Archive - 2014
It's becoming less and less of a surprise that the scores of the College World Series are very close.
When Tupelo native John Gatlin singled to give the Ole Miss Rebels a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday, it was just another in a long line of close and competitive games in Omaha, Neb., especially when it involves schools from Mississippi.
Mr. John Walter Yount age 76 of 12 Point Rd. Blairsville formerly of Decatur, GA. passed away on Sunday June 15, 2014 in the union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Yount was born on May 16, 1938 in Stillwater, OK., the son of the late Paul Yount and the late Katherine Howard Yount. John grew up in Starkville, MS. John was a veteran of the US Army.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines packed a punch when it came to athletics last year.
"It was a great year," East Webster athletic director and football coach Doug Wilson said. "Every team competed and that is all we can ask of our kids. We are always in the hunt. It was just a great season where every game was enjoyed."
Coaches in charge of high school baseball teams in the summer often sound like a broken record.
The reasons they take part of the games throughout the month of June is to expose as many of their players to the game as possible.
Last Thursday, the East Webster Wolverines made the trip to Starkville to take on the Yellowjackets and split a pair of varsity games.
There is a good bit of buzz surrounding the upcoming Mississippi State football season.
The Bulldogs have a good nucleus coming back from last year's team that went 7-6 and routed Rice in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn.Â
Fans are excited, but that excitement may have been amped up a step higher after what the MSU marketing department released on Monday.
Ginger Brown-Lemm took over the Mississippi State women's golf program with a mindset of not settling.
The Hope, Ark., native wanted her Bulldog squad to not only compete in the Southeastern Conference, but nationally against some of the best teams in the NCAA.
Starkville Baseball Association is all about doing what it takes to make sure there is baseball offered to the area kids.
With that in mind, the league decided to change things up a bit this year in order to accommodate some of its younger players.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are getting experience on the baseball field this summer.
With six games per week between his varsity, junior varsity and junior high teams, SHS baseball coach Travis Garner has plenty of opportunities to evaluate talent.
Funeral services will be held for Mr. Robert C. (Bob) Palmer, Jr., on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Terrell D. Suggs officiating.
Burial will be in Union City Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Palmer, 62, of Union, Mississippi, died Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home.
Mrs. Luretha Brooks 83, passed away June 9, 2014 in Starkville, MS.
Service is Tuesday June 17, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Starkville, MS.
Interment will be in Mt. Peiler Cemetery, Starkville, MS.
Visitation will be Monday, June 16, 2014 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville, MS