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Holder keeps MSU in game with a curve

May 6, 2013

Mississippi State relief pitcher Jonathan Holder can be an intimidating presence on the mound with his 6-foot-2, 230-pound frame and a fastball.
When his curve ball was working like it was Sunday, it's almost not fair to opposing hitters.
Holder struck out six Alabama batters in three innings and got the win as the Bulldogs defeated the Crimson Tide 7-6 in 11 innings at Dudy Noble Field.

Jackson raises bar for Bulldogs

May 6, 2013

Mississippi is a state that according to track and field coach Steve Dudley is “very rich in tradition and athletic skill.”
“In the state of Mississippi, it doesn’t matter if it’s 5 minutes down the road or 5 hours down the road, there is a lot of talent in the state,” Dudley said.

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Starkville Academy starts spring drills

May 6, 2013

The Starkville Academy Volunteers may have a young football team when it hits the field for spring practice this afternoon.

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MSU's Robson delivers in second game victory

May 5, 2013

The Southeastern Conference can be intimidating to underclassmen.
Jacob Robson overcame the fear and delivered for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs with Alabama ties get job done

May 5, 2013

There were certainly some incentive for Mississippi State's Ben Bracewell, Chad Girado and Sam Frost to perform on Saturday.
The three Alabama natives all had a role in helping the Bulldogs win a 5-4 decision over the Alabama Crimson Tide in 10 innings on the way to sweeping a doubleheader. State won the first game 10-6.

East Webster reaches North State

May 5, 2013

All season long the East Webster Lady Wolverines have taken it one game at a time and the playoffs have been no different.
Despite losing game one of the quaterfinals on Thursday night, East Webster welcomed Hatley to its home field and after wining game two, the Lady Wolverines took game three 12-2 to advance to the Class 2A North Championship.

Volunteers help with camp

May 5, 2013

Marquez Branson and Odie Rush remember what it's like to grow up in Starkville and have role models.
On Saturday, they were looking to provide someone for the next generation to look up to.
Branson and Rush were part of a group of volunteers helping coach Rodney Johnson of the Starkville Cowboys with the second spring football camp on Saturday at Westside Park.

Ackerman loses to Loyd Star

May 5, 2013

LOYD STAR – The Ackerman Indians lost the second game of their Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 2A series to Loyd Star 14-4 on Saturday night.

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SHS ready for Class 5A North meet

May 3, 2013

Normally yellowjackets fly, but on today, the Starkville High variety will be running, jumping and throwing.
Beginning early this morning, the SHS team will board buses bound for Oxford and what girls coach Caroline Woomer expects to be an “intense” Class 5A North State meet.
Boys coach Steve Griffin is equally as thrilled about the Jackets’ potential.

Howington passes reins as MSU bass club pres

May 3, 2013

Shane Howington has served as the president of Mississippi State's bass fishing club team for the past two years.
On Friday, Howington took his last final at Mississippi State.
He will pass the reins to New Hope native Justin Atkins.
Over the last two years. the bass team has enjoyed success.

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