Archive - Jan 2014
Rick Rayâ€™s first taste of rival Ole Miss inside Humphrey Coliseum was memorable.
His Mississippi State Bulldogs knocked off the in-state rival Rebels 73-67 a season ago in Starkville to split the season series.
Ray urged students to show up and they did, making the Humphrey Coliseum a loud place and gave the Bulldogs the home court advantage.
A big emphasis for Starkville High School head coach Greg Carter is getting into the lane and getting easy buckets.
His Yellowjackets listened Friday night.
The Jackets did most of their damage in the paint as they went on to beat the Northwest Rankin Cougars 64-32 in the Bee Hive in a Class 6A, Region 3, District 4 matchup.
It wasn't the way the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets wanted to start the new year on Friday night.
The Northwest Rankin Lady Cougars secured a first-quarter lead against Starkville and didn't give it up for the rest of the game.
The Lady Jackets ended up losing their first Class 6A, Region 3 game of the season to the Lady Cougars 76-67.
Starkville coach Anna Albritton compares her teamâ€™s style of play to â€śa chess game.â€ť
On Friday night, the Lady Jackets executed that metaphor beautifully as they moved the ball around, set up all the right shots, including 38 shots on goal, and ultimately defeated the visiting Lady Falcons of Columbus 9-0 in a Class 6A, Region 3 match.
Oktibbeha County School District is bouncing back from a cold snap that outright crippled some of its operations early this week.
Students from 11 colleges across the state submitted 767 works of art to the Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition (MCAC), and of those, 124 pieces were chosen for display this week.
The Starkville Soccer Association set out to create a tournament six years ago which would allow area teams to compete against grade A talent while still staying close to home.
That idea blossomed into the Starkville Frostbite Tournament.
Jamison McKeeâ€™s first opportunity against rival Heritage Academy didnâ€™t turn out how he would have liked.
He corrected all that on Thursday.
The Starkville Academy senior scored three goals as the Volunteers shut out the Patriots 3-0 at the Starkville Sportsplex.
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Cora â€śLucilleâ€ť Wordlaw, 77,Â died January 5, 2014 in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church,Â Maben, Mississippi with Reverend Nelson Forrest, officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 2014 from 12-6:00 p.m. at West Memorial Funeral Home.
Naomi Hobbs Rising, 97, family matriarch, born October 27, 1916 in Ellenburg Center, NY, passed away January 9, 2014 at Starkville Manor Nursing Home in Starkville, MS.Â She and husband, Bert Rising (Married 67 years) lived in Plattsburgh, NY until their retirement then moved to Beverly Hills, FL. After her husbandâ€™s passing she moved to Starkville to be near family.