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Williams hits game-winner as Columbus tops New Hope at Trojan Classic

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School boys' basketball coach Gary Griffin has been encouraging point guard Kaderius Williams to take more shots.

Columbus girls use fast start to rout New Hope

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Columbus High School senior Briona Green has had two things on her mind during Christmas holidays -- family and basketball.

Columbus Christian tops West Lowndes at CCA Christmas tournament

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

With each cut to the basket, RJ DeLoach feels a bit more confident.

Starkville basketball squads win at New Hope Trojan Classic

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Starkville High School junior Jariyah Covington did not have much time. However, it turned out that she had enough.

MSU women open conference play at home with LSU

Posted 12/31/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's a familiar refrain, but it's one Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer will say a lot In January and February.

 

Women's basketball analysis from around the Southeastern Conference

Posted 12/31/2016 in College Sports

The Dispatch asked members of the media who voted in the Southeastern Conference women's basketball preseason poll to give their thoughts about how the league's 14 teams fared in non-conference play and how they think those teams will fare in conference play, which begins today. The Dispatch thanks all of the media members for their participation in a busy holiday and bowl season. The media member's name and affiliation is listed above the questions and answers.

 

Small Schools All-Area: Gray, Anderson team up to lead Heritage Academy to banner season

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Talented players make life easier for their coaches.

 

Small Schools All-Area: Harrison pushes Heritage Academy to higher levels

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

Having fun sometimes gets lost in the daily marathon that is a high school football season.

 

 

Small Schools All-Area: Hamilton finds comfort level on defense at Starkville Academy

Posted 12/31/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Torin Hamilton found himself splitting time between offense and defense last season.

 

Minichino column: Crowds building for Top 5 MSU women's basketball squad

Posted 12/29/2016 in Local Columns

The cheer rained down from the stands with 2 minutes, 22 seconds to go in the game.

 

MSU men close non-conference play with home win over UMKC

Posted 12/29/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quinndary Weatherspoon grabbed a towel and sat down softly.

 

 

West Point uses 3-pointers to beat Choctaw County

Posted 12/29/2016 in High School Sports

The extra reps on the shooting machine paid off.

 

 

New Hope splits pair of games in New Hope Trojan Classic

Posted 12/29/2016 in High School Sports

In the last two games of Thursday night in the Trojan Holiday Classic, the New Hope Lady Trojans beat the Amory Lady Panthers, 52-49 and the New Hope Trojans lost to the Brandon Bulldogs, 79-62.

 

MSU women hammer Northwestern State to move to 14-0

Posted 12/29/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Control has been an elusive intangible for Breanna Richardson in her time in Starkville.

Weatherspoon's dagger against Vanderbilt highlights best games of year

Posted 12/29/2016 in College Sports

As Ben Howland has slowly built the Mississippi State men's basketball program, it has become apparent that Quinndary Weatherspoon will be a key building block.

 

Dillingham embraces return to MSU lineup

Posted 12/28/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dominique Dillingham could sense the anticipation in the crowd at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

 

MSU men return from Christmas break to face UMKC

Posted 12/28/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Midway through his second season, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland is happy with where his team is.

 

Jones has big game in Starkville girls team's win

Posted 12/28/2016 in High School Sports

It's a play that is noticed once or twice a game. It's a quick-hitter that usually leaves a defense and its coach frustrated. The baseline inbounds play accounted for eight of Starkville High School forward Kelsey Jones' 24 points against Harrison Central on Tuesday, and all four plays were drawn up differently in a 47-31 win at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at The Hump.

No. 5 MSU women look to keep momentum rolling

Posted 12/28/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The differences really aren't that big. A year ago, the Mississippi State women's basketball team was ranked No. 8 as it prepared to play South Florida in its final non-conference game before the start of Southeastern Conference action. Sophomore Victoria Vivians was leading the Bulldogs in scoring at 17.8 points per game and shooting 41.6 percent from the field. MSU was flying high at 12-1 thanks to an offense that was averaging 82.8 ppg. and a defense that was holding opponents to 50.8 pg.

 

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