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County students to remain here
By ALEX HOLLOWAY The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure met Thursday evening and decided it best to keep Oktibbeha County’s children in Oktibbeha. The seven-member commission met with representatives from school districts in the six counties that border Oktibbeha County to discuss the feasibility of those districts absorbing students that live close to them. However, the distance and other districts’ own struggles would create issues that make some prospects unworkable. The commission also set the next two meeting dates for 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Starkville School Board meeting room in the Greensboro Center and 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Oktibbeha County School District building. The commission is part of the consolidation process for Oktibbeha County and Starkville school districts, which began earlier this year when Gov. Phil Bryant approved House Bill 716, which called for the two districts to merge in July 2015. The commission was tasked with preparing a report to submit to the Mississippi legislature by March. Jack Treloar, superintendent of the Webster County School District — the district with the closest schools to Oktibbeha County — declined the invitation to take additional Webster County School District Superintendent Jack Treloar speaks to the Commission on students. Consolidated School District Structure at Thursday evening’s meeting. Webster County was one of “We respectfully decline the opportunity several districts adjoining Oktibbeha County that was unable to take on students from the county. to take these students,” Treloar said. “Right (Photo by Alex Holloway, SDN)
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now, we’re in the process of finishing up construction on a building at our school at East Webster that was destroyed by a tornado back in 2011.” Treloar said that, though several East Webster schools were close to Maben, the district was nearly maxed out in student capacity. He said the school the district was building to replace the destroyed one was the same square footage as the one it lost, and would not help with capacity issues. He also said the district — which hadn’t purchased a new school bus in five years — was in poor shape financially and experiencing a budget shortfall. “At present time, it would be a true burden on Webster County schools,” he said. Treloar said a mil in Webster County was worth $50,000. Commission member and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said a mil in Oktibbeha County was worth $65,000. When asked, commission member and Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said a mil in Starkville was worth $300,000. Holloway suggested proximity of the East Webster schools to some of the students in west Oktibbeha might better serve the students. “It’s like 19 miles from Maben to Starkville,” he said. “Yet it’s only going to be 6.3 to your high school. And I guess if
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Exotic animal suspect arrested
SDN staff Starkville Police Department reported an arrest in the aftermath of last week’s discovery of an exotic animal breeding farm in a Starkville subdivision.
Maben market pressing on
Plans to run through Oct.
By STEVEN NALLEY Starkville Farmers’ Market may have finished this year’s season, but those in the Starkville area who want fresh food from local farmers and other vendors still have another option in Maben. Organizers plan for the Maben Farmers’ Market to remain active through the end of October, continuing to host vendors each Saturday from 7-10 a.m. Pat Harpole, treasurer for the volunteer group that hosts the Maben Farmers’ Market, said one reason their season continued into fall was the demand for certain crops that would only be available then. She said those crops included tur-
Qualifying deadline today for prosecutor
SDN staff Three candidates have qualified for an Oktibbeha County special election ahead of this evening’s deadline. The special election will be held on Nov. 5 to elect a county prosecutor after longtime prosecutor Roy Carpenter resigned June. Haley Brown, Brace Knox and Matt Wilson so far have qualified for November’s election. Qualifying deadline is 5 p.m. Brown, 30, was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in April 2008. In her five years of
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See MARKET | Page 3 and jams Saturday at at the Maben Farmers’ Market. (Submitted photo)
Rubie Harris of Mathiston featured pecan pies, banana nut bread, and lots of jellies
Green Zone program helps student veterans at MSU
By MORGAN UPTON Mississippi State University’s Green Zone initiative completed its fall semester’s training program for faculty and staff to become mentors to student veterans. The Green Zone is a program Mississippi State kicked off in the fall of 2012 and is funded through a grant by the Student veterans Corey Deer, Tarra Blackwell, Lance McElhenney and Jonatahn Aurora Foundation. There are Sappington speak at the Green Zone initiative training on Thursday. The training seven Green Zone programs in equips Mississippi State faculty and staff on becoming mentors for the Green Zone. the nation, and each initiative (Photo by Morgan Upton, SDN) hopes to increase retention and graduation rates among student veterans by offering support for the veterans as they transition to college. Ken McRae, director of Mississippi State’s Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, said the campus had a large population of student veterans and the training program was created to help faculty and staff be equipped to support them. “Our veteran service members and dependents are about 10.8 percent of the student popula-
tion,” McRae said. “It’s important that we have these mentors in place to help retention and graduation rates.” This is the third semester the program has trained Mississippi State employees. The three-hour training session offers information on technicalities such as Titles II, III and IX, information on post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and many others topics. Ronnie White, associate di-
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Around Town
AROUND TOWN ANNOUNCEMENT POLICIES All “Around Town” announcements are published as a community service on a first-come, first-served basis and as space allows. Announcements must be 60 words or less, written in complete sentences and submitted in writing at least five days prior to the requested dates of publication. No announcements will be taken over the telephone. Announcements submitted after noon will not be published for the next day’s paper. To submit announcements, email
u AARP Meeting — The Starkville chapter of AARP will resume its regular monthly meetings on at 9 a.m. on Sept. 5 in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church. The program is entitled: “Everybody’s birthday with Elvis” will be led by Bill Davies. For more information call Ruth de la Cruz at  324-1424, or Marilyn Laird at 323-6309. u Starkville Town and Country Garden Club — The club will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Amy Crawford, at 1004 Nottingham Road. Members are urged to attend this exciting beginning to a year of service to our community of Starkville. u Preschool Story Hour — Preschool story hour for ages 3-6 will begin at 10 a.m. at the Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library. The theme for this week is ‘Farming.’ u Rosh HaShanah — Congregation B’nai Israel will hold a Rosh HaShanah morning service at 10 a.m. The address is 717 2nd Ave. N Columbus. u Lion’s Club — General Membership meeting at 11:45 a.m. at McAlister’s Deli. Members of the executive board will have a brief meeting at 11:30; officers are urged to arrive promptly.  Visiting Lions are welcome; please contact president Armando de la Cruz (3241424) for more information. u Starkville/Oktibbeha Consolidated School District — The Commission will meet at 5 p.m. in the central office of the Oktibbeha County School District, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Choir Workshop — Northside Christian Church in West Point is hosting a choir workshop from Sept. 5-7. The workshop begins at 6:30 on the 5th and 6th, and 11 a.m. on the 7th, followed by a concert at 6 p.m. Contact 662-494-5210 for more information. u Commission Meeting — The Commission on Starkville/ Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Structure will meet at 5 p.m. at the central office of Oktibbeha County School District, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. or 662.268.2865. u Diabetes Support Group — Come learn the benefits of reducing sodium in your diet and to reduce sodium without losing taste and flavor at 5:30 pm. in the Educational Facility of OCH Regional Medical Center. u American Legion — American Legion Post #13 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Building on Old West Point Road. All American Legion members and prospective American Legion members are urged to attend. Any questions, call Wayne Hemphill at 3231693 or John Lee at 323-2539.
Kristin Edelblute and her children, Caleb and Kayleigh, purchased books from the Friends of the Library sale room. The monthly sale will be from 12-6 p.m. on Monday. (Submitted photo)
u MSU Women’s Club — MSU Women’s Club Welcome Back Coffee will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. at the home of president Mark and Rhonda Keenum. Shuttle buses will run from the Palmeiro Center starting at 9:15 a.m. All female faculty, female professional staff and wives of MSU faculty and
professional staff are eligible for info contact Marilyn Trainer at membership. 662-323-8366. Usher are asked to come dressed in uniforms u Pastor Anniversary— Saturday Mt. Pleasant #1 M.B. Church u Habitat Resale — Habi- will celebrate the third year antat Resale Store, 1632 Rockh- niversary of Pastor Willie V. ill Rd., will be open from 8-11 Daniels and Lady Aretina Dana.m..  New and used 7 & 8 ft. iels beginning at 11 a.m. The doors, appliances, kitchen items, guest speaker for the morning bar stools, china cabinet, dryers, worship is minister Michael file cabinets, desks, light fix- Mosley. At 3 p.m. Pastor Burke tures, dinettes, miter saw table, Thompson will speak. For more sinks, sofas, & more. Call 324- information please contact Katherine Eichelberger, 6623718 for directions to store. u Youth Explosion — St. 361-0003. u Choir Anniversary— Paul M.B. Church will begin its Truevine Junior Choir will celyouth explosion at 6 p.m. and ebrate its 26th year choir anSept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Minister niversary at 2 p.m. Reverend Corey Jordan will be the guest speaker. The church is located at Joseph Long is pastor. u Women’s Day — The 5707 Hwy. 389 North. Griffin United Methodist women will host their annual WomSunday en’s Day program at 2 p.m. One of Griffin’s very own, Mrs. u Appreciation Day — Kathi Wilson, a longtime eduSand Creek Chapel MB Church cator and certified lay servant Usher Ministry will have its an- will be the speaker. The public nual Appreciation Day at 10:45 is invited to attend. a.m. Pastor Christopher Mayes u 131st Church Anniverwill deliver the message. The sary — The Pleasant Ridge public is invited to come and M.B. Church in Woodland will share in this appreciation. A hold its 131st church anniverdinner will be served following sary at 2:30 p.m. with guest the service. For more informa- speaker Rev. Gerald Valliant tion contact Marilyn Trainer at of Kyles Chapel M.B. Church 662-323-8366. in Vardaman. Contact Brenda u Homecoming — Self Hamilton at 662-456-4311 for Creek Baptist Church in Maben more information. will hold a Homecoming celu Men of Character — ebration beginning at 10 a.m. New Zion United Methodist with Sunday school. Worship Men will hold its annual Men begins at 11 a.m. with guest of Character program at 3 p.m. speaker Allen Simpson. Bring Guest speaker will be Rev. a covered dish and join us for Dr Lanzy Carpenter and First lunch and afternoon singing. Baptist Longview “TheView” u Usher Day — Sand Creek Church Family. New Zion is Chapel MB Church will have its ocated at 2169 South Montannual Usher Day program at gomery St. Pastor Tyrone M. 10:45 a.m. Pastor Christopher Stallings Sr. invites the public. A. Mayes will deliver the mesu Women’s Day — Memsage. The public is invited to bers of the Blackjack Baptist attend. A fellowship dinner will Church will celebrate their anbe served after service. For more nual Women’s Day service at 3
u American Association of University Women — The Starkville Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet for a salad supper at 6:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. HelenSue Parrish will give an account of the recent national convention held in Monday professional development. New Orleans.  Anyone with Tuesday an associate degree or higher is u Alpha Kappa Delta — encouraged to attend.  Please $5 Alpha Kappa Delta Jewelry/ u Kiwanis — Kiwanis will call Parrish at 324-1683 for Accessory sale is back!  It will meet at noon at the Hilton further information. be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden Inn. Brother Rogers, on Sept.9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the John C. Stennis CenSept. 10 in the Dawg House ter for Public Service LeaderFriday on the lower level of the Union ship will present a program at MSU. Contact Ethan Stokes about changing Starkville’s u Kol Nidre — Congrega256-349-8688 for more infor- form of government. Visitors tion B’nai Israel will hold Kol mation. & prospective members are al- Nidre at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13. u Rotary Club — ways welcome. The address is 717 2nd Ave. N Starkville Rotary Club Presiu National Day of Service dent Brent Fountain will report — Volunteer at local fire sta- Columbus. on Rotary’s worldwide service tions and firing range to “serve programs and share his experi- those who serve us” from 3:30ences from the 2013 Rotary 5:30 p.m. to serve our local Recurring International Convention that first responders of Oktibbeha was held in Lisbon, Portugal in County, MS in honor of the u Starkville School DisJune. Rotary meets each Mon- September 11th National Day day at noon at the Starkville of Service and Remembrance. trict — SSD Lunch ApplicaCountry Club. To volunteer, contact Jamey tions for 2013-14 school year u Oktibbeha County Bachman at Jamey@volunteerSchool District — The OCSD See TOWN | Page 3
p.m. Guest speaker will be minister Tammie Tubbs of Tupelo. The public is invited to attend. Pastor is Rev. Robert T. Bravson. For more info call 3237530. u Revival Services — Meadowview Baptist Church Fall Revival Services will be Sept. 8-11. Services are Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. Revival pastor will be James Lewis and worship leader will be Seth Kirkland. Everyone invited! u American Legion — The American Legion Post #240 next will hold it’s monthly meeting at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post #240 Building at 3328 Pat Station Road. Commander asks all the members and prospects of becoming members of Post #240 to be there; for more information, please contact Walter Zuber at 662-418-5614 or Curtis Snell at 662-648-0244
will hold its regular meeting at noon in the central office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Book Sale — Because of Labor Day, the Friends of the Starkville Public Library is moving its monthly book sale from 12-6 p.m. Along with many hardback and paperback selections, there are lots of teaching materials for sale. Revenue from the sale of books is used to support library projects. u OCSD Meeting — The Oktibbeha County School District will hold its regular meeting at noon in the Central Office, 106 West Main Street, Starkville. u Teen Leadership Course — Ladies By Design will host a 12-week course on teen leadership from 5-8 p.m. from Sept. 9-Nov. 25. The course location is TBD. The mission of the leadership course is to develop the leadership skills of young women ages 13-19 through personal, social, spiritual and
u Story Time with Local Heroes — Join us at the Starkville Public Library for Remembering 9/11…Story Time with Local Heroes from 3:30–5 p.m. on Sept. 11. Local first responders will be talking about what they do each day at work and will read a book to children! Children will be able to participate in our 9/11 Postcard Coloring Service Project. Contact Jamey Bachman at 662.268.2865 or Jamey@ for more information. u 9/11 Ceremony, Awareness Fair — Join Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center for our annual 9/11 Ceremony and Awareness Fair in honor of the 9/11 Day of Service from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fire Station One at 101 East Lampkin Street. Kids can enjoy exploring a fire truck, police car and ambulance on display as well as other kid-friendly activity tables including face painting and coloring. Others can visit the “I WILL” Tribute Booth, write thank you notes to local heroes and veterans, and much more!
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now available. The Office of Child Nutrition is now located on the north end of the Henderson Ward Stewart Complex. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 7 am until 3 pm. The Office of Child nutrition has also completed the direct certification process for families who automatically qualify for certain benefits and services. For more informa-
tion contact Nicole Thomas at or 662-615-0021. u Teen Parenting Coalition classes — Teen Parenting Coalision Nuturing Parenting classes will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerson Family Resource Center. Call 662-320-4607 to register. u Storytime — Maben Public Library will have storytime at 10:00 on Fridays. Lots of fun activities along with a story with Ms. Mary. Chilcapacity, and taking Oktibbeha County students could be possible. Noxubee County Superintendent Kevin Jones said his district could not take Oktibbeha students due to distance. Mae Brewer and Burnell McDonald, superintendents of the Clay County and West Point School districts, respectively, also declined. “We are under a mandate as well to combine the West Point School District and the Clay County School District,” McDonald said. “It just wouldn’t be wise for us to commit to taking students into the West Point School District or the Clay County School District when we haven’t even finished our plans for our own consolidation. I just don’t think at this point we can comment on these questions fairly — there’s a possibility there will be a new board as well as a new superintendent for both school districts.” Ken McMullan, superintendent of the Louisville School District, said his district had capacity and was receptive to the
dren ages 3-6 are invited! u BrainMinders Puppet Show — Starkville Pilot Club offers a BrainMinders Puppet Show for groups of about 25 or fewer children of pre-school or lower elementary age. The show lasts about 15 minutes and teaches children about head /brain safety. Children also receive a free activity book which reinforces the show’s safety messages. To schedule a puppet show, contact Lisa Long at LLLONG89@hotpossibility of taking students. Distance, however, was an important factor with the Louisville schools. “It’s going to be 30 miles to move a child out of Oktibbeha into the schools in (Louisville),” said commission member Lee Brand. “It’s not that far to move them within the county.” After considering what options they had with the other school districts, the commission members turned to keeping Oktibbeha County students in the county. “The first thing I look at is why would anybody else take them if we don’t want them,” Trainer said. “They’re our responsibility. I think we ought to put more effort and energy into trying to make it work in Oktibbeha County for the children of Oktibbeha County. They’re our responsibility. “ Brand said the matter wasn’t about the commission not wanting the children, but that the commission had to look at the option. “If we said as a commission we want to look at all options, u Dulcimer and More Society — The Dulcimer & More Society will meet from 6:15-8 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday in the Starkville Sportsplex activities room. Jam sessions are held with the primary instruments being dulcimers, but other acoustic instruments are welcome to join in playing folk music, traditional ballads and hymns. For more information, contact 662-323-6290.
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anything, looking at these maps, what makes sense is that students would be better served if they traveled six miles, rather than traveling the 20-something miles coming in to Starkville.” Treloar said he believed Starkville was ideally located in the center of the county to take on extra students. Holloway said Starkville didn’t have the capacity in some grades to do so. “It would appear to me that if you have millage of $300,000 that you could create some type of capacity,” Treloar said. “I mean, I’m sorry. You don’t understand what it’s like to be poor.” Mike Thomas, president of the Choctaw County School Board said his district, which recently went through restructuring, was just about maxed out. Lynn Wright, Lowndes County School District superintendent, said the West Lowndes County schools had said. “Last year, we opened the first Saturday of May and stayed open through Nov. 17. We had a farmer last year who agreed to run the thing (after) the volunteers quit at the end of October. This time, since we don’t have that farmer, I don’t think the farmers we do have will want to stay that long, (and) we’re going to shut down at the end of October.” Jennifer Prather, Greater Starkville Development Partnership special events and projects coordinator, said the Starkville Community Market had traditionally lasted from May through July of each year. In its first year organizing the market, she said, the GSDP had extended the market’s season through August, but it chose to stop there for the time being. “With this being our first
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practice, she’s worked criminal defense, insurance defense, personal injury, wills and estates and medical malpractice cases. Brown has always practiced in Starkville. Since July, she’s served as the interim county prosecutor. Knox, 55, joined the Mississippi Bar in 1991. She moved to Starkville from Jackson in 2005 and began law practice locally in November 2007. Since starting her practice in Starkville, Knox has worked in a variety of law fields, including criminal, personal injury, domestic and civil. She also served as a public defender for the city and defended a criminal client during a jury trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Wilson, 39, was admitted
to the Mississippi Bar in September 2006 and the Tennessee Bar in November 2009. He has been registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office since February 2011. Wilson has worked all but one of his seven years of practice in Starkville. The fields he’s worked include chancery, civil litigation, bankruptcy, criminal, municipal and justice courts, federal court and appeals cases. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the special election earlier in the year, before Carpenter stepped down. November’s election will be the first time in 30 years that Oktibbeha County has had an elected county prosecutor other than Carpenter. Carpenter also served as the city prosecutor for 28 years.
then we owe it to our purpose to look at all options,” he said. “Having reviewed our options, I’m in favor of taking all of them off the table because, after review, I have no problem saying the road forward means keeping Oktibbeha County in Oktibbeha County.” Larry Drawdy, commission chair, said the commission had to look into the matter in order to collect data about what might be the best way to go about the consolidation for the commission’s report to the legislature. Commission member and Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley strongly supported leaving county students in the consolidated district. “These are good students,” she said. “They belong to Oktibbeha County and Starkville. It was good to hear what all the other superintendents had to say, but I think moving forward this commission needs to look at the students in Oktibbeha and Starkville as the one consolidated district in Starkville.”
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nip greens, sweet potatoes, kale and more. Some crops sold earlier in the year, like tomatoes, peas and butter beans, will also be available. She said the market would close for the year either at the end of October or when vendors no longer came to sell their goods. “We really like to start at the first of May and go through the last of October,” Harpole said. “We think it’s really important, because we don’t have much (else) going on anymore on Saturday morning.” Harpole said the market had attracted customers from Starkville, Eupora, Mathiston and Ackerman, and it’s had a largely strong season so far,
with seven or eight vendors coming last week. Another member of the volunteer group, Jane Collins, said the market began three years ago with a $3,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and a desire to bring visitors to Maben. She said another key reason it was important for the market’s season to last as long as possible was because Maben had no true supermarket. In fact, she said, the lot where the farmers’ market took place once held a supermarket, which burned down years ago. “There is a store where you can buy canned goods and things called The General Store ... (but) they don’t have any kinds of fresh vegetables, except things like onions and potatoes that they can keep for a while,” Collins
year, we were unsure how well the vendors would be able to support and sustain the market through the fall,” Prather said. “Now that we’ve closed the summer market, we are currently in discussions about how to continue the market further into the fall and winter months. We also have to approach (extending the market season), as an organization, from the standpoint of being able to blend it in with the other fall events we currently have on the calendar.” In the meantime, Collins
said past years had seen the Maben Farmers’ Market attract vendors in the fall who had sold goods at Starkville Farmers’ Market in the summer. She said the Maben market had given those vendors another place to sell goods once the Starkville market’s season ended. She said only time would tell if that would be the case this year. One other element that helped the market, she said, was the fact that it was not limited to food, and food did not have to be grown by the same vendors who sold it.
“We just need people to come provide things our customers want to buy, whether they grow it or wholesale it,” Collins said. “We’re kind of open to anything anybody wants to sell, (like) flea markets. We have people who have (sold) crafts.” Collins also said the market only charged vendors $5 to sell their goods at the Maben Farmers’ Market, and that money went toward a $25 raffle prize. Those seeking more information about the market can call 263-8458 or 263-4387.
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Police arrested Huyanh Ralph Tran, 35, a veterinary student at Mississippi State University, on Wednesday for violating the city’s public nuisance and safety ordinance as well as operating a commercial business in a residential area. Tran was released after posting $1,000 bond.
Police responded to complaints about loud noises from Tran’s neighbors on Park Avenue last week and discovered dozens of snakes, African cats, African and South American birds, snakes and lizards. A preliminary analysis estimated the animals to be worth more than $100,000. Police were unable to remove the animals at the time, but a SPD press release said Tran cooperated with police
in removing the animals. Police said most of the animals had been safely removed, and the remaining ones were in the process of being relocated. Mississippi State did not take any action against Tran upon the original discovery of the animals at his home. University Relations Director Sid Salter said Thursday the university had no additional comments concerning Tran’s arrest.
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rector of the Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, said the transition process could be difficult for veterans because of many things, but especially structure. “The veterans are coming from a very structured environment back to where it’s not as structured,” he said. “For the most part, a lot are more focused than average college students. One of the issues you see is you have maybe a 24-, 25-year-old veteran sitting in a classroom with 18-and 19-year-olds whose focus is a little different.” But, White said the most important thing to remember was each veteran was different. “You have to take each person individually and see what their needs are and meet those needs,” he said. “Each student’s transition is different. There’s not a cookie-cutter answer that ‘This is how you treat a student’ because every student has different issues to work with.” For faculty and staff mem-
bers who become mentors, they receive a poster to place outside their office or cubicle to inform veterans they are properly equipped to speak. McRae said the poster informs veterans they are entering a judgement-free zone. “It (the poster) tells the veteran that this is a place that I can go,” he said. “I’m not going to be judged, I’m not going to be talked bad of or whatever. It’s a safe place I can go to talk. That’s 95 percent of what veterans want and need is someone to listen and not be judgmental.” The Green Zone offers training once each semester. After three training sessions, almost 100 members of Mississippi State’s faculty and
staff are considered mentors. White said the employees willingness to help veterans came from the work of the Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans and the veterans themselves. “It’s a lot of things all combined together,” White said. “Part of it is we’re in the top 15 percent as a military-friendly school, and the center being on campus and advocating for our student veterans, service members and independents. When you encompass all that together and the sacrifices our students have made, then they’re willing to go the extra mile to help them with that transition in being successful and getting their college educations.”
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also, as its definitions and connotations lean heavily on individual bias. We commonly fail to see how anything that negatively affects us can possibly be fair, because we look at life in the light most favorable to us. We reassign fairness as what we like or what’s convenient. Many times we even do this when we choose what news to consume, typically labeling outlets that agree most often with our points of view as the fairest. My daughter thinks it’s unfair when the TV is on but we’re not watching the Disney channel. She thinks eating her vegetables, having to wait her turn to talk and having to go to bed before I do are all unfair, as well, and she voices that. But
Friday, September 6, 2013
Fair doesn’t always feel good
Labels these days God in front of everyseem more important thing on their agenda, no than ever, and single matter how horrid some labels are taking on inof those agenda items creasingly diverse definimay be or how dissonant tions. they are from the actual Take the word Christenets of Christianity. tian, for example, which On the complete ophas almost reached the posite side of the specZack Plair level of meaning all trum, “Christian” is Editor things to all people. Yet, actually applied synonylost somewhere in the mously with “racist,” depths of how society interprets it “bigot,” “scientifically-challenged,” is the actual definition of the word. and “ignorant.” With all those sub “Christian” has become synony- labels flying about, it kind of crowds mous with conservative politics, for out universal benevolence, salvation instance, and conservative politicians from sin and ideas more biblically have welcomed the idea so abun- associated with “Christian.” dantly that they throw the name of The word “fair” fits this bill well, if I constantly let her have her way just to keep her from being cross, not only would I be failing to teach her very important life practices, I’d be endangering her health and safety in some cases. Fairness is an idea of balance in a world most assuredly out of balance. And people seek this balance while at the same time trying to take as much ground as they can for themselves. For example, some people believe it’s unfair that the poor struggle and sometimes even starve. Others believe it’s unfair to have to share their earned wages to help alleviate those issues within the poor’s ranks. If one side of this issue completely had its way, which would be fairest?
Fact is, true fairness requires some level of sacrifice and benefit for all parties in light of the greater good. But half the time, we fail to agree among ourselves what that greater good even is. Fair doesn’t always feel good, and asking for fair treatment doesn’t always mean you’ll be treated well. Conversely, receiving special treatment pretty much eliminates the idea you’re being treated fairly. Besides, our parents always told us that life isn’t fair. Sometimes, that fact works to our advantage. Zack Plair is the editor of Starkville Daily News. Contact him at editor@
Lack of concern for Syria unsettling
I’m a firm believer in W. Bush. The new age keeping my trap shut when Vietnam that is Iraq and I don’t know enough on a Afghanistan has yielded given subject mattr to disnothing save exorbitant cuss it. And while we’ve expense, thousands of lives been inundated with news lost and renewed cultural on the Syrian conflict and tension. recent atrocities related to And no matter how you chemical warfare, I’ve been look at it, it’s a no-win scevery purposely mute, large- Mary Garrison nario. No one will come out ly because there’s not much on top of a situation like DTL Editor more I can contribute on this. Period. The U.S. isn’t the matter. going to show up like the Still, I find the general “let those white knight waving a sword to save a people sort it out for themselves” atti- damsel in distress. This isn’t a fairy tale, tude conveyed by both congressional it’s a civil war that will continue until it leaders and the public at large deeply exhausts itself, regardless of outside unsettling on a number of levels. force. There is no winner. Not that I’m saying we should run Some question of proof lingers, as in guns blazing like a bunch of cow- well. Plenty of claims have been thrown boys with something to prove. Most of around, but to my knowledge no solid us are aware of just how that turned proof that the Assad regime actually out for us last time, thank you George willfully used chemical warfare on its own people. I’m inclined to believe that this was in fact the case, but I’m also inclined to need incontrovertible proof and a consensus as to the total devastation; presently, we’ve heard too many conclusions based on the alleged attack ­ — from 281 dead to 1,429. That’s a tremendous difference. Not to say the act is any less heinous, but inconsistent accounts raise a red flag. For these reasons, and many others, from a personal — and slightly selfish — standpoint, I’d rather leave the whole thing alone. I understand the hesitancy to leap into the heat of battle. Yet, at the same time, we’re held to a certain standard and obligation, aren’t we? Not by virtue of the nation’s status in the world, but by the fact that we’re all human beings. Chemical warfare. The words are chilling in and of themselves. Aside from nuclear war, there is no more terrifying prospect. A silent enemy in the air you breathe, there are toxins which will turn the body into a trap liquefying itself from the inside out. What a horrifying way to die. Knowing that there are those so blatantly disrespectful of human life — the lives of their kin; the lives of children — turns my stomach. The human in me wants someone to be held accountable. For this reason, the many atrocities visited upon the Syrian people and the 100,000-plus dead within its borders since the outbreak of violence, it is not an issue that should be pushed aside so easily. So, when I see things like Sen. John McCain playing poker on his iPhone during a hearing to determine whether the U.S. should intervene in the Syrian conflict I’m not just appalled, I’m furi-
ous. At the very least, the notion that the American people may once again be stepping into war should merit some measure of focus. The dead and dying in Syria deserve it, as well. The average U.S. citizen — myself included — isn’t any better. When people were writhing in the streets, Facebook was blowing up about Miley Cyrus. I can’t help but wonder if someone had loosed Sarin gas into the middle of London or Montreal or any other region of the world really — any other non-Islamic region of the world — would John McCain still be playing poker? Would Miley Cyrus have twerked her way onto front pages? My guess is probably not.
Mary Garrison is the editor at Daily Times Leader.
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Bobby Fred Blankenship
Bobby Fred Blankenship, 78, passed away on September 5, 2013 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. He was a retired marketing manager with Charter Marketing and a member of Starkville Church of God.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Gordon Blankenship and Irene Andrews Blankenship; wife, Sarah, Blankenship; daughter, Terri Blankenship; sisters Ruby Blankenship Sanders, Helen Blankenship Withers and Mary Alice Kornegay; and brothers, Jimmy Blankenship, Doyle Collins, Donald Collins and Josey Collins.  He is survived by his daughters, Kay Edwards of Brandon and Lynn Gray (Steven) of Southaven; son, Ronnie Blankenship of Greenwood; sister, Angie Blankenship McGinnis of Sturgis; sister-in-law, Joyce Blankenship of Kansas City, Kansas; brothers, Billy Blankenship of Sturgis, Jerry Collins of Lamar, Archie Collins of Weir and Charles Collins of Longview; grandchildren, Sachia Poole, Dana Edwards, Megan Edwards, Sarah Gray, Dustin Blankenship and Mason Blankenship; and six great grandchildren.  Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Curtis Chapel Cemetery in Starkville, MS.  Rev. Gerald Gammill will conduct the service.  Pallbearers will be: Archie Collins, Charles Collins, Eddie McGinnis, Lynn Odom, James Keaton, Billy Blankenship.  You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.
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Mississippi At A Glance
Tupelo 92/66
Ron, as he was known by so many, passed away the morning of August 30th, 2013. He is survived by his mother, Kaki, his father, Frank, his younger brother, Brian and several other family members who loved him dearly. Ron’s legacy is strengthened by the amount of friends he leaves behind. He was never short of a hilarious quip. Any consumable liquid had a 50/50 shot of being spit out whenever he was “on a roll”. His sense of humor was Sahara dry while his embrace could be so much warmer. A staple around the Starkville music scene, Ron was always one to introduce a new influence or song to help fellow players round out their sound. His generosity was only outweighed by his skill as a musician and sound engineer. Ron never overstated his intent while his actions were never understated. His love for his people was quiet yet easily assumed. As was the recognition that he was usually the smartest guy in the room. He was also a veteran of the Gulf War having served honorably with the United States Navy for 6 years. The strength he gave his family and friends during his final days is a gift that will live forever. His final words were telling his younger brother, “I love you too.” A fitting tribute will take place at Rick’s from 6-10 p.m. on Sept. 6. A remembrance luncheon will take place at the Methodist Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 with a visitation to follow at Welch Funeral Home from 1-3 pm.  (yes... you’ll make kickoff.) You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.
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Stocks edge higher after encouraging jobs reports
NEW YORK (AP) — More evidence of an improving job market helped lift stocks Thursday. The pair of employment reports also boosted the yield on 10-year Treasury notes to 3 percent, the highest level since July 2011. The Labor Department reported that the four-week average of applications for U.S. unemployment benefits has fallen in the past month to its lowest point since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began. Also, a survey from the payroll company ADP showed that American businesses added 176,000 jobs in August, fewer than in June and July but roughly in line with the monthly average for the year. The encouraging news came one day before the government releases its closely watched report on job growth for August. Many investors believe that strong growth will ensure that the Federal Reserve will start to reduce, or “taper,” its bond-buying program later this month. The U.S. central bank is buying $85 billion in bonds a month to keep long-term interest rates low and to stimulate the economy. Fed stimulus has helped drive a bull market in stocks that has lasted more than four years. Thursday’s employment news means that “the Fed probably lays out a tapering schedule in September,” said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors. While stock trading may be volatile in the coming weeks, investors will ultimately see the reduced stimulus as a positive sign because it means that the economy is strong enough to expand without the Fed’s help, Orlando said. “It should leave stocks in great shape.” The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6.61 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 14,937.48. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,655.08. The Nasdaq composite gained 9.74 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,658.78. Some retail stocks were among the biggest gainers. Costco rose $3.12, or 2.8 percent, to $114.62 after the discount store chain said revenue at stores open at least a year rose 4 percent in August, slightly faster than Wall Street’s expectations. Walgreen’s also gained after reporting a strong rise in sales last month. Walgreen’s rose 70 cents, or 1.4 percent, to $50.19 after reporting a 4.8 percent increase in sales. In government bond trading, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed after the jobs reports. It also edged higher after a private survey showed that the U.S. service sector expanded at the fastest pace in nearly 8 years last month as sales and orders grew and employers ramped up hiring. The yield on the 10-year note rose to 3 percent late Thursday from 2.90 a day earlier. The yield is the highest it’s been in two years as bond traders anticipate that the Fed will cut back its stimulus. It has risen sharply from 1.63 percent in early May. Rising yields on Treasury notes matter for the economy because they are used to set mortgage rates and other key
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interest rates. Average fixed rates on U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose to 4.57 percent this week, close to their highest of the year. Stocks slumped in August, partly over concerns that the Fed would slow its stimulus and higher interest rates would harm the economy. The S&P 500 index fell 3.1 percent, its biggest monthly decline since May 2012. It appears, however, that investors are getting more comfortable with higher borrowing costs. “We don’t anticipate that a gradual rise in rates will choke off the economy,” said Dave Roda, regional chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. “We are still looking at very low rates historically.”
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Friday, September 6, 2013
High School Football
By DANNY P. SMITH There are rivalry games and then there are RIVALRY games. The football coaches at Starkville and West Point High Schools didn’t have to say very much to their players this week. All the Yellowjackets and Green Wave had to do is take a glimpse of the schedule and understand it’s time to face each other in another special game. Kickoff for tonight’s latest encounter in the series will be in West Point at 7 p.m. “West Point is that one game on our schedule that’s the biggest rival game to our kids, to our school, (and) our town,” Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell said. “Obviously with the tradition we’ve had with them the last couple of years, it makes it that much bigger.” The two teams have played four times in the last two seasons with two meetings in the regular season and two in the Class 5A playoffs. In 2011, West Point won a 33-21 decision against SHS in the regular season, but lost in the postseason 20-14. The Green Wave defeated the Jackets handily 47-22 last year, then were edged in the Class 5A North championship game 29-28. Even though the two teams won’t meet in the playoffs this year as Starkville has moved up to Class 6A, West Point coach Chris Chambless said his team has not forgotten how the last two seasons have ended. “We just didn’t get the job done when it counted,” Chambless said in the preseason. “They were our brick wall, and we couldn’t get through it. We are using that as motivation this season.” The Green Wave are searching for their first win of the season after being beaten by South Panola 55-33. Even though West Point lost, it got a huge game out of senior running back and Mississippi State commitment Aeris Williams, who had 194 yards on 32 carries and four touchdowns. “In that kind of heat, I don’t know how he did it,” Mitchell said. “He looked as good in the fourth quarter as he did in the first quarter. He’s arguably the best running back in the state. If there’s a better one, I haven’t seen him. He’s durable, he’s big, he’s strong and certainly seems to
SHS, West Point game holds special meaning
get better as the game goes on. “He’s without a doubt a guy you have to deal with. He’s a special player and everything I’ve heard about him from the coaches there that he’s an even better person. It’s great to see a kid from this area have that type of success. Hopefully, we’ll get out there and find a way to contain him a little bit.” The Jacket defense has been good so far this season against the run in only allowing 102.5 yards in two games. Oxford did break a 62-yard run against SHS last Friday and Mitchell said the big plays have to be minimized with Williams. “The first guy is not going to be enough.” Mitchell said in tackling Williams. “It’s going to take two or three to get to the ball and we’ve harped on that this week. We want to swarm to the football and get as many people there as we can.” The defensive leaders for the Jackets this season have been Marlow Rogers with 21 tackles and Taylor Johnston with 17 stops. SHS starting strong safety Tyler Rogers, who has 11 tackles in two games, was injured in practice Tuesday and Mitchell has listed him doubtful Starkville’s Darius Grayer (25) take a handoff during the second of two meetings last year for the game. with West Point. Grayer suffered an injury late in the game against Oxford last Friday, but it’s “That’s a big blow for us,” Mitchell said. On offense, Darius Grayer was hurt late in the the hope of coach Jamie Mitchell that he will be available for tonight’s game against West 35-24 loss to Oxford, but Mitchell hopes the ver- Point. (SDN file photo) satile player will be ready for the Green Wave. The Jackets committed 13 penalties and had five turnovers against the Chargers. Mitchell knows those things just can’t happen if his squad is to have success in games. With that in mind, Mitchell said the focus has been on internal things and not necessarily the opponent. “Our problems are dealing with us and our mistakes,” Mitchell said. “We’ve got to get better at the things we’re doing and not worry so much about who we are playing. We want to fix things we’re messing up on. (With) 13 penalties and five turnovers, you are not going to beat anybody doing that. “Of the 13 penalties, I think eight were presnap penalties, which are just absolute mental mistakes that kids should not be making. We got basically six points out of three drives and should have been 21 points.”
Vols are learning valuable lessons as a young team
By JASON EDWARDS   The Starkville Academy Volunteers learned an important lesson last Friday night in their 28-7 victory against East Rankin Academy. With a young football team, you can teach them the basics of the game, you can break down plays all day long, but there is one thing you cannot teach and that is “how to win.” Last week the Volunteers got to experience just that and it has boosted some confidence as the team prepares to face a tough Washington Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill instructs his team from the sideline during last week’s game against East School team tonight. Rankin Academy. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News)
“First of all, anytime you are dealing with a young team, a win is always tremendous,” SA coach Jeff Terrill said. “We took a big step in learning how to win and beat a good team. “What I really like, when you are able to get a win like that, is it shows the kids that the hard work does matter. We pride ourselves on being a blue collar program and these kids over here work hard.” The Vols didn’t have long to celebrate the win because as Terrill says “you always have to turn the page and there you
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East Webster hosts Nettleton in battle of 2-0 teams
By JASON EDWARDS   It will be no easy feat tonight for the East Webster Wolverines. After picking up wins against Vardaman and Noxapater, the 2-0 Wolverines will return home to face a strong Nettleton team with the same record. “We know that we are going to have to play real hard to beat Nettleton,” East Webster coach Doug Wilson said. “They are a complete team so numbers are not an issue with them. We know this week we may be in a bit of a disadvantage because we do play a lot of players both ways, but they made us prepare extra hard this week so we hope it will pay off.” Just what makes the Tigers so strong? For Wilson, it starts with the passing game and continues right through every aspect of the squad. “They throw the ball real well,” Wilson said. “They have a real good quarterback and real good receiver so they definitely like to air it out. They run the ball well when they run it, but they are more of a throwing team so we will have to work at stopping their big plays.” East Webster has quite a few weapons of its own ready to combat Nettleton. On offense, players like Deangelo Liggins and Jack Wilson would like to continue to shine while the senior leadership on the offensive line continues to meet the high expectations set for them. “Every time Liggins has the ball in his hands, he always does a good job,” Wilson said. “Jack Wilson has managed the offense real well. He doesn’t make a whole lot of big plays, but he makes some important plays when we really need them.
Defensively, East Webster is looking to linebackers Chase Keller and Tyler Doss for leadership as well as Draper Nason, who provided the blocked punt late in the fourth quarter last week at Noxapater. Nason’s blocked punt made a huge impact on last week’s game, but the Wolverines are not letting past success blur their vision. “We have two games under our belt and we are just hoping to put together some long drives on offense,” Wilson said. “We just have to slow
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The number of blown saves for Mariano Rivera this season, which are his most in a season since he had six in 2003
Bulldog Bits
Men’s Basketball
Second-year Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Ray has announced there will be tryouts for full-time students interested in possibly becoming a walk-on. Students interested in trying out must first submit their name, MSU ID, Net ID and date of birth to nlagroone@ athletics.msstate.eduby noon on Sept. 16. On Sept. 19, a mandatory meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the floor of Humphrey Coliseum, with the actual tryout date slated for 6 a.m. on Sept. 24 at the Mize Pavilion. At the Sep. 19 meeting, prospects will be instructed on the requirements that will have to be completed before anyone is allowed to tryout (eligibility, proof of insurance, physical, etc).
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College Football SEC Schedule Saturday’s Games Alcorn State at Miss. State, 2:30 p.m. SE Missouri St. at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Florida at Miami, 11 a.m. Miami (Ohio) at Kentucky, 11 a.m. Western Kentucky at Tennessee, 11:21 a.m. Toledo at Missouri, 2:30 p.m. S. Carolina at Georgia, 3:30 p.m. UAB at LSU, 6 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Samford at Arkansas, 6 p.m. Arkansas St. at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m. AP Top 25 1. Alabama (58) 2. Oregon 3. Ohio St. (1) 4. Clemson (1) 5. Stanford 6. South Carolina 7. Texas A&M 8. Louisville 9. LSU 10. Florida St. 11. Georgia 12. Florida 13. Oklahoma St. 14. Notre Dame 15. Texas 16. Oklahoma 17. Michigan 18. UCLA 19. Northwestern 20. Washington 21. Wisconsin 22. Nebraska 23. Baylor 24. TCU 25. Southern Cal Record Pts Pv 1-0 1,497 1 1-0 1,355 3 1-0 1,330 2 1-0 1,304 8 0-0 1,277 4 1-0 1,181 6 1-0 1,085 7 1-0 1,073 9 1-0 971 12 1-0 953 11 0-1 894 5 1-0 875 10 1-0 780 13 1-0 707 14 1-0 674 15 1-0 612 16 1-0 583 17 1-0 387 21 1-0 320 22 1-0 315 NR 1-0 287 23 1-0 219 18 1-0 150 NR 0-1 148 20 1-0 135 24
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“I recognize, and everyone knows around the league, when you’re a team captain, that’s not just a patch on the jersey.”
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said after being voted team captain by his teammates.
The Area Slate
Today High School Football Starkville at West Point, 7 p.m. Starkville Academy at Washington School, 7 p.m. Nettleton at East Webster, 7 p.m. Eupora at Winona, 7 p.m. Choctaw County at North Pontotoc, 7 p.m. Sharkey-Issaquena Academy at Hebron Christian, 7 p.m. College Soccer Mississippi State at Southeastern Louisiana, 4 p.m. College Volleyball Baylor Classic at Waco, Texas Mississippi State vs. UT-Arlington, 4:30 p.m.
(Kazmir 7-7), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 12-7) at Kansas City (Shields 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 11-12) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-10), 8:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 5-8) at Oakland (Griffin 12-9), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Garza 3-2) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 14-6), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-3) at Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6), 10:10 p.m.
Saturday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
A four-match road swing concludes this weekend as the Mississippi State soccer team heads south to meet Southeastern Louisiana and in-state foe Southern Miss. The Bulldogs first venture to Hammond, La., for the first time, taking on Southeastern Louisiana today in a 4 p.m. kickoff. Aaron Gordon’s squad wraps the trek at Southern Miss on Sunday. Opening kick for that contest is set for 1 p.m. Mississippi State returns to action looking to improve on a 2-2 start to the season. The Bulldogs are coming off a trip to Fort Myers, Fla., where they knocked off Florida Atlantic 3-1 before falling 2-1 to host Florida Gulf Coast in the Embassy Suites Classic championship game. Senior Elisabeth Sullivan continued a sizzling start to the season, scoring a goal in each contest to bring her 2013 tally to an SEC second-most five. The Memphis native has scored in all four matches this season, and she has tallied a goal in a school-record six-straight contests dating back to the 2012 campaign. Sullivan has benefited from the addition of freshman Annebel ten Broeke to the Bulldog midfield. The Amsterdam, Netherlands, native has claimed two of her SEC third-most three assists on Sullivan goals. Ten Broeke has claimed a point in each of the last three matches. That run began against Arkansas State on Aug. 25 when she tallied five points on two goals and an assist. Senior co-captains Morganne Grimes and CJ Winship will anchor a Bulldog back line that faces a 3-1 SELA squad that has scored 12 goals this season. Grimes has also gotten in on the offense, assisting on a pair of goals this season. Winship, who earned co-captain honors Wednesday, has been solid between the posts, stopping 10 shots while surrendering four goals. The Ridgeland native registered a season-high seven stops against FGCU, including several breakaways and a penalty kick. Mississippi State makes its first visit to Hammond looking to improve on a 3-0 advantage in the series. The teams opened the 2012 season in Starkville, with the Bulldogs taking a 2-1 win behind a winner from Sasha Vrany. The Bulldogs face another first-year coach Sunday when they travel to Hattiesburg to meet Mohammed El-Zare’s Golden Eagles. State leads USM 5-1-1 and has gone unbeaten since dropping the series opener in 2002.  MSU took a 1-0 overtime decision in Starkville last season after the squads played to a scoreless draw in Hattiesburg the year prior. Fans can follow Bulldog soccer on Twitter (@HailStateSOC), Facebook (HailStateSOC) and Instagram (HailStateSOC). Mississippi State athletics can also be found on FanCred by going to
Sunday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. League Leaders
Today AUTO RACING 7 a.m. NBCSN — Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of Italy, at Monza, Italy 8 a.m. FS1 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Virginia 529 College Savings 250, at Richmond, Va. 11 a.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Federated Auto Parts 400, at Richmond, Va. 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Federated Auto Parts 400, at Richmond, Va. 3 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Virginia 529 College Savings 250, at Richmond, Va. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Federated Auto Parts 400, at Richmond, Va. 6:30 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Virginia 529 College Savings 250, at Richmond, Va. CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 8 p.m. NBCSN — Calgary at Edmonton COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Wake Forest at Boston College 2. Calhoun City 3. Bruce 4. Lake 5. Taylorsville (2-0) (2-0) (2-0) (1-1) 97 93 62 59 3 4 5 2 GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, European Masters, second round, at Crans sur Sierre, Switzerland (same-day tape) 2 p.m. TGC — Tour, Chiquita Classic, second round, at Davidson, N.C. 5:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, first round (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. WGN — Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Boston at N.Y. Yankees or L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati PREP FOOTBALL 6 p.m. FS1 — Bergen Catholic (N.J.) at John Curtis Christian (La.) SOCCER 2 p.m. FS1 — Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, England vs. Moldova, at London 8:15 p.m. ESPNEWS — Men’s national teams, World Cup qualifier, Mexico vs. Honduras, at Mexico City TENNIS 11:30 a.m. CBS — U.S. Open, mixed doubles championship and women’s semifinals, at New York
Others receiving votes: Miami 127, Mississippi 50, Arizona St. 48, Michigan St. 42, Cincinnati 27, N. Illinois 27, Fresno St. 22, Virginia Tech 12, Bowling Green 9, Georgia Tech 8, Arizona 6, Penn St. 4, Boise St. 3, Virginia 2, Arkansas 1. USA Today Top 25 Poll Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (58) 1-0 1,545 1 2. Ohio State (3) 1-0 1,444 2 3. Oregon 1-0 1,420 3 4. Stanford 0-0 1,292 4 5. Clemson 1-0 1,275 8 6. South Carolina 1-0 1,220 7 7. Texas A&M (1) 1-0 1,181 6 8. Louisville 1-0 1,051 9 9. Florida 1-0 974 10 10. Florida State 1-0 946 12 11. LSU 1-0 926 13 12. Georgia 0-1 875 5 13. Notre Dame 1-0 840 11 14. Oklahoma State 1-0 798 14 15. Oklahoma 1-0 666 16 16. Texas 1-0 660 15 17. Michigan 1-0 623 17 18. UCLA 1-0 368 21 19. Nebraska 1-0 357 18 20. Northwestern 1-0 348 22 21. Wisconsin 1-0 301 23 22. Southern Cal 1-0 176 24 23. Washington 1-0 145 NR 24. TCU 0-1 140 20 24. Miami (Fla.) 1-0 140 NR Others receiving votes: Baylor 125; Michigan State 67; Mississippi 54; Fresno State 46; Northern Illinois 31; Arizona State 28; Cincinnati 19; Arkansas 12; San Jose State 12; Georgia Tech 10; Arizona 7; Boise State 5; Virginia Tech 5; Central Florida 4; Arkansas State 3; Kansas State 3; Texas Tech 3; Bowling Green 1; East Carolina 1; Missouri 1; North Carolina 1; Utah State 1.
Hitting the road for the first time this season, the Mississippi State volleyball team is set for the Baylor Classic in Waco, Texas, beginning today. MSU (2-2) will play UT-Arlington (4-0) at 4:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center followed today by a double header Saturday against Tulsa (3-1) at 12:30 p.m. and host-Baylor (1-3) at 7 p.m. “This tournament will be a nice test for our young team,” fifth-year MSU coach Jenny Hazelwood said. “All three teams are very competitive and Tulsa is even a tournament team from last season. We’ve worked hard in practice this week and I’m excited to see the progression our girls have made.” The Bulldogs have faced the trio of teams a combined 12 times and are 3-0 against them since 2007. The Lone Star road trip will also be a homecoming for six Bulldogs as Kimmy Gardiner, Gabby Litwin, Roxanne McVey, Brooke Sassin, Ellen Stuart and Alex Warren all hail from the state of Texas. MSU opened the 2013 campaign a weekend ago with the Maroon Classic when it hosted Southeast Missouri State and UALR. The Bulldogs posted a 2-2 mark behind standout performances from sophomores McVey and Taylor Scott as well as freshman Gardiner. For her 64-kill, 52-dig weekend, Gardiner was chosen Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week. She also tallied five blocks, six assists and a .269 hitting percentage. During the tournament finale against SEMO, the opposite from Grapevine, Texas, also recorded her first-career double-double with 15 kills and 21 digs. Following the Baylor Classic, the Bulldogs will return home for the Bulldog Invitational where they will host Niagara and Wofford on Sept. 13 and 14. MSU will then wrap up its nonconference slate with a trip to Nashville, Tenn., for the Belmont Bruin Classic. Fans can follow the Mississippi State volleyball program on Twitter @HailStateVB, Instagram @HailStateVB and Facebook at
SHS volleyball loses match
The Starkville High School volleyball team were swept in division action Thursday night at Southaven 25-22, 2513, 25-12. After the first loss in division play, the Lady Yellowjackets saw their overall record fall to 3-2. Khris Carr had five kills and five digs, while Vicky Vo added 15 assists. April Reese and Thompson led SHS in kills with seven each. Starkville will participate in the Tupelo Volleyfest on Saturday.
Atlanta (Minor 13-5) at Philadelphia (Cl. Lee 11-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 7-3) at Cleveland (Kazmir 7-7), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-7) at CincinOthers receiving votes: East Marion 17, nati (Leake 11-6), 7:10 p.m. Eupora 12, Richton 7, Amite County 7, Mize Washington (Haren 8-12) at Miami (Fer6. nandez 10-6), 7:10 p.m. Mississippi Prep Polls Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 7-9) at St. Louis Class 1A (J.Kelly 7-3), 8:15 p.m. Here are Mississippi’s top high school School W-L Pts Prv Colorado (Nicasio 8-7) at San Diego football teams in each class as selected 1. Stringer (12) (1-0) 120 1 (B.Smith 0-1), 10:10 p.m. by a panel of Associated Press state 2. Bogue Chitto (2-0) 102 5 Arizona (Corbin 13-5) at San Francisco sports writers. 3. Lumberton (0-1) 68 2 (Petit 2-0), 10:15 p.m. 4. Falkner (1-1) 48 4 Class Overall 5. Shaw (0-2) 27 3 Saturday’s Games School W-L Pts Prv L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 1:05 p.m. 1. South Panola (12) (2-0) 120 1 Others receiving votes: Smithville 24, Hinds Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. 2. Brandon (2-0) 103 2 AHS 19, Cathedral 16, Pelahatchie 15, Broad N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. 3. Olive Branch (2-0) 89 3 Street 14, Durant 8, French Camp 7, Noxapa- Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. 4. Petal (2-0) 86 4 ter 6, Resurrection Catholic 6. Washington at Miami, 7:10 p.m. 5. Oak Grove (2-0) 60 7 Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. 6. Pascagoula (2-0) 45 10 Class Private Schools Colorado at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. 7. Meridian (2-0) 40 8 School W-L Pts Prv Arizona at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. 8. Bassfield (2-0) 33 9 1. Jackson Aca. (10) (2-0) 117 1 9. West Point (0-1) 21 5 2. MRA (2-0) 101 3 Sunday’s Games 10. Oxford (2-0) 20 NR 3. Jackson Prep (2) (1-1) 97 2 N.Y. Mets at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. 4. Presbyterian Christian (1-1) 32 4 Washington at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Others receiving votes: Picayune 16, Greene 5. Centreville Aca. (1-1) 21 5 Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. County 6, Madison Central 6, Laurel 4, Hazle- (tie) Heritage Aca. (2-0) 21 NR Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. hurst 4, Louisville 2, Pearl River Central 2, Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Stringer 1, West Jones 1, Noxubee County 1. Others receiving votes: Lamar School Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. 19, Simpson Aca. 19, Tri-County Aca. 19, Colorado at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Class 6A Trinity Episcopal 14, Adams Christian 7, L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 8:05 p.m. School W-L Pts Prv Sylva-Bay Aca. 7, Heidelberg Academy 1. South Panola (12) (2-0) 120 1 6. American League 2. Brandon (2-0) 102 2 East Division 3. Olive Branch (2-0) 90 3 Major League Baseball W L Pct GB 4. Petal (2-0) 88 4 At A Glance Boston 84 57 .596 — 5. Oak Grove (2-0) 66 5 All Times EDT Tampa Bay 77 61 .558 5½ New York 75 64 .540 8 Others receiving votes: Meridian 14. National League Baltimore 74 65 .532 9 East Division Toronto 64 76 .457 19½ Class 5A W L Pct GB Central Division School W-L Pts Prv Atlanta 85 54 .612 — W L Pct GB 1. Pascagoula (11) (2-0) 119 1 Washington 71 68 .511 14 Detroit 81 59 .579 — 2. Oxford (1) (2-0) 98 5 New York 63 75 .457 21½ Cleveland 74 65 .532 6½ 3. Picayune (0-1) 78 3 Philadelphia 63 77 .450 22½ Kansas City 73 67 .521 8 4. West Point (0-1) 70 2 Miami 52 86 .377 32½ Minnesota 61 77 .442 19 5. Wayne County (0-1) 30 4 Central Division Chicago 56 83 .403 24½ W L Pct GB West Division Others receiving votes: Germantown 23, Pittsburgh 81 58 .583 — W L Pct GB Laurel 15, Callaway 15, Pearl River Central 7, St. Louis 80 60 .571 1½ Oakland 80 59 .576 — West Jones 7, Pearl 6, Vicksburg 6, Saltillo 6. Cincinnati 79 62 .560 3 Texas 80 59 .576 — Milwaukee 60 79 .432 21 Los Angeles 64 74 .464 15½ Class 4A Chicago 59 80 .424 22 Seattle 63 77 .450 17½ School W-L Pts Prv West Division Houston 46 93 .331 34 1. Greene County (12) (2-0) 120 1 W L Pct GB 2. McComb (2-0) 102 4 Los Angeles 83 56 .597 — Wednesday’s Games 3. Noxubee County (1-1) 99 3 Arizona 70 68 .507 12½ Houston 6, Minnesota 5 4. Forrest Co. AHS (0-1) 60 2 Colorado 66 75 .468 18 Oakland 11, Texas 4 5. Lafayette (1-1) 53 NR San Diego 62 77 .446 21 Arizona 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings San Francisco 62 77 .446 21 Cleveland 6, Baltimore 4 Others receiving votes: Newton County 13, N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 5 New Albany 8, Corinth 7, Port Gibson 6, PopWednesday’s Games Boston 20, Detroit 4 larville 6, St. Stanislaus 6. N.Y. Mets 5, Atlanta 2 Seattle 6, Kansas City 4 Chicago Cubs 9, Miami 7 Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 1 Class 3A Arizona 4, Toronto 3, 10 innings School W-L Pts Prv San Francisco 13, San Diego 5 Thursday’s Games 1. Hazlehurst (7) (2-0) 113 1 Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Kansas City 7, Seattle 6, 13 innings 2. Louisville (5) (2-0) 112 2 St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4, 16 innings Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 1 3. Philadelphia (2-0) 96 3 Milwaukee 9, Pittsburgh 3 Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late 4. East Side (2-0) 73 4 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 5 Houston at Oakland, late 5. Charleston (2-0) 60 5 Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, late Thursday’s Games Others receiving votes: Aberdeen 7, Collins 7, Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 2 Today’s Games Sumrall 6, Water Valley 6. Arizona at San Francisco, late Boston (Doubront 10-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-9), 7:05 p.m. Class 2A Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 4-11) at School W-L Pts Prv Milwaukee (Lohse 9-8) at Chicago Cubs Baltimore (Feldman 4-4), 7:05 p.m. 1. Bassfield (12) (2-0) 120 1 (Rusin 2-3), 2:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 7-3) at Cleveland
National League BATTING – Cuddyer, Colorado, .331; CJohnson, Atlanta, .330; YMolina, St. Louis, .321; Werth, Washington, .320; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .320; Craig, St. Louis, .315; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .315. RUNS – MCarpenter, St. Louis, 106; Choo, Cincinnati, 95; Votto, Cincinnati, 89; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 88; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 86; Holliday, St. Louis, 85; JUpton, Atlanta, 84. RBI – Goldschmidt, Arizona, 104; Phillips, Cincinnati, 101; Craig, St. Louis, 97; FFreeman, Atlanta, 94; Bruce, Cincinnati, 90; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 87; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 86. HITS – MCarpenter, St. Louis, 170; Segura, Milwaukee, 165; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 164; DanMurphy, New York, 161; Craig, St. Louis, 160; Pence, San Francisco, 155; Votto, Cincinnati, 154. DOUBLES – MCarpenter, St. Louis, 46; Bruce, Cincinnati, 38; YMolina, St. Louis, 37; Desmond, Washington, 34; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 34; Rizzo, Chicago, 34; GParra, Arizona, 33; Pence, San Francisco, 33. TRIPLES – SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 9; Span, Washington, 9; Hechavarria, Miami, 7; Venable, San Diego, 7; EYoung, New York, 7. HOME RUNS – PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 32; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 31; DBrown, Philadelphia, 27; Bruce, Cincinnati, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; JUpton, Atlanta, 24; Beltran, St. Louis, 23. STOLEN BASES – Segura, Milwaukee, 39; ECabrera, San Diego, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 35; EYoung, New York, 35; CGomez, Milwaukee, 32; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 27; Pierre, Miami, 22; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING – JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 16-6; Zimmermann, Washington, 16-8; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 15-7; Wainwright, St. Louis, 15-9; Greinke, Los Angeles, 14-3; Latos, Cincinnati, 14-5; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 14-8. ERA – Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.89; Harvey, New York, 2.27; Fernandez, Miami, 2.33; Greinke, Los Angeles, 2.78; Strasburg, Washington, 2.85; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.91; Corbin, Arizona, 2.96. STRIKEOUTS – Kershaw, Los Angeles, 201; Harvey, New York, 191; Samardzija, Chicago, 190; Wainwright, St. Louis, 187; HBailey, Cincinnati, 181; Hamels, Philadelphia, 174; Strasburg, Washington, 174; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 174. SAVES – Kimbrel, Atlanta, 44; RSoriano, Washington, 38; Mujica, St. Louis, 35; AChapman, Cincinnati, 34; Romo, San Francisco, 33; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 30; Gregg, Chicago, 29; Cishek, Miami, 29.
American League BATTING – MiCabrera, Detroit, .355; Trout, Los Angeles, .335; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; ABeltre, Texas, .322; DOrtiz, Boston, .313; Cano, New York, .308; JhPeralta, Detroit, .305. RUNS – MiCabrera, Detroit, 95; CDavis, Baltimore, 95; Trout, Los Angeles, 95; AJones, Baltimore, 92; AJackson, Detroit, 90; Ellsbury, Boston, 88; Encarnacion, Toronto, 86. RBI – MiCabrera, Detroit, 130; CDavis, Baltimore, 122; Encarnacion, Toronto, 103; AJones, Baltimore, 100; Fielder, Detroit, 95; Cano, New York, 91; DOrtiz, Boston, 89. HITS – ABeltre, Texas, 174; Machado, Baltimore, 174; MiCabrera, Detroit, 173; Trout, Los Angeles, 172; AJones, Baltimore, 168; Ellsbury, Boston, 166; Pedroia, Boston, 165. DOUBLES – Machado, Baltimore, 46; Lowrie, Oakland, 41; CDavis, Baltimore, 38; Pedroia, Boston, 36; AlRamirez, Chicago, 36; Trout, Los Angeles, 36; JCastro, Houston, 35; Mauer, Minnesota, 35; Saltalamacchia, Boston, 35. TRIPLES – Gardner, New York, 9; Trout, Los Angeles, 9; Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Drew, Boston, 6; AGordon, Kansas City, 6; BMiller, Seattle, 6; AJackson, Detroit, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; Kawasaki, Toronto, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5. HOME RUNS – CDavis, Baltimore, 47; MiCabrera, Detroit, 43; Encarnacion, Toronto, 36; ADunn, Chicago, 30; AJones, Baltimore, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29; Bautista, Toronto, 28; ABeltre, Texas, 28; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 28. STOLEN BASES – Ellsbury, Boston, 51; RDavis, Toronto, 40; Andrus, Texas, 35; Rios, Texas, 33; Altuve, Houston, 31; Trout, Los Angeles, 31; LMartin, Texas, 30. PITCHING – Scherzer, Detroit, 19-2; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 15-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 15-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 14-6; Colon, Oakland, 14-6; Masterson, Cleveland, 14-10; Lester, Boston, 13-8; Guthrie, Kansas City, 13-10; Sabathia, New York, 13-11. ERA – AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.68; Scherzer, Detroit, 2.88; Colon, Oakland, 2.90; Darvish, Texas, 2.91; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.92; Sale, Chicago, 2.97; Kuroda, New York, 2.99. STRIKEOUTS – Darvish, Texas, 240; Scherzer, Detroit, 209; FHernandez, Seattle, 200; Sale, Chicago, 199; Masterson, Cleveland, 188; Verlander, Detroit, 175; DHolland, Texas, 168. SAVES – JiJohnson, Baltimore, 42; MRivera, New York, 41; Nathan, Texas, 38; GHolland, Kansas City, 38; Balfour, Oakland, 36; AReed, Chicago, 36; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 32; Perkins, Minnesota, 32.
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Junior High Football
Junior Generals march very well, edge Volunteers
It was a march to the finish between the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Washington School Generals in junior high football action Thursday night. Big plays by Washington helped the Generals beat Starkville Academy 14-9. Despite losing, one thing can be said about the Volunteers and is they never stopped. “The overall game itself, my guys didn’t quit,” SA coach Sam Wright said. “We knew we had to play to the end and we did.” Action was relatively quiet until with 6:05 remaining in the second quarter Sam Cox hit a 23-yard field goal to give Starkville Academy a 3-0 lead. A few minutes later, Washington running back Dominick Trinca came up with a 9-yard touchdown. The point after attempt was no good to make it 6-3 Generals with 3:15 left in the first half. Starkville Academy’s Dalton Dempsey had a 55-yard run for the first possession of the third quarter, but the Vols were stopped just before the end zone.   The Generals drove down the field and missed a 26-yard field goal with 1:06 left in third quarter. Starkville Academy junior high running back Dalton Dempsey (15) avoids Washington defenders Zac Yee, left, and Trey On its next possession, Washington quarterback Anderson Freeland (68). (Photo by Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography, For Starkville Daily News) Shelley hit wide receiver Hunter Azlin on a post pass that covered 39 yards making it 12-3.  didn’t have many yards,” SA coach Jody Britt said. “We went in at 7th grade Shelley held onto the ball for a keeper around the end for halftime, told them what we needed to do and made some minor the two-point conversion to push the lead to 14-3 with 6:22 reStarkville Academy 8, adjustments.” maining in the fourth quarter. Washington School 0 The tide began to change with 2 minutes remaining in the game. On Starkville Academy’s ensuing possession, quarterback The drive started as the Volunteers offensive line came up with some Codie Futral found Dempsey across the middle for a 35-yard Thursday night the 7th grade team started the weekend off as it big blocks which allowed quarterback Griffin Little to throw a pass touchdown pass to cut the lead down to 14-9 with 3:39 left in beat the Washington Generals. 35 yards deep to tight end Nason Heflin. Little found running back the game.  Things did not start out exactly as the Volunteers wanted, but Taylor Arnold on a screen pass that went 40 yards for the touchdown. That score was the last as Washington maintained control of after a few “adjustments,” things started to take an up-swing. With the score standing 6-0 Vols, Little was successful on the the ball the remainder of the game to walk away with the win. “We came out flat in the first half and they put it to us and we quarterback sneak for the two-point conversion and the win.
Starkville 9th graders set tone with defense in victory
By DANNY P. SMITH The Starkville 9th grade Yellowjackets set the tone Thursday night on defense against the Columbus Falcons. A 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by Abdural Lee put the Jackets up early and they went on to defeat the Falcons 20-8 at home. Lee also threw a 25-yard halfback pass to Tyler Stovall that glanced off a Columbus defender for the final points of the game. “(Lee) plays both ways for us and has stepped it up at the beginning of the season,” Starkville 9th grade coach Chris Carlisle said. “When we needed a play and I asked him if he was ready to play this week, he came up with another play to help us set the tone.” After Lee’s interception return for a score with 6:39 left in the first quarter, the Jackets got their second touchdown of the frame on a 4-yard run by Tony Elliott. The Falcons closed the gap to 12-8 at the 4:20 mark of the second quarter with a 5-yard run and two-point conversion, but Starkville took a 14-8 lead into the halftime intermission as the defense got a safety. The Jacket defense was at it again early in the third quarter and Starkville turned away Columbus at the 12-yard line. Neither team scored in the third quarter, then the Jackets got the cushion they were looking for on the Lee to Stovall scoring pass. Starkville opens the season with a 14-12 win against Noxubee County in Macon last week so Carlisle is pleased with the progress. “We’re getting a little better each week and trying to play for each other,” Carlisle said. “They are trying to redeem themselves from last year. They didn’t have the season they wanted so we’re trying to build off and get better every week.”
victory over the Falcons. Swanigan got scores the first three times he touched the football. Starkville 8th grade coach Steve Denson was happy to see his squad put up the points against a talented Columbus program. “I’m proud of our kids,” Denson said. “They played hard. We did a good job of bottling up (the Columbus running back) most of the night on defense so I was pleased with that.” The other touchdown for the Jackets came 8th Grade on a reverse by Natrone Brooks. Starkville 36, Starkville also defeated Noxubee County last week 30-8 and hold a 2-0 record at this point Columbus 6 of the season. “We’re looking forward to a tough Tupelo Andreus Swanigan scored four touchdowns for Starkville’s 8th grade team as it took an easy team here at home next week,” Denson said.
Junior College Football
From Staff Reports SCOOBA – The East Mississippi Community College Lions had no problem with their rivals to the west as they soundly defeated East Central Community College 59-0 at Sullivan Field Thursday night.
EMCC has no problem at home with East Central 59-0
The Lions (2-0) started the scoring with 12:31 remaining in the first quarter when quarterback Dontreal Pruitt found Kameron Myers for a 30-yard touchdown pass. It was the first of two scoring strikes for the pair in the first half. With 5:43 left in the first quarter, Lakenso far. They are very difficult to beat at home and have been since I’ve been here. Whenever we play Winona, it is always a really close ballgame and I don’t see this one being any different.” The Eagles are very aware of the situation that lies ahead of them and Graham says they are “confident” in their abilities and “understand the challenge” Winona brings to the table. Looking back over the previous two games, Graham is “pleased” with his team’s performance. In particular, Graham points to Trey Pittman and Lamontae Salley as being a big part in the team’s success while on defense the coach says it is truly a team effort. “We have been pleased through this point and we dric Thomas had a 2-yard touchdown run to put EMCC up 14-0. The final score of the first quarter of the Lions came at the 4:39 mark on an 18-yard run by Christian Russell. It was much of the same for EMCC in the second quarter as Thomas had another touchknow we have to build on that,” Graham said. “We have beaten two good teams, but we are still trying to get this team’s identity and we are making strides in that area.” The Eagles have plenty of opportunities to work on their identity as tonight marks the start of a month long road trip for Eupora.  
down on another 2-yard run, while Pruitt and Myers hooked up again on a 19-yard pass as the score increased to 35-0. For additional details on the victory for the Lions, see Saturday’s edition of The Starkville Daily News.
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down the run which we are hoping to do a better job of this week against Nettleton.” There is still a lot of work to be done as the game approaches, but one thing that puts a smile on the team’s face is knowing it gets to play in front of the hometown crowd. “We are pleased to be back,” Wilson said. “(There’s) a lot of construction still going on, but any chance we can get to go back to the community of Cumberland, we are always proud to be there. We have such a big fan base that always shows up and comes to support us.” Kickoff between the Wolverines and Tigers is set for 7 p.m., in Cumberland.
Eupora (2-0) at Winona (0-2)
The past two weeks have been good to the Eupora Eagles, who stand undefeated after knocking off Noxapater and French Camp. If coach Junior Graham has his wish then tonight will follow much the same format as its predecessors, but he knows that Winona is unlike any team the Eagles have faced thus far in the season. “We would like to pick up where we left off Friday,” Graham said. “If we could just do that as far as execution on both sides of the ball, it would be great, but Winona is a different animal. They are bigger than any team we have played
Choctaw County (2-0) at North Pontotoc (0-2)
When asked to describe Choctaw County’s opponent for tonight, the first word out of coach Adam Dillinger’s mouth was “explosive.” As the coach elaborated further he commented on North Pontotoc’s ability to “score from anywhere on the field”
and its “big play threats.” “They have some explosive players,” Dillinger said. “They have several good receivers that are big-play threats. They can score from anywhere on the field. They have some speed out there. There is just big-play potential on offense.” Defensively, North Pontotoc is always on the run as they look to make tackles while also putting pressure on the quarterback. The Chargers will certainly have their hands with the Vikings, but with a motto of getting better week in and week out, Choctaw County is ready for whatever comes at it. Even after only playing two games, Dillinger can see the progress in his team as it seeks to improve each week. “The biggest thing I am
happy about is we are taking care of the football both ways,” Dillinger said. “Our offense is protecting it. We have had only one offensive turnover. “Our defense has created some turnovers. Each game we have had two interceptions and several fumble recoveries. I like being on the plus end of the turnover ratio.” Dillinger hopes to continue on the positive side as he and the Chargers board the bus for a somewhat lengthy trip to Ecru. “It is a pretty good trip for us,” Dillinger said. “We have to endure the bus ride then get off shake it off and go play, but that is just part of it. “Come playoff time, you have to make long road trips so it is important to learn how to do that.”
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are facing Washington whose program in the academy league is well known.” Any reputation that precedes the Generals is earned and Terrill notes tonight will be a “real challenge” for Starkville Academy because not only is Washington a Division I school, the
game is on the road which, no matter the opponent, is always a test in itself. As for what Washington (10) brings to the table, Terrill emphasizes its run game, size and intense defense. “They start with a very strong running game and of course, they have good size so they are a physical offensive team,” Terrill said. “Defensively they really
blitz and get after you. They are going to challenge you at the line of scrimmage and make you do something about it. They play an overall great style of football.” Terrill says this week his team is entering as an “underdog,” but the coaching staff has emphasized the team is going in with a “plan to win.” “When you are an underdog playing schools like this, you
have to plan to win,” Terrill said. “We explained to the kids some things are simple like you can not go to somebody’s place like that and not have a great defensive football game. You know you have to protect the football. You can’t give them a short field. You can’t give them anything. (You have to) make them earn anything that they get. Lastly, you have to play great special
teams.” When it comes to special teams, Terrill says this season the Vols have a kicker that can win the kicking game. Other bright spots early in Starkville Academy’s offense thus far this season include Grant Wolf, who has made some good runs, and quarterback Houston Clark, who Terrill says has “come a long way” in
his decision-making and protecting the football. Defensively, the Vols have been one cohesive unit that is “fitting” and “tackling” better with each and every game. Starkville Academy (1-1) will continue to work on improving and learning lessons as a young team while being “opportunistic” with the “opportunities that arise.”
Friday, September 6, 2013 • Starkville Daily News • Page 9
by Jacqueline Bigar
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Communication sizzles even without you taking action. Others seek you out for countless reasons, and you will respond to their inquiries. Don’t put plans on the back burner for this weekend -- make them an active part of today’s conversations. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Someone might decide to reveal his or her true feelings in the morning. You could be taken aback by how verbal this person is, and perhaps you’ll wish that he or she had chosen a different day. Suggest talking more later in the day or during the weekend. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) As the day gets older, you’ll become more dynamic and direct. How you deal with someone could vary, as you might note a change in his or her response. The smart move would be to put all your cards on the table. Don’t push too hard. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Know that you have the power to make a change. Either act this morning or wait for several days until the Force is strong with you. Someone might talk your ear off. Don’t walk away from the conversation; there is something you need to hear. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You have a lot to say. Deal with a financial matter first so that you can relax later in the day. Start a conversation with a friend as soon as you can, because it could go on for a long time. You might have a matter you want to clear up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It might seem as if someone has convinced you that you need to be more open. The outcome could be great, and you will feel much better about yourself as a result. Making a decision like this is important. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your mood will change in the afternoon. You’ll go from being withdrawn to being open and carefree. You might wonder how this could happen, but don’t -- just get into the moment. This is the time to claim your power and zero in on what you want. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) People could play a bigger role in your life than usual this morning. Some even might share news you’ve never heard before. There is a new openness. You will be left to evaluate the pros and cons of certain decisions you have made. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) A boss suddenly could reveal his or her true agenda. You might have to choose whether to accept where this person is coming from. Don’t feel as if you need to give an immediate answer. In the afternoon, a meeting will play a big role. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Check in with an expert this morning. You might want to detach from a hair-raising situation. You will know what to do once you learn to avoid your triggers. Take charge of your day, and make plans that suit you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Listen to news, and be direct in your dealings. A partner might keep feeding you information. What this person claims to know could be different from what the original source says. Know when to pull back and get a broader perspective.
on This Day...
September 6, 1973
Parks & Recreation Director, Committee Initialed by Board
After weeks of deliberation concerning the Parks and Recreation Department and the resignation of the director, the board of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night to disband the Parks Commission. Liaison alderman for Parks and Recreation, Mrs. Coy O. Box of Ward 4, recommended to the board the Parks and Recreation Committee be disbanded immediately, a director be appointed as soon as possible, and a committee on Parks and Recreation to be appointed. Mrs. Box’s recommendations, which were presented to the board as a package motion was approved unanimously and led to the approval of an ordinance rescinding the ordinance establishing the Parks Commission. In making her motion, Mrs. Box said, “In order to have the Parks and Recreation Department function in a manner just as efficiently as it would under the auspices of a Park Commission and more important, place the activities and funds more firmly under the control of the mayor and Board of Aldermen, I recommend that the Park Commission be abolished immediately.” Special Emphasis She suggested that special emphasis be placed on appointing members to obtain a cross-section of the city geographically and socially in forming the Parks and Recreation Committee. Mrs. Box recommended that it be composed of seven members: one alderman, one woman, one familiar with organized sports, one familiar with grounds and building maintenance, and three others. “The committee would not have enforcement powers. It would function in an advisory capacity by setting forth guidelines and recommendation for the director following approval by the mayor and aldermen,” Mrs. Box said. Committee members will be appointed to serve two years with the exception of the alderman, who will be a sustaining member. Initially, three members will be appointed to serve a one year term, the new measure stipulates. Park Employees Present employees will be retained temporarily to execute activites currenyl underway in the department, Mrs. Box stated, and recommended in the motion that the future direction retain the full-time employees in their present or similiar capacities.
1. Each row and column must contain the numbers 1 through 4 without repeating. 2. The numbers within the heavily outlined set of squares, called cages, must combine (in any order) to produce the target number in the top corner of the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. 3. Cages with just one box should be filled in with the target number in the top corner. A number can be repeated within a cage as long as it is not in the same row or column.
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Here’s How It Works:
To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You will listen to others, but know that you also need to respond to the issue at hand. If you do not agree at this point, be prepared to detach and venture off in a different direction. You will be well received. Followthrough counts.
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High School Soccer
Flurry of goals lead SA to win
By DANNY P. SMITH   The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers had a goal scored against them in the first 5 minutes of Thursday afternoon’s match against Washington School. Even though the Lady Vols didn’t start strong, they were able to build momentum from that point forward and secured an 8-1 victory over the Lady Generals at the Starkville Sportsplex. “We fought back and began to play our game again,” Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews said. “They came back strong and played the game they know how to.” The Lady Vols used the scoring of veteran Sallie Kate Richardson, who had three goals in the match, to overcome the early deficit. It had been a week since Starkville Academy had played a match and Andrews believes the busy schedule for the players may have contributed to the sluggish beginning. “Ladies basketball is starting to get into full swing and a lot of the athletes are cheerleaders so they are getting a little tired now, which is fine,” Andrews said. “It’s part of playing more than one sport.” Anna McKell had two goals for the Lady Vols, while Lauren Lyle, Jacey Williams and Sydney Passons chipped in one goal each. Starkville Academy improved its record to 3-4 and face Pillow Academy at home Tuesday, then travel to Jackson Prep on Thursday. “We’ve got a good two games next week with Pillow and Prep, so it will be a tough week,” Andrews said.
Starkville Academy’s Sallie Kate Richardson, right, shoots the soccer ball during the match against Washington on Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Jim Lytle, Mediagraphix Photography, For Starkville Daily News)
High School Softball
Winston Academy brings offense to defeat SA 10-0
By BEN WAIT Winston didn’t cross the plate in the fourth or fifth innings. They scored two in the sixth and ended the scoring with a run in the seventh.  The Lady Vols (5-14) had several opportunities to push runs across the plate, but could never come up with that big hit. “We don’t ever get settled down,” Mosley said. “We scatter hits and can’t get a rhythm going.” The Lady Vols got two hits from both Adriene Futral and Erin Linley. They both went 2-3 with two singles. In the circle for the Lady Vols was Maridee Higginbotham. She was moved to pitcher last week to help sure up the defense. Karley Lockhart had been pitching all season, but she moved behind the plate, forcing Futral to play third base. “The pitching seems the same,” Mosley said. “I like us better defensively with Maridee in the circle.” The Lady Vols will be back in action Monday when they host Washington School at 4 p.m.
SHS opens the season with loss to Grenada, hosts Columbus next
From Staff Reports
On a day when Starkville Academy didn’t bring its offense, Winston Academy did. The Lady Volunteers scattered six hits and were shut out by the Lady Patriots 10-0 Thursday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field. “They always do,” SA head coach Kayla Mosley said of WA bringing its bats. “They grow up playing and they’re true softball players. They are comfortable at the plate and they take great swings.” The Lady Patriots totaled 16 hits, 15 of which were singles.  Winston jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after scoring three runs in both the first and second inning.  Lady Patriot Courtney Morgan hit a solo home run to right field in the third inning for the non-single hit. She went 2-for-3 and was walked once.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets didn’t have the type of start to the slow-pitch softball season as they wanted by dropping a 15-1 decision to Grenada on Thursday afternoon. Starkville did piece together 11 hits offensively, but had only one run to show for it. Donnasha Hubbard had a double and two singles to lead the Lady Jackets at the plate, while Iyuan Clark and Jocitta Buchanan contributed two singles each. Shanele Johnson, Sasha Shurden, Briana Fisher and Kayla Tate added one single each. After Starkville hosts Columbus on Sept. 17, it goes on the road for a rematch with Grenada on Sept. 19. The Lady Jackets host their third and final home game of the season against New Hope on Sept. 24, before finishing the season on the road at Columbus on Oct. 1 and New Hope on Oct. 3.
2012 champ Murray falls in Open quarters
By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated Press NEW YORK — The earliest real signs of trouble for Andy Murray came in the 10th game of his U.S. Open quarterfinal. For 22 points stretched over 15 excruciating minutes Thursday, Murray’s body language was as poor as his play. When the 2012 champion pushed a simple forehand into the net, he smacked his palm against his forehead, once, twice, three times. When he left a similarly routine forehand too low, he mocked his footwork by pressing one shoe atop the other. When he sailed a later forehand long, he rolled his eyes and muttered. When he delivered his second double-fault, he swiped the ground with his racket. And when he rushed yet another forehand on break point No. 6 of that key game — the ball drifting long to cede a set to his far-less-accomplished opponent, ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka — Murray cracked his racket on the court. Not satisfied, he trudged to his changeover chair and whacked the racket again, mangling the frame. Trying to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time, and not quite two months removed from his historic Wimbledon championship, Murray bowed out quickly, if not quietly, at Flushing Meadows, losing 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to Wawrinka in a result that was surprising both because of who won and by how much. “I have had a good run the last couple of years,” said the third-seeded Murray, who shook his hands in front of his face and screamed after dropping the second set. “It’s a shame I had to play a bad match today.” The first Grand Slam semifinal of Wawrinka’s career, in his 35th appearance, will come Saturday against No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the 2011 U.S. Open champion. Djokovic overcame a third-set lull and beat 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 on Thursday night to reach the semifinals in New York for the seventh year in a row. It’s also the 14th consecutive Grand Slam tournament where Djokovic is in the semifinals, a 3-year streak. The other semifinal is No. 2 Rafael Nadal against No. 8 Richard Gasquet. Murray’s rough afternoon included only 15 winners, 30 fewer than Wawrinka. Murray tapped in second serves as slow as 75 mph, allowing Wawrinka to hit four return winners and easily take control of countless other points. Murray, one of the sport’s top returners, never earned a single break point during any of Wawrinka’s 14 service games. “I didn’t get into enough return games, which is disappointing for me,” said Murray, who had won 30 of his preceding 32 Grand Slam matches. “That’s normally something I do pretty well. I always give myself opportunities to break serve, and I didn’t today.” Give Wawrinka credit — something Murray made sure to do. At age 28, Wawrinka finally made it further at a major tournament than his Swiss Olympic teammate and good friend, Roger Federer, who lost in the fourth round and sent a congratulatory text to Wawrinka after his breakthrough victory. “Today, for sure, it’s my moment,” Wawrinka said.
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