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Starkville Academy's Henson signs with East Central

Posted 5/14/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Mr. Clutch" is coming to a college baseball field near you. Starkville Academy baseball coach Neal Henry gave shortstop Kyle Henson the nickname after coaching him the past two seasons. Henson's ability to deliver key hits and plays will be welcomed at East Central Community College next season.



MSU's Farquharson wins title at SEC meet

Posted 5/14/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State freshman Rochelle Farquharson recorded a personal-best jump of 21 feet 3 1/4 inches Saturday to win the long jump at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Spec Towns Track on the campus of the University of Georgia.



Auburn sweep drops Alabama from first in SEC West

Posted 5/14/2011 in College Sports

AUBURN, Ala. -- The University of Alabama baseball team couldn't overcome a five-run seventh inning Saturday as Auburn University held on for an 8-7 win in Game 2 of a Southeastern Conference doubleheader at Plainsman Park. Following Auburn's sweep of the doubleheader, Alabama falls to 30-22 and drops into fourth place in the SEC West with a 12-14 record. Auburn improved to 28-23 and 13-13, and moved into third place in the division.



MSU baseball coach John Cohen named in civil suit by former player

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- A lawsuit field Wednesday on behalf of former Mississippi State pitcher Forrest Moore claims MSU coach John Cohen and Mississippi State mishandled an injury and damaged his chances for a pro career. The 17-page document filed with Oktibbeha County Court obtained by the Commercial Dispatch also names Mississippi State Senior Associate A.D./Media Relations, Corporate Development Mike Nemeth in the suit.


MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.


MSU rallies, holds on to beat Ole Miss

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Mississippi State baseball team scored three runs in the eighth inning Thursday night and then held on for a 7-6 victory against the University of Mississippi in a Southeastern Conference baseball game at Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field.



Starkville football edges Columbus in spring game

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Columbus High School's football team had 23 starters back from last year's team. Starkville High lost all of its starting skill-position players and three starting offensive linemen. On paper, the Falcons should have been the more experienced and more polished club Thursday in their home scrimmage against the Yellow Jackets.



New Hope's Mattix fast at early age

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Mercedes Mattix talks about track and field like she has been competing for years. Mattix's matter-of-fact approach to her success stems from the fact the New Hope High School loves competition. Her desire to reach her best explains why hard work has been the foundation of a successful season.



West Lowndes relay teams target titles

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

Sitting at a lunchroom table at West Lowndes High School, talking to the state-bound boys track relay teams. So, who's the fastest?



MSU track coach Schmidt hospitalized while at SEC meet (UPDATED)

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State Director of Track & Field Al Schmidt was hospitalized Thursday in Athens, Ga., after becoming ill during the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.



Hamilton baseball needs to win Game 2 to keep season alive

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

HAMILTON -- The fate of Hamilton High School baseball team's bid to win what has proved to be an elusive state baseball championship might rest tonight on the arm of Austin Earnest. Earnest is scheduled to start Game 2 of Hamilton's Class 2A North State title playoff series against Mantachie, one day after being a part of sloppy infield play that led to a 9-7 loss in eight innings -- not the way coach Lewis Earnest wanted to open this best-of-three series at home.



South Lamar baseball eager to face Shoals Christian

Posted 5/13/2011 in High School Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Imagine getting a second chance, of sorts.



Dunne, Alabama end MSU's softball season

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection Sam Lenahan had an RBI single Thursday night, but the Mississippi State softball team saw its season end with a 5-1 setback to the No.4 University of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.



MSU athletes compete in decathlon, heptathlon

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

ATHENS, Ga. -- Combined events and personal records were the highlight for Mississippi State track and field teams Thursday on Day 1 at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.



Alabama lineman Douglas dies in Florida

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas, a junior college transfer and onetime Tennessee starter, was found dead on the second floor balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., after attending a party, according to police.



Former UA player sets up scholarship in daughter's memory

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former University of Alabama football player Shannon Brown has established a scholarship in honor of his daughter, who was killed by the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27.



EMCC shows off new football stadium

Posted 5/13/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Pardon Buddy Stephens if he's a little excited about this weekend.



MSU, Ole Miss set for key SEC baseball series

Posted 5/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team will carry the momentum of a six-game winning streak into its series against the University of Mississippi. With both teams tied for second place in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, it's fitting Ole Miss enters the matchup coming off a series win against No. 1 South Carolina.



Heritage Academy football will scrimmage today

Posted 5/12/2011 in High School Sports

At Heritage Academy, they call Brandon Bell "The Beast." Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler compares his rising senior to a bull, which is fitting because of his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame.



West Lowndes' Lucious signs with NEMCC

Posted 5/12/2011 in High School Sports

The trip turned out to be a homecoming for Tyquan Lucious.



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