February 28th, 2014
A chance to appear in the Class 6A North championship game and advance towards the state tournament was on the line Friday evening when the Starkville Yellowjackets and Grenada Chargers tipped off at the SHS gymnasium.
In the end, the shots did not fall for the Jackets way and it was the Chargers who got the 61-43 victory and meets Madison Central tonight for the North title.
A year ago Mississippi State lost 13 games in a row in Southeastern Conference play.
After Thursday night's four-point loss to Tennessee at home, the Bulldogs pushed this season's high losing skid to 10 games.
Most coaches may be very concerned with a losing streak in year two, but second-year Bulldog head coach Rick Ray isn't.
Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner had watched the development of junior pitcher Colbey Rivers during the offseason.
Garner rewarded Rivers' progress by giving him an opening day start.
"I've been waiting to pitch the first game for a while," Rivers said.
Susan Kean Moates, Â long time resident of West Point, Mississippi, passed away at the Waterford in Ridgeland, Mississippi on February Â 27th Â 2014 Â . Mrs. Moates was 94 years old. Â She grew up in the small community of Sessums, Mississippi, seven miles from the Mississippi State Campus, Â where her father had settled after moving from Canada.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers won their first game of the season with a 7-2 victory in front of the home crowd over Bayou Academy.
The Mississippi State womenâ€™s basketball team lost a 100-47 decision to the Kentucky Wildcats last season in Lexington.
On Thursday night at Humphrey Coliseum, it was a different story.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to ride the momentum of sweeping a midweek series from Mount St. Maryâ€™s.
The No. 18 Bulldogs (6-4) beat the Mountaineers 13-1 and 10-1 on Tuesday and Wednesday perspectively to snap a two-game losing skid.
The 29th annual Super Bulldog Weekend, a Mississippi State spring homecoming tradition featuring four days of athletic events and a pig cooking contest, will take place April 10-13 on the MSU campus. The event is once again being presented by Regions Bank.
The Starkville High School boys basketball team has come a long way this season.
Under the leadership of head coach Greg Carter, the Yellowjackets have made the final four of Class 6A North Tournament and get a shot at getting to Jackson for the state tournament.
SHS is not only one of four teams left standing in the North, but it hosts the Class 6A North Tournament this weekend.