Archive - Jan 2014
Former U.S. Senator from Mississippi John C. Stennis may be gone, but his legacy lives on through the crew and service of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that carries his name.
Thatâ€™s what Capt. Michael Wettlaufer, commanding officer of the USS John C. Stennis, told a packed house at the Starkville Rotary Club on Monday afternoon.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray will not be disciplined by the Southeastern Conference for his actions towards Ole Missâ€™ Marshall Henderson, the league announced Monday.
Ray spoke with SEC commissioner Mike Slive on Monday about the manner. Slive was pleased with the way Ray handled the matter, as he apologized Sunday via social media.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer liked what he saw on Sunday from his guard position.
It was mainly due to the toughness that led to the Bulldogs taking seven charges during a 69-62 victory over the Missouri Tigers.
That's the type of defensive play that Schaefer has been wanting to be more of a consistent pattern for MSU moving forward.
Size and speed were the story on Monday as Madison Ridgeland Academy picked up a 2-0 victory over Starkville Academy.
â€śThey were really moving the ball well,â€ť Volunteers coach Cole Andrews said. â€śWe were doing well to keep the attack away from our net, but the two times they did put them in, we were too loose and allowed just enough time for them to settle the ball and take a shot.â€ť
The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't lose focus when things did not go their way during a key moment of Sunday's game against the Missouri Tigers.
MSU's Breanna Richardson had just been hit with a technical foul for bouncing the basketball hard off the floor and Missouri's Morgan Eye stepped up to the line to make two free throws that tied the game at 44-44.
Anyone that follows high school girlsâ€™ basketball in the state of Mississippi knows the name of Victoria Vivians.
The Scott Central senior has made a name for herself with her actions on the court.
The mood in the Mississippi State locker room after Saturdayâ€™s loss was not pleasant.
The Bulldogs dropped an 82-63 decision to in-state rival Ole Miss. It was MSU's fourth road loss this season and third in Southeastern Conference games.
The three SEC road losses have been by at least a 19-point margin.
ACKERMAN â€“ She was surrounded by underclassmen the entire game, but Starkville High School's Kelsy Jones proved she belonged on the court with them on Saturday afternoon.
The freshman had a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds to help the Lady Yellowjackets defeat the East Webster Lady Wolverines 58-27 at the Mid-Mississippi Challenge in Ackerman.
ACKERMAN â€“ Choctaw County High School played host to the Mid-Mississippi Challenge featuring some of the best girls basketball teams from across the state.
â€śThis is the seventh year for the tournament,â€ť Choctaw County coach Gary Beals said. â€śThis is probably the best lineup on paper. I donâ€™t know about crowd wise or how games will turn out, but so far it has been real good.â€ť
Ackerman is a proud town that loves its athletic competition.
On Saturday, the Choctaw County community was the host of some of the best girls basketball action the state of Mississippi had to offer.
The 2014 Mid-Mississippi Challenge was held at Choctaw County High School and it was a very fine event.