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October 21st, 2013
It may have been Meet the Players night for the Mississippi State basketball programs Monday night at the Griffis Ballroom of the Palmeiro Center, but the participants joked and visited like everyone already knew each other.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines are pretty familiar with their next opponent as they progress towards a berth in the state championship.
Tonight at 5 p.m., the Lady Wolverines welcome Enterprise to Cumberland for a best-of-three series to decide the Class 2A South State champion and who will ultimately play for the State championship.
After a week off and a Saturday away from football, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon.
Going into the bye week, Mullen was not happy because several Bulldogs had missed time due to injury.Â
Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood was anxious to find out how her team would respond to winning its first Southeastern Conference match of the season Friday night.
She was pleased with the result.
After taking a 3-0 victory over South Carolina on Friday, the Bulldogs came back and did the same thing Sunday by sweeping all three sets against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Jamie Mitchell's Starkville High School Yellowjackets are in the driver's seat.
After beating Madison Central 45-42 Friday night in a wild game, SHS is now 6-2 overall and 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 2.
The Jackets are in first place in the division and in control with just three games remaining on the schedule.
On the sidelines of every game stands a coach.
It is their job to run games and practices, to call the plays and ultimately to take individuals and turn them into a united team. No one knows more about uniting a team than Adam Dillinger the coach at Choctaw County.
Entering the 2013 season, many Mississippi State fans and media members thought this could be a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs.
At the midpoint of the season, State stands 3-3 overall and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bulldogs have dealt with a plethora of injuries.
There are not many people who know or remember very much about the baseball career of James "Cool Papa" Bell.
A few more can probably recalls some of the moments of Bailey Howell when he played basketball at Mississippi State University.
Almost everyone has watched Jerry Rice perform his skill as a wide receiver in the National Football League.
Athletic teams always want to defend the home field and as a senior, that desire becomes even stronger at your last meet.
On Saturday, Starkvilleâ€™s Alex Ross fulfilled that goal as he was the first varsity boy to cross the finish line at the Starkville High School Invitational.
East Webster coach Lee Berryhill says there is a secret weapon involved in any softball game.
On Saturday, the Lady Wolverines found that weapon as they won the first game against West Lincoln 6-0 and then went on to take game two 12-2 to advance forward to the Class 2A South State championship games.