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Archive - Nov 2013

November 16th

SMITH COLUMN: Opening half chance slips through MSU

November 17, 2013

Lost opportunities are magnified, especially against the No. 1 team in the nation.
When the chances at points come in certain situations, they have to be cashed in.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn't do that in the first half Saturday night against the Alabama Crimson Tide and lost a 20-7 decision at Davis Wade Stadium.

Russell starts for State for an injured Prescott

November 17, 2013

Picking who will start under center for Mississippi State this season, has been about as likely as picking the right combination of numbers in the lottery. 
Sophomore Dak Prescott has drawn the majority of starts for the Bulldogs at quarterback this season.
Prescott suffered what head coach Dan Mullen called a "stinger" in last Saturday's game against Texas A&M.

Lady Jackets pick up 1-0 win

November 17, 2013

Finishing has been an issue for the Starkville High School girls soccer team early this season.
On Saturday, those troubles faded slightly as the Lady Yellowjackets scored a 1-0 victory over Caledonia at the Starkville Sportsplex.

November 15th

Jackets advance in playoffs: SHS uses stingy defense, the run to beat Grenada

November 16, 2013

The Starkville Yellowjackets used a steady run game and stingy defense to do what they had to do at home Friday night.
One of the driving forces in the Yellowjackets 14-7 victory over the Chargers of Grenada was Jacquez Horsley. Having Horsley lined up in the backfield getting tough yards late in the game proved invaluable. He finished the night with 102 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.

SMITH COLUMN: Starkville shows sportsmanship in win

November 16, 2013

One of the best displays of sportsmanship took place during Friday night's game between the Starkville Yellowjackets and Grenada Chargers.
With 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter, Grenada defensive lineman Tony Tillman sustained an injury and had a difficult time getting off the field.

Eupora moves on in Class 2A

November 16, 2013

BOONEVILLE – Coach Junior Graham summarized Friday's game against East Union in one phrase, "we live for another week."
After leading 28-7 at the half, Eupora defeated the Urchins 42-7 to move forward in Class 2A playoffs to face Baldwyn.

EMCC, former SHS guard signs with Chattanooga

November 16, 2013

Former Starkville High School basketball player Jacolby Mobley keeps taking his game to another level.
It's not just because Mobley has gone from high school to junior college and now the Division I stage after signing with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday, but coaches have noticed the maturity level increase in the former Yellowjacket.

Ten to vie for Miss MSU crown

November 15, 2013

Hair spray and hot rollers will be abundant in Betterworth Auditorium tonight when 10 Mississippi State University girls compete for the Miss Mississippi State crown in Lee Hall.

It is the 55th year for the Miss MSU pageant. The pageant is part of the Miss America circuit. The winner of the pageant will go on to compete for the Miss Mississippi title.

Christmas Open House scheduled for Sunday

November 15, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Starkville. Store window displays boast of brightly decorated Christmas trees and Christmas carols greet those walking along Main Street. The town will be filled with even more Christmas cheer on Sunday with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s Christmas Open House.

Renowned author talks about science in politics

November 15, 2013

There was a good reason why Richard Muller waited until Thursday to visit Mississippi State University instead of coming on Sept. 17 as originally planned.

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