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JACKSON — Mississippi often is called a football state, and you can make a strong case because so many of the world’s greatest football players come from here. Again, this year, Mississippi produced the largest percentage (per capita) of players selected in the NFL Draft.

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JACKSON — Mississippi often is called a football state, and you can make a strong case because so many of the world’s greatest football players come from here. Again, this year, Mississippi produced the largest percentage (per capita) of players selected in the NFL Draft.

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OXFORD — Kris Dillard’s face trembles when she goes back mentally to that day almost six years ago.

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OXFORD — Entering Sunday, the No. 7 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns had been defeated just four times in 56 games of college softball. With No. 17 Ole Miss needing a pair of wins on the day, the Rebels got the job done, earning a trip to the NCAA Super Regionals for the second time in program history.

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Future Champions will be hosting its annual summer basketball camp starting June 3 at the Greenwood Rec Center.

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Vanderbilt's blazing second half of the season has turned the Commodores into one of the favorites to win the Southeastern Conference tournament this week in Hoover, Alabama.

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After scoring two runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 6-4 lead, the No. 2 seed Statesmen of Delta State University escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to hold on for a 6-4 victory over No. 6 seed Valdosta State University in game three of the NCAA Division II Sout…

No. 5 Mississippi State maintained its perfect midweek record throughout the entirety of the regular season as it prepares for the final weekend of SEC regular-season play.

LSU senior Kathleen Gallagher of Greenwood has been named to the 2019 SEC Women’s Golf Community Service Team. The Pillow Academy product is involved in a variety of community service projects in Baton Rouge and at home in Mississippi. Alongside of her teammates, she has participated in Than…

Mississippi Valley State freshman Jade Arroyo has been named to the All- Southwestern Athletic Conference second-team softball unit.

Delta State took the long, hard road to the Gulf South Conference baseball tournament championship.

The Pillow Academy girls track team placed fourth overall at the MAIS State 4A meet held over the weekend at Jackson Prep in Flowood.

Leflore County High School senior Willie McCline closed out his days as a Tiger with two third-place finishes at the State 2A meet held Monday at Pearl High School.

JACKSON — This past weekend brought a drive through the Delta on a road not traveled in recent years. We were headed north on U.S. 49 East on a sunny spring Sunday, just passing the community of Sidon, when I saw the sign: “Willye B. White Memorial Highway.”

Entering the stretch run of the 2019 regular season, the No. 5 Mississippi State baseball team will welcome Memphis to Dudy Noble Field for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch Wednesday.

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In a story May 3 about legalizing sports betting in Montana, The Associated Press erroneously reported John Iverson's position with the Montana Tavern Association. He is the association's government affairs counsel, not its executive director.

The Pillow Academy boys came within a mere one point of tying Simpson Academy for first place at the MAIS State 4A track meet held Saturday at Jackson Prep in Flowood.

The first 19 Texas A&M hitters to come to the plate were retired by Ethan Small and No. 6 Mississippi State took a no hitter into the eighth inning on its way to a 4-0 victory in the series opener on Friday afternoon at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The 2019 NFL Draft is behind us, and most teams and prospects walked away pretty happy. But for some less fortunate hopefuls, their lifelong dream of being drafted by an NFL team will never come true.

An RBI single by Danny Lynch in the seventh inning proved to be the game-winner as Southern Miss ended a five-game losing streak to Ole Miss with a 5-3 win at Pete Taylor Park Wednesday night.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.

A total of nine players from Amanda Elzy and J.Z. George High School have been selected to the 24-player Region 3-3A All-District baseball team recently picked by the league’s head coaches.

The Leflore County High School boys qualified in six events for this weekend’s State 2A track meet at the North State meet held Saturday at Potts Camp High School.

The Pillow Academy boys are in third place and the girls presently sit in sixth place after one weekend of the MAIS State AAAA meet held Saturday at Madison-Ridgeland Academy.

Greenwood High School head coach Clinton Gatewood and his staff got to work this past week with the 2019 version of the Bulldogs as they started spring football practice.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have added another offensive weapon by selecting Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown in the second round with the 51st overall pick in the draft.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks focused on defense by drafting safety Marquise Blair from Utah with the first of two second-round picks and later traded up to land Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf with the final pick of the round Friday night.

While his higher-rated teammate Montez Sweat continued to wait, Mississippi State defensive tackle Jeffery Simmons was the first Mississippian off the board in the NFL Draft here Thursday night.

Pillow Academy’s comeback bid fell just short as the Mustangs finished third in its three-team conference.