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EMCC excited about chance to play for another title in Mississippi

Posted 12/4/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens took great pride in playing for a national championship in Mississippi last season.

 

 

Columbus Christian boys soccer team wins first match

Posted 12/3/2014 in High School Sports

Rick Michaels didn't have time to be nervous. Encouraged to use his experience as a local youth soccer coach to guide the first Columbus Christian Academy boys soccer team, Michaels only had time for one practice prior to his new team's first match Monday against Indianola Academy. It wasn't until game day that Michaels realized the significance -- and pressure -- associated with his debut.

 

 

Alabama men, women earn victories

Posted 12/3/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama men's basketball coach Anthony Grant emphasized that it was a team win as Alabama defeated South Florida 82-71 Tuesday night.

 

 

No. 23 MSU showcases depth in latest win

Posted 12/3/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Breanna Richardson couldn't help break into a broad smile Tuesday night following the No. 23 Mississippi State women's basketball team's 109-58 victory against North Dakota State. Richardson had every reason to be pleased with a 17-point, 13-rebound performance that was a part of five players in double figures and a season-high 12 Bulldogs in the scoring column.

 

 

Simmons emerges as leader for Noxubee County

Posted 12/3/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Leader. It's a word a lot of athletes use to signify their status on their teams as someone who sets the pace that others follow. In August, Jeffery Simmons recognized the opportunity he had to be that player this season for the Noxubee County High School football team. Instead of shying away from it and allowing some of his senior teammates to shoulder that responsibility, Simmons seized it and established himself as one of the team leaders in preseason workouts and in the weight room.

 

 

Ole Miss, Freeze agree to new contract reportedly worth $4M

Posted 12/3/2014 in College Sports

JACKSON -- Hugh Freeze said his program's breakthrough season is proof that Ole Miss can be competitive in the Southeastern Conference and a program to be reckoned with on a national level. Now he wants to prove this year was no fluke -- and he'll do it with a brand new contract in hand.

 

 

EMCC gearing up for shot at history

Posted 12/3/2014 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Buddy Stephens had a postseason plan written down seven seasons ago when he took over the East Mississippi Community College football program.

 

 

MSU makes change in volleyball coaches

Posted 12/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - For the first time in more than five years, Mississippi State finds itself searching for a volleyball coach.

 

 

Prescott among favorites for Conerly Trophy tonight

Posted 12/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE - Three days after Ole Miss topped Mississippi State to win the Egg Bowl, the Rebels and Bulldogs will go head-to-head again tonight with the state's top individual football award up for grabs.

 

 

MSU women return home for North Dakota State

Posted 12/1/2014 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The gang is nearly all back.

 

 

West Lowndes honors 2003-04 state champion girls basketball team

Posted 12/1/2014 in High School Sports

June Dampier is being modest when she said she "did what she could do" with the West Lowndes High School girls basketball team. As coach of the Lady Panthers from 2000-03, Dampier admits things always didn't go smoothly as she tried to establish her style of play and implement the rules players would have to follow to commit to her program. The goal was simple: Win a state championship.

 

 

MSU looks ahead after loss to Ole Miss

Posted 12/1/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Mississippi State football team won't win a national championship this season. The Bulldogs won't play for a Southeastern Conference title, either.

 

 

Sims, Alabama surge past Auburn

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Amari Cooper tied his school record with 224 yards receiving and caught three touchdown passes in No. 2 Alabama's 55-44 comeback victory against No. 15 Auburn on Saturday night in the highest-scoring Iron Bowl. Quarterback Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) turned to the Heisman Trophy contender for touchdown strikes of 39 and 75 yards in the third quarter.

 

 

Noxubee County delivers stifling defensive effort

Posted 11/30/2014 in High School Sports

MACON -- Get ready Starkville, a train is coming to town. As much as the Noxubee County High School football team has relied on its offensive line to steamroll opponents this season, the Tigers' "Demon Defense" is providing the fuel for the team's latest run to a state championship.

 

 

Ole Miss uses big plays to defeat MSU

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Jaylen Walton had nowhere to run. He tried the middle and found nothing. He tried the right and found nothing. Mississippi State's defense had the Ole Miss tailback hemmed in. Then they didn't.

 

 

MSU sees title dreams vanish in Egg Bowl

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Mississippi State football team arrived at Ole Miss with everything at stake. The Bulldogs left with nothing but disappointment.

 

 

South Panola surges in second half

Posted 11/30/2014 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Darrell Henderson took the pitch and looked for running room. He found much more than that.

 

 

MSU men lose to TCU

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- A tough night offensively led to the end of the Mississippi State men's basketball team's season-opening winning streak Saturday night.

 

 

MSU women improve to 6-0

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer received the fast start he wanted in his team's first road game of the season Saturday afternoon.

 

 

Ole Miss men beat Cincinnati to take title

Posted 11/30/2014 in College Sports

NICEVILLE, Fla. -- The smallest man on the court put up the biggest numbers as Stefan Moody led the Ole Miss men's basketball team to the championship of the inaugural Emerald Coast Classic.

 

 

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