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April 16th

State's Holloway proves to be versatile on offense

April 16, 2013

Brandon Holloway didn't know where he was going to fit on the Mississippi State football team.
The redshirt freshman is listed as an athlete on the roster. He has been practicing with the wide receivers, but with his speed, the Bulldogs have been trying him out at running back.

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Starkville drops decision to New Hope

April 16, 2013

There was not much to celebrate Tuesday evening for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets softball team except for the senior night festivities that took place before first pitch.
In an early evening ballgame, the Lady Jackets welcomed New Hope to town and when the buses were loaded, the Lady Trojans left with a 16-0 victory.

April 15th

Yellowjackets qualify for state

April 15, 2013

Starkville High School golf coach Sam Bryant knew his team was going to have "to be ready to play" at the Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 meet on Monday in order to shoot the score necessary to make the State tournament.
The mission was accomplished.

Starkville Academy sports best finish of year

April 15, 2013

HATTIESBURG – The Starkville Academy golf team shot a 314 as a team on Monday to finish second at the Presbyterian Christian School Tournament.

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East Webster captures 2A, Region 3 top spot

April 15, 2013

Everything was on the line as Eupora and East Webster met on the softball field Monday night.
With the No. 1 spot in the Class 2A, Region 3, District 4 up for grabs, the Lady Wolverines bats were on fire as they celebrated a 12-5 victory to clinch the region title.

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April 14th

Becker's no-hitter leads the Bulldogs

April 14, 2013

It turned out to be quite a weekend for senior pitcher Stephanie Becker and the Mississippi State softball team.
After setting the career strikeout mark at MSU in Saturday's 6-5 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels, Becker was especially effective on Sunday and recorded her second career no-hitter as the Bulldogs defeated the Rebels 8-0 in six innings.

Yellowjackets welcome teams for region event

April 14, 2013

The Starkville Yellowjackets hope familiar surroundings makes a difference today.
After hosting several meets at the Mississippi State golf course this season, the Jackets and Lady Jackets welcome in the teams from Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 for the region tournament.

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April 13th

Oswalt's first pitch the hit of SBA day

April 13, 2013

Baseball is back in Starkville and on Saturday things were in full swing at McKee Park.
From the singing of the national anthem by a local high school student Reagan Hunt to major league pitcher Roy Oswalt throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, Saturday was highlighted by non-stop action and fun as the Starkville Baseball Association held its opening day.

Bulldog senior pitcher gets milestone in win

April 13, 2013

Stephanie Becker has been striking out batters ever since she stepped onto the Mississippi State campus.
On Saturday, Becker etched her name into the MSU record book.
The senior left hander started the game with a strikeout of R.T. Cantillo for her 407th career punch out and set a new MSU career strikeout record in the process.

SMITH COLUMN: Least for day, time on field was good deal

April 13, 2013

Sometimes sportswriters and broadcasters have a background in athletics before sitting behind a computer or television camera.
There was nothing like that for me before beginning my career at the Starkville Daily News back in the 1980s.

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