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Starkville rolls in Outlaw Tournament opener

Posted 12/29/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the inaugural Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump holiday basketball tournament there are no plans for a slam dunk contest. Don't tell that to the Starkville Yellow Jackets. They broke out their own dunk competition during Wednesday night's 74-27 romp over Strong, Ark., in an opening-round tournament game played at Humphrey Coliseum on the campus of Mississippi State University.



Aberdeen loses lead, game to Memphis East High

Posted 12/29/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Aberdeen enjoyed a brilliant first half of basketball Wednesday in the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump high school basketball tournament. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Mathew Butler then found the range from downtown. Butler hit four 3-point baskets in the second quarter as East High (Memphis, Tenn.) erased a 12-point first-half deficit to take an 80-73 win over Aberdeen at Humphrey Coliseum.



ICCE uses strong start to top Hatley

Posted 12/29/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Immanuel Christian defeated Hatley High School Wednesday afternoon 46-33 in the Immanuel Christmas Classic. The Lady Rams also came away with a victory beating Winona Christian 23-16.



Bulldogs' win streak ends at 11

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

DALLAS -- With one big play, Pierre Jackson made up for a series of mistakes to keep No. 6 Baylor undefeated. Jackson drove for a layup with 28 seconds left to give the Bears a 54-52 victory over No. 15 Mississippi State, which had won 11 straight.



Lady Bulldogs face challenge in Reno play

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tick, tick, tick. The Mississippi State women's basketball team has seven days before it plays host to LSU in its Southeastern Conference opener.



MSU to give Relf one final start in bowl game vs. Wake Forest

Posted 12/29/2011 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mississippi State can only hope for similar postseason perfomance that they got last on New Year's Day in the 2011 Gator Bowl.



Immanuel opens tournament with multiple victories

Posted 12/28/2011 in High School Sports

STEENS -- Immanuel Christian posted all victories on the boys side of the opening round of the ICCE Christmas Tournament Tuesday. The Rams raced past Tupelo Christian Academy and Kosciusko, while the junior high Rams beat the Scott Flames.



Wake Forest needs leadership, points from Price

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The goal for Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price is to be just another overlooked prospect from Westlake High School in Texas to prove the critics wrong.



Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk tourney tips today

Posted 12/28/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- One of Starkville's native sons will spread holiday cheer - basketball style - this week. The Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump, hosted by Starkville High, tips off with four games set for today in the Humphrey Coliseum on the Mississippi State University campus.



Bulldogs face ultimate road task in undefeated Baylor

Posted 12/28/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neither Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury nor Baylor coach Scott Drew have a guarantee about what the result will be when their teams meet tonight in Dallas. They do know it'll be fun however.



Game week here for MSU Football

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State began what it's calling phase three of its Music City Bowl preparation Monday with its first practice in Nashville on the campus of Vanderbilt University.



Sidney's status remains 'day to day' for No. 15 Bulldogs

Posted 12/27/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State University officials said Monday evening that junior center Renardo Sidney is being listed as "day to day" following the first practice back together since the Christmas holiday.



Baker, Barron shine on offense

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

At football camps and combines, Columbus High School running back Damian Baker and Noxubee County wide receiver Terrence Barron have never worried about looking good on a scale or for a tape measure. For The Dispatch co-Offensive Players of the Year, it is about producing on the field and making opponents regret dismissing them at first glance.



Mitchell, Terrill help put Starkville back at top

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jamie Mitchell and Jeff Terrill are responsible for putting high school football in the city of Starkville at the front of the line in the state of Mississippi.



MSU, Wake Forest use redshirts in similar fashions

Posted 12/23/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fans will have trouble finding freshmen on the depth charts for the 2011 Music City Bowl. The leaders of the Mississippi State and Wake Forest University football teams refer to their programs as "developmental" entities that encourage 18- and 19-year-olds to begin their college careers doing something they might not have done: Stand on the sideline and watch.



Rogers proud of final season at Starkville

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

Eric Rogers will remember a lot about his final football season at Starkville High School. His favorite moment was Monday mornings at school after a victory. It was a unique feeling he had been waiting three years to experience.



Immanuel Christian set for second basketball tournament

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

Billy Thomas and Immanuel Christian did such a good job organizing the school's first Christmas basketball tournament that this year's event came together quickly.


Victory Christian senior injured in auto accident returns to the court

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

The smile lights up the gym. Marcus Sims dribbles the basketball to the corner of the court and launches a 3-pointer. He moves to greet a visitor before returning to the court to join Anthony Sharp in an impromptu game of one-on-one.


Moultrie, MSU win again in Jackson

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team proved Thursday night in the state capital that size matters. Against a scrappy opponent in its annual trip to the Mississippi Coliseum, No. 18 MSU used its significant height and physical advantage to cruise to a 82-67 victory against Northwestern State.



Aberdeen's Duncan preaches, follows the word

Posted 12/23/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- Chris Duncan has fully served his year -- and then some. What began as a one-year commitment to coach the Aberdeen High School football team has turned into a five-year gig. In that time, Duncan has helped re-build a program that won one game in the two previous seasons and has elevated it into a perennial state title contender.



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