STARKVILLE -- Basically Rick Ray is confounded by the same problem he found himself in last year.
STARKVILLE -- John Cohen and the Mississippi State baseball team used a familiar formula Sunday to earn a landmark victory. Whether it has been at Northwestern State, Kentucky, or his alma mater MSU, Cohen has relied on a recipe of taking pitches, getting on base, using his bullpen, and capitalizing with runners in scoring position to have success as a head coach. When your team holds the opponent to three extra-base hits and six runs in three games, that strategy will produce results.
STARKVILLE -- Sunday wasn't a restful day for Martha Alwal It's bad enough the junior center had to deal with the lingering effects of an illness that had bothered her for the past few days. To make matters worse, Alwal had to deal with an undersized group of post players from Vanderbilt who poked, pushed, and hip checked her nearly every time she dared to go near the lane.
STARKVILLE -- The Columbus High School boys basketball finished Friday night like it started. In between, though, the Falcons showed their different combinations can produce the results that matter on the scoreboard.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State women's basketball team has established its identity. Coach Vic Schaefer's Bulldogs also have earned the respect of their Southeastern Conference peers. Now it's time for MSU to fine-tune its performance to turn its share of close calls its way down the stretch.
STARKVILLE -- Jamison McKee was only trying to make an impression. The more then Starkville Academy boys soccer coach Robert Gardner watched McKee train and accept his coaching he realized he was going to have to make a difficult decision.
STARKVILLE -- Megan Moorhead always thought she could hang with everybody on the soccer field. After all, as a seventh-grader Moorhead earned playing time on the Starkville High School girls varsity team. Since then, she showcased her knowledge of the game and her versatility by carving out a place as a fixture in the program.
STARKVILLE -- The major questions following the Mississippi State baseball team's first series of the season may have been solved Saturday by an unexpected individual.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin doesn't mind crediting a little divine intervention for a 67-66 victory against Alabama on Saturday that gave his Gamecocks back-to-back Southeastern Conference wins for the first time in three seasons.
STARKVILLE -- Jake Vickerson needed something good to happen before fans at Dudy Noble Field started to compare him to his older brother.
AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn men's basketball team's prolific scoring duo Chris Denson and KT Harrell racked up points and free throws. Denson scored 30 points and Harrell rebounded from a rough game with 26 to lead the Tigers to a 92-82 victory against Mississippi State on Saturday in a game that was controlled by strong foul shooting and huge performances from the Southeastern Conference's No. 2 scoring tandem.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Kenny Gaines kept Georgia close by matching Marshall Henderson's five 3-pointers. Still, with the game tied and only 1.5 seconds remaining, third place in the Southeastern Conference was riding on Charles Mann's free throws, and the Georgia sophomore said his confidence never wavered, even after he missed his first attempt.
PELAHATCHIE -- The Starkville Academy girls basketball team has recaptured one of its three championships for a third-straight season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray admitted to having no answers Wednesday night following his team's most lopsided home loss of the season. "I can't put my finger on it, but we've got to start figuring it out," Ray said.
STARKVILLE -- Tyson Cunningham was part of the best stretch the Mississippi State men's basketball team had Wednesday in a 75-55 loss to Georgia.
STARKVILLE -- Georgia men's basketball coach Mark Fox says he doesn't like to and won't play much zone defense.
STARKVILLE -- In front of at least 100 fathers and sons at a fall baseball camp, Ben Bracewell found himself making a promise to Mississippi State pitching coach Butch Thompson.
STARKVILLE -- If there's ever a good omen for Mississippi State baseball, it's the new living situation for pitcher Brandon Woodruff.
STEENS -- Jaelin Bankhead doesn't consider the district tournament MVP award he won Friday to be an individual award.
STARKVILLE -- IJ Ready has no cause to feel the way he did medically and emotionally Saturday while in the Humphrey Coliseum training room.
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2. Farmer, McCullough lead Columbus past West Point HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
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