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October 23rd

Young Mustangs look to put things together

October 23, 2013

Murrah High School football coach Zack Grady was presented a pretty tall task this season.
He was faced with having to replace 16 starters from last year's team.
As expected, there have been some growing pains for the Mustangs, who take records of 4-5 overall and 2-2 in Class 6A, Region 2 into Friday's home game at Newell Field against the Starkville Yellowjackets.

Plans form for new MSU road

October 23, 2013

A new entrance road into Mississippi State University is in the planning stages.

MSU is working with the Mississippi Department of Transportation to plan a road through the university’s South Farm that would connect Blackjack Road to Poor House Road, playing into Oktibbeha County’s larger plans for overall access to the city and campus from the south.

Fifth Pumpkinpalooza scheduled for Friday

October 23, 2013

ain Street in Starkville will take on the facade of a fall paradise Friday evening during the fifth annual Pumpkinpalooza.

Vocal fry becomes hot trend

October 23, 2013

Valley girl speak is out and a new vocal trend known as “creaky voice” is taking effect.

Creaky voice, also known as vocal fry or creaking, is the new vocal trend many teenage and college-age girls are using when they speak. It is the lowest range of notes in the normal voice register and can be heard from many of the biggest television and pop stars in Hollywood.

School group discusses repairs

October 23, 2013

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure ended its Tuesday night meeting with a rare executive session.

Commission members went into executive session for slightly less than an hour to discuss litigation issues. Officials declined to comment further on the matter after the meeting.

October 22nd

Next stop: State title series for East Webster softball

October 23, 2013

MABEN – East Webster and Enterprise treated fans to free softball on Tuesday evening.
With such evenly-matched teams, it was no surprise that game three of the Class 2A South State championship was a thriller. It came down to the bottom of the eighth, but East Webster pulled through to achieve a 6-5 victory in game three.

SMITH COLUMN: Points, yards are increasing at every level

October 23, 2013

There are just not very many football teams out there playing very much defense anymore at any level.
Think about it. Doesn't it seem less and less likely these days to see shutouts in high school, junior college and college?
More and more offenses are putting up video game-like numbers in points and total yards.
It's not surprising to see squads scoring 50, 60 and 70 points in a game.

Special teams have good special teams: Eupora uses unit to advantage

October 23, 2013

EUPORA – They do not call it special for no reason.
You may not immediately realize the impact, but come Friday night from extra points to field position, the special teams squad makes its presence known.

Wolverines kicker uses weight room to his advantage

October 23, 2013

Some kickers don't emphasize the importance of using the weight room to their advantage.
Those thoughts don't enter the mind of East Webster sophomore Tyler Cosby.
Cosby has steadily gotten better as a kicker for the Wolverines and he points to time spent in the weight room as a reason why.
"It's pretty crucial and helps me kick farther," Cosby said. "Overall it helps me stay in shape."

October 21st

Familiar SEC East foe: MSU set to play host to Kentucky Thursday

October 21, 2013

Mississippi State's only constant from the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division is Kentucky.
The Bulldogs and Wildcats have been playing every year since 1990. During that span, MSU is 14-9 against UK.
Coach Dan Mullen took over the Bulldog program in 2009 and he is 4-0 against the Wildcats. 
With the Wildcats always being on the Bulldog schedule, Mullen views the game as a rivalry game.

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