Archive - Aug 2013
Cherri Lightsey has worn several hats over the years, and through many of them, she's worked to make an impact in the community.
Martha Ruth Parvin, a longtime friend, said Lightsey had worked with Habitat for Humanity, helped with fundraisers for needy patients at OCH Regional Medical Center and helped to mentor children, among other things.
Coach Dan Mullen has seen his Mississippi State team experience its share of injuries during training camp this fall.
The Bulldogs have had a number of his skilled players suffer minor to big injuries.
Junior tight end Malcolm Johnson has been touch and go with an undisclosed injury since before classes got back underway last Monday.Â
There's no hiding the impact a player has on a team when they have 64 career points.
Mississippi State senior Elisabeth Sullivan was able to reach that mark in soccer to set the school record on Sunday and the Bulldogs shut out the Arkansas State Red Wolves 5-0 at the MSU Soccer Field.
Getting a milestone in a winning effort was very satisfying for Sullivan.
The Starkville Academy cross country team is ready to hit the ground running.
â€śI am excited about them this year,â€ť Volunteers coach Nancy Christiansen said. â€śWe started practicing early on and are ready to see where we stack up at real competition.â€ť
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Travis Outlaw will always proudly call Starkville home.
On Saturday, Outlaw spent some of the last moments of free time he had before reporting back to the National Basketball Association and the Sacramento Kings to let the community know just how grateful he is for its support over the years.
The honor and recognition was very much deserved.
For a person who has not forgotten where he came from and has given back to his community on several occasions, Travis Outlaw had some love sent back in his direction over the weekend.
There is only one word Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins can say when asked about facing an Oklahoma State offense.
That word is challenge.
The Bulldogs square off against the No. 13 (Associated Press) Cowboys this coming Saturday in Houston, Tex.
MACON â€“ Jamie Mitchell has done several big things as the head coach of the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
He has taken SHS to the Class 5A State championship two years in a row and won the title last season.
Yet there was one big thing he wanted to do this season, and that was to beat Noxubee County.
MERIDIAN â€“ Johnathan Burton hit a 44-yard field goal for the Starkville Academy Volunteers in the first half, but it was not nearly enough as the homestanding Lamar School Raiders earned a 35-3 victory on Friday night.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ Judging by the way they played Friday night, one would never guess that the Choctaw County Chargers have only been together for a few months.
Taking on their cross county rivals French Camp, the Chargers ended their first game of the season with a 21-16 victory.