STARKVILLE -- When Mississippi State's Katie Anne Bailey stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, she only wanted one thing.
JACKSON -- Keith Harris' shot hung on the rim for what seemed like longer than a few seconds.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State first baseman Wes Rea admits that his team has been struggling lately.
JACKSON -- Point guards aren't made overnight.
The top of the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series will not have a repeat champion or runner-up this season.
STARKVILLE - According to Wes Rea, the biggest factor contributing to Mississippi State's current slump is baseball is an inability to get big hits in key situations.
Another March finds the Starkville High School boys basketball team in a familiar spot.
JACKSON -- Plan B turned out to be quite an effective alternative Wednesday night for the Horn Lake High School girls basketball team.
STARKVILLE You have to love it when a plan comes together.
JACKSON -- Jaworski Rankin knows any successful team has to play to its strengths.
STARKVILLE - John Holland had been struggling. So had Mississippi State's baseball team. In the bottom of the 10th inning of Tuesday night's home game against Western Kentucky, both Holland and the Bulldogs broke through at the same time.
STARKVILLE - All season long, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray has wondered aloud what might have been in Bulldogs' guard Craig Sword had been healthy all season.
STARKVILLE -- You can call it a strut, but that might give you the wrong impression. A purposeful stride probably best captures the intent behind nearly all of Tanita Thompson's movements Saturday night. But it's more than a gait for Thompson. The Starkville High School junior knows you can't just show up and expect to be prepared to be at your best, especially when your season is on the line.
JACKSON -- Victoria Vivians -- only a freshman -- smiled broadly as she held the Gillom Trophy on Monday afternoon. These were the kinds of moments she envisioned when she opted to stay close to home and join Mississippi State's basketball program. "I stayed in the state to do all this, to make my mark on my state," Vivians said. "But without my teammates or coaches, I wouldn't be here."
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A judge agreed Monday that Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has met the community service and other conditions of a plea agreement reached after he was arrested for fighting with bouncers outside a Buffalo nightclub. "Mr. Kelly has done everything he was required to do," his attorney, Thomas Eoannou, told City Court Judge Susan Eagan, who accepted the findings at a brief hearing, which Kelly didn't attend.
STARKVILLE -- For the first 13 games of the season, it was nearly impossible to find a weakness in Mississippi State's baseball team. Now it's impossible to ignore them.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior softball player Kayla Winkfield frequently talks about her team's motto: "Win the late innings." The Bulldogs did just that Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey hit a game-winning home run in the bottom half of the ninth inning to lift MSU to an 8-7 win against No. 8 Georgia in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.
STARKVILLE -- On Mississippi State's senior day, a junior stole the show.
JACKSON -- Kristie Williams couldn't stop clapping.
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