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Tough schedule benefits Tigers, ready for test from Rock-a-Chaws

December 4, 2014

Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter doesn't apologize about playing a tough non-division schedule.
The Tigers started the season by losing a 51-19 decision at Class 6A Starkville, then were beaten by Class 5A West Point 33-19.

Charleston excited about opportunity against Collins

December 4, 2014

When Scott Martin took over the Charleston Tigers two years ago, he knew that the stakes were high and that the pressure was going to be there.
The Tigers won a state championship in 2011 and were the runner-ups in 2012, so there was an expectation when Martin got the job.

Calhoun City faces tall task during game with Bassfield

December 4, 2014

Bassfield has been the program that all other programs in Class 2A point to as the gold standard.
The Yellowjackets have won six state championships and have won three of those in the past five seasons. Bassfield won in 2009, 2012 and last year's title in 2013.

St. Aloysius looks forward to rematch with Cathedral

December 4, 2014

The St. Aloysius Flashes have another chance against the Cathedral Green Wave.
After losing a 42-31 decision to Cathedral in the season opener back on August 22, St. Aloysius meets the Green Wave again with much more at stake.

All-Star participants: SA's Harrell, Hinton will display talents with others of MAIS

December 3, 2014

Football season is not quite over for a couple Starkville Academy seniors.
Drew Harrell and Tony Hinton made their way to Jackson for practice on Tuesday in order to participate in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star Game.

Thomas develops into a good defender for the Bulldogs

December 3, 2014

When Fred Thomas stepped on the Mississippi State campus, he was expected to be a shooter.

Salter becomes a favorite quickly among supporters of MSU women

December 3, 2014

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer has a new nickname for freshman LaKaris Salter.
There is a reason he has started calling her "The Ticket."
Schaefer has noticed the buzz at Humphrey Coliseum every time he puts Salter into a game.

THE EMCC DEFENSE: Lions avoid big plays for success

December 3, 2014

SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College Lions have a simple philosophy on defense.
Justin Lucas said the Lions concentrate on "stopping the run" and "don't get beat deep."
There hasn't been many times this season where EMCC has been hurt in either area.

MSU women shoot well from long range to pile up points

December 3, 2014

Points tend to come quickly in basketball when a team is successfully making 3-point field goals.
That was the case Tuesday night for the Mississippi State women.
The No. 23 Bulldogs used that shooting touch and tough play in the second half to their advantage as they knocked off visiting North Dakota State 109-58.

SMITH ON SPORTS: UAB shuts down football program, leaves memories

December 3, 2014

Never in my wildest imagination did I think that when I watched the UAB Blazers play against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in football this season that it would be the last time.
Back in September, our beat writer Ben Wait was out of town participating in his brother's wedding and I had the opportunity to cover the game between the Bulldogs and Blazers.

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