Jim Hamilton has seen enough athletes in his time as a track and field coach to recognize one with a lot of potential. When Hamilton talks about Columbus High School's Byerson Cockrell, it's easy to tell Hamilton believes his senior sprinter has the makings of an elite performer.
Kashaeyla Brooks never used her youth as an excuse this season. But the Columbus High School sophomore admitted she was nervous Monday as she prepared for the finals of 300-meter hurdles in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State meet.
Korey Wilson doesn't believe in empty talk. So after Wilson finished third in the shot put at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 1A South State meet at Ridgeland High School, the West Lowndes High senior laid down a challenge to his closest competitors, especially the Hinds County Agricultural athletes who finished first and second.
Neal Henry is focused. The Starkville Academy baseball coach has spent the past seven-plus days trying to find a way to help his team get to game three of its Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II State title series against Magnolia Heights.
STARKVILLE -- When Vann Stuedeman took over as softball coach at Mississippi State University, she and her assistant coaches wanted to change the program's culture.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team ran into a familiar problem Tuesday night. MSU, which has had issues generating momentum on offense, reached a new low in a 2-0 loss to the University of Central Arkansas at Dudy Noble Field.
Opponents of the New Hope High School fast-pitch softball team devised a handy way to describe the Lady Trojans' two-headed pitching machine.
Jay Pace never let his size or the fact that he plays football at Victory Christian deter him from realizing his dream to play football in college.
STARKVILLE -- For Hunter Renfroe hitting a baseball is a simple task of see ball, hit ball.
Columbus High School senior baseball player Glenn Robinson did not make the junior high baseball team when he was in seventh grade.
STARKVILLE - This past weekend a seventh-grade athlete named Kate Mattox learned it's okay to do nothing more than win her event.
STARKVILLE -- Nearly 11 months ago in the Bryan Athletic Building, Vann Steudeman told anybody who would listen that Mississippi State University softball was going to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. She told her players, who wanted to hear her vision, the postseason was going to happen.
STARKVILLE -- At about 9:26 p.m. Sunday, dozens of cowbells started ringing. While it may have sounded like Buffalo Wild Wings was on fire, the news instead was quite good for the home folks.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The No. 5 University of Florida baseball team had just three hits Sunday afternoon against Mississippi State University, but one was all it needed.
HERNANDO -- The ending was not kind for the New Hope High School baseball team.
Rain was the big winner Saturday afternoon as Mother Nature altered the area playoff schedule for several teams.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University senior softball player Ka'ili Smith doesn't mind a good seafood dish. However, the Kapolei, Hawaii, native isn't ready to start her mornings with a bowl of grits.
STARKVILLE -- The plans were made and the hotels were booked by the Mississippi State men's tennis program for Athens, Ga., already.
PEARL -- Kennedi Sanders knew she could do it.