Archive - Jan 2013
By MATT CRANE
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Symphony Orchestra will open a new year of concerts with its performance of âAll That Jazzâ Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville.
Symphony conductor Michael Brown said the concertâs first half will feature works by Darius Milhaud and Aaron Copland.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley discussed prior meetings with faculty and staff and plans for supervision of those employees at her first regular monthly meeting Thursday.
By CARL SMITH
Visits to Starkvilleâs primary tourism website are increasing, a fact that reflects greater interest in the city and the impact of special promotions, Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials said Wednesday.
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer wants sophomore guard Kendra Grant to keep shooting.
He doesn't want Grant to be held to just five attempts from the field like she was against Vanderbilt or just seven tries like she had against Florida Atlantic.
For the Bulldogs to be successful, Schaefer knows that Grant must be a factor on offense.
It usually takes a strong defense to have a chance to compete in the Southeastern Conference.
For Mississippi State, there is no exception.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen has been busy this offseason with hiring assistant coaches.
"This time of the year you always have that happen," Mullen said in his Friday press conference of coaching changes. I mean, it's, I guess, the crazy season in college football. We're really excited about all the new guys coming in here."
CRAWFORD â The East Oktibbeha Lady Titans used an offensive prowess and got a successful night of basketball started off on the right note at home Friday night.
The Lady Lions scored a 70-52 victory.
âA win is a win,â East Oktibbeha girls coach Izella Brewer said. âI always tell the girls to never give up and keep playing in spite of whatever goes on around you.â
HATTIESBURG â The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers earned an important victory on the road Friday night and used a big second quarter to defeat Presbyterian Christian 53-43.
It was a meeting of the two top teams in Class AAA as Starkville Academy improved to 22-0 and Presbyterian Christian lost for only the second time this season and fell to 18-2.
YAZOO CITY â The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets jumped out to a first-quarter lead and never looked back in taking a 48-28 Class 5A, Region 2 win over Yazoo City on Friday night.
SHS led at halftime 29-16 on the way to improving its records to 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the region.
Blair Schaefer had a big scoring night with 24 points and she also dished out six assists.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team is looking to do something they have not done in three years.
The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0) look to open the Southeastern Conference season with a 2-0 record when they travel to Athens, Ga., to take on Georgia (6-8, 0-1) today.
Tip is set for 12:47 p.m. inside Stegeman Coliseum for the battle of the Bulldogs.Â