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Jackets push Cougars in second half, but lose

January 17, 2015

The true character of the Starkville High School boys soccer team was on display Friday evening at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Despite being down three goals at the half, the Jackets never threw in the towel. Instead, they continued to play hard and in the end, the game was decided in the final moments with Northwest Rankin picking up the 6-4 victory in Class 6, Region 3.

SHS girls suffer home shut out

January 17, 2015

Starkville High School girls soccer coach Anna Albritton had a good feeling about what her team could do going into Friday's match against the Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars.
When the Lady Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 first half lead, Albritton's hopes faded away.
The Lady Jackets could never get anything going against the visitors and suffered a 3-0 loss at Yellowjackets Stadium.

Lady Jackets take win in two OTs

January 17, 2015

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets let a halftime lead slip away the last time out.
The last thing head coach Kristie Williams wanted was for it to happen again.
The Lady Jackets nearly let a double-digit second half lead and halftime advantage fall to the wayside, but they stayed composed in a 67-62 victory over rival Columbus in double overtime Friday night.

Johnson provides effort, toughness to Bulldogs

January 17, 2015

Coaches are put in a position at times when they have to teach effort first.
That's something that Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray doesn't have to worry about with Roquez Johnson.
Johnson has been one of the players Ray has been able to count on to give 100 percent on the court.
Ray values the leadership of the senior from Montgomery, Ala.

Tough one to swallow: MSU women drop double overtime loss to LSU in the Hump

January 16, 2015

Mississippi State head women's coach Vic Schaefer was proud of his basketball team even in defeat.
It had just lost a 71-69 decision in double overtime to the LSU Tigers and all Schaefer could think about was how hard the 15th-ranked Bulldogs fought.

East Webster's quartet signs with JUCO teams

January 15, 2015

MABEN – On a t-ball field many years ago, the love of softball was sparked inside four girls.
Through the various stages of youth softball all the way to claiming back-to-back fast pitch state championships, the quartet has been together. 

Staley, Fitzgerald progress amiably this past season

January 15, 2015

With Dak Prescott coming back for his senior season at Mississippi State, that will give the other three quarterbacks on the roster another year to sharpen their skills and learn some things before a starting role comes their way.
Damian Williams just finished his sophomore season on campus, while Elijah Staley and Nick Fitzgerald were redshirted as true freshmen.

Dak coming back: Prescott wants to keep improving as quarterback at Mississippi State

January 14, 2015

Mississippi State football fans had a reason to cheer Wednesday afternoon.
And there wasn't even a game at Davis Wade Stadium.
Quarterback Dak Prescott announced Wednesday at a press conference that he will be returning for his senior year after mulling over whether or not to enter the National Football League Draft.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Prescott key for what MSU does on field

January 14, 2015

Quarterbacks get most of the glory when things are going well with a football team.
They also take much of the blame when it doesn't.
Right or wrong, Dak Prescott saw both sides of that situation last season as the quarterback of the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
There are some who think that Prescott runs too much and doesn't throw enough, or he makes more poor decisions than good ones.

MSU women expect challenge at home from LSU guards during SEC game

January 14, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs really need to be on their guard tonight.
When it comes to playing the LSU Tigers in women's basketball action, MSU understands there is going to be pressure placed on the perimeter.
Defense will be a point of emphasis when the 15th-ranked Bulldogs host the Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum. The tip is set for 7 p.m.

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