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December 21st

Tigers defeat Jackets

December 22, 2012

COLUMBUS – The Joe Horne Christmas Invitational was not so kind to the Starkville Yellowjackets as they lost Friday’s game to Noxubee County.

In what Jackets’ coach Greg Carter called a “big rivalry” game, the two teams appeared evenly matched throughout the majority of the game, until the final moments of competition in which the Tigers posted 28 points to walk away victorious 82-64.

Gibson, Prater give ULL team tie to Starkville

December 22, 2012

There will be two Louisiana-Lafayette football players with Starkville connections participating in today's New Orleans Bowl.

Strong safety Le'Marcus Gibson played with Starkville High School through his sophomore year before transferring to Harrison Central, while defensive end Chris Prater is a redshirt freshman with the Ragin Cajuns.

December 20th

Area teams begin play at Columbus event

December 21, 2012

December is usually a time to relax and enjoy the holidays, but for a few of the area’s basketball teams, it is a time to challenge itself as it begins action in the 16th annual Joe Horne Columbus Christmas Invitational.

SA's Pigg plays well on the court with heavy heart

December 21, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers have developed a bond and when someone in the circle hurts, they all do.

One particular Lady Volunteer was playing with a heavy heart against Pillow Academy Thursday night as sophomore forward Janiece Pigg lost her father Jason earlier in the day.

Volunteers drop 44-42 decision to the Mustangs

December 21, 2012

The Starkville Academy Volunteers lost a close one Thursday night, falling to Pillow Academy 44-42.

East Webster girls defeat Houlka behind Patterson

December 21, 2012

MATHISTON – The East Webster girls baskeball team beat Houlka Thursday night in impressive fashion.

Wolverine sophomore Quantesha Patterson put on a shooting display in the first half with 29 points, giving East Webster a lead of 38-8 at half.

Bulldog basketball numbers limited by injuries

December 21, 2012

It has been a season to forget to this point for Mississippi State first-year basketball head coach Rick Ray.

Ray and the Bulldogs have had to battle several injuries this season, including injuries to the top returning players.

Robinson's double-double keys MSU women's win

December 21, 2012

Shamia Robinson was not slated to get any minutes Thursday night for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

It was a good thing she did.

Robinson logged a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes to lead the MSU women's basketball beat Jacksonville State 69-54 inside Humphrey Coliseum.

SHS pair to play in Bernard Blackwell Classic

December 20, 2012

The respect that Starkville High School defensive back Jacoby Smith gained from opponents was especially on display in the Class 5A State championship game on Dec. 1.

As the Pascagoula Panthers were trying to move the football against the Yellowjackets, they wanted to keep going to the passing game.

What Pascagoula didn't want to do was challenge Smith.

December 19th

Taking the next step: Former Jackets leave EMCC for four-year schools

December 19, 2012

Three of them made Colorado, Florida and Tennessee their destinations.

The other two are staying in Mississippi.

Five former members of the Starkville High School football team that signed with East Mississippi Community College two years ago now take the next step in their careers at four-year schools.

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