Archive - Jan 2013
GREENWOOD â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have played well all season long, but they were still able to achieve another first on Friday night.
For the first time in school history, the Starkville Academy girls were able to win a basketball game at Pillow Academy.
CANTON â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets fell behind their host early and couldn't recover in losing a 61-35 decision to Canton Friday night.
Starkville, which fell to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in Class 5A, Region 2, was on the wrong side of a 14-6 score after the first quarter. The Lady Jackets trailed 29-12 at halftime.
There is very little down time when the Southeastern Conference basketball portion of the schedule tips off.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs find that out today as they start a two-game road trip.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 2-1) travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers (8-7, 0-3). Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network and locally on WCBI.
The Mississippi State softball program experienced the winningest April in school history last spring.
That run helped the Bulldogs springboard into the postseason and head coach Vann Stuedeman became one of only two first-year head coaches to take her team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
By RUTHIE ROBINSON
The Webster Progress-Times
WALTHALL â€”Â An early morning fire Thursday gutted and destroyed most of the historic Webster County Courthouse.
The Walthall Volunteer Fire Department and Eupora Volunteer Fire Department responded to an alert and found the courthouse in flames about 2:30 a.m.
By NATHAN GREGORY
The city of Starkville may still be eligible for a Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund grant despite reports earlier this month that the opportunity would not be available.
By CARL SMITH
Mississippi Department of Education officials will hold a live-shooter exercise Saturday at Overstreet School as part of the organizationâ€™s school safety training initiative.
The exercise is closed to the public and will occur throughout the day, MDE school safety spokesman Don Criswell said.
The night started out dark inside Humphrey Coliseum and ended even darker on Mississippi State's chance of going 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 2-1) fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6, 2-1) 75-43 Wednesday night.
A physical presence.
The fifth-ranked Kentucky Lady Wildcats are developing it this season and the Mississippi State Bulldogs know that's what it is going to take to be successful in the Southeastern Conference.
Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell is happy that his team has been able to follow up last season's SEC regular season championship and continue to win games.