Archive - Jan 2013
By CARL SMITH
Visits to Starkvilleâ€™s 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.
â€śA win is a win,â€ť East Oktibbeha girls coach Izella Brewer said. â€śI always tell the girls to never give up and keep playing in spite of whatever goes on around you.â€ť
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
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a lead against the Florida Gators in the second half of their Southeastern Conference game Thursday night.
Then they ran into Bonds - Jaterra Bonds.
Bonds, who finished the game with 17 points, hit a basket and two free throws with the Bulldogs leading 52-51 and the Gators went on to a 61-55 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State junior offensive lineman Gabe Jackson announced Thursday that he was going to return for his senior season.
The 6-foot-4 320-pound offensive guard from Liberty received feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December, but decided it was in his best interest to return to the Bulldogs.