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Winona takes 8-1 victory over Starkville in softball

April 10, 2014

While most of the game featured strong pitching and quick outs, a six-run inning by the Winona Lady Tigers made all the difference as they defeated Starkville Lady Yellowjackets 8-1 on Thursday.

Pirtle makes plays: MSU senior second baseman solid on defense

April 9, 2014

Brett Pirtle and the Mississippi State Bulldogs struggled early in the season when it came to fielding the baseball.
MSU committed 10 errors in the first 10 games, but in the last 24 games, the Bulldogs have only had 11 errors.
Pirtle, the senior second baseman who has committed two errors this season, was one of the driving forces behind the cleanup defensively.

Four Yellowjackets qualify for state

April 9, 2014

BRANDON – The Starkville Yellowjackets advanced a pair of doubles pairing in tennis for the Class 6A individuals state championship match on Wednesday.
Emily Turner, Hannah Laird, Will Irvin and Richard Hill all moved on with their play at the Class 6A, Region 3 Individual Tournament at Northwest Rankin.

Love of sport grips Jackets in first year

April 9, 2014

Toxophilite is taking over several students at Starkville High School this year.
When it comes to having a love for archery, which is the meaning of toxophilite, the Yellowjackets have found another way to be competitive within the athletic department and have fun at the same time.
They have participated in four meets in their first-ever season and have performed well.

Junior Arnold takes on role as a leader at SA

April 9, 2014

Control is the name of the game for Starkville Academy’s Harper Arnold.
“I like being in command so pitching is my favorite,” Arnold said. “I like having control of the game. The game sort of depends on me and I like that.”

State hosts Alabama in exhibition match

April 9, 2014

Members of the Mississippi State soccer program are happy to be kicking off the activities of Super Bulldog Weekend tonight.
Even though the weekend on a calendar starts on Friday, the Bulldogs are included on the SBW schedule of events with an exhibition match against the University of Alabama. Action at the MSU Soccer Complex is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Alumni match gets numbers back to court

April 9, 2014

Super Bulldog Weekend has grown over the years.
It used to offer opportunities for just football and baseball, but now most every sports team at Mississippi State has an opportunity to showcase their skills.
One of those sports is volleyball.

Starkville's Self signs with Lions

April 9, 2014

After being sidelined by injury, Starkville High School's Dontavius Self spent the majority of his junior season watching basketball from the bench.
Many athletes would have let this setback get them down, but not Self, who says he spent his year off focused on “getting stronger, more aggressive and becoming a team leader” of the Yellowjackets.

SMITH COLUMN: Super Bulldog Weekend has sports a plenty

April 9, 2014

This will be a very important Super Bulldog Weekend this year for all sports involved.

Special teams keeps Knox busy man with the Bulldogs

April 9, 2014

Greg Knox is a busy man.
The Mississippi State assistant coach is in charge of running backs and is the special teams coordinator.
That doesn't leave him much spare time during a 24-hour day.
"I'm up here a lot," Knox said with a smile. "I spend a lot of time doing it. It takes time and you have to be well organized. I have an assistant that does a great job for us."

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