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Carlisle excited about opportunity

January 11, 2012

Danny Carlisle welcomes one more year of doing what he loves doing most and that's influencing young people.

Even though he has won over 500 games in his 27 seasons as the head baseball coach at Starkville High School, it has always been about teaching the players lessons that will benefit them later in life.

The Starkville School District granted Carlisle the chance to coach the 2012 season at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Carlisle enters his 28th and final season with much anticipation and gratitude.

"I thank the administration and school board for giving me the opportunity to finish out with this group because it's a good group," Carlisle said. "I'm excited about it. My deal is do it for the kids and make a difference with them in a positive way."

Dogs vs. Vols: MSU looking to bounce back at home after tough SEC loss

January 11, 2012

Searching for a way to bounce back from a tough loss at Arkansas, the Mississippi State Bulldogs welcome the Tennessee Volunteers to the Humphrey Coliseum tonight for the Southeastern Conference home opener.

Mississippi State (13-3, 0-1) is 11-2 in SEC home openers under coach Rick Stansbury. The Bulldogs face a Volunteer (8-7) team that is riding high after their upset win over the Florida Gators.

“First off, they are very good," Stansbury said. "Anytime you do to Florida what they did to Florida, you know you are very good. They’ve got a good balance inside and outside. They’ve got some veterans, some guys that have been around. They are going to get after you defensively. They’ll play extremely hard.” 

The Bulldogs gave up a season-high 98 points to the Razorbacks the last time out but Stansbury didn’t see that as an issue going forward. The sub-par defense was simply an aberration.

Lady Bulldogs, Lady Tide search for first SEC victory

January 11, 2012

Two Southeastern Conference women's basketball teams needing a win play each other tonight in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

MSU baseball team gets back to work

January 11, 2012

There are just 36 days remaining until Mississippi State returns to the baseball diamond as the Bulldogs open the 2012 season against Washington State University on Friday, Feb. 17.
 

Dixon living his dream: Beloved former Bulldog ready for NFL playoffs

January 11, 2012

Mississippi State fans must be prepared to make a difficult decision come Saturday afternoon. The beloved New Orleans Saints travel west to take on the San Francisco 49ers.

It just so happens that one of the most praised Bulldogs to those who bleed maroon, Anthony Dixon, plays for San Francisco, leaving the choice, who to cheer for?

The beloved former Bulldog will take the field with the 49ers in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. In doing so Dixon, who is in his second NFL season, will take the field in the postseason for the first time.

“Man, I’m excited. You know, coming up as a young’un this is what you dream of,” said Dixon, who has four career touchdowns in the NFL. “I watched all those games on NFL Saturday and NFL Sunday. I know me personally I always said, ‘man I’d love to be a part of that action. I’d like to see what that whole ride is about.’ To do this is really going to be a dream come true, you know.”

Jackets dominate Bulldogs behind hot-shooting Mobley

January 11, 2012

Starkville's Jacolby Mobley stole the show in the Beehive Tuesday evening.

Mobley stung the Aberdeen Bulldogs for 35 points in route to the Yellowjackets’ 94–61 win.

Starkville (14-2) entered the showdown with the top team in 3A basketball without Gavin Ware, who did not play due to a coaching decision, leaving the Jackets searching for players to step up in his absence.

“I knew everybody was going to need to step up and do a little bit more of everything,” said Starkville boys coach Greg Carter. “I needed them to step up and help with not just scoring but rebounding, defending, helping in the post, helping on drives…just a little bit of everything. I thought everybody did that tonight. It was a total team effort defensively.”

Lady Vols get off to good start for win

January 11, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Starkville Lady Volunteers ventured across the Tombigbee River Tuesday night and head coach Glenn Schmidt was hoping they would take their good shooting with them.

It didn't take long for Schmidt to find out the answer to that question.
The Lady Volunteers scored the first 10 points of the game and went on to defeat the Heritage Lady Patriots 67-42.

"When you are shooting like that, you are running and able to rebound, that sets a tone for the game," Schmidt said. "You have to take the offense on the road. We hit the outside shots, but I was surprised that we got so many."

East Webster teams sweep Ackerman on road

January 11, 2012

ACKERMAN – The East Webster High School girls' basketball team used a strong second half Tuesday night to slip by Ackerman.

The Lady Wolverines overcame being down at halftime to beat the Lady Indians 62-52.

Ackerman led 33-31 at the intermission, but East Webster head coach Mandy Fondren inspired her team in the locker room to get the victory.

"I just asked what's the first thing it takes to win and they said 'a good attitude,'" Fondren said of what went on in the locker room at half. "We talked about that. We made a few adjustments on our transition defense and we talked about our new defense and we were going to attack the second half defensively and they came out with good attitudes and they came out ready to win."

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