STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer feels his Mississippi State women's basketball team is right where it is supposed to be.
STARKVILLE - Starkville Academy spent practice Wednesday working on being more aggressive and putting the ball in play with two strikes.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss junior Paige McKinney could feel the vibes from second base.
Ole Miss coach Mike Smith felt the vibes during a bullpen session.
Ole Miss pitcher Kaitlin Lee was sending those positive vibes, so the Rebels knew good things were coming.
New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd has spent a lot of quality time with his players coaching third base this season.
Boyd would like to see more of those players get from third base to home.
In a recurring theme for the season, the timely hit alluded New Hope in a 4-2 loss to Oxford on Tuesday night in a Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 2 game at Trojan Field.
Mississippi native Kat Moore made a diving catch in the outfield to help the Mississippi State softball team clinch an upset of No. 11 Alabama on Saturday at Nusz Park.
Moore later earned her 10 seconds of fame when the catch was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10" package, which highlights that day's best plays in sports.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State sophomore outfielder Kat Moore found confidence in a strange place this weekend.
STARKVILLE - When the Mississippi State softball team knocked off Troy 2-1 two weeks ago at Nusz Park, it was not a season-changing event.
STARKVILLE -- After a disappointing season, a veteran coach always looks for a sign the next season will be
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman received that sign last Friday when her team opened Southeastern Conference play with a 5-2 victory against then-No. 6 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
When the West Point High School girls basketball team defeated No. 1 West Jones in its first game at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A state tournament, West Point coach Dashmond Daniel received a congratulatory text from Starkville girls coach Kristie Williams.
JACKSON -- As the clock moved inside three minutes remaining in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A State championship game, quite a battle was going on between two of the state's top players.
Olive Branch's Myah Taylor and Starkville's Kelsey Jones were trying to power their teams to a title in their final high school games.
The teams were trading slim one-point leads and the capacity crowd was hanging on every possession.
Jones then fouled out and Starkville never recovered.
Fourteen second-half turnovers provided the difference as the Olive Branch girls beat Starkville 57-54.
JACKSON -- When he entered the coaching profession, West Point High School girls basketball coach Dashmond Daniel took advice from several coaches.
One suggestion was to build offseason conditioning around a theme.
Daniel found his latest theme Friday in the Mississippi Coliseum. In its first state championship appearance, West Point dropped a 56-45 decision to Neshoba Central in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship.
In the Mattox household, the awards, plaques and trophies are not displayed in one place.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior shortstop Reggie Harrison likes the mind-set of her team entering Southeastern Conference softball play.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner had been waiting for an inning like the first inning of his team's 4-3 victory against New Hope on Monday night for quite some time.
He wasn't alone.
West Lowndes High School football coach Anthony King is going to miss the phone calls this fall.
The Mississippi Coliseum has always brought a wide range of players and coaches together with one common goal - winning a state championship.
STARKVILLE - Starkville Academy baseball coach Brooks Roberts was happy to look in his dugout and see it full Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- There is a buzz in the Mississippi State softball team's locker room.
Eight-game winning streaks always help create that excitement.
"The confidence level on this team is growing," MSU coach Vann Stuedeman said. "You can see the strides from the first week of the season to the second, then from the second to the third."
STARKVILLE -- When West Point High School senior Bobby Woodard lacks confidence, all he has to do is look in the dugout and find his head coach.
"Bobby is our senior leader," West Point High baseball coach Blake Hutchison said. "He is our go-to guy. I have complete confidence in him getting job done. When he is on the mound, you feel good. You feel like he will find a way."
Woodard found that way Tuesday night at Danny Carlisle Field, as West Point beat Starkville 5-3.
Kevin Green made a life-changing decision roughly 13 years ago.
Green left a stable, well-paying job with FedEx to open a business. A personal business venture is always a tricky proposition. However, he had two driving forces behind the move.
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