Archive - Oct 2013 - Latest Sports
There are just not very many football teams out there playing very much defense anymore at any level.
Think about it. Doesn't it seem less and less likely these days to see shutouts in high school, junior college and college?
More and more offenses are putting up video game-like numbers in points and total yards.
It's not surprising to see squads scoring 50, 60 and 70 points in a game.
EUPORA â€“ They do not call it special for no reason.
You may not immediately realize the impact, but comeÂ Friday nightÂ from extra points to field position, the special teams squad makes its presence known.
Some kickers don't emphasize the importance of using the weight room to their advantage.
Those thoughts don't enter the mind of East Webster sophomore Tyler Cosby.
Cosby has steadily gotten better as a kicker for the Wolverines and he points to time spent in the weight room as a reason why.
"It's pretty crucial and helps me kick farther," Cosby said. "Overall it helps me stay in shape."
Mississippi State's only constant from the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division is Kentucky.
The Bulldogs and Wildcats have been playing every year since 1990. During that span, MSU is 14-9 against UK.
Coach Dan Mullen took over the Bulldog program in 2009 and he is 4-0 against the Wildcats.Â
With the Wildcats always being on the Bulldog schedule, Mullen views the game as a rivalry game.
One former Starkville resident is making quite the name for himself in the triathlon world.
A 1981 graduate of Starkville High School and a 1986 Mississippi State University graduate, Tom Lowery most recently competed in the ITU World Championships in London where he finished sixth in his age group (50-54) with a time of 1:10:38. Loweryâ€™s time also made him the second-highest American finisher.
It may have been Meet the Players night for the Mississippi State basketball programs Monday night at the Griffis Ballroom of the Palmeiro Center, but the participants joked and visited like everyone already knew each other.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines are pretty familiar with their next opponent as they progress towards a berth in the state championship.
Tonight at 5 p.m., the Lady Wolverines welcome Enterprise to Cumberland for a best-of-three series to decide the Class 2A South State champion and who will ultimately play for the State championship.
After a week off and a Saturday away from football, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon.
Going into the bye week, Mullen was not happy because several Bulldogs had missed time due to injury.Â
Mississippi State volleyball coach Jenny Hazelwood was anxious to find out how her team would respond to winning its first Southeastern Conference match of the season Friday night.
She was pleased with the result.
After taking a 3-0 victory over South Carolina on Friday, the Bulldogs came back and did the same thing Sunday by sweeping all three sets against the Tennessee Volunteers.
Jamie Mitchell's Starkville High School Yellowjackets are in the driver's seat.
After beating Madison Central 45-42 Friday night in a wild game, SHS is now 6-2 overall and 4-0 in Class 6A, Region 2.
The Jackets are in first place in the division and in control with just three games remaining on the schedule.