November 5th, 2014
Preston Baker has yet to know what a loss feels like at East Mississippi Community College.
He works hard everyday not to find out.
After the Lions went 12-0 last season to claim the NJCAA National Championship, they are off to a 10-0 start this year and play for their second-straight MJCAA State title on Saturday at Copiah-Lincoln.
It's been quite a run for Baker and EMCC.
It has been quite a turnaround for the Clinton High School football team this season.
Coach Judd Boswell has his Arrows pointed in the right direction.
Clinton had a 3-8 record last year, which was no where near good enough for the playoffs.
So far this year, the Arrows have marks of 9-1 overall, 6-0 in Class 6A, Region 2 and will open the Class 6A playoffs at home next week.
Year after year Pillow Academy has created an intimidating environment in which to play football. This season has been no different as North Delta, Indianola Academy and Madison-Ridgeland Academy have all entered into the city limits of Greenwood and each one came out with a loss.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were on the verge of have a 2-1 set lead on their rival Ole Miss Rebels at the Newell-Grissom Building Wednesday night.
MSU was leading 23-21 and only needed two more points to take the third set, but Ole Miss rallied to earn a 25-23 win.
The Rebels went on to claim the fourth set 25-21 and won the match 3-1.
Mississippi State doesn't have much of a challenge in front of it this week.
The top-ranked Bulldogs (8-0) play host to Football Championship Subdivision UT Martin (5-5) for a Homecoming matchup Saturday afternoon.
It's the last non-conference game for State, as it will finish with two road Southeastern Conference games and a home contest with Vanderbilt.
Mississippi State will be without point guard I.J. Ready for at least four weeks, Bulldog head coach Rick Ray announced Wednesday.
The sophomore had the same back surgery, junior guard Craig Sword had â€“ helping to fix a bulging disc in his back due to irrupted nerves â€“ last month. Ready's surgery came on Friday.
Entering his third year as the head coach of Mississippi State, coach Vic Schaefer is finally getting a little bit of recognition.
The Bulldogs were picked to finish eighth in the Southeastern Conference by the coaches, and senior center Martha Alwal was selected to the preseason All-SEC first team, as announced Wednesday.
There are certain things the Starkville Christian School Cougars have to do this season to have success on the basketball court.
For the Cougars to win, coach Luke Buckner said shots have to fall.
On Tuesday night against Tuscaloosa Home School Educators, they didn't.
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Pontotoc) rode a commanding election victory to a seventh term Tuesday and carried Oktibbeha County in the process.
Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department officers are seeking the publicâ€™s help with investigating two shots fired reports since Oct. 22 on Blackjack Road near The Pointe at MSU apartment complex.
Sheriff Steve Gladney said on Tuesday that each incident involved a single fired round that damaged property but injured no one.