Skip to main content

Syndicate contentLocal Sports

Familiar territory: Woods returns to state of Mississippi to keep Jackets winning

May 26, 2015

Starkville High School’s long tradition of success includes a handful of State Championships including one just two years ago under Jamie Mitchell but more could be on the way.
The Yellowjackets officially added a coach on Tuesday that has no idea what it means to lose and he walks into an ideal situation with a proven winner like Starkville.

Starkville holds a special place in Smith's heart

May 26, 2015

Milton Smith is Starkville through and through.
The new Starkville High School Athletic Director won a state title in football and baseball as a player with the Yellowjackets in 1984 and 1986 respectively.
After high school, he stayed in Oktibbeha County and attended Mississippi State where he played football for the Bulldogs.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Smith, Woods return home to help SHS

May 26, 2015

Tuesday was not just about announcing a new football coach and new athletic director at Starkville High School.
It was treated more like a homecoming, and the Yellowjackets sure know how to throw a party.

Brown gets attention with play for Jackets

May 25, 2015

Few teams had the fire power of an offense mixed in with suffocating defense quite like Starkville High School in 2014.
The Yellowjackets cruised through their regular season before slipping up late against South Panola in the Class 6A North State championship, and a game away from playing for it all.

Young football players develop at East Webster

May 25, 2015

It was a challenging spring for East Webster football coach Doug Wilson.
Instead of having his full team out in practice, he was missing 20 players. The reason was a good one.
The Wolverine baseball team won the Class 2A State championship this past Saturday and there were 20 football players who had a hand in the title run.

SHS, SA begin summer baseball league action

May 25, 2015

Tyler Barnes became an example of what can happen when summer baseball is taken seriously.
Barnes earned a spot on the field for the Starkville Yellowjackets and had an All-Star caliber senior season.
He led the Jackets with 31 hits, nine doubles and 27 RBI, was second on the team with a .344 batting average and made the NEMCABB All-Star Game roster.

Wolverines battle way to the Class 2A baseball title

May 24, 2015

It was only human nature for East Webster head coach Wes Johnson to be slightly concerned coming into Saturday’s winner-take-all state championship game in Class 2A.
The long-time coach had probably seen it before. A young team lets an emotional loss linger and affect its play moving forward.

Edwards likes look of Eupora's front line

May 24, 2015

Stephen Edwards didn't become the head football coach of the Eupora Eagles to change everything.
Eupora was successful during the tenure of Junior Graham and Edwards doesn't anticipate doing very much different.
Spring practice was run pretty much the same for the Eagles, but with the youth of the squad, new faces do exist.

WAIT ON MSU: Howland gives MSU fans reason to pack the Hump

May 24, 2015

Football season may be right around the corner, but new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland has some Bulldog fans ready to fill Humphrey Coliseum.
Howland took over the MSU program in March and since then, he has won a couple of battles on the recruiting trail.

SATISFACTION: Wolverines recover to capture 2A State

May 23, 2015

PEARL – Many East Webster fans had a reason to wonder “what if” on Thursday afternoon in Pearl after the Wolverines let game two of the Class 2A State championship slip through their hands.
On the same field Saturday, East Webster left no doubt which team was the best in the state of Mississippi for Class 2A.

Pasta, bread, pizza crusts, peanut butter, fried foods, beef, even certain types of chips — these are all foods that...
The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15...
Emily Jones Deluded Diva My neighbor, (I'll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity), is one of the best things that...
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News General Wiley Norris Nash was one of Mississippi as well as Starkville’s most...
Creation is imagination, and being a visual artist I'm attempting to be creative, inventive, and imaginative. To...