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November 20th, 2014

Wakeup call benefits SHS: Yellowjackets regained focus for the postseson

November 20, 2014

The Starkville Yellowjackets received a little bit of a wakeup call at the end of the regular season.
As the Jackets played Warren Central and Clinton to close the Class 6A, Region 2 schedule, they had to win each game in different ways.
Starkville relied on its defense in a 27-17 victory over Warren Central, then had to turn up the offense to claim a 56-46 shootout over Clinton.

East Webster looks to stay hot in playoffs

November 20, 2014

Getting hot at the right time. That is often the key to finding success in the postseason and is exactly what the East Webster Wolverines have done.

Bulldogs emphasize getting turnovers on defense

November 20, 2014

Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins always emphasizes forcing turnovers in his meeting rooms.
But in the last two games for the Bulldogs, they haven't forced a turnover. 

SHS's Mattox signs with North Alabama

November 20, 2014

One of Starkville High’s strongest athletes finalized her plans for the future Thursday afternoon.
After many years of anchoring the Lady Yellowjacket cross country team Walker Mattox signed a national letter of intent to continue her sport with the University of North Alabama.

MSU advances to WNIT final, beat W. Virginia

November 20, 2014

An official had to run in and take the basketball away from Mississippi State sophomore Ketara Chapel before she inbounded with 7:20 left to go in Thursday night's game against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The pause in action was so West Virginia's Lanay Montgomery, who had fouled out, could get to the bench.

Bulldog to participate in Puerto Rico Tip-off

November 20, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray feels like early-season tournaments are the thing to do in college basketball.
He got his wish for next season.
It was announced Thursday that the Bulldogs will play in the Puerto Rico Tip-off next season.

Jackets, Lady Jackets get to 4-0 with wins over West Point

November 20, 2014

WEST POINT – Starkville High School head coach Kristie Williams got her Lady Jackets to 4-0 Thursday evening.
Starkville knocked off West Point 63-49 on the road. The Lady Jackets led 34-27 at halftime, but trailed by as many as four points in the opening half.
Eryka Williams led the Lady Jackets with 14 points. Acacia McBride added 11 points, while Kelsey Jones had 10 points.

Boys game

Raise coming for MSU’s Keenum

November 20, 2014

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees voted in executive session in October to give Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum a $25,700 raise — increasing his salary to $454,700 — and a 4-year contract extension.

County looks at insurance change

November 20, 2014

A potential change in employee insurance coverage could result in substantial annual savings for Oktibbeha County.
The Board of Supervisors on Monday permitted County Administrator Emily Garrard to sign with Blue Cross Mississippi as its third-party administrator for health insurance — a move Garrard said could save the county significantly on claim payouts each year.

Starkville police find stolen vehicle

November 20, 2014

Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a West Point man in connection with a stolen vehicle report from late October.

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