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EMCC goes for another state crown next Saturday

November 2, 2014

The East Mississippi Community College Lions have a chance to break out of an odd way of doing things next Saturday.
After winning MACJC State championships in the odd-numbered years of 2009, 2011 and 2013, the Lions can defend their title this season and get one in an even year.

SHS teams finish third at the state swim meet, Vickers takes individual gold in freestyle

November 2, 2014

Much was expected of the Starkville High swim team Saturday at the State Championship Meet. After a long day of swimming, both the boys and girls squads finished in third place.
Madison Central was the first place girls team with a solid 123 points. Completing the top tier of competitors was Tupelo and Starkville with 103 and 61 points respectively.

It's all about SURVIVAL: Bulldogs start November by squeaking past Hogs

November 2, 2014

It's all about surviving in November in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. 
That's exactly what the top-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs did.
MSU rallied from down 10-0 in the first half to beat Arkansas 17-10 on a chilly Saturday night in Davis Wade Stadium.
"That was a huge win for our team against an excellent Arkansas football team," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said. 

SMITH ON SPORTS: Good teams can make comebacks

November 2, 2014

It was definitely the weekend of the comeback around here.
After Starkville High School rallied from 17 points down to defeat Warren Central 27-17 on Friday night, the East Mississippi Community College Lions and Mississippi State Bulldogs came from behind for victories on Saturday.

EMCC recovers to defeat GCCC

November 2, 2014

SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College Lions were hit with adversity between the lines for the first time this season on Saturday.
Even though they went down by 14 points in the second quarter to the Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs, the Lions showed the ability to come back.

SHS takes part in special race

November 2, 2014

Great things are often born from tragedy.
On Saturday morning, the Starkville community saw people from all walks of life join forces for the Hannah Pote 5K Run for Education. Starkville High's cross country team was in that mix and for coach Caroline Woomer, it was an opportunity she would not have her athletes miss.

Second half COMEBACK: Jackets rally to remain unbeaten

November 1, 2014

Starkville has been dominant all season long, but that wasn't the case Friday night.
The No. 1 Yellowjackets had never trailed in a game before entering the Halloween night matchup against the Warren Central Vikings.

Volunteers win thriller against the JA Raiders

November 1, 2014

Thrills and chills have been known to occur on Halloween night.
Friday night in Starkville was no exception as Starkville Academy took a 26-22 win over Jackson Academy that could cover both descriptions.

Turnovers, Chargers stop Tornado wind 42-14

November 1, 2014

ACKERMAN – Philadelphia arrived in Ackerman undefeated and as the No. 1 team in Class 3A. When the team departed, a different tale was told as six Tornado turnovers and six touchdowns from Jamarcus Bradley led the way for a convincing Choctaw County 42-14 victory.

Jackets compete at Class II State swim meet

October 31, 2014

Experience is key.
So many people believe that and today as the Starkville High School swim teams compete in the Class II State Championship meet, the Yellowjackets will be counting on just that.
"This is an all experience team," Starkville coach Angela Hobart said. "We have seven seniors. These guys have been swimming for a long time and we are looking for big things."

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