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New Hope edges Ripley in Class 4A playoff thriller

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

New Hope High School boys' basketball coach Drew McBrayer boasts a senior-laden squad this season.

West Lowndes begins quest for Jackson by routing Piney Woods

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

Team ball and outstanding defense helped the West Lowndes Panthers defeat the Piney Woods Tornadoes 63-47 to advance to the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A playoffs.

 

Heritage Academy's Gray signs with United States Military Academy

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

Dontae Gray admits he would have preferred to have had a lower profile Tuesday morning.

 

 

Heritage Academy begins state tournament play tonight

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

The Heritage Academy boys basketball team has overcome challenges all season.

 

 

MSU men stun Texas A&M in College Station

Posted 2/20/2018 in College Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Quinndary Weatherspoon got down to the basics of why Mississippi State overwhelmed Texas A&M on Tuesday night.

 

VCA boys basketball team wins ACAA title

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

Heath Simpson said it isn't his style to rant and to rave during pre-game or halftime speeches. The Victory Christian Academy boys basketball team challenged Simpson's ways Friday night when it fell behind archrival Tuscaloosa Christian Academy by 11 points at halftime in the semifinals of the Alabama Christian Athletic Association Division I State tournament.

West Lowndes girls basketball team beats Sebastopol

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

For the West Lowndes High School girls basketball team to sustain a successful playoff run, coach Takia Bozeman asked senior guard Ariel Boswell to raise her level of play to lead the Lady Panthers to Jackson.

Holman's status unclear for tonight's game

Posted 2/20/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The ups and downs of the men's college basketball season have impacted every Mississippi State Bulldog except Aric Holman.

Self could make first outing of year vs. JSU

Posted 2/20/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Riley Self could have been a hot commodity in the final weeks of the 2017 season.

Heritage Academy boys soccer rolls past Bayou Academy

Posted 2/20/2018 in High School Sports

Wade Lawrie is more accomplished that most goalkeepers. At 6-foot-3, Lawrie has the length and the athleticism to command his goal box. As a senior, he also has the experience from playing soccer across the United States and in two locations in England.

 

MSU women receive No. 2 seed in NCAA Reveal

Posted 2/20/2018 in College Sports

NEW YORK -- Connecticut, Mississippi State, Louisville, and Notre Dame are the top seeds in the final NCAA women's basketball reveal announced Monday night. The Huskies would be the top seed in the Albany Region while the Bulldogs would be No. 1 in Kansas City. Louisville wouldn't have far to travel, headlining the Lexington Region, and Notre Dame would be the top team in Spokane, traveling the furthest of all the No. 1 seeds.

 

MSU softball team beats Drake in Freezer finale

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- After suffering its first loss of the season in extra innings against Drake on Friday evening, the Mississippi State softball team evened the score Sunday, beating Drake 1-0 to close the February Freezer at Nusz Park.

Defense hitting stride for Schaefer's Bulldogs

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- "Spectacular" isn't a word Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has used very often -- if at all -- this season to describe his team's defense.

Fast start helps No. 2 MSU women clinch first SEC title

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first 3 minutes, 9 seconds packed a history-making punch. As much as Gary Blair and the Texas A&M Aggies tried, the 36:51 that followed proved to be a prelude to a celebration in the Hump.

 

No. 15 Ole Miss, Alabama complete sweeps

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The No. 15 Ole Miss baseball team used another dominant pitching performance to beat Winthrop 3-1 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep of the weekend series.

 

 

No. 21 Southern Miss completes sweep of No. 23 MSU

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- History is being made, and not in the good way. Still, no one in the Mississippi State baseball program is panicking. A 5-2 loss to No. 21 Southern Mississippi on Sunday at Pete Taylor Park dropped No. 23 MSU to 0-3 for the first time since 1996. The loss marks the first time the Bulldogs have been swept in a three-game series to open the season since 1906.

 

 

Gordon has strong relief outing in baseball team's loss

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

HATTIESBURG -- Time and structure has done Cole Gordon a lot of good. Last year, Gordon opened the season as a candidate to start at first base. He ended it by playing a key role as a starting pitcher and as a reliever on a Mississippi State staff that was decimated by injuries.

 

 

Ole Miss' Kennedy steps down effective immediately

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy says his resignation is now effective immediately, six days after saying he would depart at the end of the season.

 

Bulldogs clinch SEC Championship

Posted 2/19/2018 in College Sports

The chant started with 1 minute, 47 seconds remaining. "S-E-C. S-E-C."

Strong start leads MSU to rout of Ole Miss

Posted 2/17/2018 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State shot better made more than half its 3-pointers for the second straight game and sunk rival Ole Miss, 79-62, Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

 

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