Archive - 2013
By ZACK PLAIR
Times have changed and race relations in Mississippi have certainly improved since 1965.
On that point, both Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton and the countyâ€™s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) President Chris Taylor adamantly agree.
CLINTON â€“ The path to a third-consecutive State tournament championship this season continues for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
The Lady Vols scored their 41st victory of the season as they defeated the Lady Spartans from Prairie View Academy 71-29.
Brandon Woodruff is still working toward the weekend at Mississippi State.
After Wednesday's four-inning pitching performance during a 17-5 victory by the Bulldogs over Rhode Island at Dudy Noble Field, the Wheeler native realized there's more improvement that must be made.
Darriel Gaynor has been thinking quite a bit about life this week.
Mississippi State has been a big part of her life for the past three years.
As the only senior player for the MSU women's basketball team, Gaynor will be recognized during the final home game of the season tonight against Georgia. The battle of the Bulldogs tips off at 7 p.m.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Mississippi State University is using resources to assist the Oktibbeha County School District in an effort to improve student achievement and raise graduation rates at the request of OCSD and the Mississippi Department of Education, according to MSU Vice President for Research David Shaw.
Overall State champions.
Those are three simple words that describe Starkville Academyâ€™s goal for the 2012-2013 season.
The Lady Volunteers begin the journey toward that status today as they face Prairie View in a 3 p.m.
matchup at Mississippi College.
As game time nears, enthusiasm is sweeping throughout the Starkville Academy team and its coach.
There is no "I" in team.
There is definitely no "I" in Lady Volunteers.
When it comes to the Starkville Academy Lady Vols, they exhibit the highest level of teamwork that can be witnessed on the basketball court.
The Mississippi State baseball team was coming off a big weekend in which they collected four wins.
Keeping focus for a midweek game after that type of weekend is usually a concern.
The No. 9 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs answered those concerns with seven-straight hits in the bottom of the first on their way to a 13-2 win over Rhode Island Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field.
It wasn't quite the formula for success that the Starkville Yellowjackets were looking for against the Columbus Falcons Tuesday night.
Columbus kept expanding a lead on Starkville with eight runs in the first four innings and went on to win a 9-5 decision at Yellowjacket Stadium.
It was the first loss of the season for SHS under Brian Jones, who saw his team fall to 2-1.
Mississippi State and Kentucky have played some good basketball games in the last few years.
There has usually been a championship or a berth into the NCAA Tournament on the line.
This time around Kentucky is the only one looking at this game as one step closer to the postseason.