Archive - Jan 2014
Success was on the side of the Starkville Academy Volunteers Friday night.
In what some might not have called the prettiest game, the Volunteers defeated Washington School 43-31.
â€śI just thought it was ugly,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Mark Alexander said. â€śIt got to be an ugly game, a Helter Skelter game, and that sort of played a part in it.â€ť
There's no doubting which two players are the heart and soul of the Starkville Academy girls basketball team this season.
Behind seniors Sallie Kate Richardson and Nora Kathryn Carroll, the Lady Volunteers have found much success.
Friday night was no different as the pair combined for 27 of Starkville Academy's point-production in a 52-32 victory over Washington School.
Mississippi State has had its fair share of struggles on the road this season.
The Bulldogs have also lost two-straight Southeastern Conference games for the first time this season.
They look to overcome recent losses today in Nashville, Tenn. against the Vanderbilt Commodores (11-8, 3-4). Tipoff is set for 4:05 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Net.
Starkville Police Department announced on Thursday the discovery of a burglary ring it believed to be connected with a number of area burglaries.
Police arrested 19-year-old Tymario Q. Joiner and 22-year-old Deven Jones, both of Batesville, and 22-year old Cartlon Bernard Raynor of Starkville, on suspicion of residential burglary.
Starkville Police Department is investigating an accident that left a pedestrian in critical care on Thursday.
A smoky haze that fell over Starkville Thursday afternoon may have left residents who saw or smelled it wondering â€śWhereâ€™s the fire?â€ť
Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the county experienced a few grass fires thanks to dryness and a windy afternoon.
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Itâ€™s been more than one year since the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT) program froze enrollment, and the College Savings Plan of Mississippi Board of Directors has placed the decision to reopen enrollment or close MPACT permanently in state legislatorsâ€™ hands.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs threw everything they had at No. 3 Florida.
In the end, it wasn't good enough.
The Bulldogs played inspired basketball, but dropped a 62-51 decision to the Gators Thursday night inside Humphrey Coliseum.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were very good on defense against the third-ranked Florida Gators on Thursday night, but they failed to produce on offense.
During the 62-51 loss to Florida, the points scored by MSU was a season-low.
An inability to get to the free-throw line was partly to blame for the lack points for the Bulldogs. They were only 1-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Thursday was all about defense for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.
In convincing fashion, Starkville defeated Aberdeen 53-15.
â€śOnce we got started, we were able to keep up our intensity on the defensive side,â€ť Lady Jackets coach Kristie Williams said. â€śThat is what we have been enforcing in practice because we are at the last stretch of our regular season.â€ť