Archive - 2013
The aroma of charcoal and the grill being fired up is typical on Saturdays in The Junction at Mississippi State University, but the cooking will begin early this week. Pots will be stirred and the smell of chili will begin wafting through the air at MSUâ€™s Ampitheater for todayâ€™s Junior Auxiliaryâ€™s fundraiser Chilifest.
A change of pace is in store as French Camp Academy and Starkville Academy meet on the gridiron tonight.
Since the schools are in different associations, it does not play, but when an open date arose on both schedules it seemed to be the perfect solution.
For Volunteers coach Jeff Terrill, tonight brings the opportunity for something new and to have a little â€śfun.â€ť
An interruption in a routine can sometimes be the worse nightmare for a football coach.
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell hopes it doesn't work against his team this week.
With the schedule being altered somewhat due to exams and the fact the Yellowjackets have to travel over three hours to play the Greenville-Weston Hornets tonight, it's a cause for concern for Mitchell.
The environment is getting more and more intense as game night approaches in Maben.
That's because tonight cross-county foes East and West Oktibbeha square off. Not only does the opportunity to beat your rival lie on the line, but this year both teams are winless and looking to score that first victory.
The Starkville Yellowjacket 9th graders mounted a second half comeback, but it fell short.
The Jackets couldn't contain West Point and the Green Wave went on to a 12-6 victory Thursday night to win the division.
The Starkville Academy 8th-9th grade Volunteers may have lost a 14-0 decision to Jackson Academy Thursday night, but coach Sam Wright never saw his team give up.
Starkville Academy never let Jackson Academy, which has a roster twice the size of the Vols, take control of the game.
The game was scoreless after the first quarter and Jackson Academy only had a 7-0 advantage at halftime.
Anytime a team suffers a tough loss it can put a damper on team morale.
Add in the fact that the loss eliminated the team from playoff contention and the potential damage is maximized.
When the Mississippi State baseball team steps onto Dudy Noble Field today to start fall practice, they will have several players staying in the dugout.
The Bulldogs have several players who are coming off of injuries and offseason surgery. Some have been hit with flu-like symptoms and possibly could sit out this weekend.
There will be a little bit of madness taking place today near The Junction.
After the homecoming parade, the men's and women's basketball programs will give fans a look at their teams in a public setting for the first time beginning at 6 p.m. on Creelman Street between Dorman Hall and The Junction.
Starkville Police Department is asking the public for help in searching for Joe Mitchell Gillespie.
The department described Gillespie as a 26-year-old, 6-6, 280-pound black male.