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Two-out hitting lifts No. 6 Ole Miss past Kentucky

Posted 5/13/2016 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Tate Blackman, Colby Bortles Henri Lartigue, and Errol Robinson had two hits Thursday to lead the No. 6 Ole Miss baseball team to a 3-1 victory against Kentucky at Swayze Field.



Ole Miss confirms Tunsil's text messages happened

Posted 5/13/2016 in College Sports

According to numerous reports, Ole Miss officials have determined a text message conversation published to Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil's Instagram account during the NFL draft did happen last year, but the school is still looking into whether the messages were altered before they were published.



No. 3 MSU baseball team beats Troy

Posted 5/12/2016 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The No. 3 Mississippi State baseball team had 12 hits and used a four-run first inning to earn a 7-3 victory against Troy on Wednesday night at Riddle-Pace Field.



Landry plays key role in LSU's victory against Texas A&M

Posted 5/12/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Bailey Landry's mind-set doesn't change. Regardless of the situation, the junior right fielder tries to go to the plate or to take the field with the same attitude every time. No. 12 LSU needed Landry to do that Wednesday in the bottom of the seventh inning against No. 16 Texas A&M.



Snaer, South Carolina rally past Missouri

Posted 5/12/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kaylea Snaer knows she needs to step up for the South Carolina softball team. As the team leader in batting average, Snaer has to deliver when she has opportunities to drive in a run. Snaer's ability to follow the advice of hitting coach Calvin Beamon on Wednesday helped her make the most of her chance, as she hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning that forced extra innings and helped send South Carolina to a 7-4 victory against No. 17 Missouri in eight innings in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Nusz Park.


Ole Miss continues season of firsts with SEC tourney win

Posted 5/12/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Elantra Cox believes she has always played softball with a level head. Fortunately for the sophomore left fielder, a lot of the members of the Ole Miss softball team feel that way. As Ole Miss continues to re-write the school's record book, the level-headed focus will be critical moving forward. That focus was there Wednesday, as Ole Miss beat No. 15 Georgia 4-2 at Nusz Park for its first victory in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Alabama ends Mississippi State's season

Posted 5/12/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball season ended in a less-than-surprising fashion Wednesday night. Playing before a crowd of 1,436 in the first Southeastern Conference tournament at Nusz Park, MSU committed five errors and fell to No. 4 Alabama 7-5.

Gridley, Bulldogs set for road game at Troy

Posted 5/10/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ryan Gridley knows he is flying under the radar.

Walters column: SEC dominance extends to softball

Posted 5/10/2016 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Southeastern Conference fans like to beat their chests year round about playing in the best football conference in the nation.

Committed group leads West Lowndes to second in 1A

Posted 5/10/2016 in High School Sports

Commitment. Through all of the ups and downs, Anthony King could look at eight athletes who were with him Monday and say they almost did the unthinkable.

Columbus Christian boys make history with title

Posted 5/10/2016 in High School Sports

STEENS -- The numbers were scratched on a white sheet of paper and fastened to a clipboard. The athletes were situated under a tent that was placed under some trees to provide plenty of shade and a place to relax. Even though Columbus Christian Academy boys track and field coach Greg Watkins had done nearly everything he could do, he still felt anxious. After all, a state championship was on the line, so he had to make sure his athletes were staying off their feet and resting and hydrating. When you're competing for a title and have plenty of time between events, you tend to repeat yourself.

Smith helping Ole Miss make history

Posted 5/10/2016 in Local Columns

Television personalities Beth Mowins, Michele Smith, and Kayla Braud held a spirited debate Sunday about the merits of Florida's Tim Walton and Kentucky's Rachel Lawson being named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year during the SEC Network's coverage of softball.


MSU has been natural fit for Winkfield

Posted 5/10/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kayla Winkfield called it "a leap of faith." When Mississippi State hired Vann Stuedeman in the summer of 2011 to reverse the fortunes of its softball program, one of her initial targets was Winkfield, an All-State senior at Giddings High School (Texas).



Knudsen throws no-hitter in Bulldogs' regular-season finale

Posted 5/10/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore Cassady Knudsen threw the 18th no-hitter in school history Monday to lead the Mississippi State softball team to an 8-0 victory against Alcorn State in five innings at Nusz Park.



MSU's Lowe earns SEC honor

Posted 5/10/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball junior Nathaniel Lowe was named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.



No. 12 Kentucky completes sweep of MSU

Posted 5/9/2016 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After five and a half scoreless innings to open the game, the Mississippi State softball team allowed four in the sixth before losing to No. 12 Kentucky 4-0 on Sunday at John Cropp Stadium. The Bulldogs had only five hits in the final Southeastern Conference regular-season game for both teams.



Georgia beats No. 7 Ole Miss to avoid sweep

Posted 5/9/2016 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Georgia baseball team used two five-run innings Sunday to beat No. 7 Ole Miss 13-2 in Game 3 of the three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series at Foley Field. The victory helped the Bulldogs (23-25, 8-16 SEC) avoid a sweep at the hands of the Rebels (36-13, 14-10).


MSU baseball sweeps SEC series from Missouri

Posted 5/7/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Southeastern Conference sweeps have been elusive for the Mississippi State baseball team.

New Hope playoff run ends with loss to Grenada

Posted 5/7/2016 in High School Sports

For most of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A playoffs, New Hope High School had been looking for its offense.

Columbus Christian wins MAIS track state title

Posted 5/7/2016 in Local Sports

JACKSON -- The Columbus Christian Academy boys track and field team won the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AA State title on Saturday at Jackson Prep.


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