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Frostbite Half-Marathon set to run rain or shine

January 20, 2012

Weather in the middle of January for Starkville can be somewhat hard to predict.

It has been a rainy winter season so far and the temperatures has been up and down.

One thing is for sure, there's always a Frostbite.

The 27th Frostbite Half Marathon will take place today and race officials expect the event to be run no matter the conditions.

"Rain, shine, sleet or snow and that's why we call it the Frostbite," said Eddie Myles of the Wellness Connection. "The weather for me being that it is the Frostbite, I want it to be a little bit colder and think we have a forecast of 63 degrees."

SHS boys soccer earns first place spot in the division

January 20, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets didn't want there to be any question by the end of the night which soccer team was the best in Class 5A, Region 3, District 4.

With Thursday's 5-0 win over the Neshoba Central Rockets, the Jackets clinched first place in the division and will host a first-round playoff match Tuesday night.

"It's a long time coming," Starkville boys coach Brian Bennett said. "We had tied for the division the last two years with TUpelo, but our motto has been leave no doubt this season, put everyone away, finish No. 1 and not let it get down to the tiebreaker. It feels good."

Lady Jackets register 5-0 home soccer win

January 20, 2012

The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets wanted to take control of Thursday's match early.

After losing a tough 2-1 decision at New Hope on Wednesday night, the Lady Jackets were intent on getting off to a fast start against the Neshoba Central Rockets.

Starkville did that as Noa Hardin scored two early goals and it went on to a 5-0 victory at Yellowjacket Stadium.

"(Wednesday night) was definitely a heartbreaker, but they rebounded," SHS girls coach Anna Albritton said. "Sometimes it takes something like (the New Hope loss) to get you back on track. Not that we played bad, I thought we were the better team and we possessed the ball 90 percent of the time. We just couldn't finish."

Johnson leads MSU to win over Ole Miss

January 20, 2012

OXFORD – The Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs were able to survive on the road again Thursday night in an Southeastern Conference rivalry game.

The Lady Bulldogs beat Alabama last time they were on the road.
This time they beat in-state rival Ole Miss 51-46 at Tad Smith Coliseum.

"You should always take this game personal," MSU senior guard Diamber Johnson said. "There is always something behind it."

With less than 2 minutes remaining in the ball game, the Lady Bulldogs were hanging onto a 48-43 lead. Johnson took care of that when she knocked down a 3-pointer and did her well-known salute to the crowd.

Brooks of Jackets calls joining EMCC 'dream come true'

January 20, 2012

Kids grow up playing sports dreaming of bigger days.

They dream of playing in the big leagues, hitting home runs, and being the hero.

On Thursday morning, Starkville High School senior Nick Brooks, took a step toward reaching his dream of playing college baseball as he signed his letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College.

“Man, this is a dream come true for me,” said Brooks. “I’ve always wanted to play college baseball. It is just something that I want to pursue later in my life. I have an opportunity to go to a school like EMCC, baseball and academically, it is just a good fit.”

As his head coach watched with family and friends on hand for the ceremony, it was easy to see he was proud of his young player.

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