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Eupora hosts Calhoun City, looks to remain undefeated

September 13, 2012

The Eupora High School football team looks to stay unbeaten when they play host to Calhoun City tonight.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Wafford Field.

The Wildcats (2-2) beat the Eagles last season 20-6. Calhoun City is coming off a 36-21 win at Velma Jackson last week.

SHS cross country runners host meet

September 13, 2012

The surroundings will be familiar for the Starkville High School cross country team on Saturday.

In their second run of the season, the Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets hit the path at the Mississippi Horse Park for home action.

SHS cross country coach Caroline Woomer was proud of how the team performed in the first race of the season and looks forward to hosting a home event.

McDonald helps MSU women to fourth-place finish in golf

September 12, 2012

WEST POINT – Mississippi State got a strong finish from Ally McDonald on Wednesday to finish fourth in the inaugural Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational.

The MSU sophomore carded a final round of 69 for a 4-under-par score of 212 which was good for a two-way tie for third place. The finish is a career low for McDonald and is the second lowest 54-hole score in MSU women’s golf history.

Banks, Green honored after MSU win

September 12, 2012

Two members of the Mississippi State football team picked up national honors on Wednesday, which is another indication that the Bulldogs are headed in a positive direction as a team this season.

MSU football coach Dan Mullen likes the identity that his team is beginning to develop after home wins over Jackson State 56-9 and Auburn 28-10.

Baker has ankle sprain for SHS

September 12, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets needed to hear some good news during their open week.

On Monday, the Jackets got it concerning running back Preston Baker.

Baker, the leading receiver and second-leading rusher for the Jackets, suffered what initially looked like a severe injury to his lower leg in last Friday's 47-22 loss to West Point.

Coaches introduce SA boys to game at early age

September 12, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers are getting players introduced to the game of football at an early age.

With the pee-wee league in existence for a few seasons now, Starkville Academy's coaches like what it has provided for elementary-aged boys.

Fantastic 4 and 0: Foster presents plan, Hebron players buy in

September 12, 2012

PHEBA – Hebron Christian School football coach David Foster presented his team with a plan during the offseason.

He knew in order to have any success this season, there had to be some younger Eagles to contribute and the seniors had to lead.

Eupora's special teams leads to great beginning

September 12, 2012

EUPORA – Junior Graham has been a head coach for 24 years, and in those 24 seasons he has seen several teams start at 4-0.

This year he has his Eupora Eagles off to that record.

The Class 2A Eagles have outscored their opponents 120-45 and have not allowed more than 13 points in a single game.

Eupora's special teams is one of the main reasons it has been able to get off to a hot start.

SMITH COLUMN: Letdown not what Bulldogs need this week

September 11, 2012

There's one word that the Mississippi State Bulldogs don't want to have anything to do with this week – letdown.

After defeating the Auburn Tigers 28-10 in its Southeastern Conference opener, it will be easy for overconfidence to set in at MSU. That doesn't need to happen.

Lady Jackets finding form at division time

September 11, 2012

The Starkville High School volleyball team is finding its form at the right time in the season.

The Lady Yellowjackets knocked off division foe Callaway 3-0 Tuesday night at the Beehive.

SHS improved its overall record to 11-11 and 2-0 in district play.

"This was a big win," SHS head coach Lauren Love said. "Callaway is athletic and they play a fast-paced match."

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