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Akers, Clinton too much for Hill, Columbus

Posted 11/15/2015 in High School Sports

The Columbus High School football team experienced every feeling Friday night in its Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A first-round playoff game. The Falcons then felt the one they feared the worst: Finality.



Slimantics: Alabama's formula for victory: Sack Dak

Posted 11/14/2015 in College Sports

Strange as it may seem, Alabama's 31-6 win over Mississippi State was more a matter of inches and split seconds than the kind of domination the score suggests.



Alabama coming to Starkville for showdown with MSU

Posted 11/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Alabama football team remains a sticking point with Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and quarterback Dak Prescott. Mullen and Prescott have beaten every Southeastern Conference team except Alabama and South Carolina, but the seventh-year coach and his senior quarterback will get a final chance to chance to do that at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) when No. 20 MSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) plays host to Alabama (8-1, 5-1) at Davis Wade Stadium.



Confident Nevitt eager to contribute

Posted 11/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hesitancy can cripple a shooter. Kayla Nevitt admits there were so many things going through her head last season in her first year with the Mississippi State women's basketball team that she questioned whether she shoot the ball, where she should shoot it from, and how she should shoot the ball.



West Lowndes excited to play host to playoff game

Posted 11/13/2015 in High School Sports

Taras Woodson and Lavante Porter have been waiting for this moment. As the only two seniors who have been on the West Lowndes High School football team for the last four years, a home playoff game has remained an elusive reward for all of the Panthers' hard work. That will change at 7 tonight when West Lowndes (8-4) plays host to Ray Brooks in the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Class 1A playoffs.



Injury puts Jacobi on path to MSU

Posted 11/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Jacobi attended Central Florida with every intention of being a physical therapist. Jacobi soon learned he was going to take another career path. As a track runner at Tate High School in Cantonment, Florida, Jacobi suffered a hamstring injury. There was no one there to help him rehabilitate from the setback and give him advice on how to come back from the injury, so he decided to find out himself in college. All it took for Jacobi was for his academic advisor to tell him the best undergraduate degree to prepare for physical therapy was athletic training.



Howland era set to begin at MSU

Posted 11/13/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- I.J. Ready doesn't care who plays for the Mississippi State men's basketball team this season because they better be ready to win.



Gardiner helps EMCC earn sweep

Posted 11/13/2015 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Jahyde Gardiner had a good Thursday. The East Mississippi Community College sophomore forward foreshadowed an excellent night on the basketball court when he hit an off-balance 3-pointer in the corner as the shot clock horn sounded. Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, native signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Tennessee-Martin.



West Point gearing up for long playoff run

Posted 11/13/2015 in High School Sports

Junior Demarrio Edwards has watched the West Point High School football team's offense grow up before his eyes. "The numbers we are putting up right now are scary," said Edwards, who plays quarterback, wide receiver, and anything else that might pop up. "To think we are doing all of this with mainly two sophomores is incredible. It has been fun to be along for the ride." Edwards is referencing sophomore quarterback Marcus Murphy and sophomore running back Chris Calvert. Each have cleared the 1,000-yard rushing mark.



Oak Hill Academy players, coach earn all-star game invites

Posted 11/12/2015 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Heath Ford and Caleb Robertson were two of the fortunate sons on the Oak Hill Academy football team this season.



Offensive line grows up for Bulldogs

Posted 11/12/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Justin Malone is versatile.



MSU women's basketball picks up Florida guard

Posted 11/12/2015 in College Sports

Jacaira Allen is used to bearing big burdens.



Starkville High's Carter officially signs with Bulldogs

Posted 11/12/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- There was slight reluctance when Tyson Carter was handed a cowbell by a family member.



Columbus basketball pair sign college scholarship offers

Posted 11/12/2015 in High School Sports

The blue word on the pink band on Jartavius Dobbs' right wrist captured the sentiment of the morning.



Starkville High begins postseason play at home

Posted 11/11/2015 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Rontavis Clark is a confident person.



Bulldogs' defense dominating in fourth quarter of play

Posted 11/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Manny Diaz feels good about his defense in the fourth quarter.



Mississippi State blows out Mississippi College in women's basketball exhibition

Posted 11/10/2015 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Blair Schaefer, LaKaris Salter, and Kayla Nevitt know they likely wouldn't be starters if the No. 11 Mississippi State women's basketball team started the season today.



Noxubee County faces nemesis Lafayette in Class 4A playoffs

Posted 11/10/2015 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter knew it would come to this.



Ole Miss must regroup for final games with LSU, MSU

Posted 11/10/2015 in College Sports

Once ranked third in the nation, the Ole Miss football team is now simply trying to save the season.



MSU women's team faces Mississippi College in exhibition tonight

Posted 11/9/2015 in College Sports

Coaches can find unique ways to talk about their teams' mistakes.



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