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Local players earn all-state honors

Posted 4/15/2012 in High School Sports

The Starkville Academy girls basketball team used a group approach all the way through a historic season.



West Point drops early game to Caledonia

Posted 4/15/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- West Point High School baseball coach Buddy Myers saw his team simply going through the motions.



Columbus pitching shuts down Caledonia

Posted 4/15/2012 in High School Sports

On senior night at Sammy Fletcher Field, Columbus High left-handed pitcher Tyler Blevins took the baseball and completely shut down a confident Caledonia High lineup.



Caledonia wins twice at New Hope

Posted 4/15/2012 in High School Sports

With just a week left until the start of the postseason, Caledonia High School softball coach Robin Elmore was eager for a crisp performance at the New Hope High School tournament.



Defense dominates scrimmage

Posted 4/15/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Under the lights of Davis Wade Stadium, Mississippi State senior defensive back Darius Slay was still able to remain in the shadows of the coverages to cause multiple turnovers in a Friday night spring football scrimmage.



MSU's tight ends more visible in spring

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The tight end classroom at the Mississippi State University football team's practice facility doesn't have many people in the seats. However, just because position coach Scott Sallach doesn't have a lot of bodies doesn't mean player development has taken a dip.



Uncertainty at back end of MSU's rotation

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University baseball team had a lot of time to contemplate its starting pitcher for game three Sunday of its weekend series against the University of South Carolina. It still hasn't come up with an option.



Columbus' Thomas growing in strength, confidence

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

At 6-foot-5, 300 pounds, Jake Thomas is a quarterback's best friend anywhere on the offensive line. But Thomas figures to become an even more imposing presence in a number of areas for the Columbus High School Falcons as he continues to mature into his body.



West Point's Davis signs with EMCC

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Wilma Davis watched, learned, and waited as a junior. With a point guard like Kelsei Ewings, sometimes you only need to make sure you were running to get open looks at the basket.



Houston rallies past Caledonia in softball

Posted 4/13/2012 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Caledonia High School fast-pitch softball coach Robin Elmore was pleased with almost every aspect of her team's game Thursday night. Elmore enjoyed everything except the final score.



Ole Miss has competitive spring football practice

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team had its final practice Thursday before its second scrimmage of the spring season Saturday.



Schaefer adds Harris to MSU women's basketball coach staff

Posted 4/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer announced Wednesday the hiring of Texas A&M assistant coach Johnnie Harris as his as associate head coach.



Three-way tie atop NeSmith Series

Posted 4/13/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- There still is a three-way tie for the points lead after Week 2 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season. The top three drivers have a win and a second-place finish to tally 99 points after the first two weeks, and just five points separate the top 10.



Family ties brought Banks back to MSU for senior season

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The answer is simple. Johnthan Banks could have bypassed his senior season with the Mississippi State University football program and declared for the NFL draft. The 6-foot-2 cornerback likely would have had a strong chance to make a NFL roster and get paid a lot of money to play the game he loves.



MSU, Ole Miss softball coaches set for first taste of rivalry

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Neither Mississippi State University first-year softball coach Vann Stuedeman nor University of Mississippi first-year softball coach Windy Thees was born in the state of Mississippi.



Starkville's Brown signs with ICC

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School girls basketball program will miss Brittany Brown. But Brown's example will live on, especially after the senior leader signed a scholarship Wednesday to play basketball at Itawamba Community College in Fulton.



ICC's Hoskins signs with SE Louisiana

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- Itawamba Community College women's basketball All-American Jameika Hoskins fulfilled a dream of playing Division I basketball Wednesday when she signed with Southeastern Louisiana in the media room at the Davis Event Center.



Ole Miss releases contracts for assistant football coaches

Posted 4/12/2012 in College Sports

Dave Wommack, the University of Mississippi football team's new associate head football coach, has a three-year contract worth $550,000 per season, which matches the richest deal given to an assistant coach in program history.



Inaugual Spring Throw Down this weekend at Magnolia

Posted 4/12/2012 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to one of the biggest events in the history of the facility this weekend with the inaugural Spring Throw Down.



Blevins, Lee pace Columbus past Grenada

Posted 4/10/2012 in High School Sports

At first, winning big baseball games came as a surprise to Columbus High. Now, a youthful Falcons squad is basking in such a position. Tyler Blevin's two-run double sparked a three-run sixth inning Tuesday as Columbus turned back Grenada 3-2 in a Class 6A, Region 2 matchup at Sammy Fletcher Field.



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