J'Marcus Brooks knew he had a chance. To make the most of that opportunity, the former Columbus High School standout realized he needed to make a commitment. As soon as the Mississippi College baseball team's 2011 season ended, Brooks laid out a plan. He would run, he would lift weights, he would practice his fundamentals -- and he would do it all as often as possible.
STARKVILLE -- Artem Ilyushin is feeling "those nerves" in anticipation of his final weekend at the A.J. Pitts Center. The Mississippi State University men's tennis team's top player hopes to perform better in his finale than he did two weeks ago at the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Starkville.
Drew McBrayer has seen that look on Chase Taylor's face. The New Hope High School golf coach knows that there are several options once Taylor shows that expression mixed with frustration, anger, and disappointment.
Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen has been suspended one game for violating Southeastern Conference sportsmanship rules.
Pitching and defense go together better than anything in baseball. But pitchers have to throw strikes to help their team maximize its potential on defense. The thinking is simple: If pitchers pitch to contact, their defense will be alive and on its toes to make more plays than it would if pitchers go deep in counts and have problems throwing strikes.
STARKVILLE -- Without its fourth-year coach Tuesday night, the Mississippi State University baseball team used the team approach to get a victory.
STARKVILLE - The Mississippi State University softball game notes point out that more than 99 million homes will be able to watch the team's nationally televised Southeastern Conference tournament game against the University of Alabama at 7 p.m. Thursday.
There are plenty of words -- matured, improved, developed -- to select to try to describe what has happened to Lauren Holifield and D.J. Sanders this season. No matter which word you use, though, all of them point to one thing: Holifield and Sanders have gotten better.
Chris Hamm likes his Victory Christian fast-pitch softball team to make things happen. Whether it is stealing bases or putting balls in play, Hamm knows good things are bound to occur when his team puts pressure on a defense.
Columbus High School offensive lineman Jake Thomas is already a highly sought after football recruit. As Thomas prepares for his senior season, the notoriety continues to build. On Monday, Thomas was one of nine Mississippians nominated for this season's U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at noon, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
WEST POINT -- Konrad Vernon shot an 81 Tuesday to lead the Heritage Academy golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Mississippi Association of Independent Class AAA State meet at Old Waverly.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University baseball coach John Cohen will serve an NCAA-mandated one-game suspension tonight after receiving a post-game ejection following Sunday's series finale at Alabama.
STARKVILLE -- "From Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri" are not words used commonly words for the starters of Mississippi State University men's basketball players.
STARKVILLE -- Jonathan Holder had to make a lot of choices in his first semester at Mississippi State University.
One of sports more important relationships is between a catcher and a pitcher.
Victory Christian baseball coach Brent Harris is yearning for his team to deliver a knock-out punch.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- In a fleeting moment, the Mississippi State University baseball thought it would leave Thomas-Sewell Stadium with its first sweep in Tuscaloosa since 2004.
Coaches at small schools often have little time to prepare for the change in sports seasons. Things were no different this year for Brent Harris at Victory Christian. By the time the Eagles' boys basketball season ended, baseball season was ready to start days later. As Harris transitioned from zone defenses to bunt defenses, one word entered his mind about the upcoming baseball season: Pitching.
The Heritage Academy golf team is the defending Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA champion, but coach Ed Lott feels his team will be the hunter instead of the hunted when it defends its title Tuesday at Old Waverly.
Laura Lee Holman had plenty of memorable moments as a standout softball and basketball player at New Hope High School. Holman also has worked hard as the school's girls basketball coach to build that program into a contender.
1. Columbus High girls basketball team sends four more to colleges HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Suggs' gem helps push Caledonia to next round HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. McQuary, Rooker lead MSU past Ole Miss COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Starkville baseball team routs Murrah to advance HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Silkwood has banner day for Bulldogs COLLEGE SPORTS