Archive - 2014
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.
ABERDEEN â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets followed up Friday's big win over top-ranked Madison Central with a dominating performance against Calhoun City at the Aberdeen Shootout on Saturday.
Even though the Jackets stumbled out of the gates a bit to start the game, they won a 74-40 decision and improved their overall record to 18-2.
MABEN â€“ One of the strongest high school rivalries in the state of Mississippi is the one between East and West Oktibbeha.
The two schools revived that rivalry on the basketball court Saturday.
In the first contest, it was the Lady Titans defeating West Oktibbeha 62-59.
OXFORD â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs have proven they can win inside Humphrey Coliseum.
MSU has struggled away from Starkville all season long and that trend continued on Saturday.
The Bulldogs dropped an 82-63 decision to in-state rival Ole Miss at Tad Smith Coliseum.
OXFORD â€“ I.J. Ready has been on the shelf the past week.
The Mississippi State true freshman point guard suffered a concussion at Alabama on Jan. 15. He left in the first half of that game and didnâ€™t return.
Ready was never cleared by the Bulldog medical staff and missed home games against Texas A&M and Auburn, both wins.
He saw his first action in 10 days.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team have lost two-straight Southeastern Conference games on the road in different ways.
After falling 73-35 to Texas A&M in College Station, the Bulldogs were more competitive in their last game, but still suffered an 87-85 overtime defeat at the hands of Ole Miss Thursday night in Oxford.
Edward H. Whitehurst Sr. passed away on January 25, 2014 at his residence in Maben he was 67. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Maben and a Master Mason and Shriner. He was also a retired electrician with I B E W Electrical Union.
A halftime deficit against the No. 1 team in the state didn't faze the Starkville Yellowjackets Friday night.
Despite trailing 38-33 to the Madison Central Jaguars, Starkville found a way to overcome and secure a 70-62 win on its home court.
The Jackets took a 49-46 lead at the end of the third quarter, then outscored the Jaguars 21-16 in the fourth.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets made a statement early in their game with the Madison Central Lady Jaguars Friday night that they had come to play defense.
Starkville did not allow Madison Central to score a field goal in the first quarter.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s first meet with in-state rival Ole Miss fell in the Bulldogsâ€™ favor.
The Bulldogs beat the Ole Miss Rebels 76-72 two weeks ago inside Humphrey Coliseum.
Repeating that result will be a challenge for MSU today.