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February 18th, 2015

Starkville's boys junior high teams experience success

February 18, 2015

The Armstrong 8th grade Yellowjackets got an opportunity to play in the first annual Northeast Middle School regional and they made the most of it.
Armstrong ended up winning the event hosted at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

February 17th

Jackets sting Falcons: SHS knocks off Columbus at home in region event

February 18, 2015

Head coach Greg Carter and his Starkville Yellowjackets have had their sights set on Columbus since mid January.
The Falcons beat the Jackets 67-44 in Columbus – a loss that didn't sit well with the coaches or players for Starkville.
The Jackets got their revenge.
Starkville downed Columbus 62-49 Tuesday night in the Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at the Beehive.

SHS girls crush Madison Central, move on to region championship

February 18, 2015

Starkville High School's girls basketball team ran through its district without any blemishes.
The Lady Yellowjackets continued that type of play in the Class 6A, Region 3 Tournament at the Beehive. They punched a ticked to the playoffs with a 47-28 victory over Madison Central in the first round of the district tournament Tuesday night.

East Webster advances past first round of region event

February 18, 2015

MABEN – In a win or be done situation, East Webster did the former. 
With a 75-44 victory over Bruce, the Wolverines advanced past the first round of the Class 2A, Region 4 Tournament to keep the season going.

West Oktibbeha girls advance with win

February 18, 2015

COLUMBUS – It had been four years since the West Oktibbeha Lady Timberwolves had advanced past the region tournament of the postseason.
They made sure it would happen this season.
West Oktibbeha used a 12-0 run in the first quarter to take control of the game against the rival East Oktibbeha Lady Titans and went on to win 73-14 in a game that ended early due to fighting.

SMITH COLUMN: Postseason basketball takes stage

February 18, 2015

It's hard to believe that high school postseason basketball has arrived.
With several region tournaments started on Tuesday, area teams are trying to do what it takes to advance to their respective North and South State Tournaments next week.

February 16th

Lady Jackets ready to focus on postseason

February 16, 2015

The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have enjoyed an outstanding season up to this point and has been somewhat surprising to some.
After losing key guards Blair Schaefer and Imane Montgomery, it wasn't clear what kind of year the Lady Jackets could expect.
Starkville ended up winning 21 of 25 regular season games and swept through Class 6A, Region 3 undefeated at 6-0.

SHS boys set for region event at home

February 16, 2015

There is no place like home. 
Sure taking road trips with your teams may be fun and allows for team bonding, but when it comes to taking the court in front of the hometown crowd, it simply can't be beat.
Starkville High School will get to enjoy that luxury tonight as the Class 6A, Region 3 tournament gets underway.

East Webster hosts Class 2A, Region 4 tournament today

February 16, 2015

The first round of the Class 2A, Region 4 basketball tournament hosted by East Webster was postponed on Monday due to weather and travel concerns.
The bracket was adjusted to a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday format.
No. 4 seed Bruce takes on No. 5 East Webster in boys action tonight at 7:15 p.m., while the No. 4 Okolona girls play No. 5 Bruce at 6 p.m.

MSU's Ray won't hesitate to get back on plane again

February 16, 2015

Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray won't hesitate to board an airplane again.
It may be a different story for his players.
On the way back from a road win at Missouri Saturday, the Bulldogs had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis, Mo., after an engine in their two-engine plane stopped working.
The plane landed fine and no one was hurt.

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