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MSU women will try to take Ole Miss

Posted 2/12/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State women’s basketball team isn’t the only squad feeling the urgency as February counts down to March. If MSU feels a tinge of anxiety being on the bubble for the NCAA tournament, coach Renee Ladner’s Ole Miss women’s basketball team has a host of butterflies as it enters the stretch run. The Rebels can quiet some of that uneasiness at 8 tonight (Fox Sports Net South) when they play host to Mississippi State at Tad Smith Coliseum.



Mitchell, LSU outlast Varnado, MSU

Posted 2/12/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — Jarvis Varnado had a career night Wednesday for the Mississippi State men’s basketball team. It was nothing compared to what Tasmin Mitchell did for LSU. Varnado scored a career-high 31 points, but Mitchell had a career-high 41 to lead the Tigers to a 97-94 victory in double overtime in front of a crowd of 9,021 at Humphrey Coliseum.



Close not good enough for Columbus

Posted 2/11/2009 in High School Sports



Neshoba rallies past New Hope

Posted 2/11/2009 in High School Sports



West Point gets redemption against Caledonia

Posted 2/11/2009 in High School Sports



MSU hosts experienced LSU squad

Posted 2/11/2009 in College Sports



Howard conjures memories of Slater

Posted 2/11/2009 in College Sports



Miller offers opportunities for youth in Columbus

Posted 2/11/2009 in Local Sports



NHHS basketball teams take court for district openers

Posted 2/10/2009 in High School Sports

Robert Byrd hopes a week off is the recipe for success this week for the New Hope High School boys basketball team. A little home cooking won’t hurt the Trojans, either.



New Hope's Hollivay learning patience

Posted 2/10/2009 in High School Sports

A more patient Rachel Hollivay is a scary proposition for opponents who dare to venture into the lane. The Caledonia High School girls basketball team discovered just how dominating the 6-foot-4 freshman center can be last week when she scored 22 points and blocked 17 shots in a 49-32 victory.



Heritage Academy names new football coach

Posted 2/10/2009 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy has promoted Brad Butler to be its new football coach. The 31-year-old Butler accepted the promotion Monday after being Heritage Academy’s offensive line coach this past season.



MSU's Bost earns SEC weekly honor

Posted 2/10/2009 in College Sports

Mississippi State point guard Dee Bost moved into elite status Monday. Bost learned from MSU officials he had become the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. He becomes the third second-time honoree of the award, joining Alabama’s JaMychal Green and Ole Miss’ Terrico White.



MSU men gearing up to face SEC West leader LSU

Posted 2/10/2009 in College Sports

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State Bulldogs take great pride in being back-to-back Southeastern Conference Western Division champions. Mississippi State’s 2008-09 basketball poster features junior guard Barry Stewart and junior center Jarvis Varnado holding the past two SEC Western Division championship trophies.


Rivalry will add to Madness

Posted 2/10/2009 in Local Columns

Madness doesn’t officially begin for another month, but it is never too early to start crunching the numbers. By nearly every indicator, the Mississippi State women’s basketball team has done enough to put itself squarely on the bubble for NCAA tournament consideration.


Caledonia's Hawkins signs with EMCC

Posted 2/9/2009 in College Sports



Mokango leads MSU to victory

Posted 2/9/2009 in College Sports



Fundamentals magnified at Caledonia Jamboree

Posted 2/8/2009 in High School Sports

CALEDONIA –– It’s never too early to execute the fundamentals. The little things like baserunning, communicating on catching high pop ups, throwing strikes, and knowing what you’re supposed to do when fielding a bunt were magnified Saturday in the Caledonia Jamboree at Tommy Smith Field.



Hebron Christian wins district championships

Posted 2/8/2009 in High School Sports

STEENS — The Hebron Christian basketball teams will have to make room for new hardware in the trophy case on Monday. The Hebron Christian girls used a balanced scoring attack to beat Calhoun Academy 46-38 in the Class 1A-District 3 championship game at Immanuel Christian on Saturday. The Hebron boys then had to work overtime Saturday night to earn a 53-47 victory against Immanuel.



Alabama gets another shot at road win

Posted 2/8/2009 in College Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide want to be able to deliver a knockout blow. It did not happen Thursday when Alabama lost to Vanderbilt 79-74 in Nashville, Tenn. After pulling to within 76-74 after a 3-point field goal by Andrew Steele with 3 minutes, 13 seconds left in the game, the Crimson Tide let the Commodores off the hook. Alabama (13-9, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) gets another opportunity for a road victory at noon today (WCBI) at LSU, and interim coach Philip Pearson wants his team to be ready in case another tight game develops.



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