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March 28th, 2014
There's no denying the value of Martha Alwal on defense for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
The junior center from Worthington, Minn., already owns the career blocks record for the Bulldogs with 257 and on Thursday against Auburn, she set the single-season mark with her 97th swat.
It's been a good week for the Starkville High School tennis team.
After defeated East Webster to start the week on Monday, the Yellowjackets recorded another home win of 5-2 over St. Aloysius on Friday afternoon.
SHS tennis coach Rob Fyke doesn't know any better way to prepare for the looking Class 6A, Region 3 competition than to play as many matches as possible.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers may be young, but that is not going to stop them from standing strong each time they take the court.
â€śI want them to improve,â€ť SA coach Lynn Moorehead said. â€śI want them to be competitive. This year our goal is to be competitive, (get to) North State and to be able to compete with the kids who are there. We are able to do that.â€ť
There will be a new youth basketball league coming to Starkville in June.
The Mississippi Basketball Athletes league, organized by Fred Tate, will give the youth of the community another opportunity to participate in the game.
It's an honor and responsibility that Jamie Mitchell doesn't take lightly.
The Starkville High School head football coach learned on Wednesday that he had been chosen as the head coach of the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic.
Mitchell said receiving such recognition is humbling, just realizing "there's only one coach a year chosen for that spot."
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were down by 14 points to the Auburn Tigers in the second half Thursday night.
How do you erase a 14-point deficit? Turn to No. 14.
Kendra Grant scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half and the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 59-54 in the third round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State entered Southeastern Conference play losing three out of its last five games.
After an opening day loss to Georgia to start league play, the Bulldogs have rebounded and won four of their last five SEC games.
MSU (18-9, 4-2) looks to continue its hot start in conference play this weekend. The No. 16 Bulldogs host Arkansas (16-8, 3-3) in a three-game series starting tonight.
Very few players in athletes on any level get the right to be selected as an All-Star.
There will be 24 girls from across the state tipping off for the 50th annual Mississippi Sports Medicine North-South All-Star game tonight.
Among those selected for the North squad will be East Websterâ€™s own Quantesha Patterson.
The Mississippi State women's basketball starting lineup continues to take shape in Vic Schaefer's second season as the head coach.
There's a saying that goes "it's difficult to beat the same team three times in the same season."
When it comes to the Southeastern Conference in women's basketball, it's tough to beat a team once, twice, three times or 50 times.