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Columbus High football faces stern test in Aberdeen

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

Now that the word is out, the Columbus High School football team will have to be even better. Columbus delivered a mild surprise Saturday, breaking out to a 21-0 lead en route to a 27-12 victory against Noxubee County in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

 

 

Pitching, defense leads Hamilton slow-pitch softball

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Pitching and defense don't discriminate. Although the combination typically may be associated more often with fast-pitch softball, the Hamilton High School slow-pitch team showed Thursday how far that timely tandem can take a team.

 

 

MSU's Carr, Virges will be at South Panola-West Point game

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For at least one night this weekend, a pair of Mississippi State players will turn in their maroon for the green of their high school. West Point High alumni Curtis Virges and Michael Carr said this week they intend to be on the sidelines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for matchup between No. 1 South Panola and No. 3 West Point at Hamblin Stadium.

 

 

MSU's Bumphis excited about return game

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chad Bumphis can't wait to be back in the spotlight.

 

 

Bramble hopes mental approach lifts Alabama

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

Todd Bramble is ready to take it to the next level. The former Clemson University women's soccer coach has spent the past three years rebuilding the University of Alabama's women's soccer program.

 

 

Pickens Academy hopes to show physical side

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

CARROLLTON, Ala. -- John Gartman isn't going to change the identity of the Pickens Academy football team because one player graduated.

 

 

East Webster set for emotional game at home

Posted 8/19/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- The East Webster High School football team may play the most emotionally charged home opener in school history at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Vardaman.

 

 

Alabama has two-hour practice indoors

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team took a break from the heat Thursday with a two-hour practice in full pads inside the Hank Crisp Practice Facility.

 

 

Ole Miss football practices indoors

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Inclement weather didn't stop the University of Mississippi football team from getting work done Thursday in full pads at the Indoor Practice Facility.

 

 

MSU men's basketball will open SEC slate against Arkansas

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will open its 2012 Southeastern Conference schedule the same way it will conclude the regular season -- against long-time foe University of Arkansas.

 

 

Ole Miss men's basketball has exciting schedule

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy announced Thursday another exciting season will begin in November. The Rebels' schedule features nine teams that won 20 or more games last season, and 10 squads that reached postseason play.

 

 

Alabama men's basketball will face challenging schedule

Posted 8/19/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama men's basketball team will face a challenging non-conference schedule in addition to the traditional Southeastern Conference slate, coach Anthony Grant announced Thursday.

 

 

West Point gearing up for South Panola game

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- The bleachers are ready. The grass has been sprayed and cut. The bleachers are on campus and set to be arranged. The field will be painted Friday.

 

 

Adams confident Lamar County will mature

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

VERNON, Ala. -- Lamar County High School football coach Ken Adams takes a unique approach when sizing up his 2011 Bulldogs. Adams feels his squad's main strength and weaknesses may go hand in hand.

 

 

Harper hopes Stallions can overcome injuries

Posted 8/18/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Each week, National Football League head coaches have to file an injury report that lists their players' injuries for that week's game. Fortunately, South Lamar High School football coach Josh Harper doesn't have that job.

 

 

Mullen can't worry about scandals

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - In the wake of college football scandals at Ohio State, the University of North Carolina, Oregon and now at Miami, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has a simple philosophy.

 

 

Nutt likes play of Lockett, QBs

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team took to the practice fields adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Wednesday under warm and sunny conditions.

 

 

MSU women's basketball excited to get started

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

Sharon Fanning-Otis raring to go. It's less than two months before the start of practice before the 2011-12 season, but the Mississippi State women's basketball coach already is geared up for bigger and better things.

 

 

First month and a half has been whirlwind for Stuedeman

Posted 8/18/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vann Stuedeman is accustomed to whirlwinds. When you're a coach who prefers hugs over handshakes and you can energize a room when you walk in, it's easy to see why Stuedeman has felt comfortable in her new job as Mississippi State softball coach.

 

 

Columbus softball won't be denied against New Hope

Posted 8/17/2011 in High School Sports

With the odds reaching their longest Tuesday night, the Columbus High School slow-pitch softball team dug down and found a way. Columbus scored three runs in the home half of the seventh inning to rally for a stunning 14-13 victory against New Hope at Lady Falcons Field.

 

 

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