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January 25th, 2013
Starkville Academy's Drew Pellum can throw a football well and he's also pretty good at kicking a soccer ball.
When it came time to chosing a sport for the next level, Pellum picked baseball and he's taking that talent to Mississippi Delta Community College.
Pellum signed earlier this week and celebrated the moment Friday morning at the SA's media center with family and friends.
Athletes in the sport of soccer are instructed not to use their hands unless they are a goalkeeper or throw the ball in from out of bounds.
On Friday morning, Starkville Academy soccer players Zach Slaughter and Colby Henderson were encouraged to use their hands.
Slaughter and Henderson took a pen and signed their names to continue their soccer careers at Meridian Community College.
Basketball is a family affair when it comes to West Oktibbehaâ€™s coach and premier athlete.
For Dantaveous Crawford and his coach Danny Crawford, who also happens to be his uncle, basketball runs deep, so deep that the pair made a pact to only discuss the game when inside the gym.
The Starkville Christian School Cougars could have given up to the pressure when the visiting Immanuel Christian Rams came back from a huge deficit to tie Thursday night's game.
However, the Cougars had worked too hard to establish a lead to let the Rams leave Starkville with a victory.
It's hard to get much going offensively when a team cannot hold onto the basketball.
On Thursday night, the Mississippi State women's basketball team struggled scoring and gave the opposition plenty of opportunities.
MSU (8-11, 0-6) fell to the No. 16 (Associated Press) Texas A&M Aggies (15-5, 5-1) 81-33 inside Humphrey Coliseum in a Southeastern Conference matchup.
Despite excellent individual performances, the Starkville Academy Volunteers were not able to fend off Jackson Prep as the Volunteers fell 4-0 on the soccer field.
The Starkville Yellowjackets know the effort has to step up a notch in the Class 5A playoffs if they are to match what they done last season in winning a state championship.
That's why SHS junior Justin Gordon said, "we had to put our best foot forward."
It's going to be like a family reunion tonight at Humphrey Coliseum.
When the women's basketball coaching staffs of Mississippi State and Texas A&M get together for tonight's Southeastern Conference matchup, it will be a chance to renew acquaintances and compete against each other at the same time.
Caroline Berryhill left quite the impression as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets celebrated senior night with a first round playoff battle against the Lady Chargers of Oxford.
The SHS senior scored two goals, including the final score of the night, to push the Lady Jackets to a 4-0 victory.
After the game Berryhill expressed what it means to be nearing the close of her senior year.
How much potential does the Starkville Academy boys soccer team have?
As far as SA coach Robert Gardner is concerned, all someone has to do is look at Tuesday night's second half against East Rankin Academy.
The Volunteers were locked in a 1-1 battle at halftime, but scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half and went on to a 5-1 victory at the Starkville Sportsplex.