Archive - Jan 18, 2013 - Latest Sports
The Starkville High School boys' soccer team has not had many chances in the new year to play.
The Yellowjackets have only played two matches since Christmas Day because of the weather and head coach Brian Bennett feared his team wasn't going to be at the top of its game.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets gave head coach Anna Albritton more of what she was looking for during Friday night's Class 5A, Region 2 match against New Hope.
However in soccer, like most sporting events, it takes two successful halves to come out with a victory.
GREENWOOD â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have played well all season long, but they were still able to achieve another first on Friday night.
For the first time in school history, the Starkville Academy girls were able to win a basketball game at Pillow Academy.
CANTON â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets fell behind their host early and couldn't recover in losing a 61-35 decision to Canton Friday night.
Starkville, which fell to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in Class 5A, Region 2, was on the wrong side of a 14-6 score after the first quarter. The Lady Jackets trailed 29-12 at halftime.
There is very little down time when the Southeastern Conference basketball portion of the schedule tips off.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs find that out today as they start a two-game road trip.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 2-1) travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers (8-7, 0-3). Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network and locally on WCBI.
The Mississippi State softball program experienced the winningest April in school history last spring.
That run helped the Bulldogs springboard into the postseason and head coach Vann Stuedeman became one of only two first-year head coaches to take her team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.