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SMITH COLUMN: Name recognition can prove to show respect

February 24, 2013

It's easy these days to strike up a conversation about the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers and their accomplishments this season.

While attending the Diamond Classic at Mississippi State on Friday, one of the topics of conversation was Starkville Academy girls basketball. For those who don't know, the Diamond Classic is a baseball event and hoops was the subject being talked about.

Clanton pitches no-hitter for SHS

February 24, 2013

Tanner Clanton was the story of the night for Starkville High School’s baseball team.

In the midst of the Yellowjackets 8-1 victory over Greenville-Weston, the junior managed to produce a no-hitter featuring 11 strikeouts.

Bulldogs come back to edge Boilermakers

February 24, 2013

The Mississippi State baseball hasn't had to climb a mountain in the early going of the 2013 season.

Saturday night the Bulldogs found themselves down three runs in the middle of the ballgame, but found a way to win down the stretch.

Shots do not fall for State in home loss

February 24, 2013

The Mississippi State men's basketball team had trouble getting its shots to fall on Saturday.
It showed up once again on the scoreboard.

The Bulldogs (7-19, 2-12) fell to the Vanderbilt Commodores (11-15, 5-9) 72-31 Saturday afternoon inside Humphrey Coliseum to extend their 12-game losing streak.

Bulldogs make trip in league

February 24, 2013

The Mississippi State women's basketball team has won four of its last seven games in the Southeastern Conference and have turned some heads in the process.

As the league heads down the stretch run of the season, seeding in the SEC Tournament will be determined.

The Bulldogs (12-14 overall and 4-9 SEC) are trying to inch their way into the middle of the pack of the conference.

Lady Vols rally for basketball victory

February 23, 2013

JACKSON – Intense is the only way to describe the action taking place in Jackson Academy’s gym on Friday afternoon.

All records were put aside and previous games did not matter as Starkville Academy and Presbyterian Christian School tipped off.

Things were tight all game long, but in the end, the Lady Volunteers pulled off a very close 40-37 victory.

Starkville opens baseball season with win over Leake Central

February 23, 2013

Four runs during the second inning highlighted the Starkville Yellowjackets’ 6-3 victory over the Gators of Leake Central, which took place on a damp and dreary night in Starkville.

Starkville finished seventh at State Bowling Tournament

February 23, 2013

FLOWOOD – The Starkville Yellowjackets competed in the Class 4A-5A-6A State Tournament on Friday and finished seventh overall.

The event was held at Fannin Lanes in Flowood.

“We had an outstanding season,” SHS coach Jim Philamlee said. “I am real pleased with how things progressed.”

Bulldogs top Boilermakers in Classic

February 23, 2013

The Mississippi State baseball team had all the reason in the world to dance Friday night.

The No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs battled through a 94-minute rain delay filled with dancing by both teams to beat Purdue 3-2 in game two of the Diamond Classic presented by Polk's Meat Products at Dudy Noble Field.

Purdue defeats Samford in Diamond Classic

February 22, 2013

The Purdue Boilermakers didn't have many chances to push runs across in the early going of Friday's first game of the Diamond Classic.

They finally found something different in the eighth inning.

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