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Love sends Lady Jackets to volleyball event with confidence

August 2, 2012

The Starkville High School volleyball team opens the season at the Set It Off Challenge Friday and Saturday in Jackson.

However, head coach Lauren Love will not be making the trip.

After having a baby last Friday, Love has to stay behind as the Lady Yellowjackets begin competition.

Christy commits to MSU in football

August 1, 2012

The year of 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for the Mississippi State football program when it comes to recruiting wide receivers.

On Wednesday evening, Dutchtown (La) High School’s Shelby Christy joined Deandre Woods and B.J. Hammond by committing to the Bulldogs.

Lady Volunteers compete in softball loss

August 1, 2012

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers took advantage of a scoring opportunity during Wednesday's game against Pillow Academy that made for a more competitive situation.

After leaving the bases loaded in the first inning and didn't score, the Lady Vols were able to get two runs on two hits in the third.

Reporting for duty: MSU's Mullen likes experience of team

July 31, 2012

Mississippi State's players report to campus today with the thought of fall football on their minds.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs begin their month long training session gearing up for the 2012 football season. There are question that remain to be answered, but MSU head coach Dan Mullen feels he has the players to get the job done this fall.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU football only a month away from starting

July 31, 2012

It's now only one month and counting before Mississippi State begins the 2012 football season.

Only one month before fans from all over the state arrive on campus with cowbells in hand to support the Bulldogs as they host the Jackson State Tigers on Sept. 1.

Nutt ready to help Ackerman baseball

July 31, 2012

Newly hired coaches usually have a philosophy of how to change the sport they are coaching and make it better.

For Patrick Nutt, who was hired as the new Ackerman baseball coach last week, has a philosophy for the entire school and community.

Off to a hot start: Jackets make most of camp's first day

July 30, 2012

Monday saw the heat index soar well above the 100-degree mark, but that didn’t stop the Starkville Yellowjackets from opening their training camp for the 2012 football season.

SHS head Coach Jamie Mitchell seemed pleased with first day of work for the Class 5A North Half champions, but quickly admitted the heat did have an impact on his team.

Excitement shows as Vols begin football drills

July 30, 2012

A 7 a.m. football practice is something some high school students don't tackle with a lot of enthusiasm.

For the Starkville Academy football players, Monday's first football practice of the year was something they were anticipating.

Starkville Academy starts 2012 soccer season with road matches

July 30, 2012

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have an experienced soccer team coming back this season.

Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner has eight of 11 starters returning which helps in the chemistry of what's happening on the field and he likes the way preseason workouts have been going.

Lady Volunteers suffer tough softball loss in their first game

July 30, 2012

Starkville Academy was hoping for a good start to the season to give its young players a confidence boost.

The Lady Volunteers schedule didn't help and SA fell to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 18-0 Monday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field in the first fastpitch softball game of the season.

SA came back to win the junior varsity game 8-4 in the nightcap.

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