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Sports

12/05/2013 - 12:42pm

Rivalry Week showed us all that is right with college football: the drama, the pageantry, the passion and so much more.

We started on Thanksgiving Night with Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott displaying so much courage and...

12/05/2013 - 12:40pm

You may not have thought about this, but our first gun season in Mississippi is done. Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is bearing down on us quickly. I think I am going to stop worrying about how fast our seasons, and not just hunting, pass...

11/13/2013 - 1:16pm
We begin today with this bit of approaching Mississippi sports history: For the first time ever, a national college football championship will be decided on Mississippi soil on December 8 when East Mississippi Community College faces Georgia...
11/08/2013 - 10:41am
Let’s swell our chests today. We’re going to put together Team Mississippi, an all-time, all-pro football team of native Mississippians. We are going to kick rumps and takes names. We’ll mess with Texas - and anyone else who...
11/05/2013 - 2:12pm

Revised column for the November 7, 2013 edition

Let's swell our chests today. We're going to put together Team Mississippi, an All-Time, All-Pro football team of native Mississippians. We are going...

11/05/2013 - 1:50pm

North Jackson Thunder 12-year-old team recently won the Fall State Championship. Team members include (from left, back) coaches  Joel Travelstead, Frank Buchanan, Rusty Hawkins; (middle row)  Ja’ree Myers, Joshua...

10/16/2013 - 11:33am
Years ago, I wrote a column about the intangible “it” factor in athletes. The column explored that factor that cannot be measured by stopwatches, tape measures or scales: “it.”
Never, in more than four...
10/11/2013 - 9:16am
SEC teams have won the last seven national championships. Alabama has won the last two.
The last two weekends Mississippi fans have taken a sobering look at the SEC’s top-shelf power and speed when Alabama dumped Ole Miss...
10/02/2013 - 9:55am

Sunburned, 71-year-old Ray Perkins sits in his modest coaching office at Jones Junior College Saturday after nearly four hours of pacing the sidelines in a somewhat miraculous 50-47 victory over previously unbeaten Copiah-Lincoln before perhaps...

09/25/2013 - 11:03am

Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State’s 340-pound road grader of a guard, could be playing for large money on Sundays right now.

No doubt about it. He knows it. His coaches know it. NFL scouts know it. Those poor guys he flattened in...

09/19/2013 - 2:10pm

We are three weeks into the college football season — two weeks into the NFL — and already we have a stark reminder:

Oh, what a difference one play can make.

For the New Orleans Saints, it’s happened two...

09/04/2013 - 11:48am

From A to Z, the reasons the New Orleans Saints, who open Sunday against the Atlanta Dirty Birds, are Mississippi’s team:

A is for Archie, as in Archie Who? He was the Saint of Saints.

B is for Brees. We should make...

08/31/2013 - 7:52am

Jackson Ladies Tennis Association executive board for 2013-2014 includes members (from left, standing) Shawn Ward, disciplinarian; Jennifer Bracken, secretary; Carol Ann Anthony, treasurer; (seated) Robin Harkey, Web-site secretary...

08/21/2013 - 12:59pm

As another Mississippi high school football season begins, this question looms as pertinent as ever: What is it about Friday nights in our state that produces the greatest players in the history of the sport?

How did small-town...

08/15/2013 - 10:07am

Jackson native Juanita Ward had played AAU basketball all over the country, college basketball in Syracuse, WNBA basketball across the USA and international basketball in Bulgaria.

But nothing prepared her for a game last winter in...

07/12/2013 - 5:59am

The Motion '04 (8U) softball team took first place in the Mother’s Day Madness  tournament in Tunica, making this their third tournament championship of the spring 2013 season.  Team members are (from left, back...

06/26/2013 - 10:35am

Mississippi State is playing in the College World Series for the ninth time in the fifth consecutive decade. Surely, Dudy Noble would be proud.

Clark Randolph “Dudy” Noble, the namesake of State’s baseball stadium,...

05/30/2013 - 10:45am

Mark Twain, the great American humorist and writer, once called golf “a good walk spoiled.”

While I hesitate to quibble with Twain, a man of such remarkable intellect, I respectfully disagree. Then again, I don’t walk...

05/16/2013 - 10:12am

We Mississippians often consider ourselves as a football state and for good reason. Friday nights and Saturday afternoons and nights are special. Our state has produced far more than its share of the greatest football players in the history of...

11/20/2012 - 5:32am

Eight-year-old Landyn Murphy recently killed this18.5 inch, eight-point buck that weighed in at 240 pounds.

11/20/2012 - 5:27am

The Capital Gun Club of Jackson began a youth trap league during the summer.  The program called AIM (Academics, Integrity and Marksmanship) is a division of the ATA (Amateur Trap Association). One of the members, Dillon...

11/07/2012 - 6:06am

Most of our hunting endeavors, and fishing too for that matter, involve some type of deception. It may be trying to fool a group of mallards with decoys, it could involve tricking a wary gobbler with seductive yelps from an artificial call...

10/09/2012 - 12:28pm

The Motion '04 (8U) softball team won the ninth annual Indian Summer Classic in Tunica recently. Shown are players (from left, back) Coaches Joseph May, Niles Buchanan, Jody Reno, Chad Davidson; (middle row) Addie Morris, Emma...

09/21/2012 - 12:40pm

Tavyn Lovitt, Madison Ridgeland Academy senior,  recently won the Presbyterian Christian School Cross Country Meet in Hattiesburg. She completed the 3K course in 11:30.

09/21/2012 - 12:02pm

St. Andrew's Episcopal School boys and girls swimming teams are comprised of (from left, back) Coach Thatch Shepard; (third row) Dickson Ray, Jack Smithson, Scott Kennedy, Grace Watts, Hughes Walker, Jane Ashley Watson, Maggie...