MABEN -- With a second-place region finish on the line Friday, West Oktibbeha High School football coach Adam Lowrey has provided the first piece of motivation material. When asked how a loss to South Leake, which will visit Maben at 7 p.m. Friday, would affect the Timberwolves' playoff chances, Lowrey responded: "It won't. We won't lose."
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper knows his squad will face a challenge at 7 tonight when it takes on Sulligent High. The Blue Devils, who clinched the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A, Region 8 championship last week, come into the game 7-2 and 6-1. They have won the past three meetings in the series, including a 52-14 victory last week.
James Wriley wasn't sure the expectations were appropriate.
Mississippi State football coaches and players agree quarterback Chris Relf can handle his workload.
Mississippi State University freshman linebacker Chris Hughes will miss the team's game against the University of Kentucky at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPNU) after a league suspension for an unnecessary hit in its win against the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Octavius Logan of Lamar University has been on a personal odyssey to play football at a higher level.
STARKVILLE -- The University of Kentucky's Randall Cobb will be the Mississippi State football team's most difficult individual matchup this season. MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz thinks enough of the Wildcats' do-it-all player that he believes Cobb will present a greater challenge than Auburn University quarterback Cameron Newton.
The start of the Rachel Hollivay era at Heritage Academy will have to wait. A fractured left foot will keep the 6-foot-5 junior forward/center, who is ranked the No. 3 recruit in the Class of 2012 by ESPN's HoopGurlz, out of tonight's season-opening Heritage Academy Girls Preseason Tournament.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Josh Harper wanted Friday night to be special. The South Lamar High School football coach wanted to send his 10 seniors out in style with a victory against Meek in their final home game of the season.
STARKVILLE -- The future of cowbells rests in the hands of Mississippi State's fans. While it's been the obvious component of the Southeastern Conference's amended artificial noisemaker ban to help accommodate MSU's greatest sporting symbol, the current margin for error is nil. MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin confirmed Monday the SEC has notified the school it will be fined for violations of the cowbell compromise.
One look at Starkville Academy's girls' basketball roster reveals a non-typical lack of depth.
After narrowly avoiding an upset loss to Alabama-Birmingham, Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs are still looking to improve their passing game.
As the only returning starter for the Ole Miss Rebels, Chris Warren carries the responsibility of leading a team with six new players without the likes of Terrico White, Murphy Holloway or Eniel Polynice to help share the load.
Kayla Melson is going to do everything she can to help lead the University of Mississippi women's basketball team this season.
Senior running back Ken Mitchell rushed for 339 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to power the South Lamar High School football team to a 45-27 victory against Meek in an Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 1A, Region 5 game.
Starkville High School's first-ever cross country meet was a flawless performance Saturday.
No. 24 Bulldogs survive late scare on strength of DePasquale's two field goals.
The Pickens Academy football team stood toe-to-toe with second ranked Bessemer Academy on Friday night and entered the fourth quarter in a scoreless stalemate.
Olive Branch High School quarterback Todd Mays scrambled under the pressure Friday night from the oncoming Starkville defense.
Joel Meek kicked a 26-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to give the Immanuel Christian football team a 37-34 victory against Central Holmes in a Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A, District 3 game.
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