Archive - 2014
Charlie Henderson knows how to use his feet to kick a football and a soccer ball.
The area where he has reached new heights for the Starkville Yellowjackets is with track and field in the area of pole vaulting.
Henderson won the North State championship for the second-consecutive year at Madison Central last week with a vault of 13 feet and has qualified for Saturday's Class 6A State meet.
What began as training for soccer season has blossomed into quite the sport for Starkville Highâ€™s Alex Ross.
â€śOriginally, I got into track to get in shape for soccer,â€ť Ross said. â€ś(It) turns out I was good at it so I stuck with it.â€ť
The Mississippi State Bulldogs finds themselves in familiar territory.
After sweeping a road series at Missouri last month, MSU returned home to lose a Southeastern Conference series to Texas A&M.Â
The No. 18 Bulldogs (31-18, 14-10) swept Auburn on the road last weekend and now come home for a weekend set with Tennessee (28-18, 10-14).
This weekend will be special for six Mississippi State Bulldogs.
This is the final regular season series and games at Dudy Noble Field for 2014 and MSU will recognize six seniors.
Ben Bracewell, Demarcus Henderson, Alex Detz, Derrick Armstrong, C.T. Bradford and Brett Pirtle will be gracing the surface at Dudy Noble Field for the final time with a weekend series against Tennessee.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Lady Wolverines keep trekking along through the Class 2A postseason.
After defeating Baldwyn in two games, the Lady Wolverines are set to face Hatley this weekend in a best of three series for the North title.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines know the weather is something they can't control.
What the Wolverines can take care of is how they perform on the baseball field.
With the threat of rain possibly shifting the schedule of the third round Class 2A series against Mantachie around this weekend, East Webster coach Wes Johnson said the focus should be on the game itself and not the weather.
EUPORA â€“ Brad Mitchell says there are three things every team has to do in order to be successful this time of the year in baseball.
When the Eupora Eagles take the field in Baldwyn tonight, the coach says not only will his team need all three weapons, but it will be facing a team that is capable of producing on each front.
Friday evening will mark a time for cancer patients, friends and family to gather and support each other in the fight against cancer.
The annual Oktibbeha County Relay for Life will begin at the Starkville Sportsplex at 5 p.m. Event Chair Brian Hawkins said this yearâ€™s event, originally scheduled to take place on the soccer fields, will move indoors due to an expected rain threat.
A Starkville man is in custody after Starkville Police Department arrested him on suspicion of aggravated assault.
SPD Detective Stephanie Perkins said officers arrested 20-year-old Steven Thomas on suspicion two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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Gary Jackson, director of the Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSUES), considers 1914 the year that MSU and other universities like it became complete.