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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.



MSU baseball picks up, loses Canadian baseball players

Posted 7/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Essentially what the Mississippi State University baseball program accomplished Tuesday was a trade with the country directly to the north of us.



Pair of Bulldogs make preseason watch lists

Posted 7/10/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After completing their first active season on the Mississippi State University football team, two players made it to national watch lists.


All-Stars make final night of tournament play fun

Posted 7/10/2012 in Local Columns

Perfection is a matter of opinion.

Columbus 10-year-old All-Stars take title

Posted 7/10/2012 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Terry Fitch knew his team had a bull's eye on its back. Entering the championship game of the 10-year-old Dizzy Dean South State tournament, Fitch realized his team's 4-0 record to that point wouldn't guarantee success.

Lessons learned on Dizzying weekend

Posted 7/9/2012 in Local Sports

"Earn everything." No better words were spoken on and around a diamond on a weekend packed with softball and baseball action in the Greater Golden Triangle area.


Recruiting picks up for area players

Posted 7/7/2012 in High School Sports

There's no better time than the month of July to make an impression.



Hughey makes Oak Hill winner

Posted 7/7/2012 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- When completing his degree work at Mississippi State University, Stan Hughey thought he was preparing for a long baseball coaching career.



ACHIEVING HER GOALS: Hebron Christian's Nichols ready for next step

Posted 7/7/2012 in High School Sports

PHEBA -- Hebron Christian School basketball player Tori Nichols was not persuaded by Southern Arkansas University's athletic facilities. Instead, an animal or two helped tip the scales.



NCAA grants MSU's Green sixth year of eligibility

Posted 7/6/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Marcus Green will be in a Mississippi State University football jersey in 2012. MSU officials announced Thursday morning the NCAA granted the 24-year-old tight end a sixth-year of eligibility after the school applied for it on his behalf.



Freeze embarks on biggest challenge at Ole Miss

Posted 7/6/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Hugh Freeze's résumé shows he's a football coach. It also indicates he also is some sort of magician.


MSU's Renfroe shows summer power stroke

Posted 7/5/2012 in College Sports

Hunter Renfroe earned the reputation for being a power hitter early in his Mississippi State University baseball career. The rising junior may be primed to realize that potential thanks to a record-setting summer in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer Baseball League.


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