Archive - Oct 2013 - Latest Sports
RIDGELAND â€“ East Webster softball has made quite the name for itself over the last few years.
â€śYou have to be proud of what you are doing,â€ť Lady Wolverines coach Lee Berryhill said. â€śWe played in the South State championship game in slow and were State champions in fast last season. Now we are runners-up in slow this year. A lot of people wish they had that.â€ť
The East Webster Lady Wolverines can get used to visiting Ridgeland's Freedom Ridge Park in the spring and fall.
When it comes to establishing a tradition in the sport of softball, East Webster has it covered.
It has been a long journey for Trevor Fitts and his beard.
The Mississippi State junior right hander strokes his beard these days as he watches fall practice.
The Helena, Ala., native made a Power Point last December on the advantages of baseball players having beards. He presented it to head coach John Cohen.
After winning four straight state championships from 2006 to 2009 and again last year in fast-pitch softball, East Webster is taking a turn at playing for a slow-pitch title.
JACKSON â€“ Since entering division play, the Starkville Yellowjackets have had a good run.
They added to that run Friday night.
The Jackets knocked off Class 6A, Region 2 opponent Murrah 48-28 at Newell Field for their sixth-straight win.
Starkville (7-2, 5-0) opened the season with a 17-0 victory over Noxubee County, then lost its next two games to Oxford and West Point.Â
COLUMBUS â€“ Anything can happen in a rivalry game.
Add on that the fact that it is a conference game and the importance increases.
That was exactly the situation the Starkville Academy Volunteers found themselves in as they lost a close one to Heritage Academy 14-10.
MABEN â€“ The season schedule has not been very kind to the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves so far.
Facing Class A, Region 3-leading Pelahatchie on Friday night was no different, as the Chiefs defeated the Wolves 48-12.
CALHOUN CITY â€“ The Eupora Eagles mounted a fourth-quarter rally, but it was not enough as they dropped a 27-20 decision to the Calhoun City Wildcats in Calhoun County Friday night.
With the loss, Eupora saw its records fall to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in Class 2A, Region 4.
Calhoun City took advantage of turnovers by the Eagles to build a 21-0 lead by halftime.
The Starkville High School swim team did not perform as well at the Class 6A North State meet as it wanted.
In a sport of a second chance, the Yellowjackets seek to have a better outing at today's Class 6A State meet in Cleveland. The prelims begin at 9 a.m. on the campus of Delta State University.
Championships are often won before teams ever reach a competitive situation against another school.
For members of the Starkville High School bowling team, practices are taken very seriously.
The boys won the region championship last season and have several bowlers returning from that team.