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SEC women begin 16-game league schedule

Posted 1/3/2010 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The numbers will mean a little more to Southeastern Conference women’s basketball coaches this season. Today, all 12 teams will play the first games in their 16-game SEC schedules. This is the first season the SEC, which started women’s basketball play in the 1982-83 season, will feature a 16-game schedule. The decision evoked mixed feelings from SEC coaches last year when they were asked about it at the league’s annual media days gathering in Birmingham, Ala.

 

 

MSU football team misses out on signing Newton

Posted 1/3/2010 in College Sports

Now that junior college quarterback Cam Newton has decided to play at Auburn, Mississippi State’s football team looks to move forward with the signal callers it already has on the roster. Newton, who led Blinn (Texas) College to the junior college national championship, signed with Auburn on Thursday. MSU was in the running for Newton’s services all the way up to New Year’s Eve, but Auburn came through the back door in the final days of the year to snatch him. Newton visited Auburn right before Christmas.

 

 

Hester's removal as New Hope High baseball coach top story

Posted 12/31/2009 in Local Sports

Stacy Hester began the year as the head coach of one of the state’s most noted high school baseball programs. By the middle of 2009, Hester was out at New Hope High School.

 

 

Willis cancels annual baseball camp for this year

Posted 12/31/2009 in Local Sports

Still feeling the pain of losing his mother, Kent Willis has decided to postpone his Straight Path Baseball Camp for a year. The minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves organization canceled the camp after his mother, Willie Mae Willis, of Columbus, passed away Nov. 12. She was 76.

 

 

Starkville High boys end year unbeaten

Posted 12/31/2009 in High School Sports

HATTIESBURG — The Starkville High School boys basketball team have ended the 2009 portion of its schedule undefeated. The Yellow Jackets put the finishing touches with a sweep of three games at the Hattiesburg Holiday Classic with a 77-49 victory against Oak Grove High Wednesday afternoon at Watkins Gymnasium.

 

 

MSU wants to rebound against San Diego

Posted 12/31/2009 in College Sports

One statistic really bothers Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury. When a Stansbury-coached team gets outrebounded like it did Monday night against Mississippi Valley State (45-44), it concerns him.

 

 

Lumanu keys MSU victory

Posted 12/31/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The contact would have knocked a lesser guard to the ground. But not much stops Armelie Lumanu when she is in her element.

 

 

South Lamar freshman Cunningham sets scoring mark

Posted 12/31/2009 in High School Sports

South Lamar High School girls basketball coach Josh Harper must feel like he has been sent a gift from above. South Lamar’s future looks promising thanks to freshman guard Angel Cunningham.

 

 

East Oktibbeha basketball tournament schedule for Saturday

Posted 12/31/2009 in High School Sports

As of Thursday morning, five local teams are scheduled to play Saturday in the East Oktibbeha High School basketball tournament in Crawford.

 

 

MSU women continue preparations for SEC

Posted 12/30/2009 in College Sports

Four days and counting. That’s how long before the Mississippi State women’s basketball team has before it begins the next part of its testing. At 7 tonight, MSU (8-4) will take on Alcorn State (0-8) at Humphrey Coliseum in its final tune-up before it kicks off its 16-game Southeastern Conference schedule at 2 p.m. Sunday at Auburn.

 

 

New Hope, Starkville boys win at tournaments

Posted 12/30/2009 in High School Sports

BRANDON –– The New Hope High School boys basketball team had five players score in double figures Tuesday in a 68-58 victory against Northwest Rankin in the Northwest Rankin Classic.

 

 

Donald will try to keep starting spot at MVSU

Posted 12/30/2009 in College Sports

Darian Donald has taken the next step in his college basketball career. Now, the former Caledonia High School and East Mississippi Community College player is ready to make an impact at Mississippi Valley State University.

 

 

Starkville shows why it's ranked No. 1

Posted 12/29/2009 in High School Sports

HATTIESBURG -- The Starkville High School boys basketball team showed Monday at the Hattiesburgh Holiday Classic why it’s considered the top-ranked team in Mississippi. The Yellow Jackets, ranked No. 1 by The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, jumped out to a 21-3 lead against Brookhaven after the first quarter and went on to a 70-41 victory at Watkins Gymnasium. Starkville (11-0) held a 34-15 advantage at halftime and even though Brookhaven competed better in the second half, it couldn’t make up the huge deficit.

 

 

MSU overcomes Varnado foul trouble

Posted 12/29/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Stansbury has no problem with what Phil Turner provides off the bench. Although there were some anxious moments in the post Monday night when senior center Jarvis Varnado got into foul trouble and had to come out of the first half against Mississippi Valley State. Freshmen Wendell Lewis and John Riek pieced together what they could and helped the Bulldogs beat Mississippi Valley 73-45 in front of 5,421 at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

West Point's Chambless honored for winning state title

Posted 12/24/2009 in High School Sports

WEST POINT — Dennis Allen had a dream to sell. Problem was, not many people, even friends, were willing to come to West Point High School to help transform a football program that had fallen on hard times. So Allen thought back to a golf outing in Ackerman when he met Chris Chambless. At the time, Chambless was in his first season at Caledonia High, and was known for his prowess as a defensive coach.

 

 

Carr, Sanders display skills as playmakers

Posted 12/24/2009 in High School Sports

Playmakers share so many things. Whether its speed, strength, endurance, or a burning desire to be the best, their ability to change a game with one touch of the football makes them special. Michael Carr and Vincent Sanders share all of those traits and more. The West Point High School and Noxubee County High seniors also bring a confidence to the field that allows them to deliver game-changing plays on offense or defense.

 

 

Semifinal teams have co-coaches of year

Posted 12/23/2009 in High School Sports

It was a year to remember for the Lamar County and Pickens County high school football teams. Both teams made runs for a state title and came up a game shy of playing each other in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A state championship game. Lamar County tied a school record for most wins in a season in Ken Adams’ third season as coach. Pickens County made the state semifinals in Scott Marchant’s first year as a head coach.

 

 

Bradford was offensive leader for Lamar County

Posted 12/23/2009 in High School Sports

Michael Bradford’s goal was to be a leader on the offensive side of the ball for the Lamar County High School football team. The senior quarterback emerged as that leader and led Lamar County to a season to remember. With Bradford leading the way, Lamar County equalled a school record for the most wins in a season with 13 and made it to the semifinals of the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 2A playoffs.

 

 

Curry was defensive leader for Pickens County

Posted 12/23/2009 in High School Sports

Going into this past high school football season, Pickens County coach Scott Marchant asked junior Deion Curry to play a demanding position on defense. Marchant wanted to use Curry as a hybrid where he lined up at linebacker and safety. Marchant wanted to exploit Curry’s talents in stopping the run and defending the pass, depending on the situation.

 

 

Columbus' E.T. Colvin elected to ASA Hall of Fame

Posted 12/23/2009 in Local Sports

Bat and ball sports have been a part of E.T. Colvin’s life ever since he can remember. Baseball was his sport at Lee High School in Columbus, and he was good enough to earn a scholarship to play the sport for three years at the University of Alabama. When Colvin realized he never was going to earn a living playing baseball, he turned to the next best thing: Softball.

 

 

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