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EMCC will open title defense at Southwest

Posted 7/11/2014 in College Sports

With a new computerized ranking system, scheduling in junior college football is more important. East Mississippi Community College unveiled its path to a potential repeat national championship Thursday when it released its 2014 football schedule.

 

 

McKinney, Nkemdiche latest from MSU, Ole Miss on award lists

Posted 7/11/2014 in College Sports

DALLAS -- For the second time this week, Mississippi State junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney has earned watch list recognition for a national individual award as the Bronko Nagurski Trophy unveiled its 81 candidates for the 2014 season, the Football Writers Association of America unveiled Thursday.

 

 

Kajun Mini Stocks will race in Columbus

Posted 7/11/2014 in Local Sports

Mini Stocks aren't just a stepping stone to higher divisions of racing. Drivers and promoters of the Kajun Mini Stock Association hope their regional series will help deliver that message to race fans who are used to larger, more powerful cars, like Super Late Models and NeSmith Late Models, at their local dirt tracks.

 

 

Starkville High's Carr chosen for MAC Volleyball All-Star match

Posted 7/9/2014 in High School Sports

Khris Carr's dream is close to becoming a reality.

 

 

Caledonia 9-year-olds win state tournament

Posted 7/8/2014 in Local Sports

BATESVILLE -- The road through the losers' bracket in any tournament is never easy. When you're playing in a state tournament that features the best teams in the state of Mississippi, the thought of losing the first game and having to work your way back can be overwhelming.

 

 

Prescott joins Wallace on list for top honor

Posted 7/8/2014 in College Sports

Three Mississippi State and two Ole Miss football players earned watch list recognition from three national individual college football awards, the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) announced Monday.

 

EMCC ready to make more history

Posted 7/7/2014 in Local Columns

Everyone likes to talk about football in the summer. Lately, as anticipation has grown for each new season, a familiar question has been asked ... "Will EMCC be THAT good again?" For the past three offseasons, that question has been met with the same response "Heck, why not?"

 

Team Elite Mississippi will play against best in Kentucky

Posted 7/3/2014 in Local Sports

ABERDEEN -- Erise Wilson Jr. feels Team Elite Mississippi can compete with the best squads in the nation. Later this month, Wilson's Amateur Athletic Union travel boys basketball team will get a chance to show a group of players from the Greater Golden Triangle area can hold its own against the best there is when it plays in the AAU Division I 11th-grade Nationals in Louisville, Ky. The team, which is made up of players from Aberdeen, Columbus, Noxubee County, and West Point high schools, will leave from the area July 21 in time to arrive for registration and the first coaches meetings July 22. The team will then play one game each of the next three days to determine where it will be seeded for the double-elimination event, which will feature teams from across the country.

 

 

Weight work paying off for MSU women

Posted 7/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Three years ago, weightlifting was a foreign concept to Martha Alwal. At 6-foot-4, Alwal relied on her height and her length to affect shots in the post and didn't have the strength to use her body to carve out space in the paint because she hadn't trained in the weight room.

 

 

Stricklin believes in Roberts as new MSU men's tennis coach

Posted 7/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Scott Stricklin has to be a believer. As Mississippi State Director of Athletics, Stricklin has a core set of principles he wants every coach at the school to possess. When it's time to hire a new coach, Stricklin analyzes the numbers and talks to peers, coaches, and players to make sure he has the best information about a candidate. After that, he has to trust his instincts and make a final choice. Stricklin believes he made the right call in naming Matt Roberts the new men's tennis coach at MSU.

 

 

MSU, N.C. State agree to series

Posted 7/2/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State and North Carolina State football programs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2021.

 

 

Tutor will get chance to play softball again

Posted 7/1/2014 in College Sports

Haley Tutor thought the University of Alabama was the place for her. As right as it felt for Tutor to continue her education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the former New Hope High School and East Mississippi Community College standout realized it was difficult to stop playing softball, a sport she excelled in for many years.

 

 

Merchant expected to be named assistant coach at West Lowndes

Posted 7/1/2014 in High School Sports

Daniel Merchant made believers out of the football players at Oak Hill Academy. Part of Merchant's next job could be to help instill that same kind of confidence in the football players at West Lowndes High School.

 

 

Keselowski wins for second time at Kentucky Speedway

Posted 6/28/2014 in Local Sports

SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski showed early and often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become the track's first repeat winner.

 

 

Basketball Bulldogs continue growth in Ray's third season

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- With the core of the Mississippi State basketball team set to enter its junior year together, coach Rick Ray is eager to watch the Bulldogs turn the corner.

 

 

Roberts chosen to take over MSU men's tennis program

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Matt Roberts has been named Mississippi State's new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Scott Stricklin Saturday. The hiring is pending the approval of the Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning.

 

 

Sporting News magazine ranks EMCC football No. 2 nationally in preseason

Posted 6/28/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College will bring the 2014 football season in familiar territory.

 

Local Racing:Rickman looks to make move in standings

Posted 6/27/2014 in Local Sports

Anything can happen at "The Bullring."

 

SHS' Davis commits to Memphis

Posted 6/27/2014 in High School Sports

An extremely hectic summer for Starkville High School quarterback Brady Davis included a big announcement this week.

 

 

Hall of Fame induction helps cap coaching career for Friend

Posted 6/27/2014 in High School Sports

After decades of coaching, about 250 wins and multiple state championships, Chuck Friend says he wouldn't change a thing about his football coaching career since success comes each time he prepares a new class of young men for life's challenges.

 

 

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