Archive - 2014
Basketball is life for Blair Schaefer.
Since a very early age, the Starkville Lady Yellowjacket has had a basketball in her hand and has been working to improve her game. The work has paid off resulting in Schaefer being selected the Starkville Daily News Area Player of the Year.
During tryouts last May, Starkville Daily News' Area Coach of the Year selection Kristie Williams and her new crop of Lady Yellowjackets basketball players made a pact.
No matter what was ahead, the coach and players were going to give it their all in hopes of achieving success for SHS.
Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray is excited about what the future holds for his program.
In Ray's first two seasons, the Bulldogs struggled and had 13-game losing streaks in Southeastern Conference play in both seasons. Ray has had to work with a decimated roster as well.
It takes quite a bit of time from the end of a women's conference tournament until Selection Monday.
That's what is facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but they don't mind the wait too much.
It has been over a week since MSU was eliminated in the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Florida on March 6.
The Starkville Yellowjackets showed on Friday afternoon that if there's a 'Will', there's a way.
Will Murphree scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and Will Prewitt pitched three innings of scoreless relief as the Jackets defeated the Gordo (Ala.) Green Wave 2-1.
Blair Schaefer began the season as a Mississippi Dandy Dozen basketball player.
Later in the year, she signed on to play for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Now the Lady Yellowjacket senior has added another accolade by being selected to participate in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game.
Nine candidates have submitted applications to become Starkvilleâ€™s next Community Development Director, according to city Personnel Director Randy Boyd.
Candidates had until midnight Wednesday to submit applications. Boyd said the nine applicants included an internal candidate, three others from the Starkville/Golden Triangle area, and some from as far as out-of-state.
The Mississippi State University American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) show kicks off today, and the Mississippi Horse Park is hoping the event is bigger and better than ever.
The AQHA show, which is in its 55th year, is the oldest of its sort in Mississippi. The show runs through Sunday in the horse parkâ€™s main arena
One poem led to many more for Starkville High School sophomore Joy Carino.
Mike Wagner drove to Starkville from 140 miles away to learn about the new Farm Bill the U.S. Congress passed in February.