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Ole Miss-MSU rivalry will be thrilling for years to come

Posted 1/24/2015 in Local Columns

Rivalries are filled with perfunctory hand shakes and obligatory remarks that praise the opponent at the beginning of post-game news conferences. The hand shakes between coaches usually are the shortest and the comments typically have the most bubbling in between the lines when coaches are trying to establish dominance early in their tenures.

MSU women face key stretch this week

Posted 1/20/2015 in Local Columns

The Mississippi State women's basketball team faces its biggest stretch of the season in the next seven days. At 19-2 and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference, MSU slipped three spots to No. 18 in this week's The Associated Press Top 25. The USA Today Top 25, which is voted on by the coaches, comes out today. MSU was ranked No. 18 in that poll last week and likely will slip a few spots following a 71-69 double-overtime loss to LSU on Thursday.

No. 14 MSU women continue to make history

Posted 1/6/2015 in Local Columns

The Mississippi State women's basketball team's history-making season took another step forward Monday when it moved up three spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press' Top 25 poll.

MSU women will try to climb higher

Posted 12/29/2014 in Local Columns

And then there were five. Only the most optimistic fan would have had the Mississippi State women's basketball team 14-0 and ranked No. 19 in The Associated Press and the USA Today Top 25 polls.

Minichino Column: Joe Horne Classic sees continued growth

Posted 12/22/2014 in Local Columns

Sammy Smith can't escape at this time of the year.

EMCC benefiting from hard work to bring bowl to state

Posted 12/4/2014 in Local Columns

One has to wonder if Parker Dykes will watch Mississippi Bowl VII at 2 p.m. Sunday. That's when No. 1 East Mississippi Community College (11-0) will play No. 2 Iowa Western College (11-0) at Biloxi High School for the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship.

Ole Miss, not MSU, shows resiliency in Egg Bowl battle

Posted 11/30/2014 in Local Columns

If there had been a trademark of the 2014 Mississippi State football team entering Saturday's Battle for the Golden Egg, it would have been the team's resiliency.

Walters Column: Noxubee County, Starkville on similar championship paths

Posted 11/26/2014 in Local Columns

Back in the long steamy nights of August, a promising football season started for both Starkville High School and Noxubee County High School.

Terrill leads Starkville Academy back to state title game

Posted 11/19/2014 in Local Columns

Jeff Terrill is having a good time. After some minor health issues last season, Terrill is back in the full swing of things. He will lead Starkville Academy in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class AAA, Division II state championship game Saturday against Oak Forest (La.) Academy.

Fans will have to wait to see how far No. 1 MSU falls

Posted 11/15/2014 in Local Columns

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. There is but one question that will be on the minds of Mississippi State fans today. MSU, No. 1 in the polls and No. 1 in the College Football Playoff ratings, fell to Alabama 25-20 on Saturday. What MSU fans want to know is how far that fall will be.


First test should help make Starkville stronger

Posted 11/5/2014 in Local Columns

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell had to like almost all aspects of his team's Class 6A, Region 2 matchup Friday night against Warren Central. Mitchell is leading a team considered by many to be the state's best, regardless of classification. A longtime Mississippi coaching veteran, Mitchell was a winner at each school before taking over for Bill Lee at Starkville High. In 2012, Mitchell led Starkville to the Class 5A state championship.


MSU survives after getting pushed to final play

Posted 11/2/2014 in Local Columns

Even before the season began, the seven Southeastern Conference Western Division coaches talked about the incredible balance in the best division in the nation's best conference. Week in and week out, you hear it from winning coaches and losing coaches. So what is the difference between the team at the top of the SEC West and the team at the bottom?

Playoff picture clearing up for area Mississippi teams

Posted 10/22/2014 in Local Columns

With two or three weeks remaining in the regular season for each Mississippi High School Activities Association football team, we really have hit the stretch run.

Much rejoicing as Bulldog continue to prove they are worthy of ranking

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

In the beginning (of the season), Dan Mullen created the playbook. And the schedule was void of wins and there was no preseason ranking for the Bulldogs.


Walters Column: No drama in MACJC North Division race

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

The state is buzzing with talk about Ole Miss and Mississippi State football.


Prescott for Heisman? ... Seriously

Posted 10/5/2014 in Local Columns

Beginning soon after his "oh, my" performance last year in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and continuing through the first four games of this season, Mississippi State junior quarterback Dak Prescott wore the label of "dark-horse Heisman Trophy candidate." But after he helped No. 12 MSU dismantle No. 6 Texas A&M with cold efficiency, Prescott earned a different title. Prescott for Heisman? Seriously?

EMCC will honor Hall of Fame inductees

Posted 10/3/2014 in Local Columns

Tom Goode always demanded excellence. Goode earned All-America honors as a player at Mississippi State. He then played nine years of professional football and was part of the Baltimore Colts team that won Super Bowl V.

Walters Column: Starkville High, Starkville Academy, MSU off to fantastic starts

Posted 9/30/2014 in Local Columns

The national buzz has centered heavily on the Magnolia State this week.

Walters Column: Region play brings several exciting matchups

Posted 9/23/2014 in Local Columns

The stakes are raised this weekend as region play begins in the Mississippi High School Activities Association ranks for Classes 5A and 6A.

Walters column: Hamilton blends young with old for 3-1 start

Posted 9/16/2014 in Local Columns

When the football season began, Hamilton High School coach Ray Weeks knew what he would be getting out of Keshon Heard.


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