February 23rd, 2014
The Starkville High School Lady Yellowjackets let an opportunity to win the Class 6A, Region 3 championship slip through their fingers last Friday night.
Despite dropping a 60-53 decision to Northwest Rankin in the region tournament finals, Starkville's season continues.
Everyone knows Quantesha Pattersonâ€™s name when it comes to East Webster basketball.
While the team will be counting on her for guidance, coach Todd Hutchinson knows in order to take it to the next level in Class 2A, the Lady Wolverines need a complete team effort.
Baseball is a game full of odd bounces and marginally thin lines drawn in the sand.
Mississippi State learned about that the past two games.
After winning the first two games in the series against the Holy Cross Crusaders, MSU dropped the last two games of a four-game weekend series, a 6-1 loss on Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.
It was a good start for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on the baseball field on Saturday.
When a doubleheader is involved, there has to be two victories in the bag for it to be considered a successful day.
That wasn't the case for MSU.
Saturday certainly has somewhat of a Super Bulldog Weekend feel to it on the campus of Mississippi State.
Fans were bouncing back and forth from women's tennis to softball to basketball to baseball as all sports were showcased.
There was even activity going on at Davis Wade Stadium as the Bulldogs were hosting Junior Day in football.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs found themselves down by double digits late in the game again.
MSU made another push, but just like recent games, it wasn't enough.
The Bulldogs dropped a 73-69 decision to Arkansas at Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday afternoon to extend their season-long losing streak to nine games.
Wins just keep coming for the Mississippi State softball team.
The Bulldogs produced strong pitching, defense and hitting, bringing their record to 13-0 with a 5-0 victory over Iowa.
â€śPitching stays consistent when the defense stays consistent,â€ť MSU coach Vann Stuedeman said. â€śWe had timely hitting and we were able to get another win.â€ť
MADISON â€“ A chance to move on to the Mississippi Association of Schools Overall State championship was on the line, but ultimately Starkville Academy's season came to an end with a 51-39 consolation game loss to Jackson Academy.
The Lady Raiders started out strong and enjoyed a 30-17 lead at halftime.
Mrs. Hazel Palmer Kemp, 89, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 22nd, at Harmony Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Lundy officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home. Interment will be in Harmony Cemetery.
Rachel Henderson Bullman, 80, died on February 17, 2014 at her home after a lengthy battle with Parkinsonâ€™s disease.