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Smith brings versatility to Noxubee County

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

MACON -- Ja'Qualyn Smith is trying to pack on the pounds.

MSU soccer looks to carry strong mentality into season opener

Posted 8/14/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tom Anagnost isn't speaking in code when he uses words like "strong mentality."

Former EMCC standouts Cole, Rivers eager to return to action for MSU

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Akins wants to be key part of EMCC's defense

Posted 8/14/2018 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- Football is moving fast these days for former Starkville High School standout Jaquez Akins.

Acker, Barker fuel Heritage Academy's fast start

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Nagy announces this will be her final year at New Hope

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

Mary Nagy taught hundreds of students the meaning of the word synonym in her time as an elementary school teacher at New Hope School.

Improved Vance hopes to ignite Columbus passing attack

Posted 8/14/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

McCowan, Bibby lead MSU women to win in second game in Italy

Posted 8/14/2018 in College Sports

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.

 

Ellis adds to success at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 8/13/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Shorter ready to get to work to prepare for opener

Posted 8/13/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Caledonia volleyball team wins another title

Posted 8/13/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Alabama's Gillman wins second amateur title

Posted 8/13/2018 in College Sports

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's Webb dominates with smile

Posted 8/13/2018 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- You know good things are about to happen when Jaylon Webb flashes his big smile.

Simmons, Sweat among nation's best on defensive line

Posted 8/11/2018 in College Sports

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.

Passing attack clicks for Falcons against Trojans

Posted 8/11/2018 in High School Sports

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.

Tigers' Jackson prepared for challenge of winning another title

Posted 8/11/2018 in High School Sports

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.

 

Moorhead has new goals to build on lessons learned in spring

Posted 8/11/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The learning hasn't stopped for the Mississippi State football program.

 

 

McCowan, Bibby lead MSU women in first game in Italy

Posted 8/11/2018 in College Sports

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.

 

 

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