Archive - 2013
There's no better measuring stick for an athletic team than to open the season with a tournament.
The Mississippi State volleyball squad got a big dose of that over the weekend.
HOUSTON â€“ Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen saw his offense find a rhythm early on, but lose it down the stretch Saturday.
The Bulldogs dropped a 21-3 decision to No. 13 (Associated Press) Oklahoma State in the Advocare Texas Kickoff in Reliant Stadium.
HOUSTON â€“ There was a good bit of speculation that the Mississippi State defense could not stand up to the uptempo offensive style of Oklahoma State.
The Bulldog defense held the No. 13 (Associated Press) Cowboys to just 21 points in a 21-3 loss at Reliant Stadium on Saturday.Â
The Cowboys averaged 46 points per game last season.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s volleyball team lost 3-1, on Saturday to Southeast Missouri in four sets.
The Bulldogs are now 2-2 for the season.
Despite the loss, sophomore Taylor Scott notched a double-double with 19 kills and 15 digs. Joining her teammate in the double-double category was freshman Kimmy Gardiner who picked up 15 kills and 21 digs.
A young team can be expected to make a few errors during the course of the season.
For the first time, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were hurt by mistakes during a volleyball match Saturday afternoon in the Maroon Classic and lost a 3-1 decision to the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.
Mississippi State University reported a shooting at the Sprint Mart on Blackjack Road just west of campus early Saturday morning.
The university issued a Maroon Alert text message warning at 12:53 a.m. Saturday, warning students and alert subscribers that a shooting had been reported at the convenience store.
NOXAPATER â€“ The East Webster Wolverines fought hard Friday night to claim a close 20-19 victory on the road at Noxapater.
â€śIt was a battle,â€ť Wolverine coach Doug Wilson said. â€śWe knew coming in that Noxapater had a great ball team and they didnâ€™t let us down. It was a hard fought game and they are a fine team. We got behind, but the guys just kept fighting and weathered the storm.â€ť
EUPORA â€“ The Eupora Eagles improved to 2-0 this season as the Eagles knocked off French Camp 51-21.
Ask Eagles coach Junior Graham what is leading to his teamâ€™s success and he attributes it all to â€śexperienceâ€ť and hard work.
After losing 35-3 in their first game last week on the road against Lamar School, the Starkville Academy Volunteers bounced back in a major way at home defeating East Rankin Academy 28-7.
The Golden Egg Trophy currently held by the Ole Miss Rebels, now have the miniature version also headed to Oxford.
Starkville and Oxford met in the inaugural â€śLittle Egg Bowlâ€ť in Starkville on Friday night, and it was the visiting Chargers who picked up the 35-24 win, in a second half full of struggles for the Yellowjackets.