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August 17th, 2012
The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 at the MSU Soccer Stadium in its season opener Friday night.
With State starting the season off 0-3 and finishing at 6-10-3 last year, the team wanted to get off to a fast start with a victory this year.
It only took the Bulldogsâ€™ first game to score two goals and obtain a victory which took four games last year.
East Oktibbeha's season-opening football game at Leake Central, originally scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. has been moved to Saturday at 3 p.m. in Carthage.
The reason for the change was lighting issues at Leake Central.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell has been in search of a center and long snapper during the preseason.
Going into tonight's game, Mitchell believes he has found two players in Jalen Henderson and Chris Rogers who can handle the task.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers look to build on the momentum of a successful 2011 football season.
The Volunteers made an appearance in the Class AAA, Division II State championship game, but lost to Washington School.
SA opens the season on the road at St. Andrew's tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.
The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.
"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."
The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.
That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.
"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."
That old saying is more true at certain times than others.
When it comes to the 10th annual College Exposure Softball Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday, it's important for the players to put on a good show.
It was a good start of the second half for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Volunteers got what they wanted with a goal to break a 0-0 deadlock at halftime and things appears to be moving in a positive direction.
However, Starkville Academy allowed three unanswered goals and lost a 3-1 decision to Pillow Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Football coach Dan Mullen stepped on to the Mississippi State campus and challenged fans to show up.
He vowed that if they showed up, things would change.
For 16-consecutive home games, State fans have sold out Davis Wade Stadium, proving they were committed to supporting their Bulldogs.
Noxubee County has been a nemesis for not only the Starkville Yellowjackets, but also football coach Jamie Mitchell.
The Tigers, who invade Yellowjacket Stadium Friday night, have beaten Starkville the last two seasons. The Jackets lost a 33-20 decision in Macon last season and 14-7 at home in 2010.