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Stricklin expected to take Florida AD job today

Posted less than 1 hour ago in College Sports

Mike Nemeth was so impressed with Scott Stricklin, he hired him three times.


Madden wins Cotton Pickin' 100

Posted 9/25/2016 in Local Sports

Chris Madden had raced just once at Magnolia Motor Speedway prior to the 2016 Cotton Pickin' 100 Saturday.



Bronson dominates NeSmith Crate race

Posted 9/25/2016 in Local Sports

Kyle Bronson turned his Super Late Model disappointment into a NeSmith Crate Late Model win Saturday at the Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.



Rotating players allows Ole Miss to be more fresh for final half against Georgia

Posted 9/25/2016 in College Sports

OXFORD - It is not how you start but how you finish that matters.


No. 23 Ole Miss finds rhythm against No. 12 Georgia

Posted 9/25/2016 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly faked the handoff and then took off running toward the end zone. A few seconds and 41 yards later, the quarterback had cruised through the middle of the Georgia defense and into the end zone untouched. It was pretty much that easy for the Rebels all afternoon. Ole Miss finally built a lead it couldn't give away. No. 23 Ole Miss rolled to a 45-14 victory over No. 12 Georgia on Saturday, building a 31-0 lead by halftime and a 45-0 advantage by midway through the fourth quarter.


Second-half surge lifts MSU past UMass

Posted 9/25/2016 in College Sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen walked through the locker room after the Bulldogs beat Massachusetts and noticed that his players didn't know whether to celebrate.



No. 1 Alabama loses Harris in shutout of Kent State

Posted 9/25/2016 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 1 Alabama football team didn't miss a beat after tailback Damien Harris went down a couple of minutes into the game. The youngsters made sure of it. Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed the opening drive with a 20-yard touchdown run and fellow freshman Joshua Jacobs scored his first two career touchdowns in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 48-0 win Saturday against Kent State.


Non-conference schedule has right mix for MSU women

Posted 9/25/2016 in Local Columns

Gas up the recreational vehicle. Check to see which credit card is giving out free airline miles and sign up. If you already have one of those credit cards, get ready to accumulate some frequent flier miles into free tickets. You better be ready because those are some of the things you're going to have to do in November and December if you want to see the Mississippi State women's basketball team.


Kemper County takes it to Noxubee County in second half

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

MACON -- Tyrone Shorter didn't want to be in this position again. A year ago, Shorter could rely on an experienced group of players that was primed to play at the next level. With talented leaders like Jeffery Simmons, Qendarrion Barnett, Timorrius Conner, Deveon Ball, Bobby May and Ladaveon Smith, Shorter had confidence the Noxubee County football team could erase a 2-4 start and defend its Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A State title.



Starkville's defense answers call against Callaway

Posted 9/25/2016 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Giving up three touchdowns last week was too many for Willie Gay. The Starkville High School linebacker watched Meridian move up and down the field on his defense. It didn't sit well with him and, as always, he took it personally.



Winona Christian's ground game edges Oak Hill Academy's passing game

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- Offense was the name of the game Friday night, as the Winona Christian football team defeated Oak Hill Academy 49-42 in a Mississippi Association of Independent (MAIS) Class AA, District 2 game.



Anderson, Heritage Academy defeat Starkville Academy

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyler Anderson wasn't going to lose to rival Starkville Academy again. The cost didn't matter. Anderson, a senior, was determined to change the script and end the Volunteers' two-game winning streak in the series.



Clarksdale capitalizes on turnovers to beat New Hope

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

For every step forward, the New Hope High School football team took a step back in its 42-13 loss to Clarksdale on Friday night in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 opener. The list of miscues and missed opportunities was lengthy: two scoreless possessions that reached the Clarksdale 10-yard line, 13 penalties for 115 yards, and six turnovers.



West Point's defense smothers Oxford

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

WEST POINT -- In the current era of wide open, high-scoring spread offenses, the battle between the West Point and Oxford high school football teams turned out to be a throwback to a bygone era where, more times than not, a good defense beat a good offense. That was the case Friday night at Hamblin Stadium, as West Point's smothering defense limited Oxford to 116 yards en route to a 22-8 in the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 5A, Region 1 opener for both teams.



Caledonia rebounds from loss with big win

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia High School football team wrapped up the non-region part of its schedule Friday night with a 49-6 victory against Tishomingo County on Homecoming.



Columbus sets new scoring standard for Montgomery era

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- Columbus High School senior quarterback C.J. Gholar and senior wide receiver Michael McCloud have run hundreds of passing routes together. On some late summer evenings, the close friends worked long hours in the grueling sun looking for that perfect throw and perfect catch. Many of those routes and throws were harder to complete than the ones they attempted Friday night.



Aliceville beats Pickens County in non-region matchup

Posted 9/25/2016 in High School Sports

ALICEVILLE -- A big first half carried the Aliceville High School football team to a 52-12 non-region victory against Pickens County in Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) football action Friday night.



Starkville beats Callaway; Kemper County edges Noxubee County

Posted 9/24/2016 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Jaquez Akins scored two touchdowns off the bench, and the Starkville High School defense didn't allow a point Friday night in a 30-6 victory against Callaway in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 2 opener for both teams at Yellow Jacket Stadium.


Hughes clinches 2016 NeSmith Street Stocks National Championship

Posted 9/23/2016 in Local Sports

It didn't take long for Spencer Hughes and his race team to know the 2016 season would be special. In fact, they knew something was brewing before the 2015 season ended.

New Hope, Noxubee County trying to build momentum

Posted 9/23/2016 in High School Sports

Kris Pickle is eager to start sorting things out. Tyrone Shorter feels the same sense of urgency, but he has another week before games really start to count. At 7 tonight, Pickle's New Hope High School football team will play host to Clarksdale in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A, Region 1 opener. In Macon, Shorter's Noxubee County High Tigers will play host to Class 3A rival Kemper County in their final non-district match.


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