Archive - 2013
JACKSON â€“ Since entering division play, the Starkville Yellowjackets have had a good run.
They added to that run Friday night.
The Jackets knocked off Class 6A, Region 2 opponent Murrah 48-28 at Newell Field for their sixth-straight win.
Starkville (7-2, 5-0) opened the season with a 17-0 victory over Noxubee County, then lost its next two games to Oxford and West Point.Â
COLUMBUS â€“ Anything can happen in a rivalry game.
Add on that the fact that it is a conference game and the importance increases.
That was exactly the situation the Starkville Academy Volunteers found themselves in as they lost a close one to Heritage Academy 14-10.
MABEN â€“ The season schedule has not been very kind to the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves so far.
Facing Class A, Region 3-leading Pelahatchie on Friday night was no different, as the Chiefs defeated the Wolves 48-12.
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The Eupora Eagles mounted a fourth-quarter rally, but it was not enough as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Calhoun City Wildcats in Calhoun County Friday night.
With the loss, Eupora saw its records fall to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, Region 4.
Calhoun City took advantage of turnovers by the Eagles to build a 21-0 lead by halftime.
The Starkville High School swim team did not perform as well at the Class 6A North State meet as it wanted.
In a sport of a second chance, the Yellowjackets seek to have a better outing at today's Class 6A State meet in Cleveland. The prelims begin at 9 a.m. on the campus of Delta State University.
Championships are often won before teams ever reach a competitive situation against another school.
For members of the Starkville High School bowling team, practices are taken very seriously.
The boys won the region championship last season and have several bowlers returning from that team.
During a near three-hour executive session that ended just after noon Thursday, Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Alderman issued an ultimatum to the municipal court clerk â€” resign or be fired.
The official motion, which passed with a 6-0 vote, gave Debra Wood until 5 p.m. today to resign or the city would effectively terminate her employment.
Leading up to Thursday nightâ€™s Mississippi State football game, the 2013 Citywide Tailgate was in full force throughout downtown Starkville and other nearby locations.
Thirteen businesses participated in the first citywide tailgate in three years with the theme â€śBulldog Styleâ€ť from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. After the three-year hiatus, many businesses pulled out all the stops for the event.
Unity Parkâ€™s long-awaited opening is facing another delay.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors had scheduled to open the park on Saturday, but the opening will not go forward as planned.
District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said the board needed more time to properly plan the event.
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Earlier this season the Mississippi State Bulldogs were close to getting their first Southeastern Conference win of the season.Â
MSU didn't close the door on Auburn and the Tigers scored late in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.
It almost happened again Thursday night.Â