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SA finishes baseball sweep: Vols pick up win at Hillcrest

March 31, 2015

JACKSON – The Starkville Academy Volunteers finished off their week's sweep of Hillcrest Christian School with Tuesday's 11-1 victory.
Starkville Academy, which defeated Hillcrest 8-3 and 11-1 at home Monday, scored five runs in the second inning on a passed ball, a two-run error, an error, and a groundout by Billy McGee.

Eupora edges East Webster in baseball

March 31, 2015

MABEN – Traveling seems to be kind to the teams of East Webster Wolverines and Eupora Eagles.
Twice the teams have played and each time it was the road team that walked away victorious.
The second of those contests came on Tuesday in Cumberland as the Eagles made their way to East Webster’s field and when the final out came, Eupora held a 4-3 advantage.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Just a few miles, can be difference with the weather

March 31, 2015

It's amazing the difference just a few miles makes.
My afternoon began in Columbus where the Falcons were set to host the Starkville Yellowjackets in a Class 6A, Region 3 baseball outing.
The weather in Starkville was fine when I left, but the closer to Columbus I got, the more clouds gathered and when I entered the city limits, it began to rain.

Bulldogs look to sure up tackling in secondary

March 31, 2015

Deshea Townsend will only have to replace one starting position this offseason.
The Mississippi State cornerbacks coach loses just Jameson Love from last year's squad at the corner spot and brings back starter Taveze Calhoun.
This spring does bring a new defensive coordinator in Manny Diaz, so that's his main focus.

SHS wins three-team golf match at home course

March 31, 2015

The Starkville Yellowjackets want to take advantage of every opportunity to play on their home course.
When the threat of rain existed on Tuesday, it did not look promising that the Jackets would be able to compete.
Starkville not only competed, but won a three-team meet with Choctaw County and Cleveland at the Mississippi State Golf Course.

Season to remember: MSU's Schaefer proud of record-breaking year

March 31, 2015

It was a season with a record number of wins overall and in the Southeastern Conference.
There were also record crowds at Humphrey Coliseum for the Mississippi State women's basketball team and it had a 17-1 record at home.

East Webster softball stays unbeaten in region

March 31, 2015

MABEN – The East Webster Lady Wolverines are in a familiar position after a pair of Class 2A, Region 2 games.
They stand with two victories. 
The latest of which came in the form of a 10-run shutout of the Calhoun City Lady Wildcats on Tuesday in Cumberland.

Legislature equalizes school millage for city, county: County officials concerned by state-mandated tax plan

March 31, 2015

Citizens of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will likely be paying the same tax rate for schools after the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill last week that creates an equal school millage rate for all Oktibbeha County citizens.

Board of Alderman names Yarbrough Fire Chief

March 31, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed Charles Yarbrough as Starkville Fire Chief effective immediately on a 4-3 vote after roughly 2.5 hours of interviews Monday evening.
Yarbrough, who previously served as SFD’s training officer, will succeed former chief Rodger Mann, who retired at the end of February after a 30-plus year career with the department.

Butler Talks tech at Rotary

March 31, 2015

Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the “Internet of Things” Monday afternoon.
The Internet of Things, as Butler described it, is moving connectivity beyond the realm of people to further include physical aspects and computation systems.

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