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MSU baseball goes extra innings to complete sweep of Alabama

Posted earlier today in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Andy Cannizaro called his third baseman Luke Alexander in for a meeting that could have easily gotten volatile.


Notebook: Self enjoys career day as Bulldogs enjoy sweep

Posted earlier today in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The idea started as a self-deprecating joke. It ended in Riley Self doing something he's never done before -- and doing so wildly successfully.


New Hope starts postseason with win over Lake Cormorant

Posted earlier today in High School Sports

New Hope High School senior pitcher Peyton Buckner did not feel comfortable Friday night.


Starkville routs Murrah in playoff opener, falls in second game

Posted earlier today in High School Sports

Carter Bentley led way as Starkville cruised past Murrah 15-0 in an opening-round game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A playoffs Friday night at Carlisle Field.



Mississippi State softball starts series with shutout of Arkansas

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State (33-14, 7-9) survived a pitching duel with No. 24 Arkansas (27-17, 5-14) 3-0 to open a pivotal Southeastern Conference weekend series with a 3-0 win over Arkansas Saturday night at Nusz Park.


Moyer, Jr. wins at Bullring for first time

Posted yesterday in Local Sports

When the chaos of the first Super Late Models race at Columbus Speedway in two years ended Friday night, the consensus was clear: what a workout.


Offensive backfield steals show at Alabama A-Day Game

Posted yesterday in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's offensive backfield is sporting a new look these days, even if in some ways it's only temporary.



College Baseball Roundup: Rolison helps Ole Miss even series with Missouri

Posted yesterday in College Sports

OXFORD -- Behind six strong innings from freshman Ryan Rolison, Ole Miss beat Missouri 3-1 in Southeastern Conference baseball action Saturday at Swazye Field.


Columbus High's Weir will play volleyball at The w

Posted 4/21/2017 in High School Sports

It's all about the attitude for Tori Weir. Two years ago, something clicked with Weir and volleyball that convinced her she wanted to play the sport at the next level. It was a frequent topic of conversation and motivation, so much so that Columbus High School volleyball coach Tiffany Jefferson said Weir has talked about the subject for the last three years.

Tennis keeping Hendrix healthy

Posted 4/21/2017 in Local Sports

Waimon Hendrix is coming up on an important anniversary. On April 30, Hendrix will celebrate four years of retirement from his job as a job as a contractor at Columbus Air Force Base. Hendrix worked in that capacity for 44 years, 22 in the military and another 22 years as a civilian. He served two tours in Turkey and in numerous places in the United States.

No. 11 MSU holds on to beat Alabama

Posted 4/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Ryan Gridley was ready for a rebound after a loss to South Alabama on Tuesday that Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro thought was littered with uninspired effort. No. 11 MSU had to wait four innings for it. A three-run fifth inning gave MSU a lead it never relinquished thanks to the bullpen that threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 6-5 victory against Alabama in Game 1 of a three-game Southeastern Conference weekend series.

Woodard II receives Gatorade award, gives $10K grant to Boys and Girls Club

Posted 4/21/2017 in High School Sports

Essays motivate Robert Woodard II just as much as lock-down defenders. But the assignment Woodard received from Gatorade in March after being named the Mississippi Boys Basketball Player of the Year needed a little more attention, just like an opponent who knows his favorite moves on the court. Woodard's experiences with the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle helped him write an award-winning essay as easily as he rises up over defenders to drain a jump shot.

Super Late Models return to Columbus

Posted 4/21/2017 in Local Sports

After a year-long closure in 2016 and an early season schedule of NeSmith-sanctioned Crate and Street Stocks races, the state's top division has been absent from the state's oldest dirt track, and arguably most unique, with its signature high banks and red clay surface. For the first time since 2015, Super Late Models will race tonight at Columbus Speedway when the track plays host to the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series.


Peng will lead MSU women into SEC Championship

Posted 4/21/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The first step in getting one of the Southeastern Conference's top talents to Mississippi State was a lucky Internet search. Around 2011, MSU women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm was looking through the recent results in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), which serves as host for junior golf tournaments, including many sponsored by current or former PGA pros.


Cox enjoyed his time as coach at West Point

Posted 4/20/2017 in Local Columns

Brad Cox called a lot of timeouts in his seven seasons as West Point High School's boys basketball coach. Now, Cox is calling a timeout on his coaching career. Beginning his fourth year in administration, Cox takes over this fall as the principal at West Clay Elementary.


Mangum has added maroon to his family tree

Posted 4/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- In the spring of 2013, one of the worst kept secrets in college baseball recruiting was Jake Mangum's love for Alabama. Anyone who talked to Mangum could tell he was raised in an Alabama household. His father, John, played football for the Crimson Tide in the late 1980s. His commitment to Alabama seemed airtight, so much so that then-Mississippi State coach John Cohen stopped recruiting one of the state's best prospects once he learned of the commitment.



Pitching depth has been crucial for MSU softball

Posted 4/20/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman admits she might be a little harder on her pitchers. After all, Stuedeman made a name for herself as a longtime pitching coaching at Alabama. Now, Stuedeman is enjoying similar success stories with MSU's pitchers.



Trojans hope they are hitting their stride at right time

Posted 4/20/2017 in High School Sports

New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd knows what a state championship team looks like. Boyd has both played on and coached state title squads. Boyd feels like the work of a state championship team takes nine months of relentless effort and a lot of self-motivation. This season, the Trojans are making up for lost time.



Tennis all in family for Milams

Posted 4/20/2017 in Local Sports

Tennis really is a family affair for Edd and Kay Milam. The Starkville couple has played tennis for a large part of their adult lives. The love for the game, combined with a passion for competition, has helped keep them at the top of their game.


Caledonia's White reaches goal, wins state crown

Posted 4/18/2017 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- Kody White knew the numbers, so 35 pounds wasn't a big gap to close. But even an otherwise manageable weight can become even heavier when you're competing in the final meet of your career on the state's biggest stage. White remained unfazed. The Caledonia High School senior answered the challenge of lifting 550 pounds on his second dead lift and then eclipsed that mark with a lift of 575 on his third attempt to win the 198-pound weight class at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State Powerlifting meet on Friday in Jackson.


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