JACKSON -- Starkville High School senior Kirsten Thompson blocked a shot to start a fast-break opportunity and then scored on the other end.
JACKSON -- When Starkville High School senior Jariyah Covington looks around the court, she sees confidence in the eyes of her teammates.
JACKSON -- Columbus High School boys basketball coach Anthony Carlyle addressed two numbers in his speech before his team played Starkville at the Mississippi Coliseum.
JACKSON -- Columbus High School senior Robert Woodard II has no problem being on a defensive-minded basketball team.
STARKVILLE -- Steve Dudley thinks high expectations are fair at this point -- even if the national projections don't share the same view. Instead, Dudley looks at his Mississippi State track and field team's recent performances in indoor championships -- the women have placed in the top 25 in each of the last four years, while the men have done it twice in that same time span -- to justify those expectations.
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Silva didn't have his usual energy level on Wednesday night, at least in the eyes of South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin. If that was an off night for Silva, then the Gamecocks are in good hands moving forward in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Rowdey Jordan made history and unraveled five innings of offensive struggles with one swing.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State softball team used a four-run first inning to beat Boston College 4-3 on Wednesday at Nusz Park. Senior Morgan Bell went 2-for-3 with a career-high two doubles and two RBIs to help MSU improve to 17-3.
When the Starkville High School boys basketball team carried a lead into the final minute of a regular-season basketball loss at Columbus in November, coach Greg Carter was pleased.
Columbus High School boys basketball coach Anthony Carlyle started preparing for tonight's Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State tournament game against Starkville nine months ago.
STARKVILLE -- All apologies to Cole Marsh, but Dudy Noble Field was the star of the show Tuesday night. Marsh did his best to make an impression, pitching five strong innings in the Mississippi State baseball team's 9-1 victory against New Mexico State before a crowd of 7,179.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State men's basketball team knows it faces a daunting task. MSU (21-10) understands back-to-back losses entering the Southeastern Conference tournament put its hopes of earning a bid to the NCAA tournament bid on life support. It knows it might need to reach the SEC title game to rekindle those hopes. Such a run would require four games in four days, but MSU has spent the season preparing for that challenge.
A non-conference softball game in March rarely becomes a "make-or-break" situation for a Southeastern Conference team. That being said, Mississippi State (16-3) will play host to Boston College (6-9) at 6 tonight at Nusz Park in a big game.
JACKSON -- The message was simple.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams knew as the season grew longer, and the opposition got better, senior center Kirsten Thompson would play a critical role on her team.
JACKSON -- Quinndary and Nick Weatherspoon competed against and pushed each other from as early as they can remember.
JACKSON -- Victoria Vivians is going to have to find some additional space in her living room.
No, Starkville, the sky didn't come crashing down Monday.
STARKVILLE -- Gary Henderson learned a great deal about the Mississippi State baseball team in its 11-game road stint to start the season, the final eight of which he served as interim head coach. He's still learning about the pitching staff.
HOUSTON -- The Mississippi State baseball team used a three-run first inning and a strong pitching performance led by Jacob Billingsley to beat Sam Housotn State 4-1 in its final game of the Shiner's College Classic at Minute Maid Park. MSU (6-5) completed a weekend sweep to finish its season-opening 11-game road trip.
1. Patriots' Berry returns from injury with vengeance HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Fitzgerald limited in MSU's spring opener COLLEGE SPORTS
3. MSU men beat Louisville to reach semifinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
4. MSU men will take on Louisville in quarterfinals of NIT COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Third-quarter surge makes MSU three times sweet COLLEGE SPORTS