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September 16th, 2012
The Georgia Bulldogs went on the attack against Mississippi State in Southeastern Conference volleyball on Sunday.
There wasn't much the homestanding Bulldogs could do about it at Newell-Grissom Building as Georgia won a 3-1 decision.
Georgia was the aggressor by making good on a .303 hitting percentage, while Mississippi State's percentage dipped to .190 by the end of the match.
TROY, Ala. â€“ The Mississippi State Bulldogs passed their first road test of the season Saturday night.
Even though it was much tougher than expected, the Bulldogs did escape Troy with a 30-24 win to improve to 3-0 for the season for the first time since 1999.
Kate Mattox may be young, but that hasn't stopped her from competing against high school runners on the various cross country courses around the state.
On Saturday, the 8th grader Mattox finished first with a time of 14:52 at the Mississippi Horse Park just outside of Starkville on the Mississippi State course.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers didn't leave many doubts early that they would be improving their record to 3-2 for the season.
Starkville Academy scored early and often as it crushed Hillcrest Christian Academy 42-0 to open conference play.
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha High School Titans and the Ethel High School Tigers were teams fighting for their first win in the region this season.
The game was pivotal for the Titans, as this was the home opener of the 2012 football season. East Oktibbeha coach Randy Brooks talked with his players before the game to express the importance of this game.
MABEN â€“ Deangelo Liggins rushed for 68 yards on 10 carries and scored two touchdowns as the East Webster Wolverines got back on the winning track with a 35-0 victory against Walnut at home Friday night.
With the victory, the Wolverines improved their record to 4-1 this season.
Liggins had touchdown runs of 1 and 14 yards, while also tossing a 42-yard scoring pass to Tyler Doss.
MABEN â€“ Tiberias Lampkin was ready to carry the West Oktibbeha football team this week.
When it came game time, Lampkin delivered.
He scored six touchdowns and the Timberwolves beat Nanih Waiya 52-21 Friday night at L.M. Hamberlin Field.
Mississippi State enters its first hostile environment situation of the year this evening as the Bulldogs travel to Troy, Ala. for a 6 p.m. affair with the Trojans.
State enters the contest with a 2-0 record riding high after the 28-10 win over Auburn last Saturday, but the Bulldogs are aware of the history of BCS teams facing the Trojans.
If there is a picture of the walking wounded at Mississippi State, Tobias Smith could certainly make a case for it.
The Bulldog senior offensive guard has battle injury time and time again only to return to the field and lead his team.
Heâ€™s dealt with an injury to his right ankle, a year later his left ankle, and last season a knee injury sidelined the Columbus native.
The Starkville Academy fast pitch softball team have been plagued by errors all year.
It was no different Thursday when SA fell to Winston Academy 12-5 at Lady Volunteer Field. The junior varsity squad lost 10-5.
The Lady Volunteers are very young and only have one senior in pitcher Mary Austin Barber.