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Uncertainty surrounds Weir, East Oktibbeha

November 1, 2012

Football may be ending this season for the Weir Lions and East Oktibbeha Titans, but both hope there are still games to be played beyond this year.

With the future of both teams uncertain, the players are just looking forward to putting it all aside and competing one last time at 7 p.m. in Crawford.

SHS competes at State meet Saturday

November 1, 2012

There are more and more Starkville Yellowjackets buzzing around the swimming pool for state championship competition.

When the team travels to Cleveland Saturday for the State championships, there are 25 Jackets participating.

Ray anxious to see how good MSU is

November 1, 2012

Mississippi State basketball head coach Rick Ray is going to see how good his team really is beginning on Sunday.

The Bulldogs host William Carey at 4 p.m. in an exhibition game at Humphrey Coliseum.

Building process with Lady Dogs takes step tonight

November 1, 2012

The identity of the Mississippi State women's basketball team won't be established with tonight's exhibition game against Shorter College at Humphrey Coliseum.

In coach Vic Schaefer's mind, it's a continuing process for the Lady Bulldogs of how they handle their business on and off the court.

Friend frustrated the Rockets have not run ball better

October 31, 2012

Coach Chuck Friend doesn't like it when he has a team that's not able to run the football effectively.

Over the years, Friend's offensive philosophy has been to run and acquired the nickname "Ground Chuck" because of it.

Friend said the Neshoba Central Rockets have struggled in that area this season.

Vols meet Chiefs in rematch

October 31, 2012

There will be no mystery when the Starkville Academy Volunteers make the trip back to Senatobia for a game against Magnolia Heights School Friday night.

The two teams met on Aug. 31 with the Chiefs taking a 25-14 victory.

MSU knows about task at hand against Texas A&M's Manziel

October 31, 2012

When the 2012 Texas A&M offense is mentioned, Johnny Manziel's name is brought up in the same breath.

The redshirt freshman quarterback has proven that he can get the job done in the air or on the ground.

"He is an athlete playing quarterback," safety Corey Broomfield and cornerback Johnthan Banks both said.

Productivity in red zone important for Bulldogs on both sides of ball

October 31, 2012

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knows it may take more than one or two touchdowns to defeat the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.

After watching the Aggies put up 63 points in a victory over the Auburn Tigers last week, Mullen said the Bulldogs had be ready to take advantage of every opportunity in the red zone to score.

Bounce back time: Bulldogs anxious to see how they fare with Aggies

October 31, 2012

Several Mississippi State fans are anxious to see how their Bulldogs will fare Saturday morning when the Texas A&M Aggies come to town.

The No. 17 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) don't have much time to think about last week's loss to No. 1 Alabama. The No. 16 (Associated Press) Aggies are knocking on the door.

SMITH COLUMN: It's unfortunate if athletics taken away from county

October 31, 2012

It will be an unfortunate situation if athletics gets taken away, or even partly taken, from the Oktibbeha County schools.

As of right now, its appears the schools still can compete, but only in Class A, Region 3, District 4 games only. That means there can be no participation in the playoffs, no matter what the record shows.

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