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August 23rd, 2013
MABEN â€“ To some teams, the season opener is usually a preview of how the rest of the season will go.
If Friday night was any indication, the East Webster Wolverines seem to be in good shape.
The Wolverines opened their 2013 campaign at home, defeating the Vardaman Rams 53-6.
It's good to have an individual defending state champion for any high school athletic team.
Not only do the Starkville Lady Yellowjacket cross country team have Kate Mattox, who has won the last two Class 5A State cross country titles, back, but there's a nice supporting cast around her.
The Starkville Yellowjackets may be different.
The Noxubee County Tigers may not be the same either.
At least for tonight, the two defending state champion high school football teams are bracing for quite a clash.
Starkville, which won the Class 5A State title last year, will be making the trip down to Macon to face last season's Class 4A champion Noxubee County.
Some have called tonightâ€™s contest between Starkville Academy and Lamar School a â€śbaptism by fireâ€ť for the visiting Volunteers.
Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill wouldn't necessarily disagree.
There's a special emphasis for tonightâ€™s game between French Camp Academy and Choctaw County High School.
It will be the first time for the newly-consolidated Choctaw County to be involved in a game as unified Chargers.
MABEN â€“ It has always been said it is not over until the lady sings.
On Thursday, East Webster and Nanih Waiya put that statement to the test as they battled until the very end with the Lady Wolverines scoring one in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 slow-pitch softball victory.
Hebron Christian seemed to have runners on base in every inning.
The Lady Eagles never had a big inning, but they did score in five of the seven innings as they went on to beat the Lady Volunteers of Starkville Academy 9-2 Thursday afternoon on the SA's home field.
"They did OK," Hebron coach Cass Tapley said. "They're getting better."
Soccer is all about a game of space and what each team does with that space.
On Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex, Jackson Academy did enough with its opportunities to claim a 2-1 victory against the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
Baker Swedenburg's focus hasn't been on one major thing.
Rather the senior Mississippi Sate punter has been focused on small details on the football field.
To explain what he has been concentrating on, the Heritage Academy graduate began to talk about golf.
Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter knows it's unfair to ask a player to duplicate the production that Darrell Robinson had at the running back position for his program.
Robinson had a reputation of putting up huge numbers for the Tigers, who won the Class 4A State championship last season.
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