April 15th, 2015
There was a chance that Josh Robinson was going to return for his senior year.
Instead, he decided to opt out of his final season at Mississippi State and try his hand in professional football.
That leaves the Bulldogs without its leading rusher from last year's squad, but this spring has shown that life will go on without Robinson.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers took on one of the best Wednesday.
In doubleheader action against the Division I, North Half leading Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Starkville Academy split a home doubleheader on Wednesday.
The visiting Patriots had the early edge as it won game one 6-3, but the Vols bounced back to take the second game 4-0.
Martha Alwal is ready to take the next step in her basketball career.
After signing with Mississippi State out of Worthington (Minn.) High School, Alwal has made quite an impact with the Bulldogs and the Southeastern Conference.
The next level might be calling tonight as Alwal could be taken at some point during the Women's National Basketball Association Draft.
John Holland has experienced two college programs that take its baseball seriously.
He began his career at Florida State where it wasn't uncommon to see crowds of five to six thousand fans attend games.
An injury cut his time in Tallahassee, Fla., short, then Holland spent the 2014 season at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Alabama.
Mississippi State's coaches feel like the team is entering postseason play with some positive momentum.
The Bulldogs finished fourth in their own tournament at Old Waverly in West Point last week, but the coaches feel like things are starting to trend in the right direction for the squad.
The Cotton District Arts Festival will be held Saturday ‚ÄĒ rain or shine.
Laurie Burton, president of Starkville Area Arts Council ‚ÄĒ the organization that puts on the festival each April, said as much of the festival as possible will continue despite the weather.
With less than 80 days remaining until the official formation of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees dealt with a handful of matters relating to the July 1 merger of the SSD and Oktibbeha County School District at its board meeting Tuesday night.
A cast of six veteran actors will close the regular season at the Starkville Community Theatre in the comedy ‚ÄúSocial Security.‚ÄĚ Directed by Paula Mabry, the show will have performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m., and then another week of 7:30 p.m. performances Sept. 23-17. Tickets are available for $15 by calling the playhouse at 323-6855.
Injuries are never a good thing, but they have opened some doors for some Mississippi State wide receivers this spring.
Junior De'Runnya Wilson started spring practices in the "pit" or the rehab area for an apparent knee injury, but he has been involved in the last couple of weeks of practice.