Archive - Apr 2014
ACKERMAN â€“ Andy Young has watched 12 senior classes come and go during his baseball coaching tenure.
The three seniors that played their final game last Friday were extra special because it was his first class to graduate as Choctaw County Chargers.
James Vernon McKay M.D., 97, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, April 14, 2014.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Funeral: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, in Biggers Funeral Chapel, 6100 Azle Ave., Lake Worth, Texas. Interment: Lamesa Memorial Park Cemetery, Lamesa, Texas.
James Harold Smith was born on December 24, 1942 in Starkville, Mississippi to Ms. Lula Roberson and Mr. L.D. â€śHog Eyeâ€ť Smith. He departed his life on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Melvin Lee Kornegay, 48, passed away on April 25, 2014 at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, MS.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Warren Kornegay and Mary Alice Collins.
Ann McGee Bruce, 87, or Starkville, MS passed away on Friday April 25, 2014 at Vickers Personal Care Home in Starkville, MS. She was born on November 24, 1926 to the late Frank and Mary Evelyn Melton McGee. She was a member of Pheba United Methodist Church and a school teacher.
Two swings of the bat gave Mississippi State the momentum it needed on Saturday.
Even though they might have been just a couple of the 17 hits for the Bulldogs, but grand slams from Sam Lenahan and Mackenzie Toler were certainly highlights of an 18-7 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The seven Mississippi State seniors will be honored today for the contributions they made to the softball program.
On Saturday, those players showed how valuable they can be.
Several seniors had a part in the 18-7 victory by the Bulldogs over the Arkansas Razorbacks at the MSU Softball Stadium.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs kept putting themselves in a hole on Saturday afternoon, and when the dust settled, that hole was too big to climb out of.
The No. 20 Bulldogs dropped a 6-4 decision to Texas A&M to lose the weekend series to the Aggies.
"We just got off to a horrendous start," MSU head coach John Cohen said. "We were just a step slow in everything we did."
The Mississippi State Bulldogs started off the day on a positive note, but when it ended, the Bulldogs were on the opposite end of the spectrum.
The No. 20 Bulldogs came back from Thursday night's suspended game to beat Texas A&M 5-1 Friday afternoon, but lost the nightcap 6-3 to the Aggies.
The month of April and the middle of spring brings with it new beginnings.
That's the case for former East Oktibbeha County High School girls basketball player April Sykes.
Sykes has spent the last several months in rehabilitation and training from a broken bone in her left tibia and is now ready to begin the next chapter in her Women's National Basketball Association career.