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COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets started Friday's game against Wilmer, Texas, about as well as a team could.
Greg Carter was not very happy with the way the Jackets finished.
COLUMBUS â€“ Teams that score less than 50 points in a basketball game usually don't come out on the winning side.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets found that to be true on Friday against the Jim Hill Lady Tigers.
SHS girls coach Kristie Williams didn't see the effort and hustle she wanted and it cost her squad in a 48-43 loss at the Joe Horne Christmas Invitational.
Nothing can get a crowd going quite like a comeback victory.
The Volunteers provided the Starkville Academy fans with plenty of excitement Friday as the team bounced back from a double-digit deficit to defeat visiting Pillow Academy 71-66.
Mississippi State is just looking to get back on the right track.
The Bulldogs have lost four in a row, including a 69-55 decision to Arkansas State earlier this week inside Humphrey Coliseum. MSU began the season 5-0, but has struggled since.
Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell won't have to be on the sideline this week for All-Star competition.
Although he enjoyed his time as the head coach of the Mississippi All-Stars during the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic, he looks forward to just being in the stands Saturday when two more of his Yellowjackets participate in a postseason classic.
Football is a business and coaches make tough decisions sometimes that not only affect themselves, but their families and players.
One of those decisions were made this week.
Mississippi State lost its defensive coordinator, as Geoff Collins left to take the same position at Florida.
Back to the basics.
For the last couple of weeks, Starkville has taken a little break from basketball action, but the focus has not been lost.
Instead the Yellowjackets have simply used the down time to focus on â€śironing out the wrinklesâ€ť while working on doing the little things right.
MABEN â€“ East Webster girls basketball coach Stan Hughey has watched the transformation of his team happen right before his eyes.
Coming into this season, Hughey was presented the challenge of bringing defensive schemes at a new school.
Hughey saw those efforts come full circle on Thursday as the Lady Wolverines extended their perfect record to 8-0 with a 59-25 defeat of Houlka.
Mississippi State ran out to a 5-0 start this season â€“ the best start in head coach Rick Ray's three-year tenure.
Since that time, things haven't been kind to the Bulldogs on the hardwood.
MSU dropped its fourth-straight game Wednesday night, as the Bulldogs fell 69-55 to Arkansas State in the first game in Humphrey Coliseum for Ray's team in 23 days.
It was a homecoming for Arkansas State coach John Brady Wednesday night.
The McComb native, who got his bachelor's degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, had two different coaching stints at Mississippi State.
He was back in Starkville and led the Red Wolves to a 69-55 win over the Bulldogs.