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New Hope turns to Olsen to return soccer program to prominence

Posted 6/27/2016 in High School Sports

Andrew Olsen was a varsity starter on New Hope High School's soccer team before he ever stepped foot on campus.

 

Schaefer, Stuedeman travel to promote respective programs

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman has never hosted a game show.

Partnership between MSU, Starkville benefits during record school year

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- It was just a typical Friday night in Starkville, but the stands and the berm at the Mississippi State Soccer Field were filled to near capacity.

Marketing department claims top award during MSU's banner season

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball fans filed into Dudy Noble Field on a Wednesday afternoon to see their Bulldogs take on Memphis.

 

Former MSU star Frazier gets call-up to Major League Baseball

Posted 6/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Watching Adam Frazier in 2013, Mississippi State baseball fans knew he was destined for big things.

 

EMCC football begins season ranked fourth nationally by publication

Posted 6/23/2016 in College Sports

A lot of familiar faces could be found when Sporting News magazine released its preseason junior college football national rankings.

76ers take Simmons with first pick in NBA Draft

Posted 6/23/2016 in Local Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted.

 

When talking facilities, MSU always ready for next projects

Posted 6/23/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- As Scott Stricklin sits at his desk in the Bryan Building on an early summer morning, a mockup of the new court for Humphrey Coliseum sits in front of him.

 

Walters column: Mississippi enjoys record college baseball season

Posted 6/22/2016 in College Sports

For fans of college baseball, this year was mighty good inside this state.

 

New MSU pitching coach Henderson makes lasting impact

Posted 6/22/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Even eight years removed, Greg Dombrowski vividly recalls learning from Gary Henderson.

 

 

Alexander takes over Caledonia soccer program

Posted 6/22/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA - Louis Alexander is coming home.

 

Collins latest MSU player to sign pro contract

Posted 6/21/2016 in College Sports

MLB.com's Jim Callis reported Monday that Mississippi State baseball junior Gavin Collins has signed with the Cleveland Indians for $100,000.

Rebuilt car helps Lanigan win at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 6/20/2016 in Local Sports

Darrell Lanigan hadn't raced at Magnolia Motor Speedway in nearly 10 years. There was hardly an adjustment period Saturday for the former World of Outlaws champion and driver of the No. 15 Georgia Boots Super Late Model car. Lanigan started sixth in the Country Pleasin' Clash at The MAG and sprung past Jimmy Owens on lap 49 to win the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model race and a $12,000 prize.

 

It's official: MSU hires Henderson, promotes Coggin

Posted 6/18/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen officially announced the hiring of Gary Henderson as the team's new pitching coach Saturday. A source said Thursday the two were close to coming to a deal. Cohen also promoted volunteer assistant and coordinator of camps Will Coggin to a full-time assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

 

Pleasin' purse for racing action at Magnolia

Posted 6/17/2016 in Local Sports

Qualify well, make smart decisions, and relax. Sounds easy enough for the Super Late Model drivers hoping to make the Country Pleasin' Sausage Clash at the MAG, which begins tonight with qualifying and heat races that will lead up to a full-slate of feature races Saturday. The Clash is highlighted by a 100-lap Lucas Oil Super Late Model race, an opportunity to win a portion of largest purse of the year -- $20,000 to the winner and more than $85,000 in total payouts -- and a chance for the local guys to show they can hang with the full-time racers.

 

MSU's Freitas earns redemption at NCAAs

Posted 6/17/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Marta Freitas came oh so close to a second-straight year with a disappointing finish. After falling in the 1,500 meters last year at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Mississippi State track and field athlete was ready for redemption this season. The heavy favorite, she led early in the 2016 race. But as she neared the finish line, she lifted her arms in celebration a little too early.

 

 

Henderson expected to be named MSU's new pitching coach

Posted 6/17/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson is close to becoming the new Mississippi State baseball pitching coach, a source said Thursday. The deal is expected to be finalized today. The source also said volunteer assistant Will Coggin will be promoted to a full-time assistant and gain the title of recruiting coordinator. Henderson, who stepped down after eight seasons as the Kentucky coach, will fill a void left by Wes Johnson. Johnson, who spent one season at MSU, was announced as Arkansas' new pitching coach Wednesday.

 

OHA 'diamonds' get chance to shine in college

Posted 6/17/2016 in High School Sports

Gym rats come in all shapes and sizes. Usually the student-athletes you find toiling away long after their teammates have went home are a step slower or a few inches shorter than the standouts that grab all the headlines. Those stalwarts likely attracted their share of stars and are on the watch lists of most local colleges, and maybe even some of the national powerhouses.

MSU's Thompson celebrates national championship in javelin

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Curtis Thompson had an idea of what it would feel like to be a national champion.

NPF plays regular-season contest Friday at Nusz Park

Posted 6/15/2016 in College Sports

While the initial season at Nusz Park proved action-packed for the Mississippi State softball team, one final piece of business remains on the docket.

 

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