Archive - 2014
There is no substitute for experience.
Starkville Academy proved that Friday as the team secured a season-opening 7-6 victory against Oak Hill.
Football fans from all across the state should enjoy the new and improved Davis Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University.
There will be quite a bit of activity, both high school and college, taking place at the home of the Bulldogs this fall.
Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saint quarterback Archie Manning was impressed with the 2014 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame class.
There were six individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday and Manning was the first to point out how great the class was.
"This is a strong, strong Hall of Fame Class," Manning said. "I've been to a lot of them."
General of the field.
That is just one of the titles people have used to describe a catcher's role during a game.
For Starkville Academy's softball team, that position is filled by Adrienne Futral and it is a role the junior takes seriously.
James Felix Sullivan, 67, passed away on July 25, 2014 at the Covington County Hospital in Collins, MS.Â He was a technician with Culkin Water in Vicksburg, MS and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Sullivan and Lovie Inez Whatley; sister, Mildred Burt; and grandparents, Tyman and France McClelland.
Peggy Southern Hawkins, age 71, died July 25, 2014, after a brief illness with family by her side. Visitation will be held at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at Robinson Chapel on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Tupelo - Cynthia Kaye Hudson Feltenstein, 61, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home. She was born November 11, 1952 to David and Evelyn Crenshaw Hudson. She married in 1989 to Ned Arnold Feltenstein. She was a Registered Nurse at Golden Living Nursing Home. Casey was also a member of First United Methodist Chuch in Tupelo.
Starkville Academy head coach Kayla Mosley said those in attendance at Friday's game were in for some good competition.
After action ceased, the coachâ€™s words rang true as Starkville Academy secured a walk-off RBI from Caden Cutshall in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 7-6 victory over the visiting Lady Raiders of Oak Hill to open the season.
Last year the Southeastern Conference was peppered with veteran quarterbacks returning.
There was Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, national champion AJ McCarron, Georgia's Aaron Murray, Missouri's James Franklin, Ole Miss' Bo Wallace and Mississippi State's Tyler Russell among others.
While laughs generally abound in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s annual Summer Scholars on Stage productions, itâ€™s possible to identify a streak of horror and suspense in the last three years.