MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.
STARKVILLE -- Tom Anagnost isn't speaking in code when he uses words like "strong mentality."
STARKVILLE -- Brian Cole and Chauncey Rivers came to Mississippi State as proven commodities. Both had been in Division I football before, Cole at Michigan and Rivers at Georgia, before coming together for a season at East Mississippi Community College.
The numbers were staggering.
Here we go for one last time.
SCOOBA -- Football is moving fast these days for former Starkville High School standout Jaquez Akins.
Anna Acker and Haley Barker are impressed. The Heritage Academy seniors had high hopes for their final seasons with the school's girls soccer team, especially after falling just short of making the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) playoffs in 2017.
Mary Nagy taught hundreds of students the meaning of the word synonym in her time as an elementary school teacher at New Hope School.
Columbus High School football coach Eric Rice had heard nice things about senior wide receiver Jervorius Vance. After being held out of spring ball due to concussion protocol, Vance is building a strong relationship with Rice and junior quarterback Jaelan Craddieth.
FLORENCE, Italy -- Teaira McCowan had 23 points and 15 rebounds Monday afternoon to lead the Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 72-49 victory against German professional team TK Hannover 72-49 in its second game of its 10-day trip.
Evan Ellis added win No. 13 to his dream season Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Ellis passed Randall Beckwith off turn four as the white flag dropped, splitting Beckwith and lap-car DJ Brasfield for the Durrence Layne Late Model win.
STARKVILLE -- Tyrone Shorter was in mid-season form Friday night. The only thing missing from the Noxubee County High School football team's 17-0 victory against Greenwood in the Louisville Jamboree at Starkville High was Shorter's traditional sweater vest. The Tigers' veteran coach eschewed his usual wardrobe for a blue pullover on what turned out to be a seasonable evening without rain.
The chemistry continues to grow for the Caledonia High School volleyball team. Buoyed by two victories Friday in the opening day of the Set It Off Challenge at Ridgeland High, Caledonia built on that effort with three more wins Saturday to win a team title at the event for the third-straight season.
KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. -- Kristen Gillman won the U.S. Women's Amateur for the second time Sunday, beating Alabama teammate Jiwon Jeon 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
WEST POINT -- You know good things are about to happen when Jaylon Webb flashes his big smile.
STARKVILLE -- Jeffery Simmons sees the lists, even though he'd rather not. The lists say Simmons and linemate Montez Sweat are two of the nation's top defensive linemen.
STARKVILLE -- Columbus High School senior Fred Harris has finally found his comfort level. Harris participated in extra workouts with junior quarterback Jaelan Craddieth in the summer. The duo hope to have a lot success through the air for the Falcons this season.
MACON -- Keymarcus Jackson isn't one to shy away from a challenge. That's why Jackson fits right in with the other 18 seniors on the 2018 Noxubee County High School football team. Armed with their new, Tiger blue T-shirts that say, "New Beginning, Same Ending," the Tigers are primed to get back to the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title game and win the program's sixth championship, and fourth in the last five years.
STARKVILLE -- The learning hasn't stopped for the Mississippi State football program.
ROME -- Teaira McCowan had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Chloe Bibby added 18 points Saturday to lead the Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 97-49 victory against Deep 3 Select 97-49 in its first of three games on a 10-day trip to Italy.
1. Transfer King has chance to play key role at Starkville HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
2. Tigers will work on little things with QB White HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Noxubee County's Brooks has sack mark in sights HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Moorhead wants offense, linemen to be versatile COLLEGE SPORTS