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Archive - Mar 2014

March 17th

Upon further review, Rotarians applaud Vaughn

March 17, 2014

Football officials, for the most part, don't receive positive attention from football fans.
They are usually singled out for controversy or controversial calls on the gridiron.
On Monday, that was not the case for Jack Vaughn.
"I'm not used to applause," Vaughn joked as he stepped to the podium to speak to the Starkville Rotary Club at the Starkville Country Club. 

Louisville out-slugs Starkville in softball

March 17, 2014

Those in attendance at the Starkville versus Louisville softball game got their money's worth Monday night.
After battling for almost three hours Louisville left town with a 19-7 victory. 

March 16th

Bulldogs start spring practice on Tuesday

March 16, 2014

One of the most anticipated spring football camps is nearly here for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
MSU opens 2014 spring practice Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex. It will be the first of 15 practices, 14 of those opened to the public, for the coach Dan Mullen-led Bulldog squad.

Mississippi State learns postseason spot today

March 16, 2014

Katia May has witnessed quite a bit during her four-year career as a women's basketball player at Mississippi State.
She will experience something for the first time this week.
The Bulldogs are expected to get their first postseason invitation since the 2009-10 season when the bids go out for the NCAA Tournament and WNIT tonight.

MacGown takes love of running to SCAD Bees

March 16, 2014

Former Starkville High distant runner Joseph MacGown believes the opportunity to attend on scholarship and compete for the Savannah College of Art and Design cross country team "a perfect fit."
MacGown signed a letter of intent with the school on Sunday afternoon with family and friends by his side.

March 15th

Living the good life: Schaefer enjoyed two years at SHS

March 15, 2014

Basketball is life for Blair Schaefer.
Since a very early age, the Starkville Lady Yellowjacket has had a basketball in her hand and has been working to improve her game. The work has paid off resulting in Schaefer being selected the Starkville Daily News Area Player of the Year.

Williams' work makes Lady Jackets winners

March 15, 2014

During tryouts last May, Starkville Daily News' Area Coach of the Year selection Kristie Williams and her new crop of Lady Yellowjackets basketball players made a pact.
No matter what was ahead, the coach and players were going to give it their all in hopes of achieving success for SHS.

Bulldogs look toward future in basketball

March 15, 2014

Mississippi State head men's basketball coach Rick Ray is excited about what the future holds for his program.
In Ray's first two seasons, the Bulldogs struggled and had 13-game losing streaks in Southeastern Conference play in both seasons. Ray has had to work with a decimated roster as well.

SMITH COLUMN: State women anticipate postseason

March 15, 2014

It takes quite a bit of time from the end of a women's conference tournament until Selection Monday.
That's what is facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but they don't mind the wait too much.
It has been over a week since MSU was eliminated in the Southeastern Conference Tournament by Florida on March 6.

March 14th

Starkville wins in 10 innings

March 14, 2014

The Starkville Yellowjackets showed on Friday afternoon that if there's a 'Will', there's a way.
Will Murphree scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and Will Prewitt pitched three innings of scoreless relief as the Jackets defeated the Gordo (Ala.) Green Wave 2-1.

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