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JACKSON â€“ ÂStarkville Academy completed the triple sweep of Heritage Academy on Tuesday.
For the third time in as many weeks, the Volunteers and Patriots met on the hardwood, and for the third time Starkville Academy walked away victorious 56-41.
CANTON â€“ Starkville High School's boys basketball team was trying to extend its season as long as it could Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets knew that a loss would be the end of the campaign and they were not ready for that to happen, so they fought through two overtimes.
Even though Starkville took the game into the extra frames, it still came up short to Canton 60-59.
MADISON â€“ The East Webster Wolverines moved one step closer to a division title as they knocked off Ackerman 59-53 on Tuesday.
Though his team picked up the victory, East Webster coach Corey Stidham knows it has to play better heading down the stretch if it wants to advance towards a state championship.
Tim Goliday had the experience of winning not only one State football championship with the Starkville Yellowjackets, but two in 1994 and 1995.
Fast forward 17 years later and Goliday gets to share in another State championship with his son TeQuan.
This season has been anything than consistent for Rick Ray and Mississippi State basketball team.
The Bulldogs (7-15, 2-8) have been hit with injuries, suspensions and at times that has caused them to have only six scholarship players.
CANTON, Miss â€“ First round playoffs are over for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.
After fighting hard the whole game, the Lady Jackets return to Starkville with a victory over Yazoo City.
"It was a close game," Starkville coach Kristie Williams said. "It was a battle the entire game."
The Starkville Yellowjackets are taking momentum to Canton today for the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournameht.
Winners of four-straight games, the Jackets believe they are playing their best basketball of the season.
It's a formula that has worked before.
As the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers enter the postseason, they are looking to duplicate the championship run they made last year.
The first step of that journey comes today in the first round of AAA, Division II playoffs. The opponent is Lee Academy.
The Lady Vols don't plan to take any game for granted.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers and Heritage Patriots had become quite familiar with each other by the time the regular season concluded.
As division rivals, the two teams faced each other three times in as many weeks during the regular season and beginning tonight at 5:15 p.m., it will tip one more time in the first round of the Class AAA, Division II playoffs.
The regular season is over and area teams are now bracing for a time it has worked on all season.
East Webster's Wolverines, the Eupora Eagles and Ackerman Indians have boys and girls squads in Madison this week for the Class 2A, Region 5 Tournament.