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March 22nd, 2015
Bowling is no fly by night sport at Starkville High School.
For years, the Yellowjackets have been building quite the successful squad and recently all the hard work paid off as the Starkville girls claimed second place at the State championship meet while the boys took third.
It was December 2014.
That was the month when everything changed for East Webster girlsâ€™ basketball.
The team experienced the passing of newly hired coach Stan Hughey leaving his 9-0 team in search of new leader.Â
Who is â€śthe real Quantesha Patterson?â€ť
Is she the shy girl who walks the halls of East Webster High School? Is she the dynamic force to be reckoned with that dominates the hardwood?Â
Bill Brand knows and understands how to be a leader.
As the principal at East Webster High School, Brand helps his students every day become better people so they can go out into the world and be productive citizens in society.
Sometimes life throws an unexpected curve and it takes strong individuals to assist in dealing with such situations.
Coach Travis Garner is not giving up on the Starkville Yellowjackets.
Despite not being on the winning side of many games and falling in two Class 6A, Region 3 games last week to Northwest Rankin, Garner still likes his ball club and believes better days are ahead.
The start of that may come with Saturday's 7-5 non-region victory over Winona at home.
MABEN â€“ East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson is always looking for a pitcher to put up some zeros.
On Saturday, he went to a sophomore who had never pitched in a varsity game before to do just that against the Philadelphia Tornadoes.
Carson Gilliland entered the game in the third inning with the Wolverines down 5-3 and didn't allow any more runs to the Tornadoes.
Mississippi State announced Friday a home-and-home series with BYU is scheduled for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
A source confirmed the series was happening on Thursday.
MABEN â€“ Putting a puzzle together requires all the right pieces.
From ability to hitting to pitching to defense, East Webster is in possession of those parts and following a 7-0 shutout of Nanih Waiya in Cumberland, the picture is starting to become complete.
FLOWOOD â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets dropped an 8-2 decision on the road to Northwest Rankin Friday night in seven innings.
With the loss, the Jackets saw their records to 2-7 overall and 0-2 in Class 6A, Region 3.
GREENVILLE â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers shut out the Washington School Generals 5-0 on the road Thursday night to improve their record to 12-1 this season.
Ben Moorehead went 3-3 at the plate for Starkville Academy. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth and sixth innings.