As Victory Hodges and the Aberdeen High School football team had more success with each game, he discovered the spring in his step had a little less bounce.
There is always something you can improve on. The West Point High School football coaches drive that point home to their players every day.
Brittany Young doesn't sound like an ordinary freshman.
Riding a four-game winning streak, Mississippi State's men's basketball team had gotten by with one player carrying the scoring load and others pitching in just enough to win games. Tuesday, the Bulldogs saw that formula burn out in a 61-59 loss to Florida Atlantic (4-4).
WEST POINT -- Some players fit a system perfectly. Every since Lakenderic Thomas can remember, he has been a bruising running back who prefers to run through defenders than to run around them. Nowhere in the state is that quality cherished more than at West Point High School.
STARKVILLE -- Chris White's breakout senior season has him in pole position to capture the Cellular South Conerly Trophy, which will be awarded tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The Mississippi State middle linebacker turned in one of the best statistical seasons in the Southeastern Conference, totaling 105 tackles, six sacks, and 15-and-a-half tackles for a loss.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team will try to extend its season-opening winning streak to five at 7 tonight when it plays host to Florida Atlantic at Humphrey Coliseum.
In the yearlong war of words between Mississippi State's Dan Mullen and Mississippi's Houston Nutt, Mullen tossed the first barbs and did the majority of the talking, tweaking the "The School Up North" every chance the opportunity arose. Turns out his Bulldogs got the last word, too.
On Sunday, an injury gave one of the new Lady Bulldogs a chance to play an even greater role. Katia May showed in place of Porsha Porter she is capable of exciting things. At the same time, May showed she, like MSU, is a work in progress.
Watching film of Ridgeland High School's undefeated football team, West Point defensive end Tommy Keys was looking forward to a tough Class 5A North State final Friday night.
Chris Duncan transformed from gambler to politician to fire starter in a two-minute span Friday night.
The Noxubee County High School football team is going to have to wait until 2011 to make another run at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship. The Lafayette County Commodores shut out Noxubee County 20-0 on Friday night in the MHSAA North State title game to end the Tigers' season at 13-2.
High School Football Summaries
Katia May always thought she was patient and a good communicator. But sometimes even the best talkers need time to make the adjustment from high school to college basketball.
As much as the University of Mississippi football team tried to stack the line of scrimmage to stop Mississippi State's rushing attack, the Bulldogs did them one better.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Sharon Fanning-Otis added a little bit of everything to her program for the 2011-12 season.
Mississippi State built a 22-point third-quarter lead but had to hang on late to secure a 31-23 win and its second straight in the Battle for the Golden Egg.
Mississippi State's 31-23 win over rival Ole Miss not only snapped a two-game losing streak, but helped catapult the Bulldogs to front-runner status for Chick-fil-A Bowl.
On this night, redshirt freshman LaDarius Perkins was a one-man wrecking crew, sprinting for 319 all-purpose yards. The total, which included two touchdown passes from Chris Relf, is the second-highest single-game mark in school history.
WEST POINT -- Don't think the West Point High School football team has had its share of adversity this season? Coach Chris Chambless will politely remind you how much the Green Wave (12-1) had to replace from last year's Class 5A state title squad.
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