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Bulldogs open the season tonight against Cyclones

August 21, 2014

Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon won't apologize about a tough non-conference schedule.
When it comes to playing in the Southeastern Conference, Gordon wanted to have as many early tests as possible to get ready.
The season starts tonight for the Bulldogs when they take on Iowa State from the Big 12 Conference. The match begins at 7 p.m. at the MSU Soccer Field.

Lady Vols compete, but edged at home

August 21, 2014

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers lost a tough soccer match to Jackson Academy at home Thursday, but Hannah Huddleston still had a reason to be encouraged.
Moments after suffering a 1-0 defeat to JA, Huddleston went to several of her Starkville Academy teammates, gave them a high five and told them they played well.

French Camp rebuilding after title

August 21, 2014

FRENCH CAMP – The French Camp Panthers are pretty much starting from scratch.
After winning the Class A State championship last season, the Panthers lost 14 seniors and 12 starters from that team.
French Camp coach Nathan Wright would love to have the type of program that could just "reload," but realistically he knows the more proper word to describe where it stands is "rebuild."

Linebackers give Collins some options on MSU defense

August 20, 2014

Mississippi State's defense is loaded with returning starters and backup personnel.

Bulldogs want to build more depth on defense

August 20, 2014

Geoff Collins didn't lose many players on the defensive side of the ball from last year's team.
The Mississippi State defensive coordinator lost three seniors on defense, and only two of those played in the bowl game win against Rice.

Noxubee County develops strong offense with defense

August 20, 2014

Noxubee County head coach Tyrone Shorter loves good defense.
Over the years, Shorter has placed a tremendous amount of emphasis on doing what it takes to be as strong as possible on the defensive side of the football.
Shorter said he will never stop thinking about defense, but when he considers what he has returning on offense this season, it makes him a little anxious.

Starting on road not that 'big of a deal' for Lamar

August 20, 2014

Home field advantage has been one of the longest standing advantages for football teams, but Lamar School’s Mac Barnes begs to differ.
“Starting on the road just means you don’t have to mark the field,” Barnes said with a laugh. “It really isn’t that big of a deal for us because we are a pretty good road team. We don’t even think about it other than you have a longer drive to get to the field.”

First season of M.B.A. league considered a success

August 20, 2014

The first year of the Mississippi Basketball Association youth league was considered a success and plans have already begun for the future.
M.B.A. director Fred Tate said "this first year was great and the kids had fun."

Choctaw County sports youth, talented squad

August 20, 2014

ACKERMAN – The Choctaw County Lady Chargers may be young, but they are talented.
Considering Choctaw County’s 3-1 overall and 2-0 division start in volleyball, that seems to be a very fitting statement, but ask coach Gary Beals and he will tell you the season is just beginning.

Bulldogs have candidates to fill right offensive tackle

August 19, 2014

Mississippi State was already going to have to replace a right tackle this season, but now they have another problem.
It was announced Monday that senior Damien Robinson was lost for the season after tearing his ACL.
Co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach John Hevesy feels comfortable in finding someone to fill the hole left by Robinson.

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