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Volunteers return home, focused on the Rebels

September 6, 2012

The Starkville Academy football team is not where it excepted to be three games into the season.

Tonight the Volunteers (1-2) take on the Leake Academy Rebels (2-1) at home. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

East Oktibbeha starts division play on road

September 6, 2012

The East Oktibbeha football team plays its first division game tonight and it has yet to see a game on its home field this season.

The Titans (1-2) square off against the Sebastopol Bobcats (1-1) on the road at 7:30 p.m.

"I know they've got good athletes," East Oktibbeha head coach Randy Brooks said.

Lady Jackets win volleyball match at home in straight sets

September 6, 2012

The Starkville High School volleyball team reached its 10th win of the season Thursday night and has been the case in several recent matches, it came in straight sets.

Starkville swept New Hope 25-14, 25-13 and 25-22 at the Beehive.

Even though the Lady Yellowjackets did not drop a set, there were things during the match that coach Lauren Love noticed her team was a little off.

Clash of undefeateds: West Oktibbeha, Eupora are both off to good starts

September 5, 2012

The Eupora and West Oktibbeha football teams have much in common, but have approached its matchup against the other in different ways.

The Eagles and Timberwolves square off in Eupora at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

Eupora reached its 3-0 record by coming off a 22-13 win over Winona last week.

West Point looks for improvement

September 5, 2012

The West Point Green Wave are looking to get a little bit better each week.

After getting beaten on a last-second field goal by South Panola 12-10 in the first week, West Point had an open date before defeating Columbus last Friday 26-19.

The Green Wave make the trip to face rival Starkville at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MSU, Auburn look for QBs to step up

September 5, 2012

The winner of the football matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers on Saturday will gain an early advantage in the Southeastern Conference Western Division race.

It creates a certain measure of pressure on quarterbacks making their seventh and second starts of their careers.

Zeidaks, Smith dismissed from MSU basketball team

September 4, 2012

Last April, new head men's basketball coach Rick Ray began to put his stamp on the Mississippi State program.

He set the standard for what it would now mean to play for the Bulldogs.

Hard work, determination and attention to detail would all be a factor in being a part of a new era in MSU basketball.

SMITH COLUMN: SEC continues to flex muscles on football field

September 4, 2012

The success of the Southeastern Conference is worth bragging about at every opportunity.

As far as the first weekend of football goes, it doesn't get much better than what the SEC was able to accomplish out of the gate. The league doesn't appear to be ready to relinquish its standing as the toughest in the country.

Lady Jackets use defensive strategy for 3-0 home volleyball win

September 4, 2012

The Starkville High School volleyball team did something for the first time this season Tuesday night.

Vivian Barksdale played the defensive speciality position, libero, and the Lady Yellowjackets took a 3-0 win over Amory in the Beehive.

Young SHS softball squad has a difficult time against New Hope

September 4, 2012

The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets may have taken a tough loss at home Tuesday night against the New Hope Lady Trojans, but they also saw signs of what they could become in the future.

Even though Starkville eventually dropped a 17-0 decision to New Hope at the SHS softball field, head coach Lisa Spencer saw some things that she liked from her team, especially offensively.

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