January 19th, 2015
CLINTON â€“ The Starkville High School Yellowjackets pulled off what was probably the biggest surprise at the Rumble in the South Tournament on Monday in beating previously unbeaten and defending Class 4A State champion McComb 59-53.
The event was played on the campus of Mississippi College.
As far as record there was no win or loss added on Monday during the Starkville Academy soccer match, but the Volunteers gained confidence within the team after a 1-1 tie with Lamar School. Â
It might be difficult for some young athletes to transition from one sport to another.
That's not the case when it comes to Michael Sullivan at Starkville High School.
Sullivan has made the successful move as the kickoff special and short field goal kicker for the Yellowjackets to back line in soccer.
Both soccer and football involved kicking, but Sullivan says there is a variation.
It's all about the process right now for Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray and his basketball squad.
The Bulldogs stand at 8-9 overall and 1-3 in Southeastern Conference play, but Ray feels like his team is making strides in the right direction.
He just wants them to focus on what the coaches are putting in front of them every day.
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22
After a long career in the NFL, it would have been easy for Donald Lee to spend his post-football days living the big city life in a place like Miami, where he started his journey in the NFL. Or he could have settled down in Green Bay, Wis., where he spent the majority of his professional career catching passes from Green Bay Packers legend and fellow Mississippian Brett Favre.
Mr. Robert Ray "Bob" Cannon, 74, of Starkville, Mississippi died Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in Meridian, Mississippi.
Funeral services will Â be held 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 22, 2015 at First John Missionary Baptist Church, Starkville, Mississippi with Pastor Lee R. Peeples, Officiating.
People say you cannot keep a good team down.
After two straight Southeastern Conference losses, No. 15 Mississippi State proved that very thing with a 66-50 victory over Alabama Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum.
"Really proud of our kids for hanging in there," MSU coach Vic Schaefer said. "I take pride in our kids' stamina."
Mississippi State struggled defensively the last two times out.
Those struggles led to the first two losses of the season for the Bulldogs. MSU dropped its first decision of the campaign at Vanderbilt last Sunday and returned home to lose to LSU on Thursday night in double overtime.
Fred Thomas let out a big sigh of relief Saturday afternoon.
The Mississippi State guard had every reason to feel like a weight had been lifted off his and his teammates' shoulders.
The Bulldogs snapped a 16-game regular season losing skid in Southeastern Conference play with a 57-54 win over Vanderbilt at Humphrey Coliseum.Â