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October 9th, 2012
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets locked up an undefeated regular season in Class 5A, Region 2 play and clinched a first-round home playoff game with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-13) victory at Jackson Callaway Tuesday night.
Starkville finished the regular season with records of 19-11 overall and 8-0 in the region. The Lady Jackets did not drop a set in region matches.
The Starkville Academy girls soccer team had a strong senior class.
When the trio of Tiffany Huddleston, Tiffany Evans and Jessica Dennis were chosen to represent the Lady Volunteers in today's Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star Game, it indicates the strong leadership that was available to coach Robert Gardner last season.
When it comes to being a team player, Deangelo Liggins is the definition.
The sophomore for the East Webster Wolverines was selected as the starting quarterback this season. Liggins has played running back for most of his life.
MABEN â€“ Kendall Wilkinson came to the plate in the seventh inning in a pressure-packed situation.
She delivered a 2-run double to stretch East Webster's lead to five and got three-up-three-down in the bottom half to give the Lady Wolverines a 13-8 win over Bay Springs.
Entering the season, there were analysts and fans alike that circled the Sept. 8 match up with Auburn as the first real test for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
However, as the football gods would have it, the first test for coach Dan Mullenâ€™s Bulldogs will come this weekend when the high-flying offense of Tennessee comes to Starkville.
When Lee Berryhill took the softball head coaching job at East Webster, he didn't know a whole lot about the program.
In his first season, he has his slowpitch squad into the Class 2A playoffs.
The Lady Wolverines (19-4) host Bay Springs today at 5 p.m. in a best 2-out-of-3 series. All games will be played today.
The Ackerman High School volleyball team has played tough competition all season long.
Their schedule has set the Lady Indians up to be used to the type of teams they will play in the playoffs.
Ackerman (9-8) opens the playoffs at home today against Tishomingo County with the match scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Fresh off a 27-14 win over Kentucky the No. 19 Mississippi State Bulldogs are turning their attention to a talented group of Tennessee Volunteers who will be in Starkville on Saturday looking to ruin Stateâ€™s perfect 5-0 start to the 2012 campaign.
While the Vols enter with a 3-2 record, MSU head coach Dan Mullen is fully aware of just how dangerous Tennessee can be.
SCOOBA â€“ The East Mississippi Community College defense deserved a round of applause, and head coach Buddy Stephens made sure that happened.
"Defense got the game ball," Stephens said. "We made the offense stand up and give a standing ovation because (the defense) did a great job."
There's nothing like a big play between two former Starkville Yellowjackets to give the East Mississippi Community College Lions the spark they needed on offense Saturday afternoon.
When quarterback Jaquez Johnson found Billy Shed for a 46-yard completion late in the third quarter, it set up the Lions for their first touchdown of the game.