Archive - Aug 12, 2014
Thomas Parker Rodenbaugh, age 22, was a native and lifelong resident of Mississippi. A 2010 graduate of Madison Central High School, Parker was competitive in soccer and a drumline member of the band. He was also a third degree black belt. After graduation Parker attended his first year of college at Ole Miss before returning home for a year at Holmes Community College.
Ella B. Hollingshed ofÂ Starkville,MS, 63, died Sunday, August 10, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services willÂ be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, August 14, 2014,Â at First Baptist Church Longview, Starkville, MS with Pastor Larnzy Carpenter, Jr, officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, AugustÂ 13, 2014 fromÂ 1:00 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.Â at West Memorial Funeral Home, Starkville, Mississippi.
Mississippi State announced Tuesday the new Dudy Noble Field Master Plan, a $40 million facility project, that will make it one of the finest venues in college baseball.
The timetable for the project is based on the Bulldog Club reaching its $20 million private fundraising goal with those efforts already underway.
Mississippi State has taken a bold move in choosing to build a brand new baseball stadium.
With the announcement Tuesday of the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan, it has brought some excitement and some concerns to the Bulldog family.
There was one thing for certain that something had to be done with the current Polk-DeMent Stadium at Dudy Noble Field.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen believes the Bulldogs are in the midst of the most important week of training camp.
School doesn't start until next Monday and MSU is in the final week of practicing on the farm.
"This is the most important week for us," Mullen said at a media gathering on Tuesday. "There is no school going on, so it's just football."
Outside of a bit of first game nerves, everything went Starkville High School's way Tuesday on the volleyball court.
In three straight sets (25-6, 25-7, 25-3), the Lady Yellowjackets claimed their season opening match over visiting Aberdeen.
"I always want more energy, but we controlled the controllable," SHS coach Lauren Love said. "We had good in system plays with good transition."
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers had lost back-to-back matches and were looking for something positive to happen.
It came on Tuesday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Starkville Academy started fast with two first-half goals, while Sydney Passons capped the scoring in the second half to defeat Pillow Academy 3-0.
Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon knew that he had to be extra aggressive in recruiting to get ready for this season.
With only seven players returning from last year's team, Gordon had to have a big signing class in order to get the depth needed.
That mission was accomplished with 19 signees.