Archive - 2014
Mississippi State has taken a bold move in choosing to build a brand new baseball stadium.
With the announcement Tuesday of the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan, it has brought some excitement and some concerns to the Bulldog family.
There was one thing for certain that something had to be done with the current Polk-DeMent Stadium at Dudy Noble Field.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen believes the Bulldogs are in the midst of the most important week of training camp.
School doesn't start until next Monday and MSU is in the final week of practicing on the farm.
"This is the most important week for us," Mullen said at a media gathering on Tuesday. "There is no school going on, so it's just football."
Outside of a bit of first game nerves, everything went Starkville High School's way Tuesday on the volleyball court.
In three straight sets (25-6, 25-7, 25-3), the Lady Yellowjackets claimed their season opening match over visiting Aberdeen.
"I always want more energy, but we controlled the controllable," SHS coach Lauren Love said. "We had good in system plays with good transition."
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers had lost back-to-back matches and were looking for something positive to happen.
It came on Tuesday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Starkville Academy started fast with two first-half goals, while Sydney Passons capped the scoring in the second half to defeat Pillow Academy 3-0.
Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon knew that he had to be extra aggressive in recruiting to get ready for this season.
With only seven players returning from last year's team, Gordon had to have a big signing class in order to get the depth needed.
That mission was accomplished with 19 signees.
Mr. Jimmy Wayne Keller, 70, of Starkville, MS; passed away at his residence on August 10, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.
Mrs. Bertie Lee Ivy, 94, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on May 10, 2014 at Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 12th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Craig Springs Cemetery.
Omis Avant was such a loyal supporter of Starkville High School athletics that there was no way he was going to forget the Yellowjackets.
The SHS athletic department has taken a step to make sure the Jackets do not forget him.
Coach Lauren Love knows there is only so much to see when a team is facing itself.
She will not have to wait any longer to see the Starkville volleyball girls in action as the 2014 campaign kick offs later today.
Mississippi State's front line on the defensive side of the football is far from young.
There are three seniors, P.J. Jones, Kaleb Eulls and Preston Smith, listed as starters on the preseason depth chart.Â
The experience on the defensive line changed how coach David Turner has attacked this fall camp.