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Sulligent will be at home for playoff opener

Posted 11/4/2010 in High School Sports

SULLIGENT, Ala. -- With the distractions and obstacles Sulligent High School has had to overcome this season, Blue Devils interim football coach Ronnie Hubbert has talked a lot about last year to get his squad fired up for Friday night's playoff game.



Rutgers' April Sykes has new role with Knights

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

After two years of scattered playing opportunities with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, former East Oktibbeha standout April Sykes has found herself in a role -- leader. A 6-foot, junior guard-forward, Sykes is on a team without seniors. So juniors are now the top of the pecking order, and Sykes knows she'll have to step up.


Cancer takes MSU's Nick Bell

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Mississippi State defensive end Nick Bell's battle with cancer ended Tuesday, leaving behind grief-stricken family, friends and teammates who will remember a cheerful, passionate and jovial person.


Henderson leads Lions to playoffs

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

Brad Henderson has faced that clock and those charging linemen and cornerbacks and those questions. His ability to remain calm and to slow that clock down has helped him become a leader the East Mississippi Community College football team can trust.



Porter brings several skills to Lady Dogs

Posted 11/3/2010 in College Sports

One skill doesn't define Porsha Porter.



Bell's battle with cancer continues

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore defensive end Nick Bell's prognosis for recovery from brain surgery took a turn for the worse when the team announced Monday he had additional surgery.



MSU men's basketball still adjusting to changes, personnel

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Two weeks before the regular season opens, the Mississippi State's men's basketball team faces the same uncertainty it encountered when it began two-a-day practices Oct. 15.



Victory Christian's Ellis stronger, more confident

Posted 11/2/2010 in High School Sports

Landon Ellis knew he needed to make a change. But Ellis has no idea what he was about to ask of his body -- or his tastebuds. The sacrifice included hours of weight training and conditioning and plenty of eating appetizing things like chicken and steak and things like protein shakes that tasted a little better than liquid chalk.



Ole Miss looking up at rest of SEC West

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Southeastern Conference's Western Division might be the toughest in all of college football. Five of the six teams are ranked. Auburn's No. 1 in the BCS standings. The University of Alabama remains one of the nation's top teams and the defending national champion. LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State all have big wins.



Green, Alabama set for stronger year

Posted 11/2/2010 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- JaMychal Green hopes a year older translate to better things for the University of Alabama men's basketball team. Green already has taken care of the bigger portion of the equation.



Caledonia cross country wins district titles

Posted 11/2/2010 in High School Sports

The Caledonia High School cross country roster reads more like an injured reserve list. Whether it is on the boys or the girls side, coach James Reed's laundry list of ailments, bumps, and bruises has erased any of the depth the veteran coach counted on at the beginning of the season.



EMCC basketball teams tip off season

Posted 11/1/2010 in College Sports

Looking to maintain the combined success of the past two campaigns, the East Mississippi Community College basketball teams tip off their respective basketball seasons with four straight road doubleheaders to begin November.



No. 21 Miss. State enjoys off week

Posted 11/1/2010 in College Sports

For running back Vick Ballard, Mississippi State's six-game winning streak has been a blur.



Don't overlook the value of wearing a lifejacket

Posted 11/1/2010 in Local Sports

Many weekend anglers will have lifejackets in their boats while fishing because it is the law, but they never wear them. I see hunters going down the waterway every winter to hunt the remote islands without lifejackets on as well.



Eagles march on to title game

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

The Victory Christian football team hasn't had many things go against it in the past three seasons en route to consecutive Christian Football Association titles and 29 victories in a row. Landon Ellis and Tyler Jones led the charge Friday night to ensure the Eagles overcame some unaccustomed adversity and preserved another run at perfection.



Tigers' running game overpowers Yellow Jackets

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

On the South Panola High School football team's first play from scrimmage Friday night against Starkville, running back Qyendarius Griffin rushed to the right and was bottled up behind the line of scrimmage.



Patriots close season with winning streak

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy football team's season-finale Friday night against Clarksdale Lee Academy was more of a period than an exclamation point.



ICCE wins, NHHS shut out

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

Norris Harris rushed for 268 yards and two touchdowns Friday night to lead the Immanuel Christian football team to a 37-12 victory against New Site in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class A action.



Pillow defeats Starkville

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

The Pillow Academy football team built a 21-point lead Friday night en route to a 35-14 victory against Starkville Academy 35-14 in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools North AAA, Division II action.



Wolverines pour it on Panthers

Posted 10/31/2010 in High School Sports

After one quarter Friday, East Webster High School football coach Jimmy Carden was still waiting on his team's wheels to start spinning.



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