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The first season of playing football for most redshirt freshman is about getting their feet under them and learning the ins-and-outs of the program.
For Mississippi State redshirt freshman linebacker Benardrick McKinney, that is not the case.
They are not related or part of a law firm, but the duo of Williams and Williams are showing their value in the post for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Sherise Williams and Carnecia Williams have provided a nice compliment of play with Martha Alwal and have been two of the surprises for the Bulldogs through nine games.
Starkville Academy and Hillcrest tipped off Saturday for a thriller of a ballgame that came down to the final second of overtime before concluding with a 42-41 Cougar victory.
For the second night in a row, the Starkville High School soccer teams recorded a sweep.
The Yellowjackets beat Columbus 5-0 while the Lady Yellowjackets won 9-0 Saturday at home.
Both teams beat Neshoba Central on Friday night.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team has not had much success away from home this season.
Today, it looks to turn that around.
This is the first chance for many of the younger Mississippi State football players to prep for a bowl game.
All of the freshman are gearing up for their first bowl game, and the redshirt freshman are also looking for an opportunity to play.
Starkville Academy softball player Mary Austin Barber has known for a while that Belhaven would be her destination for softball at the next level.
She made the move official this week.
Barber signed with the Jackson-based school and celebrated the occasion with family and friends Friday night at Meadowview Baptist Church.
Eupora and West Oktibbeha tipped off Friday evening. At nightâ€™s end the teams split with the Lady Eagles taking a 50-47 victory, while the Timberwolves claimed the boyâ€™s contest 81-36.
The Lady Eagles and Lady Timberwolves faced off in what resulted in a back and forth contest that came down to the last period before Eupora left the court victorious.
It was a good night for the Starkville High School soccer teams.
Both Yellowjacket squads recorded 4-0 victories over division foe Neshoba Central on Friday night.
The Jackets were led by Juan Salazar's two goals. Taylor Wise and Justin Gordon each had a goal a piece. Ben Mackin had two assists.
The Jackets are now 9-1-1 for the season and 1-0 in the division.
The Mississippi State football team had a nice, warm practice on Wednesday.
Head coach Dan Mullen returned and the Bulldogs took their show outside in the cold weather in front of the public and media.
Mullen was away for Wednesday's practice on a recruiting trip.