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January 10th, 2015
Momentum is an important thing when it comes to soccer.
The Starkville Yellowjackets believe they have established that going into a key Class 6A, Region 3 match against Madison Central at home on Tuesday.
The Jackets defeated the New Hope Trojans 6-1 Saturday afternoon at home with three of those goals coming in the second half.
Starkville head coach Greg Carter wanted to see a different type game the second time out against Tupelo.
He got it.
The Yellowjackets brought the defense and grinded out a 49-27 victory over the Golden Wave Saturday night inside the Beehive.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers are beginning to execute certain situations better on the basketball court and the results are starting to show up on the scoreboard.
For the second-straight game, the Lady Vols walked off the floor with a victory after defeating the Magnolia Heights School Lady Chiefs 34-19 on Saturday.
Bruce Allsup is not one to shy away from tough competition.
The Starkville Academy coach does not have to look far to find those games because on top of the out of conference slate, each and every team within the Volunteers district presents a challenge.
"Nobody has played a tougher schedule than we have," Allsup said. "That is good because we know what it is going to take."
Starkville High School girls basketball player Alize' Thompson didn't let a negative play lead to another.
In fact, she put two positive plays back-to-back after making a turnover against Northwest Rankin Friday night at the Beehive.
It didn't take long to figure out who was going to win Friday night.
The Starkville Yellowjackets made sure of that early.
The Jackets started the game on an 11-0 run and never looked back as they beat Northwest Rankin 71-31 in a rout at the Beehive.
MABEN â€“ Atmosphere can often be a major factor in a basketball game.
Despite being on the road, Choctaw County coach Gary Beals said the environment of the East Webster Tournament was a true impact in his team's 63-52 championship claiming victory.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have found the road unkind the last few seasons.
MSU has lost 19-straight true road games, including two this season. The Bulldogs get a chance to end that streak today as they play the Florida Gators in Gainesville. Tip is set for 6 p.m. on Fox Sports South.
The Starkville Academy boys soccer team didn't quit fighting during Friday's match against Madison-Ridgeland Academy even as the temperatures dropped in overtime.
Even though MRA scored in the second 10 minutes of overtime to take a 2-1 victory at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Volunteers came away with a positive feeling about what they can do.
Benardrick McKinney has seen his time at Mississippi State come to an end.
The junior linebacker announced on Friday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the National Football League Draft.