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Small Schools All-Area: Nicholson leads Starkville Academy to state title

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Real is better.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Methvin, Gray share top offensive honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- If there is such a thing as an "it factor," Noah Methvin and Dontae Gray possess it.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Starkville Academy's Faver earns player of year honors

Posted 12/30/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Responsibility comes with age.

 

 

MSU Notebook: Bowl games tend to better offensive production

Posted 12/29/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A trend is starting to show itself in late December bowl games: points, and a lot of them. Mississippi State could be the next team thrown into a shootout.

 

McCowan continues to deliver for No. 5 MSU

Posted 12/29/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Teaira McCowan made sure to give the Mississippi State women's basketball fans their money's worth. It started with a bright smile that illuminated the darkness in Humphrey Coliseum during the pre-game introductions. McCowan raised her arms over her head to wave to the crowd as she jogged out of the tunnel as the first MSU player to be introduced prior to the team's game against Mississippi Valley State. McCowan didn't waste any time getting down to business after the opening tip. McCowan poured in a career-high 41 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 5 MSU to a 112-36 victory against MVSU before a season-high crowd of 8,535 at the Hump.

 

Christmann has emerged as one of SEC's top kickers

Posted 12/29/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a fall filled with fanfare and unexpected experiences, the sporting goods store stands out for Jace Christmann's family. Placekicking woes had been an issue for the majority of Dan Mullen's time as coach of the Mississippi State football team. The first two games of the 2017 season continued that trend, as Tucker Day went 2-for-4 in victories against Charleston Southern and Louisiana Tech.

 

 

MSU's Brown will be reunited with Co-Lin teammate

Posted 12/29/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tre Brown and Ronald Walker hoped this would happen. Brown, a Mississippi State defensive lineman, and Walker, a Louisville defensive back, were teammates on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College football team. At 11 a.m. Saturday (ESPN), they will meet as opponents in the TaxSlayer Bowl when No. 24 MSU (8-4) takes on Louisville (8-4) at EverBank Field.

 

Starkville boys roll past Tupelo

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior guard Blake Rogers is playing with a higher level of confidence.

Starkville girls beat Olive Branch

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School teammates Kirsten Thompson and Jalisa Outlaw had different viewpoints on their team's win Wednesday afternoon.

 

Cooke family preparing for their son's final game

Posted 12/28/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The sight of Logan Cooke as a Mississippi State football player was more than enough for his father, Len. It didn't matter to Len if Logan played.

 

 

English has been steadying force on MSU coaching staff

Posted 12/28/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Uncertainty surrounded the Mississippi State football team when it came together earlier this month to begin preparations for Louisville and the TaxSlayer Bowl.

 

 

Thompson, Peters playing key roles for their MSU teams

Posted 12/28/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Before they were Mississippi State Bulldogs playing different sports, Keytaon Thompson and Lamar Peters were the one-two punch of the reigning state champion Landry-Walker (La.) High School boys basketball team. Thompson and Peters helped Landry-Walker High win another championship in a way that showcased both of their skills. That's why neither player is surprised his former teammate is having success so early.

 

 

Vivians receives national recognition

Posted 12/28/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Victoria Vivians followed up her Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor by being named Wednesday the United States Basketball Writers Association's National Player of the Week.

 

 

West Point football team's title is The Dispatch's top prep story

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

In the preseason, West Point High School senior Jason Brownlee talked about his team embracing the chance to be elite. Winning a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship in 2016 helped the program win its first title since 2010. However, a deep and talented senior class wanted to become elite.

 

 

The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017

Posted 12/28/2017 in High School Sports

The Dispatch's Top 10 Prep Stories of 2017

 

A new focus propels Myles through tumultuous season

Posted 12/27/2017 in College Sports

Inspiration struck Gabe Myles while he was sitting in an empty locker room in early July. The offseason was about to come to an end for the Starkville native. After a struggle of a junior season with just eight catches and no touchdowns, he was about to take on what could be the final season of football he ever plays.

 

No. 24 MSU will face tough test in Louisville's Jackson

Posted 12/27/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There's no hiding Lamar Jackson. When the No. 24 Mississippi State football team watches Louisville on film as it prepares for the TaxSlayer Bowl, Louisville's quarterback and 2016 Heisman Trophy winner stands out. MSU will get its crack at Jackson and the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Cardinals at 11 a.m. Saturday (ESPN) at EverBank Field.

 

 

New hires tend to watch rather than coach

Posted 12/27/2017 in College Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The job would have been difficult, but Joe Moorhead didn't consider that when he made his decision. Instead, it was a matter of respect for Mississippi State's new football coach.

 

Starkville sweeps its games at Travis Outlaw event

Posted 12/27/2017 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter consistently fields one of the best teams in the state of Mississippi.

 

Vivians named SEC Player of the Week

Posted 12/27/2017 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- An Most Valuable Player performance in Las Vegas earned Mississippi State senior guard Victoria Vivians Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honors, the league office announced Tuesday.

 

 

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