Archive - 2013
CRAWFORD â€“ The East Oktibbeha Lady Titans used an offensive prowess and got a successful night of basketball started off on the right note at home Friday night.
The Lady Lions scored a 70-52 victory.
â€śA win is a win,â€ť East Oktibbeha girls coach Izella Brewer said. â€śI always tell the girls to never give up and keep playing in spite of whatever goes on around you.â€ť
HATTIESBURG â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers earned an important victory on the road Friday night and used a big second quarter to defeat Presbyterian Christian 53-43.
It was a meeting of the two top teams in Class AAA as Starkville Academy improved to 22-0 and Presbyterian Christian lost for only the second time this season and fell to 18-2.
YAZOO CITY â€“ The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets jumped out to a first-quarter lead and never looked back in taking a 48-28 Class 5A, Region 2 win over Yazoo City on Friday night.
SHS led at halftime 29-16 on the way to improving its records to 8-4 overall and 2-0 in the region.
Blair Schaefer had a big scoring night with 24 points and she also dished out six assists.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team is looking to do something they have not done in three years.
The Bulldogs (6-7, 1-0) look to open the Southeastern Conference season with a 2-0 record when they travel to Athens, Ga., to take on Georgia (6-8, 0-1) today.
Tip is set for 12:47 p.m. inside Stegeman Coliseum for the battle of the Bulldogs.Â
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had a lead against the Florida Gators in the second half of their Southeastern Conference game Thursday night.
Then they ran into Bonds - Jaterra Bonds.
Bonds, who finished the game with 17 points, hit a basket and two free throws with the Bulldogs leading 52-51 and the Gators went on to a 61-55 victory at Humphrey Coliseum.
Mississippi State junior offensive lineman Gabe Jackson announced Thursday that he was going to return for his senior season.
The 6-foot-4 320-pound offensive guard from Liberty received feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December, but decided it was in his best interest to return to the Bulldogs.
By MATT CRANE
The Golden Triangle Kennel Club welcomes hundreds of canine enthusiasts with its annual dog show Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi State University Horse Park.
GTKC President Nancy Boden said entries increased for this yearâ€™s competition with approximately 600 participants scheduled to attend.
By CARL SMITH
Saturday is the last day Oktibbeha County voters within state Senate Dist. 16 can cast absentee ballots in the special election to fill the late Miss. Sen. Bennie Turnerâ€™s seat.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum used the Mississippi Economic Councilâ€™s annual Capital Day meeting in Jackson as a platform to announce a $6,000 scholarship paid over four years for each student-winner in MECâ€™s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.
Mr. John Henry Davis, 84, died Dec. 31, 2012 at his residence in Starkville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 12, 2013 at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville with Rev. Lee Brand Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Starkville.