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October 30th

Bounce back time: Bulldogs anxious to see how they fare with Aggies

October 31, 2012

Several Mississippi State fans are anxious to see how their Bulldogs will fare Saturday morning when the Texas A&M Aggies come to town.

The No. 17 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-1, 3-1) don't have much time to think about last week's loss to No. 1 Alabama. The No. 16 (Associated Press) Aggies are knocking on the door.

SMITH COLUMN: It's unfortunate if athletics taken away from county

October 31, 2012

It will be an unfortunate situation if athletics gets taken away, or even partly taken, from the Oktibbeha County schools.

As of right now, its appears the schools still can compete, but only in Class A, Region 3, District 4 games only. That means there can be no participation in the playoffs, no matter what the record shows.

Lane becomes true leader for Indians

October 31, 2012

ACKERMAN – For all of the success he has received while wearing the Ackerman jersey, wide receiver Quentin Lane manages to stay humble and continues to work hard every day.

“Every week I just go out there and play my role on the team,” Lane said. “For me, the biggest key is to remain humble, realize the gift God has given me and to keep working hard to make the most of that gift.”

SCS Cougars open season with a victory

October 31, 2012

It was an impressive start of the game and the season for the Starkville Christian Cougars at home Tuesday night.

After jumping out to a 21-5 lead after the first quarter, the Cougars saw the Jackson Victors come back to make it close in the fourth quarter, but earned a 72-62 win.

Lady Vols open season with victory

October 31, 2012

PELAHATCHIE – The Starkville Academy girls basketball team got the 2012 season underway on a positive note.

The Lady Volunteers beat Bowling Green School (La.) 51-46 at the East Rankin Girls Preseason Tournament Tuesday night.

After the first quarter the Lady Vols led 12-8. They entered halftime with a slim lead at 23-21.

Macdonald dismissed as coach of Bulldogs

October 31, 2012

After failing to qualify for the Southeastern Conference soccer tournament, Mississippi State has dismissed head coach Neil Macdonald.

The Bulldogs finished 9-10-1 overall and 2-10-1 in conference play. They finished last in the SEC Western division.

Macdonald learned of the decision Monday morning. He will be reassigned in the MSU athletic department for the remainder of his contract.

Turn leftover Halloween candy into delicious treats

October 30, 2012


Another year, another Halloween night.

It's time again for the goblins, superheroes, princesses and a myriad of other costumed children to walk the streets of Starkville looking to fill their pumpkin pales with Halloween treats.

Third Annual Black-Eyed Peas Festival

October 30, 2012


I've never had much reason to go to Mantee.

Adding spice with tapenade

October 30, 2012


I’ve never been in a church where I’ve known so many people. Seriously, it was over half the congregation. It was like a College of Arts and Sciences faculty meeting but with more amens and less action items. The only real task at hand this first blustery, autumn day of the season was a wedding.

Accreditation loss ends county playoff hopes

October 30, 2012


County and state school officials confirmed Tuesday that the athletics programs at both West and East Oktibbeha County high schools are now ineligible for out-of-conference play, including playoffs, because of the school district’s recent accreditation withdrawal.

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