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All-Area Basketball: Woodard II guides Columbus to winning season, return trip to playoffs

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard, II has never received a dime for teaching at the school.

All-Area Basketball: Jones caps career with three trips to Jackson with Lady Jackets

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - Typically, a high school basketball player can seek out a teammate or coach when words of encouragement or needed.


All-Area Basketball: Carter keeps Starkville humming at fast pace

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - During a standout coaching career at Starkville High School, boys' basketball coach Greg Carter has always been able to push the right buttons.



All-Area Basketball: Williams keeps Starkville on edge of winning state championship

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

STARKVILLE - For Starkville High School girls' basketball coach Kristie Williams, the challenge is to reinvent herself as a coach and to reinvent her next team.



All-Area Basketball: Daniel keeps West Point among top programs in Class 5A

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

WEST POINT - Sometimes West Point girls' basketball coach Dashmond Daniel reminds himself to take a deep breath.



All arms on deck as MSU prepares for Selection Monday

Posted yesterday in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State is choosing a most opportune time to solidify starting pitching.



Notebook: Rooker takes mound, runs MSU pitching total to 20 players

Posted yesterday in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- The list of position players called upon to pitch for Mississippi State just added a potential Southeastern Conference triple crown winner: Brent Rooker.



McCleod celebrates shift to track career by winning state title

Posted yesterday in High School Sports

Michael McCleod has found his calling.


Experience helps send Minor to victory circle

Posted yesterday in Local Sports

Bo Minor knows Columbus Speedway like the back of his hand.


Rooker's wish granted against Arkansas

Posted yesterday in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Brent Rooker had his wish granted Friday night.



Arkansas ends MSU's run at SEC tournament

Posted yesterday in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State baseball coach Andy Cannizaro had a question as the clock struck 11 p.m. Friday: "What day is it?"



Gordon delivers sterling effort for Bulldogs against Gators

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon's outing Friday morning against the top-seeded Florida Gators didn't begin well. The redshirt sophomore right-hander hit center fielder Ryan Larson in the helmet. The hit by pitch forced Larson to leave the game. Gordon, though, re-focused and retired the next 11 batters. The stretch was part of better things to come.



Florida scores 11 runs in eighth to stun MSU

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Ala. -- Cole Gordon turned in the best pitching performance of his Mississippi State baseball career on Friday. Working into the top of the eighth inning without giving up a run, Gordon exceeded the wildest dreams of his coaches and helped fifth-seeded MSU move six outs from an upset of top-seeded Florida.



Alabama capitalizes on errors to beat Florida

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 16th-seeded Alabama softball team capitalized on two errors Thursday night to beat top-seeded Florida 3-0 in Game 1 of the NCAA tournament's Super Regional. Alabama (46-16) was again led by a stellar pitching performance from Alexis Osorio (23-7), who earned the complete-game shutout win while limiting Florida (53-8) to three hits.



CCA's Shaw leads group of baseball All-Stars

Posted 5/26/2017 in High School Sports

A school year that started with a debilitating injury will last one more day for Dawson Shaw. Today, the Columbus Christian Academy senior will be one of a handful of local standouts who will play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) Senior All-Star games at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson.



Plumlee plays key role in MSU's victory against Arkansas

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

HOOVER, Alabama -- Andy Cannizaro has managed the Mississippi State baseball team's limited pitching staff for months now. As difficult as it has been, he has come to learn what a staff short on numbers needs. On most days, it needs a savior. In a perfect world, that savior is the starting pitcher going deep into a game to save bullpen arms. When that doesn't pan out, he can turn to Peyton Plumlee.



Kegler reportedly will leave MSU

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

Mississippi State freshman forward Mario Kegler has reportedly asked for his release and intends to transfer. The news was first reported by Evan Daniels of



MSU track and field qualifies four for NCAA Nationals

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LEXINGTON, Kentucky -- Four members of the Mississippi State track and field team secured spots for the NCAA Track and Field Championships on Thursday after the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary round.



UCLA edges Ole Miss in Game 1

Posted 5/26/2017 in College Sports

LOS ANGELES -- In its first NCAA tournament Super Regional game, the No. 12 Ole Miss softball team was a strike away twice from taking Game 1, but rallies by No. 5 UCLA gave the home team an 8-7 victory Thursday night at Easton Stadium.



Game notes: Rooker delivers again for MSU

Posted 5/25/2017 in College Sports

Arkansas baseball coach Dave Van Horn saw the looming danger of Brent Rooker coming from innings away.



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