Archive - Dec 2013 - Latest Sports
Due to the late tipoff Monday night (9:30 p.m.) for the Mississippi State men's basketball game in the Las Vegas Classic against UNLV, the Starkville Daily News will not be able to have next day coverage in Tuesday's edition.
There will be a full report on starkvilledailynews.com when the information becomes available following the game and will also be included in Wednesday's edition.
Things will change drastically for Gabe Jackson when Mississippi State walks off the field at Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, Tenn., after the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
The senior offensive lineman will never again wear the maroon and white, rather he will be suiting up for a National Football League team.
Put Starkville Highâ€™s Imane Montgomery on the basketball court and her talent level is clear.
The senior possesses a skill set that is impressive and is just one of the reasons Montgomery has become a standout athlete for the Lady Yellowjackets.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Midfield (Ala.) Patriots are No. 1 in their classification for a reason.
On Saturday afternoon at the Joe Horne Christmas Classic, the Patriots showed the Starkville Yellowjackets why they are so well-respected in Alabama.
Midfield went on a 16-0 run after Starkville had taken a lead in the fourth quarter and ended up defeating the Jackets 76-64.
COLUMBUS â€“ The competition at the Joe Horne Christmas Classic is strong and when teams commit to playing in the event, it knows the matchups will be against some of the top competition in the Southeast.
Friday was a good day for the Starkville High School basketball teams at the Joe Horne Classic.
The experience was not as positive for the Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets in Columbus on Saturday.
There was a good reason for that.
When the Mississippi State men's basketball team leaves the state of Nevada, it could have enough wins to match last year's total.
The Bulldogs enter the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic with a record of 8-2. They had just 10 wins all of last season and were just 5-7 in non-conference action last season.
SOUTHAVEN â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers enjoyed a very good third quarter against the Southaven Lady Chargers Saturday and defeated the public school competition 51-38.
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Mississippi State was fined $25,000 by the Southeastern Conference for violation of the SEC's Artificial Noisemaker Policy during the 2013 football season.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive made the announcement on Friday.
The fine was due to the cowbells that Bulldog fans ring during games. The league allows them in games, but can only be used at certain times during the game.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets faced one of Alabama's top ranked teams in Holt at the Joe Horne Christmas Classic.
â€śWe didnâ€™t know much about this team, so early on it was about feeling each other out,â€ť SHS boys coach Greg Carter said. â€śOnce we figured them out, we were able to adjust and we did a pretty good job.â€ť