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Carlisle demanded best from his players, umpires

Posted 12/6/2018 in Local Columns

Danny Carlisle always said he was going to umpire when he was finished coaching baseball.

Walters column: EMCC carries 16-game winning streak into national championship game

Posted 11/27/2018 in Local Columns

The East Mississippi Community College football team started the season on top.

Victory in Egg Bowl shows MSU on right path

Posted 11/23/2018 in Local Columns

OXFORD As the final seconds ticked off the Vaught-Hemingway Stadium scoreboard Thursday night, Mississippi State fans could take delight in the football team's dominating 35-3 victory against Ole Miss in the Battle for the Golden Egg.

Walters column: West Point's potential path clear for a third straight state title

Posted 11/20/2018 in Local Columns

For weeks there had been a lot of anticipation about Hattiesburg High School playing for a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A state championship in its home city.

Walters column: Starkville, West Point face huge challenges on road

Posted 11/14/2018 in Local Columns

The most intriguing question of the prep football season will be answered Friday night.

The W takes another strong step in basketball doubleheader

Posted 11/14/2018 in Local Columns

Jason Trufant was a man in motion Monday night.

Cohen: Anagnost's message drives Bulldogs

Posted 11/7/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE John Cohen has embraced the new age of social media. In an era where coaches tweet out invitations for potential recruits to visit their campuses, administrators like John Cohen have taken an active role in promoting their schools. As Mississippi State's Director of Athletics, Cohen is a visible presence at the school's sporting events. He takes time to talk to fans and to cheer on the Bulldogs while keeping his eyes and ears tuned into ways to enhance the atmosphere at events.

No. 6 MSU set to deliver 'different' excitement

Posted 11/6/2018 in Local Columns

The signs of a healthy program are everywhere.

MSU women's soccer team's waiting game will end Monday

Posted 11/4/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE Tom Anagnost hopes 2018 is the year the West solidifies its standing in the Southeastern Conference. If that's the case, the Mississippi State women's soccer team will make history Monday when the NCAA tournament selection committee announces the 64-team field for the annual showcase.

Walters Column: No. 1 EMCC ranks as heavy favorites in MACJC playoffs

Posted 10/31/2018 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) is set for their big party this weekend.

Noxubee County back in element as playoffs set to start

Posted 10/31/2018 in Local Columns

Reigning state champion Noxubee County won't be the favorite Friday when the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A playoffs begin.

Patriots show 'family' bonds on, off field

Posted 10/28/2018 in Local Columns

If the Heritage Academy football team has anything to say about it, disco just might make a comeback in the Golden Triangle.

Kelly hopes losses help Caledonia earn playoff berth

Posted 10/26/2018 in Local Columns

CALEDONIA Michael Kelly isn't a "what-if" guy.

Move to 5A will help Columbus

Posted 10/24/2018 in Local Columns

Columbus High School picked up a minor victory off the field Tuesday morning.


Changes needed for MSU's offense

Posted 10/22/2018 in Local Columns

Mississippi State fans hoped Oct. 6 was a watershed moment for Joe Moorhead.


Prep football playoff storylines rounding into form

Posted 10/17/2018 in Local Columns

While it doesn't seem possible, the end of the regular season is here for some of the classifications in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).

Minichino column: Heritage Academy riding high after win over rival

Posted 10/14/2018 in Local Columns

Kissing babies and taking pictures with children of all ages usually are reserved for politicians.


Running more no guarantee for success for MSU

Posted 10/9/2018 in Local Columns

For two weeks, Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead can be spared the swarm of criticism around his program.


Don't underestimate Chambless, WPHS is 2018

Posted 10/4/2018 in Local Columns

A team with lowered expectations can be even more deadly. There is no such thing as the West Point High School football team flying under the radar. A state championship pedigree has made that impossible.

Walters column: Prep football playoff race coming into focus

Posted 10/2/2018 in Local Columns

As we approach the final four weeks (for some regions) and five weeks (for other regions) of the prep football regular season, the playoff picture is coming into clear focus.


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