Archive - May 2013
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As a student Starkville Academy, Jake Griffin has strong familiarity with the Mississippi State University campus. Now that the campus is hosting American Legion Boys State, he said, the campus feels different.
â€śIt doesnâ€™t feel like MSU,â€ť Griffin said. â€śIt has its own atmosphere. It does feel like our own little city. Itâ€™s nice.â€ť
Ever since March, Bates Bennettâ€™s classmates have been asking him when the Scripps National Spelling Bee is.
On March 2, Bennett won The Commercial Appealâ€™s Mid-South Regional Spelling Bee in Memphis, earning a spot in the national competition and in Starkvilleâ€™s 175th Anniversary Parade April 6. Bennett is a sixth grader at Starkville Academy, where he said he was grateful to have fans.
While many families and neighbors were hosting BBQs or spending time at the lake over Memorial Day weekend, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers were busy writing tickets.
Starkvilleâ€™s poll workerâ€™s met at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to prepare for the approaching general election on June 4.
Being the new person is not easy, but Bailie Springfield took it all in stride as she assumed her role as pitcher for the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
In fact, the freshman remained cool as a cucumber all season long right up until the end when she stood alongside her teammates to accept the Class 2A State championship medals.
Winning a State championship is no easy task, especially in your first year with a new school.
East Webster coach Lee Berryhill was able to do just that as he took the Lady Wolverines all the way to the Class 2A state championship.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will face a tough field of Bears at the Starkville Regional this weekend with the capability of pulling off a victory against them.
Looking at the past couple of seasons, the Central Arkansas Bears and the Mercer Bears have beaten the Bulldogs.
The Mississippi State baseball program is full of history, but on Tuesday the 2013 edition made its own history.
A school-record six Bulldogs received postseason Southeastern Conference honors. The list was compiled in a vote by the league's coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own athletes.
"We are really proud of our guys," MSU head coach John Cohen said.
Jody Britt knows exactly where he wants to take the Starkville Academy baseball program.
The Volunteers have already competed for a State championship two years ago and made another deep run in the postseason this year.
As Britt takes over as SA head coach for the departed Neal Henry, he wants to carry on that success and then some.