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April 3rd, 2014
The Starkville Christian School Lady Cougars had a 14-run second inning and went on to defeat the Immanuel Christian Lady Rams 18-3 in five innings Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
It was the second win in as many games for the Lady Cougars.
When she was just 5-years-old, Emily Turnerâs mom took her for tennis lessons and a passion was born.
âMy mom started me on tennis,â the Starkville High senior said. âShe played in high school so she is kind of my role model. Since then, tennis has become my outlet. I love competing and tennis is the way I compete. It is a constructive way to let out my frustration.â
It's the dream of most assistant coaches to one day become a head coach.
That was the case with Preston Leathers.
The Starkville High School offensive coordinator decided to accept a position to become the head coach at Tishomingo County High School on Monday.
Leathers came to the Yellowjackets when Jamie Mitchell became the head coach in 2010. The two men have coached together for 10 years.
Jacob Lindgren's journey to his current role has been a long one.
The Mississippi State junior left hander is pitching out of the bullpen this season, but he didn't always come into a ballgame in the late innings.
The Bay St. Louis native has made 16 starts in his Bulldog career, including nine in Southeastern Conference games.
The Starkville Christian Cougars have made quite a bit of progress over the last two years.
On Tuesday in Louisville, the Cougars came within one play of getting the first win in the history of the program.
Starkville Christian School coach Brandon Frazier knows now that his team is doing the right things even though it has yet to taste victory.
He believes it's just a matter of time.
Consistency is a key when it comes to the game of golf.
On Tuesday, Jace Hobart provided that consistency for the Starkville High School boys golf team.
Hobart shot a 41 on the first nine holes and backed that up with the identical number on the second nine for a total of 82 to help the Yellowjackets win a tournament at the Mississippi State Golf Course.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers didn't let the disappointment of being shut out in the first game of a doubleheader against a rival distract them from taking care of business in the second outing.
A sign of a successful event is the anticipation of those involved for the next opportunity to hold it again.
That's how members of the Golden Triangle Celts Clan felt about the first-ever Central Mississippi Scottish Heritage Games that was hosted in Starkville last weekend.
Damian Williams was thrown into the fire at times last season.
The Mississippi State sophomore quarterback wasn't expected to play and a redshirt looked likely.
The Bulldogs had two injuries at quarterback that opened the door for the Metairie, La., native.
That experience has helped him during spring drills.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team enters the offseason with some momentum.
Despite losing a 60-58 decision on Sunday to South Florida in the Women's National Invitational Tournament, the Bulldogs feel better about the standing of the program than at this time last year.