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February 16th, 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.
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.
Starkville High School bowing coach Jim Philamlee got exactly what he wanted out of his team Saturday.
If he had a request, it would have been that the boys and girls teams finish in the top two in Class II North Region so it could both so to state.
That mission was accomplished on Saturday at Depot Lanes in Phiadelphia.
The Florida Gators had upset on their minds Sunday afternoon.
In the second half, the No. 13 Mississippi State Bulldogs crushed those hopes for Florida.
Breanna Richardson put up 10 points in the first half and helped keep the Bulldogs in the game. They went on to defeat the Gators 75-62.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs saw the runs stack up high over the weekend.
With that, the wins came also.
No. 20 MSU capped off opening weekend with a 16-7 victory over Cincinnati Sunday at Dudy Noble Field to open the season 4-0.
The Bulldogs had 15 hits and scored in four innings on a cold day for baseball.
Starting off strong has been a thorn in the side of Mississippi State's softball team thus far in the season.
On Sunday, it finally caught up with the Bulldogs as they dropped a 4-3 game to Illinois.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs took advantage of several nicely wrapped presents the Cincinnati Bearcats left them.
The Bearcats committed three errors, walked 11 batters and hit another four as the No. 20 Bulldogs won 19-5 Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field to cap the first doubleheader of the season.
Mississippi State head coach Vic Schaefer thought his team played like an offensive top 15 team at Kentucky.
The defense and miscues were a different story.
The Bulldogs turned the ball over 27 times and only shot 66.7 percent (24-of-36) from the free-throw line in a 92-90 double overtime loss at Kentucky on Thursday.
Mississippi State's February baseball schedule has three Saturday's where two games are scheduled.
One of those was Saturday when the Bulldogs defeated Miami (Ohio) at Dudy Noble Field, then turned around and knocked off Cincinnati 19-5 in the second game.
It's important on those days that MSU has more than one catcher to deal with a long day of baseball.
Never stop fighting.
That is exactly what the Mississippi State softball team did Saturday as they rallied from a two-run deficit to defeat the University of Tennessee-Martin 4-2.