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Jackets compete, but fall to 'Cats 63-56

December 27, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets got an chance to wipe a poor first-day performance of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump out of their minds with another opportunity on the home court of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Midfield, Ala., scores victory, Aberdeen holds off Lanett

December 27, 2012

The Midfield, Ala., Patriots had several options on the basketball court and any of those did a pretty good job of producing.

Aaron Gaines led five players to score in double figures with 18 points and the Patriots defeated the New Hope Trojans Thursday afternoon at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Tournament.

Starkville Academy boys, girls advance at event

December 27, 2012

SENATOBIA – The Starkville Academy Volunteers started and finished strong in defeating North Delta Academy 55-35 at the Magnolia Heights Tournament on Thursday.

Starkville Academy, which ended a two-game losing streak and improved its record to 6-8, established a 12-3 lead after the first quarter.

Pats scatter Jackets: Starkville digs a hole, drops 41-25 decision

December 26, 2012

The Starkville High Yellowjackets were hoping the post-Christmas part of their schedule would bring a more successful result.

On Wednesday, the team tipped off in its first game of the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk Christmas Tournament against the Patriots of Midfield, Ala.

Aberdeen, New Hope lose at tournament

December 26, 2012

It wasn't a good day for the Mississippi high school boys basketball teams at the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump Christmas Tournament.

Not only was host Starkville defeated by Midfield, Ala., in the final game of the day, but New Hope lost a 51-40 decision to Lanett, Ala., in the first game of the day and Aberdeen fell 72-61 to Hamilton, Tenn.

Starkville's Myles has the complete package

December 24, 2012

Football players like Gabe Myles don't come along very often.

Starkville High School coach Jamie Mitchell was able to put the talents that Myles possessed to good use the last two years.

Jackets progress with Mitchell as coach

December 24, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets have seen progress in the last three football seasons with Jamie Mitchell as coach.

After finishing with a 5-6 record and missing the playoffs in Mitchell's first season, the Jackets went 12-3 and lost to Picayune in the Class 5A State title game, then SHS completed the deal with a 28-11 victory over Pascagoula to bring the State title home.

Post-Christmas gift: SHS boys program hosts event at Hump

December 24, 2012

The Starkville High Yellowjackets have one last Christmas gift for their basketball fans this week.

Beginning Wednesday and running through Friday, the Jackets will host the “Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump” boys basketball tournament.

MSU's Holmes eyes offense

December 23, 2012

The Mississippi State football team is going to have good play at linebacker for some years to come.

There is freshman All-American Benardrick McKinney, junior Deontae Skinner, sophomore Ferlando Bohanna. Also true freshmen Richie Brown and Beniquez Brown are sitting out there first year on campus.

Rising to the challenge: Lady Vols defeat Lady Rams 80-56

December 22, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers faced their second public school opponent of the Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational in the form of the Lady Rams from Provine.

Heading into the game Lady Vols coach Glenn Schmidt knew her team was in for a battle, but her team rose to the challenge walking away with a 80-56 victory.

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