Archive - Apr 2014
Prior to Mississippi State's baseball game against Jacksonville State Wednesday night, a lengthy conversation took place between two men named Jim.
Jim Case, the head coach of Jacksonville State, was catching up with Jim Ellis, the radio voice of the baseball Bulldogs.
Starkville Highâ€™s journey towards state individual tennis titles has not been an easy one.
Moving up to Class 6A this season put the teams against some of the strongest competition in the state.
Now that experience is paying off as a quartet of players finds themselves at Bridges Tennis Center in Jackson for the State Championship Tennis Tournament.
MABEN â€“ It's the goal of any high school team to win a division or region championship.
In the sport of baseball, it can be a disadvantage at times.
The East Webster Wolverines are certainly glad to have won the Class 2A, Region 2 title, but with that came a bye in the first round.
EUPORA â€“Â All you can ask for in a program is that it continues to improve.
Euporaâ€™s baseball program is doing just that.
After having lost in the play-in round of the Class 2A postseason last year, the Eagles find themselves one step further this season as theyÂ swept Hollandale-Simmons 19-2 and 14-3.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ It has been a week since French Camp lost a 19-5 decision to the East Webster Wolverines and it wasn't quite what coach Nathan Wright wanted to see out of his Panthers going into the Class A playoffs.
EUPORA â€“ Lack of production at the plate was not a problem for the Lady Eagles of Eupora on Wednesday evening as the team posted 15 hits for 10 runs.
Unfortunately standing across the field was a Hatley team, which had even more success in the batterâ€™s box allowing them to claim a 23-10 victory.
Jay Tee Thompson, a Starkville resident, returned to his hometown of Louisville Tuesday, but not under conditions he ever hoped would call him back.
Thompson grew up in Louisville, graduating from Louisville High School in 1999. Much of his family still lives in the city.
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As Louisville reeled in in the aftermath of a tornado-producing storm that rumbled through Winston County on Monday, Oktibbeha County first responders were quick to head south and offer assistance.
In Mississippi, the past decade has brought several harsh reminders of the importance of storm water management.
When the state of Mississippi implements the Common Core State Standards Initiative, there will be more to learning fractions than numerators and denominators.