Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen’s arrival to Friday night’s game at William L. Buford Stadium via helicopter wasn’t enough to distract the No. 1 Lafayette Commodores from their mission of winning in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
Playing more like a junior college football team rather than one composed of a bunch of 15-, 16- and 17-year-old kids, the Commodores had no trouble dispatching the Leake Central Gators 46-7. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)
WATER VALLEY — Friday night’s 20-14 win over Aberdeen has been in the works for the last four seasons. Ever since Brad Embry arrived from Tupelo to lead the Blue Devils, the goals and achievements have been steadily building at a school and program that was desperately yearning for the success of teams of the past.
With former coaches Gary “Chick” Drewrey and Terry Allen, as well as several former players, in attendance at Bobby Clark Field, the Blue Devils captured their first Region 2-3A championship in school history and earned the coveted first place spot in the upcoming 3A playoffs. (more…) (October 24, 2011, Page 2B)
Today’s game will be televised on the SEC Network. (more…) (October 22, 2011)
BATESVILLE — It’s not often that a high school program as dominant as South Panola has been the last 18 years has a first of any kind to publicize. For a program that has won nine state championships and seen countless players sign Division I offers and star at Northwest Mississippi Community College over the same period, it’s hard to believe that a Tiger hasn’t played in one of the top high school All-Star games in the nation. (more…) (October 20, 2011, Page 7)
Included in the 16-page insert are articles on Randall Mackey, Ole Miss’ third starting QB this season, center Evan Swindall, receiver Ja-Mes Logan, cornerback Wesley Pendleton and linebacker Mike Marry. (more…) (October 14, 2011)
Increased costs related to recruiting student athletes, extra pressure on high school athletes that are currently being recruited and a loss of local ties are just some of the many issues junior and four-year college football coaches from around the state and region don’t like about the proposals handed down from junior college presidents last week. (more…) (October 5, 2011, Page 6)
When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
The Ole Miss baseball team will host 32 home dates and play seven series against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco announced on Wednesday with the release of the 2012 baseball schedule.
Season tickets for the upcoming season go on sale in November and season ticket packages remain for the 2012 campaign. Fans are encouraged to secure their spot early in what has become one of the nation’s premiere college baseball atmospheres. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 8)