March 11th, 2014
Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi hold a fierce rivalry in sports, but this spring break, students from the rival universities are on the same team.
Students began volunteer work with MSUâ€™s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program Sunday, touring the Mississippi Delta and helping schools, advocacy organizations and more.
A house in Oktibbeha County burned to the ground Monday afternoon, but no residents were hurt in the incident.
MSU Vice President for Research and Economic Development David Shaw spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club Monday, giving Rotarians insights into MSUâ€™s advances in research, education and economic development.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ Billy McGee gave himself a lead before even taking the mound for the Starkville Academy Volunteers on Monday afternoon.
As the road team for the game against French Camp, Starkville Academy went to bat first and McGee had a RBI single to drive home Colt Crestman with the first run of the game.
MABEN â€“ Behind outstanding pitching from Miller Hancock and Carson Gilliland, East Webster picked up an impressive 10-0 shutout of the Riverside Bulldogs on Monday afternoon.
Coupled with a 15-9 win against West Lowndes in the nightcap, it capped a successful two days for the Wolverines in the East Webster Baseball Tournament.
Lineup adjustments can often spell disaster for teams.
East Webster's softball squad is not one of them.
Despite playing without third baseman Mamie Hollenhead, the Lady Wolverines never stopped performing.
East Webster picked up two wins on Monday at its own Fast Pitch Tournament. The Lady Wolverines defeated Ethel 13-1 and Hatley 9-4.
MABEN â€“ It helps to have a couple of veterans at the top of the batting order to help generate an offense.
That's exactly what the French Camp Panthers have in Hagan Box and Hunter McKnight.
The pair of Panthers reached base three times and scored three times during a 13-2 victory in five innings over Riverside at the East Webster Classic Tournament on Monday afternoon.
MABEN â€“ The Eupora Eagles didn't let a tough one-run loss on Saturday keep them down for their next opportunity.
After losing a 9-8 decision to Houlka, the Eagles took a convincing 9-0 victory over Vardaman on Monday at the East Webster Classic Tournament.
De'Runnya Wilson's season on the basketball court is over.
The Mississippi State freshman forward, who is on a football scholarship, didn't dress out in Saturday's loss to South Carolina.
Bulldog head coach Rick Ray said during his Monday press conference that Wilson, known as Bear by his teammates and coaches, was going to return his focus to football.
Mississippi State took it on the chin in the first road trip of the season.
The Bulldogs (12-7) lost their first three games of the Hi Corbett Classic in Tucson, Ariz.Â
After leading 2-0, MSU couldn't hold on and dropped an 8-3 decision to UC Santa Barbara. The Bulldogs then lost 12-3 to host Arizona in Friday's nightcap.Â