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It's a credit to coach Kristie Williams and her staff to keep the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets focused after a rough start to the season.
After losing back-to-back games to New Hope and Meridian to start the season, it would have been very easy for the Lady Jackets to have gotten down on themselves early.
GREENVILLE â€“ The Starkville Academy Academy Lady Volunteers are starting to mimic the way they have played the last couple of seasons.
The Lady Volunteers downed Washington School 46-31 Tuesday night on the road to improve to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in district play.
Sallie Kate Richardson led SA with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Nora Kathryn Carroll added 11 points.
Mississippi State lost a good many pieces from last season's College World Series team.
Outfielder and big stick Hunter Renfroe has since moved on to professional baseball. Shortstop Adam Frazier and arms Chad Girodo and Kendall Graveman are also giving it a shot at professional baseball.
It has been a senior season filled with many accolades for Mississippi Stateâ€™s Gabe Jackson.
The offensive lineman earned another honor on Monday.
The Starkville Academy basketball teams will have to make sure the buses have plenty of gas and are ready to go for the next several weeks.
Last Tuesday's games with Heritage Academy were the only home games scheduled in the month of December for the Volunteers and Lady Vols.
New seasons bring clean slates.
There are no records, no rankings and everyone is on equal footing.
That newness also brings the chance to adjust things that might not have been so successful the previous year. Add in a new coach and the adjustments take on a whole new meaning.
This is the situation taking place as basketball season continues for the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
Thanksgiving evening the Mississippi State Bulldogs secured their sixth win as they defeated the University of Mississippi 17-10.
With the victory, MSU became bowl eligible and all that was left to do was wait and see where bowl season took them. On Sunday night, that question was answered as the Bulldogs accepted a bid to appear in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl where they will face the Rice Owls.
BILOXI â€“ Georgia Military College entered Sundayâ€™s Mississippi Bowl with the nationâ€™s top ranking and the nationâ€™s top running back in the form of freshman sensation Jovon Robinson.
However, former West Point High School standout Lakenderic Thomas stole the spotlight and No. 2 East Mississippi Community College stole the national title.
SCOOBA â€“ There has never been a national championship in football decided in the state of Mississippi.
That all changes today.
No. 2 East Mississippi (11-0) plays No. 1 Georgia Military (11-0) at Biloxi Indians Stadium in Biloxi in the NJCAA national championship game.
SCOOBA â€“ The East Mississippi Community College has proved to opponents this year that it has a very dangerous offense.
It's not just because of the scoring as the Lions have averaged 63.2 points per game and defeated Coahoma Community College 90-7 earlier this season. EMCC has the yards to go with those points.