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Dale leaves West Lowndes, takes over at alma mater, Durant

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

The possibility of a return home to Durant has had Torrey Dale smiling for most of the last month.

MSU scores late to beat Troy in final non-conference game

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

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.

Cohen updates Starkville Rotarians about MSU

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

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.

NHHS' Thomas finds right fit at EMCC

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

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.


New Hope's Crosson wins Class 5A State title

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

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.



Forrester steps down as Caledonia girls soccer coach

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

Jason Forrester admits he didn't know a thing about soccer when he started coaching it at Caledonia High School.



Oxford investigating incident following game at New Hope

Posted 5/16/2017 in High School Sports

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.



MSU's Rooker finalist for Ferriss Trophy

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

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.



SEC coaches eager to see effects of early signing period

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

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.



SEC flexes its muscle with 13 teams in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/16/2017 in College Sports

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.


Errors, missed opportunities cost New Hope in loss to Oxford

Posted 5/15/2017 in High School Sports

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.

Sullivan wins COMP Cams race at The Mag

Posted 5/15/2017 in Local Sports

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.


No. 6 MSU baseball team loses to Georgia

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

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.



Golsan leads Ole Miss past Texas A&M

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

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.



Ole Miss, Alabama part of record SEC group in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

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.



MSU softball will play BYU in NCAA tournament

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

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.



Southern Miss clinches Conference USA regular-season title

Posted 5/15/2017 in College Sports

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.


New Hope baseball season ends with playoff loss to Oxford

Posted 5/13/2017 in High School Sports

The opportunities were there.

West Lowndes' Rogers signs with Coahoma C.C.

Posted 5/13/2017 in High School Sports

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.


Pichaikool enjoys first season with MSU golf team

Posted 5/13/2017 in College Sports

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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