February 24th, 2014
The sting of defeat can be a tough thing.
It will especially be felt hard with a loss in the first round of the North Class 6A Tournament boys game tonight between the Starkville Yellowjackets and Greenville Weston Hornets.
MATHISTON â€“ Before Monday's game, East Webster coach Todd Hutchinson said he wanted this team to keep working towards the next step.
The Lady Wolverines did just that by defeating Riverside 58-51 in the Class 2A North first round and propelling them forward in the postseason.
A career day against the arch rival was enough to catch the attention of the Southeastern Conference office.
After scoring 25 points and pulling down a career-high 23 rebounds in a 72-70 overtime victory against the Ole Miss Rebels Sunday, Mississippi State junior center Martha Alwal claimed SEC Player of the Week honors.
Alwal believed she had an opportunity for a big game against the Rebels.
Trivante Bloodman and I.J. Ready have been an essential part of the Mississippi State basketball team this season.
In the last 19 seconds of a 73-69 loss to Arkansas on Saturday, both point guards were on the bench.
The Bulldogs fumbled the basketball around and walk-on Tevin Moore got off a last second shot that didn't go, but it didn't matter in the four-point loss.
After starting the season as the No. 2 team in the nation by Collegiate Baseball, Mississippi State hast started just 4-4 out of the gate.
The Bulldogs fell to No. 18 this week after going 2-3 this past week. MSU suffered a midweek loss to Memphis in which it led in the top of the ninth inning.
Earl Richard Cooley graduated to his Heavenly home Saturday, February 22, 2014 just shy of his 96th Birthday.Â The family is tremendously grateful for the loving and compassionate care he received in his final days at the Inpatient Hospice unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.
There was a second meeting of rivals that went into overtime on Sunday.
The last time it happened between the Mississippi State and Ole Miss women, the Rebels claimed the prize.
It was not the case Sunday in Starkville.
In another tightly-contested ballgame, the Bulldogs walked away with a 72-70 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.
The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets let an opportunity to win the Class 6A, Region 3 championship slip through their fingers last Friday night.
Despite dropping a 60-53 decision to Northwest Rankin in the region tournament finals, Starkville's season continues.
Everyone knows Quantesha Pattersonâ€™s name when it comes to East Webster basketball.
While the team will be counting on her for guidance, coach Todd Hutchinson knows in order to take it to the next level in Class 2A, the Lady Wolverines need a complete team effort.