Archive - Oct 2013
Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood was anxious to find out how her team would respond to winning its first Southeastern Conference match of the season Friday night.
She was pleased with the result.
After taking a 3-0 victory over South Carolina on Friday, the Bulldogs came back and did the same thing Sunday by sweeping all three sets against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Jamie Mitchell's Starkville High School Yellowjackets are in the driver's seat.
After beating Madison Central 45-42 Friday night in a wild game, SHS is now 6-2 overall and 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 2.
The Jackets are in first place in the division and in control with just three games remaining on the schedule.
On the sidelines of every game stands a coach.
It is their job to run games and practices, to call the plays and ultimately to take individuals and turn them into a united team. No one knows more about uniting a team than Adam Dillinger the coach at Choctaw County.
Entering the 2013 season, many Mississippi State fans and media members thought this could be a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs.
At the midpoint of the season, State stands 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bulldogs have dealt with a plethora of injuries.
There are not many people who know or remember very much about the baseball career of James "Cool Papa" Bell.
A few more can probably recalls some of the moments of Bailey Howell when he played basketball at Mississippi State University.
Almost everyone has watched Jerry Rice perform his skill as a wide receiver in the National Football League.
Athletic teams always want to defend the home field and as a senior, that desire becomes even stronger at your last meet.
On Saturday, Starkvilleâ€™s Alex Ross fulfilled that goal as he was the first varsity boy to cross the finish line at the Starkville High School Invitational.
East Webster coach Lee Berryhill says there is a secret weapon involved in any softball game.
On Saturday, the Lady Wolverines found that weapon as they won the first game against West Lincoln 6-0 and then went on to take game two 12-2 to advance forward to the Class 2A South State championship games.
Before Friday's night matchup between Starkville and Madison Central, the Jaguars had a few choice words for the Yellowjackets.
Madison Central taunted Starkville by saying "we're about to welcome you to 6A."
The Jackets showed they didn't need a big, drawn-out welcome.
Starkville beat Madison Central 45-42 in a shootout at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Starkville High School has been in its share of big football games over the past few years.
For the last 34 years, Charlie Burton has watched most of them.
Burton has only missed one season of Yellowjacket football since 1979 and has been the true example of what a fan should be.
The only SHS season Burton missed was in 1987 when he had to have surgery.
MABEN â€“ If there was one word that could describe the emotions of the East Webster Wolverines after their loss Friday night, â€śheartbreakâ€ť would probably the first choice.
The Wolverines fell to division rival Bruce 7-3 in what proved to be a hotly contested game between two solid defenses.