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Archive - Feb 2014

February 21st

Starkville boys battle, but can't overcome MC

February 22, 2014

MADISON – Ask Starkville boys basketball coach Greg Carter about his team’s game on Friday night and he will quickly tell you it was just not the Yellowjackets night.
After getting down early, the Jackets did all they could, but it was not enough as Madison Central picked the Class 6A, Region 3 championship with a 57-39 victory.

Bulldogs defeat Crusaders 6-2 in baseball

February 22, 2014

John Cohen wasn't happy with the performance of his offense in a loss on Wednesday.
The Mississippi State head coach said his team was taking "softball swings" and trying to do too much at the plate.
The Bulldogs took what he had to say to heart. 
No. 2 MSU pounded out 10 hits in a 6-2 victory over the Holy Cross Crusaders on Friday at Dudy Noble Field.

Owen sharp in the circle as MSU wins in softball

February 22, 2014

Logan Foulks must have been saying all of the right things Friday.
During the course of a Mississippi State softball game, Foulks will wear out a path between her first base position and the circle with a message for the pitcher.
Foulks does it as a way to keep things "light and fun" while the Bulldogs are competing.

Bulldogs host Razorbacks in basketball

February 21, 2014

Every game has meaning for I.J. Ready, but today's game carries a little more incentive.
Ready, a native of North Little Rock, Ark., and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (13-13, 3-10) take on Arkansas at 3 p.m. inside Humphrey Coliseum.
"I saw that game on the schedule when I first got here," the true freshman point guard said. "It came quicker than I thought but I'm ready for it."

Two arrested after police chase - Officers still seek third suspect

February 21, 2014

A trio of suspects led Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Starkville Police Department officers on a Wednesday night high-speed chase through Starkville that ended in a two-vehicle collision on South Montgomery Street.

Deputies arrested two suspects, 18-year-old Joshua Tutton, of Starkville, and a teenage juvenile, both on suspicion of felony fleeing law enforcement officers.

Cell phone service could improve at Davis Wade

February 21, 2014

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved on Thursday improvements to cellular phone service infrastructure at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium.

City sales tax revenue finishes 2013 strong

February 21, 2014

December was a good month for sales tax revenue in Starkville and finished out the year as 2013’s second-highest grossing month.

City sales tax collections totaled $535,946.68 for the month of December, and grew 1.03 percent from the amount collected in December 2012. Starkville’s city restaurant tax revenue for December totaled at $119, 804.17.

February 20th

Bulldogs attempt to bounce back in next home set

February 20, 2014

Mississippi State's baseball identity was built around a solid pitching staff and good defensive play last season.
The No. 2 Bulldogs committed three errors and gave up three runs in the ninth inning in a 6-4 loss to Memphis on Wednesday.
MSU head coach John Cohen wants his team to get back to that identity they had last season.

SHS awaits facility improvements

February 20, 2014

Starkville High School athletic director Dr. Stan Miller and his team began working on some much needed athletic facility improvements one year ago.
On Tuesday night, the bids for those projects were unanimously approved by the school board.

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