The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.
STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro has been eyeing a lineup change for a couple of weeks now. The only thing keeping him from pulling the trigger was Jake Mangum's broken hand.
STARKVILLE -- Self-deprecation wasn't in the job description for John Cohen's new role as Mississippi State director of athletics, but he mastered it anyway.
Terryonte Thomas looked long and hard to find coaches and a school that made him feel like a priority. That search often can be difficult for high school standouts looking to find the right fit for the next step in their life. But following a recruiting process that included its share of twists and turns, Thomas is relaxed after finding the fit he was looking for with coach Billy Begley and the East Mississippi Community College men's basketball program.
Jake Crosson needed a second opinion. Coming off a bogey, Crosson knew he couldn't afford another if he wanted to have a chance to win the Mississippi High School Activities Region 1, District 2 tournament at the Ole Miss Golf Club in Oxford. That's why the New Hope High School junior called coach Albert McBrayer out to the fairway to ask for some advice. Crosson faced a dog leg to the right of No. 14 and a water hazard in front of the hole. He knew he probably could reach the hole with a more aggressive shot, but he had been strong on his wedges all day, so he wanted to ask McBrayer what he thought he should do.
Jason Forrester admits he didn't know a thing about soccer when he started coaching it at Caledonia High School.
Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey said Monday that decisions were made following Game 2 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title series between Oxford and New Hope that didn't uphold the school district's standards of "first in class" and that there would be a re-evaluation of what is important about interscholastic athletics.
JACKSON -- Mississippi State redshirt junior Brent Rooker was selected Monday as a finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top college baseball player in Mississippi. The other finalists are Southern Mississippi's Taylor Braley, Matt Wallner, and Dylan Burdeaux and Delta State's Zach Shannon.
Southeastern Conference coaches are eager to see the impact an early signing period will have on recruiting, even though a number of them were against the change.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The national championship hopes of every softball team in the Southeastern Conference remain very much alive heading into the NCAA tournament. All 13 SEC programs earned NCAA berths, a list headed by No. 1 overall seed Florida as it chases its third national title in four seasons.
New Hope High School Lee Boyd would have loved to have said something more profound Saturday night following a season-ending 11-5 loss to Oxford in Game 2 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A North State title series at Trojan Field.
An unpredictable and unforgiving surface Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway forced Jack Sullivan into an unconventional approach. After extended periods of rain throughout the day and night Friday, the "Black Ice" never quite dried out and slicked off for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series headliner.
ATHENS, Ga. -- The No. 6 Mississippi State baseball team couldn't recover from a two-run home run in the first inning en route to a 4-1 loss to Georgia on Sunday afternoon at Foley Field.
OXFORD -- Ryan Olenek and former New Hope High School standout Will Golsan had three hits Sunday to lead the Ole Miss baseball team to a 6-3 victory against No. 20 Texas A&M at Swayze Field. The victory helped the Rebels (31-21, 13-14 Southeastern Conference) secure their fifth series victory against a ranked team. They also finished the 2017 regular season home slate with a 24-8 record.
OXFORD -- Buoyed by the Ole Miss softball team's first Southeastern Conference tournament title, the SEC earned a record 13 bids to the NCAA Division I Softball Championship.
STARKVILLE -- Last August, Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman was encouraged because her senior class wanted to leave a legacy. The legacy was fulfilled Sunday night as MSU returned to NCAA tournament regional play with a berth in the Salt Lake City Regional. No. 3 seed MSU (36-20) will face No. 2 seed BYU (44-11) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dumke Family Softball Stadium on the University of Utah campus.
HATTIESBURG -- The No. 19 Southern Mississippi baseball team used a solid pitching performance from Taylor Braley and three hits from Tracy Hadley to beat Alabama-Birmingham 8-0 Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.
The opportunities were there.
COLUMBUS -- West Lowndes High School has never hurt for students with natural athletic talent. The only problem, as West Lowndes softball coach Anthony King sees it, is most of the female athletes have gravitated toward basketball and track and field.
STARKVILLE -- Peng Pichaikool was given no welcoming period to collegiate golf. The average student that enters universities in the fall can compete in limited fall tournaments, doing so knowing the championship season isn't until the spring.
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