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Archive - Aug 2013

August 16th

Starkville Academy sees scoreless scrimmages

August 17, 2013

JACKSON – High school football fans who like to see points scored in great numbers did not get what they wanted Friday night from the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Vols played two 20-minute running quarters at the Jackson Academy jamboree and failed to score in either with 0-0 finals against Simpson Academy and Richland.

Whitley anchors MSU safety spot

August 17, 2013

Mississippi State's secondary does not return many starters from last year's team.
There are no returning starters at cornerback and the only returning starter in the secondary plays safety.
Senior safety Nickoe Whitley will anchor the secondary and the safeties this season, as he is the most experienced player on the back end of the defense.

Lady Vols to get games in during softball tourney

August 17, 2013

Exposure is the word of the day in the world of high school softball on Saturday.
Taking place at the Starkville Sportsplex, the 11th annual College Exposure Tournament will feature numerous teams from around the state of Mississippi.
Although they are not hosting Starkville Academy will be a willing participant and its coach is looking forward to getting some additional games in.

Bulldogs play Bulls to 1-1 match in exhibition soccer action

August 17, 2013

There were certain things that Aaron Gordon wanted to see in his first match as the coach of the Mississippi State women's soccer team.
Overtime wasn't necessarily one of those things.
After the Bulldogs and the South Florida Bulls battled to a 1-1 tie after regulation, a decision had to be made whether to continue with the match.

Holliman gets life sentence

August 16, 2013

After seven hours of deliberation, an Oktibbeha County jury convicted Brian Holliman of first-degree murder Thursday evening in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Brian Holliman, of Caledonia, was accused of shooting his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, to death with a shotgun in their family home in October 2008.

IHL clears plan for Mill project

August 16, 2013

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved at its meeting Thursday two agreements between MSU and the city of Starkville that bring the parking garage for the Mill at MSU Conference Center one step closer to fruition.

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Scholarship formed for future teachers

August 16, 2013

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning is launching a new Teacher Education Scholars Program (TESP) that will award full scholarships to high-performing incoming college freshmen who pursue teaching careers.

Forever Outdoors plans a fundraiser barbecue

August 16, 2013

On Sept. 13, five American soldiers from Mississippi will travel to Kansas to take back the outdoor experience that combat once threatened to take from them.

"Better Boards" workshop to increase effectiveness

August 16, 2013

Volunteer Starkville will host a training workshop for board members titled "Better Boards, Better Community Development" from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday.

August 15th

Bulldogs seek leadership in secondary

August 15, 2013

Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay anchored a very talented and experienced cornerbacks group last season.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs don't have Banks or Slay this season. Both players have moved on to the National Football League.
New cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend takes over one of the more raw position groups on the field for the Bulldogs.

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