Archive - Jan 2013 - Latest Sports
Temperatures might be colder in the Starkville area, but things are heating up on the soccer fields of Starkville High.
With regular season action complete, both Yellowjacket squads will enter playoff competition this week.
After going 6-5-3 overall and 3-1 in their division, the Lady Jackets will start things off with tonight's contest against Oxford.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets didn't have to go searching for a reason to bounce back after a tough loss on Friday night.
Not when West Point comes to town.
After the Lady Jackets were defeated by Canton in Class 5A, Region 2 action 61-35, they turned the situation around and handled the Lady Green Wave 64-50 on Saturday night at home.
It's easy to start a game out on a hot streak and take an early lead. It's another thing all together to finish strong and get the victory.
For the Starkville High School boys' basketball team, starting strong has been easy, but closing out has been the difficult part.
Having won five of their last six games, it seems things are starting to click for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
On Saturday, the team demonstrated its chemistry as the Volunteers defeated the Raiders of Oak Hill Academy 56-37.
LOUISVILLE â€“ The Starkville Christian School Cougars have played tournaments during the five-year history of the school and never came away as champions.
That is until Saturday night.
The Cougars defeated Tupelo Christian 48-44 in the championship game of the Grace Christian Invitational for the title.
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.