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East Webster understands the test Vardaman presents

August 16, 2012

The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.

The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.

"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."

SHS wins division volleyball match

August 16, 2012

The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.

That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.

Exposure softball event gives coaches look at talent

August 16, 2012

"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."

That old saying is more true at certain times than others.

When it comes to the 10th annual College Exposure Softball Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday, it's important for the players to put on a good show.

Starkville Academy loses to Pillow in soccer

August 16, 2012

It was a good start of the second half for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Thursday afternoon.

The Lady Volunteers got what they wanted with a goal to break a 0-0 deadlock at halftime and things appears to be moving in a positive direction.

However, Starkville Academy allowed three unanswered goals and lost a 3-1 decision to Pillow Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Mullen excited about MSU expansion plans

August 15, 2012

Football coach Dan Mullen stepped on to the Mississippi State campus and challenged fans to show up.

He vowed that if they showed up, things would change.

For 16-consecutive home games, State fans have sold out Davis Wade Stadium, proving they were committed to supporting their Bulldogs.

Noxubee a nemesis for SHS

August 15, 2012

Noxubee County has been a nemesis for not only the Starkville Yellowjackets, but also football coach Jamie Mitchell.

The Tigers, who invade Yellowjacket Stadium Friday night, have beaten Starkville the last two seasons. The Jackets lost a 33-20 decision in Macon last season and 14-7 at home in 2010.

Hutchinson finds cycling to be own niche

August 15, 2012

Many young kids in Mississippi grow up playing baseball, football, basketball or golf.

For Tyler Hutchinson, he found his own in niche in fairly unknown sport in the south.

Hutchinson started out in motocross, but quickly turned to cycling.

Bulldogs in secondary show 'ball hawk' skills

August 15, 2012

Ball hawk is the term used in football circles as a player who has the propensity to find the football.
When looking at the Mississippi State secondary, several players fit that billing.

The Bulldogs have 29 career interceptions among the likely four starters in the back end of the MSU defense.

Lady Volunteers see shutout loss at home

August 15, 2012

There were two numbers, six and zero, that didn't rest well with Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner Tuesday afternoon.

The inability to defend the middle 60 yards for Starkville Academy led to a 6-0 loss to Jackson Prep at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer complex.

SHS sweeps Aberdeen in straight sets

August 14, 2012

It was a successful return of head coach Lauren Love following the birth of her first child as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets volleyball team defeated the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs in straight sets Tuesday night.

With the victory, Starkville improved its record to 3-3.

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