Archive - Feb 2013
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have bought into the notion that defense wins championships.
It was certainly the case Saturday afternoon when the Lady Vols captured the Class AAA, Division II State title with a 63-15 victory over the East Rankin Lady Patriots at Hillcrest Christian School.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers found a way to come back and win when it seemed like they were beaten.
The Volunteers (17-15) beat Washington School 67-65 in the consolation game of the Class AAA, Division II Tournament Saturday night at Hillcrest Christian School.
There has been a good bit of documented history surrounding the Mississippi State baseball program.
On Saturday, it encountered another milestone.
The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs held off the Portland Pilots 2-1 for MSU's 1,000th win at Dudy Noble Field.
It has been a rough past few weeks for the Mississippi State men's basketball team.
The Bulldogs have lost nine-straight games after opening up 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
MSU head coach Rick Ray wants his team to finish strong, but he knows to do that it has to find a way to stay in the game early.
It was unclear going into the season if the offense was going to be one of the strong points for the Mississippi State baseball team coming into the 2013 season.
On Friday, the question was answered in a positive way for at least the opener.
Chris Stratton found himself in a familiar position Friday afternoon.
The Tupelo native was standing on the mound at Dudy Noble Field to throw a pitch.
With his career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs complete, one toss was all he got Friday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series opener against University of Portland.
JACKSON â€“ Starkville Academyâ€™s girls are one step away from being Class AAA, Division II State champions after defeating Hillcrest Christian in the semifinals 79-37 on Friday.
â€śWe had a good one,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. â€śIt was a huge team effort. We had five players in double figures and two with double rebounds. Everybody really came together and we pulled it off.â€ť
Mrs. Mozelle Waits Murphy, 95, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at her residence in Eupora.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Eupora with Brother Travis Gray officiating.
Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Webster County.
Visitation will be held 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the church prior to services.
CANTON â€“ It wasn't the type of start that the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were looking for, but the finish was more to their liking.
Even though the Lady Jackets lost a 58-51 decision to homestanding Canton in the finals of the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournament, they came back to make a run, only to see it fall a bit short.
Mr. William Albert Baldwin, 74, died Thursday,Â Feb. 7, 2013 in Meridian.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 atÂ Blackjack Missionary Baptist ChurchÂ in Starkville with Rev. R.T. Branson Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens of Starkville.
Visitation was held noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at West Memorial Funeral Home chapel