Mercedes Mattix talks about track and field like she has been competing for years. Mattix's matter-of-fact approach to her success stems from the fact the New Hope High School loves competition. Her desire to reach her best explains why hard work has been the foundation of a successful season.
Sitting at a lunchroom table at West Lowndes High School, talking to the state-bound boys track relay teams. So, who's the fastest?
ATHENS, Ga. -- Mississippi State Director of Track & Field Al Schmidt was hospitalized Thursday in Athens, Ga., after becoming ill during the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
HAMILTON -- The fate of Hamilton High School baseball team's bid to win what has proved to be an elusive state baseball championship might rest tonight on the arm of Austin Earnest. Earnest is scheduled to start Game 2 of Hamilton's Class 2A North State title playoff series against Mantachie, one day after being a part of sloppy infield play that led to a 9-7 loss in eight innings -- not the way coach Lewis Earnest wanted to open this best-of-three series at home.
MILLPORT, Ala. -- Imagine getting a second chance, of sorts.
OXFORD -- Freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection Sam Lenahan had an RBI single Thursday night, but the Mississippi State softball team saw its season end with a 5-1 setback to the No.4 University of Alabama in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Combined events and personal records were the highlight for Mississippi State track and field teams Thursday on Day 1 at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas, a junior college transfer and onetime Tennessee starter, was found dead on the second floor balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., after attending a party, according to police.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former University of Alabama football player Shannon Brown has established a scholarship in honor of his daughter, who was killed by the tornado that struck Tuscaloosa on April 27.
SCOOBA -- Pardon Buddy Stephens if he's a little excited about this weekend.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team will carry the momentum of a six-game winning streak into its series against the University of Mississippi. With both teams tied for second place in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, it's fitting Ole Miss enters the matchup coming off a series win against No. 1 South Carolina.
At Heritage Academy, they call Brandon Bell "The Beast." Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler compares his rising senior to a bull, which is fitting because of his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame.
The trip turned out to be a homecoming for Tyquan Lucious.
STARKVILLE -- The Florida State men's tennis team has lost three of its last four matches and finished the season with a losing record overall and in conference play. Needless to say, FSU isn't in ideal form entering its first-round NCAA tournament match against No. 22 Mississippi State at 9 a.m. Friday in Atlanta.
MABEN -- There was a point in the season when Katie Gordon couldn't connect with a softball and keep from popping out.
STARKVILLE -- No Tavaris Tate. No problem. That's the approach Mississippi State track coach Steve Dudley is taking into the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Thursday in Athens, Ga.
STARKVILLE -- As Jalan Catledge approached the finish line in the 400-meter dash last week at the Class 6A North State meet, he counted all seven opponents ahead
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best six games Tuesday night with a 13-3 win against Mississippi Valley State at Dudy Noble Field.
HAMILTON -- Several months ago, Graham Pritchett was prepared to walk away from the game he had played since he was a youth, a game that brought him satisfaction and purpose.
CRAWFORD -- Last year, East Oktibbeha County High School didn't have a girls track team. A year later, the Lady Titans are coming off a sixth-place finish at the Class 1A South State meet. The team will look to finish in the top five at the state meet Friday at Pearl High.
1. Adams brothers back together again on field at MSU COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Columbus will try to beat Noxubee County to go to 2-0 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Cherry, West Point open season against West Point HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Four Bulldogs named to Preseason Coaches All-SEC team COLLEGE SPORTS