Archive - Oct 23, 2013 - Latest Sports
Coach Rick Ray was looking for one certain thing in Wednesday night's scrimmage.Â
The Mississippi State basketball team scrimmaged in front of a few fans at Humphrey Coliseum and they saw a little bit of what Ray was expecting to see.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has two veteran point guards in Katia May and Jerica James, then there is a junior college transfer in Savannah Carter to push them.
That has made for a very competitive situation for the Bulldogs.
During Wednesday night's scrimmage at Humphrey Coliseum, the MSU point guards were very active on offense and defense.
Quality is what fans can expect when they watch the Heritage Academy Patriots, and Friday night when the team takes the field against Starkville Academy the goal will be no different.
Murrah High School football coach Zack Grady was presented a pretty tall task this season.
He was faced with having to replace 16 starters from last year's team.
As expected, there have been some growing pains for the Mustangs, who take records of 4-5 overall and 2-2 in Class 6A, Region 2 into Friday's home game at Newell Field against the Starkville Yellowjackets.
MABEN â€“ East Webster and Enterprise treated fans to free softball on Tuesday evening.
With such evenly-matched teams, it was no surprise that game three of the Class 2A South State championship was a thriller. It came down to the bottom of the eighth, but East Webster pulled through to achieve a 6-5 victory in game three.
There are just not very many football teams out there playing very much defense anymore at any level.
Think about it. Doesn't it seem less and less likely these days to see shutouts in high school, junior college and college?
More and more offenses are putting up video game-like numbers in points and total yards.
It's not surprising to see squads scoring 50, 60 and 70 points in a game.
EUPORA â€“ They do not call it special for no reason.
You may not immediately realize the impact, but comeÂ Friday nightÂ from extra points to field position, the special teams squad makes its presence known.
Some kickers don't emphasize the importance of using the weight room to their advantage.
Those thoughts don't enter the mind of East Webster sophomore Tyler Cosby.
Cosby has steadily gotten better as a kicker for the Wolverines and he points to time spent in the weight room as a reason why.
"It's pretty crucial and helps me kick farther," Cosby said. "Overall it helps me stay in shape."