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Columbus All-Stars focused on World Series

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus Nationals 10-year-old All-Star team was on an incredible high after winning the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Starkville.


ICC signs local prep standouts in softball

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

The indecision was eating at Anna McCrary.



Heritage Academy volleyball continues to grow

Posted 7/17/2012 in Local Sports

The Heritage Academy volleyball program is growing in multiple ways.



League to honor Croom in documentary

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- While praising the league's commitment to having minority coaches in its premier sport of college football, Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday former Mississippi State University football coach Sylvester Croom will be the subject of an ESPN/SEC Network documentary in the league's "Storied" series.



Texas A&M, Missouri ready for the challenge of SEC football

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The two incoming members to the Southeastern Conference have been welcomed to the league by being told they've been playing inferior football in the past.



For MSU, Mullen and Russell relationship comes full circle

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- For the last three years, everything for Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and quarterback Tyler Russell have been about experiencing firsts.



Lawrence leads more Bulldogs on to watch lists

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The leading returning tackler in the Southeastern Conference finally was acknowledged Monday. Mississippi State University linebacker Cameron Lawrence was selected to the 2012 Butkus Award watch list. The award is given annually to the nation's best linebacker.



Wells joins MSU baseball staff

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The next step in Jake Wells' coaching career was about finding the right philosophical fit at a bigger program. For John Cohen and the Mississippi State University baseball program, the task was finding the next young, up-and-coming coach to complete a staff that will lead the team to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.


Holman takes first steps with volleyball at NHHS

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

"It's always fun to make history." That's the message Laura Lee Holman imparted Monday in her first official duties as New Hope High School volleyball coach.


Proffitt helps lead AAU team to championship

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

Maggie Proffitt sensed the chemistry. Instead of questioning their roles on the Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball team, Proffitt could feel all of the players coming together and developing an ability to play with each other.



Stuedeman continues to build MSU softball

Posted 7/17/2012 in College Sports

Mississippi State University head softball coach Vann Stuedeman recently completed her first season with the Bulldogs. MSU finished 33-24 and 12-16 in Southeastern Conference play, and returned to postseason play for the first time since 2009. MSU saw its season end with a pair of losses in the Eugene Regional, hosted by the University of Oregon. Today, Stuedeman reviews her first season as a head coach on the collegiate level, and looks ahead to 2013.


Bright lights, Big soccer: Local players set for national club tournament

Posted 7/17/2012 in High School Sports

Tiffany Huddleston and the rest of her Chicago Fire Juniors of Mississippi club members are ready to experience the sights, sounds, and food in a big city. Huddleston, a rising senior at Starkville Academy, won't have a lot of time for sightseeing in her fist trip to the Chicago suburb, but she will be sure to pack her appetite for one thing: Deep dish pizza.

New Hope's D.J. Sanders growing into leader

Posted 7/15/2012 in High School Sports

DeShuni Sanders never considered herself a trailblazer. Growing up, DeShuni was like countless other children in the New Hope community of Columbus who grew up playing softball. It didn't take long for DeShuni to gravitate to the game. Little did DeShuni know that the love for the game that enveloped her was catching.


MSU's Jackson, Boyd, Banks earn honors

Posted 7/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Gabe Jackson received two birthday presents Thursday. The junior from Amite County High School was named to the Outland Trophy Award watch list and was a preseason second-team pick to the All-Southeastern Conference team.


Mississippi 95 girls ODP team records first

Posted 7/13/2012 in Local Sports

McKenzie Adams did her best not to let the disappointment creep into her mind. Losing a two-goal lead and then the match can be disheartening to any team, but having a short memory is a key to success in tournament settings.


Bulldogs' TE Johnson suffers injury

Posted 7/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University redshirt sophomore tight end Malcolm Johnson suffered an injury last weekend. MSU football spokesperson Joe Galbraith declined to elaborate about the specifics of the injury, citing "team policy on injuries. He refused to comment about whether the injury was to Johnson's "upper body" or "lower body" when asked Wednesday afternoon.



Noxubee County's Jones has put in work on, off field

Posted 7/12/2012 in High School Sports

Many times the work athletes do on the field overshadows the things they do in the classroom and behind the scenes. But Noxubee County High School linebacker Javancy Jones has his priorities in order. From an early age, his parents stressed he needed to make good grades before he was allowed to participate in sports.



Using different lures will help anglers in summer

Posted 7/12/2012 in Local Columns

The summer heat is here. These are times to devise a game plan to catch fish. More than one rod is the best way for a weekend angler to enjoy his or her time on the water without spending the day cutting off lures and tying on several others.



Ole Miss' Wahl contributes to U.S. college team

Posted 7/12/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- It has been a hectic few weeks for University of Mississippi junior right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.



Oak Hill Academy turns to Merchant for football revival of fortunes

Posted 7/10/2012 in High School Sports

Daniel Merchant has a vision to sell.



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