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Youthful New Hope soccer team keeps winning

Posted 1/25/2013 in High School Sports

Young is a relative term as far as Mary Nagy is concerned.

 

 

Starkville boys, girls eager for second round matches

Posted 1/25/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Michael Godley knew there was doubt.

 

 

Road no easier for weary Bulldogs

Posted 1/25/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After turning over the basketball a season-high 29 times against the University of Arkansas pressure defense, the reward for Mississippi State University is the run and jump press of the eighth-ranked University of Florida.

 

 

FRIENDSHIP ON HOLD: No. 16 Texas A&M rolls over outmanned MSU

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer's blueprint was in full effect.

 

 

Higher expectations: MSU baseball ranked No. 5 by Baseball America

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - It has become a single destination approach for the Mississippi State University baseball program and head coach John Cohen knows it.

 

 

Ole Miss men eager to stay perfect

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi's Nick Williams knows what it's like to just miss the NCAA tournament. That's why the fifth-year senior isn't too giddy about the Rebels' current seven-game winning streak, including a 4-0 start in Southeastern Conference play and a national ranking for the first time since 2010.

 

 

Arkansas men run past MSU

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Mike Anderson couldn't help but sit back and enjoy watching his University of Arkansas men's basketball team practice what he's been preaching for a season and a half.

 

 

Starkville boys share wealth in playoff victory

Posted 1/24/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dylan Howard knows he isn't the biggest player any time he is on the field. But Howard plays with a confidence that ignores the fact that, as he says, he "doesn't have any size on me." That confidence helps him maneuver through the midfield with a fluidity that maximizes every movement and enables him to control the most important part of the field.

 

 

Schaefer, Blair will be on opposite sidelines tonight

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

Here's the deal: Gary Blair will dip into his bag of 500 or so offensive plays tonight and challenge his opponent to react. Vic Schaefer will counter by trying to devise a defense that will confound, frustrate, and outhustle his opponent.

 

 

Cohen, Bulldogs ignoring preseason rankings, honors

Posted 1/24/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The expectations for the Mississippi State University baseball team continue to rise.

 

Velek: From reluctance to renown

Posted 1/23/2013 in Local Sports

Tom Velek remembers the letter well. His oldest son, Avery, had decided to get involved in soccer after a few years away from the sport, so the decision was made to sign him up with the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority. That's when the waiting began.

 

Columbus breaks through against Starkville in overtime

Posted 1/23/2013 in High School Sports

After waiting several seasons for a basketball win over arch-rival Starkville, the Columbus High School boys' team was more than willing to wait four more minutes.

 

 

Starkville opens state title defense in boys soccer

Posted 1/23/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Instead of backing away from its status as defending state champions, the Starkville High boys' soccer team has embraced that role.

 

 

Bulldogs pick up commitment from two-sport star

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University got a interesting verbal commitment that as a right now doesn't fit into a normal projection box for most recruiting analysts.

 

 

MSU men's basketball remains on road at Arkansas

Posted 1/23/2013 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University coach Rick Ray has laid the goals out for his club as they approach another Southeastern Conference road trip.

 

 

Starkville girls soccer opens playoffs with 4-0 win

Posted 1/23/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Carolina Berryhill and Hannah Laird made sure the Starkville High School girls soccer danced its way into the second round.

 

 

New Hope girls soccer advances in overtime

Posted 1/23/2013 in High School Sports

SALTILLO -- Overtime and first-round playoffs games is a mix the New Hope High School girls soccer team can't escape. Fortunately, the Lady Trojans proved again it's a situation they thrive in.

 

 

Starkville Academy splits pair

Posted 1/23/2013 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Academy basketball was on display Tuesday night in front of a packed house, as Starkville Academy and East Rankin Academy boys' and girls' teams squared off.

 

 

Moore, seniors help brand 'Falcon Soccer'

Posted 1/22/2013 in High School Sports

The term "Falcon Soccer" is beginning to carry some weight. Back-to-back playoff appearances will do that for a team's reputation, especially one that won only one game two years ago. In that time, coach Ben Moore and a group of 11 seniors have helped transform the Columbus High School boys soccer program into a team that no longer considers a three- or four-goal loss satisfying.

 

 

Albritton feels Starkville girls have been tested

Posted 1/22/2013 in High School Sports

Starkville High girls soccer coach Anna Albritton feels her squad is battle-tested. Starkville will find out if that is good enough for postseason success at 6 tonight when it plays host to Oxford in the opening round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A North State playoffs.

 

 

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