May 1st, 2015
The East Webster Wolverines forced a third and deciding game in their Class 2A playoffs series with Baldwyn on Friday with a 13-2 road victory.
The two teams will meet again today at 1 p.m. in Cumberland to decide which will advance to the next round.
East Webster took a 6-1 lead and continued to add to that total for the rest of the game, while the pitching held the Bearcats in check.
Oktibbeha Countyâ€™s volunteer fire departments got a chance for some hands-on experience with burning propane during a Wednesday evening training exercise at the Cornerstone Industrial Park.
Starting next Tuesday, Trinity Fitness will start the FUNdamentals of Fitness program to provide an athletic foundation for children.
The classes will meet twice a week from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. for ages 8 to 10-year-olds and 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 11 to 13-year-olds. The fee per child is $100.
Downtown Starkville will see an explosion of creativity on Saturday as Starkville Area Arts Council hosts Starkvilleâ€™s first Art Walk on Main Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Twenty local artists will display, demonstrate and sell their artwork inside Main Street businesses as well as along the sidewalks during the day.
Mississippi State had several chances to to knock off No. 1 LSU.
The Bulldogs just didn't get the job done.
Conner Hale had a two-run double in the top of the 14th inning and the Tigers beat MSU 5-3 to survive a scare at Dudy Noble Field.
The Bulldogs (23-23, 7-15) had runners in scoring position in the ninth, 10th, 11th and 13th innings, but didn't do enough to push the winning run across.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines ran into a tough customer to deal with in Baldwyn pitcher Ryan Wesson on Thursday night in Cumberland.
Wesson threw a complete-game two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and the Bearcats defeated East Webster 7-2 in the first game of a second-round Class 2A playoff series.
MANTACHIE â€“ Rusty Johnson went the distance on the mound for the Eupora Eagles as they defeated Mantachie 6-2 Thursday night.
The Eagles swept the second round playoff series in two games. Eupora won the first game 11-4 at home on Tuesday.
Johnson worked all seven innings after Trey Pittman did the trick for the Eagles in game one.
Coach Kaley Harris has watched her Eupora Lady Eagles improve their game on the softball field during the course of the season.
Even she knows that the Lady Eagles will have to step it up another notch as they enter the third round of the Class 2A playoffs today against New Site.
Eupora hasn't had much problem in the first two rounds.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman hopes the potentially next 10 games go better for her team than the last 10.
The Bulldogs were 4-6 in their last 10 games and know, in order to have a significant postseason run, they must perform better.
It starts this weekend with a road trip to South Carolina to close the Southeastern Conference regular season.
The subject of a Silver Alert was found Wednesday after nearly 24 hours of intensive search effort from Oktibbeha County authorities and volunteers.
An off-duty deputy with the Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department found Lena Mae Harrell, 83, near a creek in Northeast Oktibbeha County at approximately 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.