November 20th, 2014
The Starkville Yellowjackets received a little bit of a wakeup call at the end of the regular season.
As the Jackets played Warren Central and Clinton to close the Class 6A, Region 2 schedule, they had to win each game in different ways.
Starkville relied on its defense in a 27-17 victory over Warren Central, then had to turn up the offense to claim a 56-46 shootout over Clinton.
Getting hot at the right time. That is often the key to finding success in the postseason and is exactly what the East Webster Wolverines have done.
Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins always emphasizes forcing turnovers in his meeting rooms.
But in the last two games for the Bulldogs, they haven't forced a turnover.Â
One of Starkville Highâ€™s strongest athletes finalized her plans for the future Thursday afternoon.
After many years of anchoring the Lady Yellowjacket cross country team Walker Mattox signed a national letter of intent to continue her sport with the University of North Alabama.
An official had to run in and take the basketball away from Mississippi State sophomore Ketara Chapel before she inbounded with 7:20 left to go in Thursday night's game against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The pause in action was so West Virginia's Lanay Montgomery, who had fouled out, could get to the bench.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray feels like early-season tournaments are the thing to do in college basketball.
He got his wish for next season.
It was announced Thursday that the Bulldogs will play in the Puerto Rico Tip-off next season.
WEST POINT â€“ Starkville High School head coach Kristie Williams got her Lady Jackets to 4-0 Thursday evening.
Starkville knocked off West Point 63-49 on the road. The Lady Jackets led 34-27 at halftime, but trailed by as many as four points in the opening half.
Eryka Williams led the Lady Jackets with 14 points. Acacia McBride added 11 points, while Kelsey Jones had 10 points.
The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees voted in executive session in October to give Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum a $25,700 raise â€” increasing his salary to $454,700 â€” and a 4-year contract extension.
A potential change in employee insurance coverage could result in substantial annual savings for Oktibbeha County.
The Board of Supervisors on Monday permitted County Administrator Emily Garrard to sign with Blue Cross Mississippi as its third-party administrator for health insurance â€” a move Garrard said could save the county significantly on claim payouts each year.
Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a West Point man in connection with a stolen vehicle report from late October.
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