August 17th, 2012
VARDAMAN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines scored four touchdowns on the ground and added a field goal to beat Vardaman 30-14 Friday night.
Deangelo Liggins scored from 28-yards out in the first quarter to make it 7-0. Tyler Crosby converted the point after touchdown.
Marques Reives scored from 8 yards out to make it 14-0 in the first quarter. Crosby, again, was good on the extra point.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated Southeastern Louisiana 2-1 at the MSU Soccer Stadium in its season opener Friday night.
With State starting the season off 0-3 and finishing at 6-10-3 last year, the team wanted to get off to a fast start with a victory this year.
It only took the Bulldogsâ€™ first game to score two goals and obtain a victory which took four games last year.
East Oktibbeha's season-opening football game at Leake Central, originally scheduled for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. has been moved to Saturday at 3 p.m. in Carthage.
The reason for the change was lighting issues at Leake Central.
By MATT CRANE
Area writers looking to test out new works should look no further than Starkvilleâ€™s own community theatre.
Approaching the beginning of its seventh season, Fourth Fridays at Starkville Community Theater provides local authors the chance to get quality feedback and creative inspiration.
By CARL SMITH
As Mississippi State University students move into their respective residence halls for the start of another academic year, school officials say on-campus safety remains a top priority.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkvilleâ€™s May 2012 sales tax revenue fell $25,480.43 from May 2011â€™s but rebounded in June, eclipsing June 2011â€™s total by $25,244.44.
Figures for May 2012 were $442,991.06, a 5.44 percent dip from May 2011, while June 2012â€™s total reached $444,896.78, a 6.02 percent increase from June 2011.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell has been in search of a center and long snapper during the preseason.
Going into tonight's game, Mitchell believes he has found two players in Jalen Henderson and Chris Rogers who can handle the task.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers look to build on the momentum of a successful 2011 football season.
The Volunteers made an appearance in the Class AAA, Division II State championship game, but lost to Washington School.
SA opens the season on the road at St. Andrew's tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.
The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.
"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."
The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.
That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.