March 12th, 2015
The Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome another ranked softball team to town for a Southeastern Conference series this weekend.
It's not a team the Bulldogs are used to having in Starkville.
Texas A&M makes its first trip to MSU for a series since becoming members of the SEC.
The Bulldogs and the 19th-ranked Aggies play at 5:30 p.m. today, then at 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
It was the third game of the season.
The Meridian Wildcats paid a visit to the Beehive for a basketball game against the Starkville Yellowjackets.
Starkville was able to take a 63-55 victory between the two Class 6A powers on that November night.
As the season has progressed into March, the Jackets and Wildcats face each other again. This time there is much more on the line.
It the crunch time of the season for the Starkville Yellowjackets and senior Nick Deloach knows it.
The senior Jacket may be playing his best basketball of the season and he has his eye on the prize.
With two more victories, Starkville will claim the Class 6A State championship.
JACKSON â€“ It was nothing short of a great season for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.Â
Despite being young, Starkville played its way to the Class 6A semifinal game where it came up shy with a 61-39 loss to defending state champion Horn Lake.
JACKSON â€“Â In a physical game, the East Webster Lady Wolverines dug in deep to survive and beat Newton 51-35 to advance to the Class 2A State championship game.Â
Austin Sexton and Vance Tatum threw a combined 43 innings for Mississippi State as freshmen a season ago.
The duo has already thrown 43 1/3 innings this season and the Bulldogs are only 19 games in.
Both Sexton and Tatum have found themselves in the starting rotation the last three weekends, and MSU head coach John Cohen saw two totally different pitchers this past fall.
Mississippi State had plenty of chances to push runners across the plate Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs just didn't capitalize on the opportunities.
No. 16 MSU left 11 men on base, as it fell 3-1 to Western Kentucky at Dudy Noble Field to split a two-game midweek series.
Charles David Whitehead, 93, passed away surrounded by close family on Friday, March 6 in Franklin, TN. He was born in Greenwood, MS on August 8, 1921, and at age 18 joined the United States Army Air Corps. He was a Master Sergeant and a flight engineer on a B-29 in World War II.Â His plane was hit and the pilot killed; the crew survived by ejecting over Iwo Jima.
It is no secret that sports in Mississippi can rival anywhere in the country.Â
In coach Kristie Williams' eyes, some of the best action takes place in Class 6A girls basketball where her Lady Yellowjackets have earned a spot in the state semifinals. They are just one game shy of competing for the championship.
It's down to four teams.Â
That is all that remains standing in Class 2A basketball and one of those teams are the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
"It is always a good thing to keep playing," East Webster coach Bill Brand said. "We are in the final four now. One of the four best teams in the state. That is something for everybody to be proud of, (and) for the girls to be proud of."