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Starkville cross country gearing up for start of season

Posted 8/24/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Fifth-year Starkville High School cross country coach Caroline Woomer feels her squad is ready to compete with some of the state's elite talent.



Mississippi QB Mackey arrested, Brunetti to start

Posted 8/23/2011 in College Sports

Nutt announced sophomore Barry Brunetti will start the season-opener against BYU on Sept. 3 following junior Randall Mackey's arrest for disorderly conduct after a fight at a downtown Oxford bar early Tuesday morning.



McCardell hopes to be force in MSU's pass rush

Posted 8/23/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Shane McCardell has finally found a home at defensive end. The objective for the Mississippi State football team is to keep him there as long as possible.



West Point's Cox hopes to play key role on EMCC defense

Posted 8/23/2011 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Justin Cox is ready to take on a different role. After two years of playing quarterback and being the one everyone looked to to set the tone, the former West Point High School standout and Mississippi State signee has shifted his focus to defense.



Volunteers' Runnels shines in 'sixth-man' role

Posted 8/23/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Colby Runnels understands now the word "starter" is what he makes of it.



Fast-pitch softball teams bounce back after Exposure Tournament

Posted 8/23/2011 in High School Sports

Fresh off a chance to showcase their skills for state college coaches, five area Mississippi Association of Independent Schools fast-pitch softball teams were back in action Monday. Heritage Academy lost to Washington School 15-0 in four innings, Starkville Academy lost to Jackson Prep 1-0, Oak Hill Academy lost to Manchester Academy 11-7, and Central Academy beat Calhoun Academy 8-7, and Hebron Christian lost to Winona Christian 3-0.



West Point learns another lesson in loss to South Panola

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Another lesson learned. The West Point High School football typically doesn't suffer back-to-back losses and then learn from the mistakes in those setbacks.



Youth on showcase for South Panola, West Point

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Forget about the present. It was clear Saturday night the future is pretty bright for the South Panola and West Point high school football teams.



Mullen sits starters in Friday scrimmage

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's objective Friday night in a scrimmage at Davis Wade Stadium wasn't to see its standouts perform.



MSU soccer opens today vs. Arkansas State

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Neil Macdonald is counting on his Mississippi State women's soccer team's fitness level being an advantage. If the Bulldogs' first test was any indication, Macdonald will enter the season opener at 2 p.m. today against Arkansas State with a little more confidence.



East, West Oktibbeha football teams win openers

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

CRAWFORD -- Randy Brooks wanted to run the ball Friday night. Forced to go to the air after the ground game "sputtered," Devalyn Bell provided a spark.



Nutt likes Rebels' effort in scrimmage

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

OXFORD -- An estimated 4,000 University of Mississippi fans showed up at the Indoor Practice Field for the annual Meet the Rebels Day prior to the scrimmage.



Alabama holds final full scrimmage

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama Crimson Tide held the second and final full scrimmage of fall camp Saturday afternoon in Bryant-Denny Stadium. The scrimmage lasted more than two hours and included 50 plays of regular game scrimmaging, situational down and distance, red area, goalline, coming out and two-minute



Plott happy to be back at Pickens County

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

REFORM, Ala. -- Patrick Plott is happy to be back closer to home. If he had his choice, he never would have left Pickens County High School and his job as the school's football coach. But a certification issue and the lack of a certified teaching position at the school resulted in Plott leaving the school after only one season leading the football program.



Alabama's White turning heads in practice

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama football team is seeking a go-to receiver, a guy with the talent, the drive, and the focus to handle high-pressure situations at a powerhouse program A guy like Julio Jones. Or maybe DeAndrew White?



New Hope's Bryan will get shot at Mississippi Delta

Posted 8/21/2011 in College Sports

Kameron Bryan thought it was over. He attended tryout after tryout and trained and trained to keep the hope alive that someone would give him a chance to play baseball in college.



Moody will lead Aliceville football

Posted 8/21/2011 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- To classify Charles Moody as being excited about his first head coaching job might be an understatement. The former Alabama A&M All-American is pumped about making his debut this season with the Aliceville High School Yellow Jackets.



Columbus beats Aberdeen again

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

ABERDEEN -- As the immortal Yogi Berra was fond of saying, it was "déjà vu all over again" for the Aberdeen High School football team. For the second year in a row, the Columbus Falcons handed Aberdeen, the state's top-ranked Class 3A team, a season-opening setback.



New Hope capitalizes on mistakes to beat Louisville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

LOUISVILLE -- Four second-half turnovers created by defense provided the difference Friday night as the New Hope High School football team defeated Louisville 17-12 in the season opener for both teams at Hinze Stadium.



Noxubee County pulls away from Starkville

Posted 8/20/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Even after a disappointing loss last week in the second annual Fall High School Jamboree, Noxubee County High School football coach Tyrone Shorter was convinced his team could still run the football.



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