Archive - Nov 2012
By NATHAN GREGORY
Former colleagues of longtime Democratic Miss. Sen. Bennie Turner all said the state lost one of its finest leaders after he died Tuesday afternoon.
The Starkville Yellowjackets have gotten used to quarterback Gabe Myles giving every ounce of effort to the offense the last two seasons.
There was no better example of that than when he scored the game-winning two-point conversion last Friday night to help Starkville defeat the West Point Green Wave 29-28 in overtime to claim the Class 5A North State championship.
No, Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell wasn't guaranteeing a victory in the Class 5A State championship game when he said Friday night "we are going to win it."
Before everyone gets all excited and thinks Mitchell was pulling a "Joe Namath" moment here, it is important to put his comment in the proper context.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were eager to put last week behind them and get a win.
To do that, MSU head coach Rick Ray started former Starkville High School standout freshman Gavin Ware instead of senior Wendell Lewis and junior walk-on Tyson Cunningham.
TUPELO â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets improved their record to 6-0 in boys soccer Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory over Tupelo.
It was the first win at Tupelo in school history.
Taylor Wise and Juan Salazar had one goal each for the Yellowjackets.
Mississippi State has not been known as a great soccer destination, but Aaron Gordon thinks the program has potential.
On Tuesday, Bulldog athletic director Scott Stricklin introduced Gordon as the fourth head coach of the women's soccer team.
By MATT CRANE
Paige Lawes is continuing her mission to make the holiday season special.
Beginning Saturday, Lawes will host her annual â€śThe 12 Days of Christmasâ€ť luncheon series at Three Generations Tea Room featuring a variety of live entertainment at each session.
By ALIX HUI
Many years ago â€” shoot, nearly 10 â€” my brother and I woke on Thanksgiving morning to the clucking of chickens and, strangely, the chortle of a turkey. The beach roaches scattered onto the sand (â€śbeach roachesâ€ť makes them sound more happy-go-lucky and hapless than when you see one perched on your toothbrush) as we stumbled out of our bamboo hut to the front porch.Â
LOUISVILLE â€“ Blair Schaefer poured in 44 points, mainly by hitting 25-of-26 free throws, to lead the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets to a 67-64 victory over the Louisville Lady Wildcats Tuesday night.
After Starkville jumped out to an 11-10 lead after the first quarter, Louisville out-scored the visitors 24-19 in the second quarter to take a 34-30 advantage at halftime.
By JAY REED
I was happy to see that many of the social media postings on and around Thanksgiving had to do with getting together with family and friends â€” social media actually reported social gatherings this time around.Â