShuni was like countless other children in the New Hope community of Columbus who grew up playing softball. It didn't take long for DeShuni to gravitate to the game. Little did DeShuni know that the love for the game that enveloped her was catching.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Gabe Jackson received two birthday presents Thursday. The junior from Amite County High School was named to the Outland Trophy Award watch list and was a preseason second-team pick to the All-Southeastern Conference team.
McKenzie Adams did her best not to let the disappointment creep into her mind. Losing a two-goal lead and then the match can be disheartening to any team, but having a short memory is a key to success in tournament settings.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University redshirt sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson suffered an injury last weekend. MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith declined to elaborate about the specifics of the injury, citing "team policy on injuries. He refused to comment about whether the injury was to Johnson's "upper body" or "lower body" when asked Wednesday afternoon.
Many times the work athletes do on the field overshadows the things they do in the classroom and behind the scenes. But Noxubee County High School linebacker Javancy Jones has his priorities in order. From an early age, his parents stressed he needed to make good grades before he was allowed to participate in sports.
The summer heat is here. These are times to devise a game plan to catch fish. More than one rod is the best way for a weekend angler to enjoy his or her time on the water without spending the day cutting off lures and tying on several others.
OXFORD -- It has been a hectic few weeks for University of Mississippi junior right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Daniel Merchant has a vision to sell.
STARKVILLE -- Essentially what the Mississippi State University baseball program accomplished Tuesday was a trade with the country directly to the north of us.
STARKVILLE -- After completing their first active season on the Mississippi State University football team, two players made it to national watch lists.
Perfection is a matter of opinion.
STARKVILLE -- Terry Fitch knew his team had a bull's eye on its back. Entering the championship game of the 10-year-old Dizzy Dean South State tournament, Fitch realized his team's 4-0 record to that point wouldn't guarantee success.
"Earn everything." No better words were spoken on and around a diamond on a weekend packed with softball and baseball action in the Greater Golden Triangle area.
There's no better time than the month of July to make an impression.
WEST POINT -- When completing his degree work at Mississippi State University, Stan Hughey thought he was preparing for a long baseball coaching career.
1. West Point mourns loss of teen HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Columbus High girls basketball team sends four more to colleges HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Caledonia baseball advances with victory over New Albany HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Suggs' gem helps push Caledonia to next round HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. MSU's Marrero popped for DUI COLLEGE SPORTS