April 13th, 2015
Starkville Academy's tennis players have developed a reputation of being competitors.
Despite being comprised of a relatively young field, the Volunteers never back down from the challenge and use each time on the court to improve.
Mississippi State campus radio station WMSV 91.1 FM and United Blood Services will continue their week-long blood drive in Starkville today at the Starkville Daily News.
A fire early Sunday morning destroyed a home in Southern Oktibbeha County.
At 3:25 a.m., Central and District 5 Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a structure fire at 119 Andrew Road. Although the fire was large, it was put out rather quickly, county fire services coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
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Robert Bemis will be ending his stint as volunteer-in-residence at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge in the coming weeks, but the work completed during his time there will be visible long past his departure.
Mississippi State fans knew who was going to line up at safety last season for the Bulldogs.
Jay Hughes, Justin Cox and Kendrick Market did a good job of anchoring the two safety positions, but two of those players are gone and one suffered an injury late in the season keeping him out for an undetermined amount of time.
Change has been the trend for a trio of seniors at Starkville High.
After seeing multiple coaches who each brought a new game plan, it would have been easy for Colbey Rivers, Jared Ousley and Tyler Barnes to go with the flow.
That was not the case and as the Yellowjacket trio played their final regular season gameÂ Saturday night,Â they gave as much effort as they did on day one.
It was all about keeping it local on the diamond as the Starkville Yellowjackets hosted the Eupora Eagles on Senior night.Â
Still there was no slack in the competition level with Eupora forcing the Jackets to earn every bit of their 6-2 victory.
The Starkville Yellowjackets were looking for that one big hit to get their offense going against the Louisville Wildcats on Saturday.
Ben Burrell was happy to be of assistance.
In the fourth inning with Starkville trailing Louisville 2-1, Burrell stepped to the plate and delivered a three-run triple to give his team a 4-2 lead.
It was a busy day for the Starkville High School seniors on the baseball field Saturday.
Colbey Rivers went the distance on the mound for the Yellowjackets in the first game of the day against Louisville and he had two hits offensively, while Tyler Barnes had an RBI double against the Wildcats and scored a run. Jared Ousley was running down fly ball outs in right field.
Mississippi State's defense made sure their coordinator had some good things to talk about this week.
After struggling in the first scrimmage of the spring last week, first-year defensive coordinator Manny Diaz called the performance a "butt kicking" for his defense against the Bulldog offense.
The defense played better in the second scrimmage of the spring at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.