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MSU can't close out San Diego to win series

Posted 3/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- For the first 13 games of the season, it was nearly impossible to find a weakness in Mississippi State's baseball team. Now it's impossible to ignore them.

 

 

Bailey's home run lifts MSU past No. 8 Georgia

Posted 3/9/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior softball player Kayla Winkfield frequently talks about her team's motto: "Win the late innings." The Bulldogs did just that Sunday at the MSU Softball Field. Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey hit a game-winning home run in the bottom half of the ninth inning to lift MSU to an 8-7 win against No. 8 Georgia in the final game of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.

 

 

MSU men's basketball wins on Senior Day

Posted 3/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- On Mississippi State's senior day, a junior stole the show.

 

 

Starkville girls rally past Hattiesburg to make semifinal round

Posted 3/7/2015 in High School Sports

JACKSON -- Kristie Williams couldn't stop clapping.

 

 

MSU baseball faces rubber match with San Diego

Posted 3/7/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - There were few signs of trouble for Mississippi State's offense through the first 13 games of the season.

 

 

Starkville boys reach Class 6A semifinal round

Posted 3/7/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Despite a sluggish start, the Starkville High School boys basketball team came away Saturday's Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A quarterfinal with a comfortable 62-47 win over Hattiesburg at Jackson State University's Athletics and Assembly Center.

 

Minichino Column: MSU women now play waiting game

Posted 3/7/2015 in Local Columns

If you didn't know any better, you would have expected Vic Schaefer to strike a familiar pose, like when he isn't pleased with a call.

 

MSU women bow out of SEC tournament

Posted 3/7/2015 in College Sports

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- "Bulldogs Destiny."

 

 

Bulldogs look for positive finish against Missouri

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - In each of his first two seasons as Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Rick Ray watched as his team crumbled down the stretch.

 

 

MSU baseball welcomes San Diego for three-game series

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - For the first time this season, Mississippi State's baseball team enters a weekend trying to bounce back.

 

Minichino Column: Statement time arrives for MSU women's basketball team

Posted 3/5/2015 in Local Columns

Five months ago, expectations was the operative word associated with the Mississippi State women's basketball. With another nationally ranked recruiting class coming in, many expected MSU to build on a 22-14 season that saw it reach the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

 

Starkville boys pack state championship dreams for Jackson

Posted 3/5/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior basketball player Raphael Leonard is enjoying his team's run.

 

 

MSU softball knocks off Kennesaw State in mid-week action

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Sophomore catcher Katie Anne Bailey has talked frequently about the Mississippi State softball team's new aggressive mentality on offense.

 

 

Richardson looks to regain form at conference tournament

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- This is the wrong time of the season to be in a funk.

 

 

Winter weather halts local racing schedule

Posted 3/5/2015 in Local Sports

Three weeks into what should have seen both Magnolia Motor Speedway and Columbus Speedway open their respective race seasons has resulted in yet another weekend of racing postponed due to inclement weather.

 

 

Starkville girls make long-awaited return to Jackson

Posted 3/5/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls basketball coach Kristie Williams claims she rarely feels pressure or nervousness.

 

Don't let vote fool you, Vivians is first-team All-SEC

Posted 3/5/2015 in Local Columns

There was no sign of disappointment or anger in Vic Schaefer's voice Tuesday. When you're the coach of the No. 11 team in the country that has earned the No. 3 seed in the "biggest, baddest conference" in the nation, it's difficult not to have a rosy outlook as you move deeper into March.

 

New Hope's Earhart will play soccer at JCJC

Posted 3/5/2015 in High School Sports

Effort is the equalizer for JD Earhart. The New Hope High School senior admits there were days he doubted he would get a chance to continue to play soccer in college. Ever since Earhart was a 6-year-old in the Columbus youth soccer league, he recalls dreaming about keeping his soccer career going. On the days when that doubt crept in, though, Earhart didn't let it sidetrack him. Instead, he opted for a simple approach that would get him back on track.

 

 

Vanderbilt men beat MSU

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- James Siakam told his teammates where he would hit the first 3-pointer of his career before the final home game of his Vanderbilt men's basketball career. He went out and did just that Wednesday night. Siakam had 12 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Riley LaChance scored 15 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 66-56 victory against Mississippi State at Memorial Gym. The victory was the Commodores' fourth in a row. "I didn't want him to be the first guy to go through our program and not make a jump shot for his entire career," Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings said.

 

 

Ole Miss will have plenty of competition at QB in spring practice

Posted 3/5/2015 in College Sports

Three Ole Miss quarterbacks -- including junior college transfer Chad Kelly -- have started their competition to see who will replace three-year starter Bo Wallace. The Rebels began spring practice on Tuesday, hoping to build on a 9-4 record last season. Ole Miss expects to have 16 starters returning next fall, but must find a replacement for Wallace, who finished his career among the school's leaders in virtually every passing category.

 

 

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