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February 20th

Volunteers travel to take on Jackson Academy in soccer semis

February 20, 2013

The Starkville Academy Volunteers were hit with adversity on Monday when one of their senior players went down with an injury early in their Class AAA soccer match against Pillow Academy.

Even though the Vols had Drew Pellum suffer a broken leg and not be able to finish the season, they rallied together to pick up a 4-0 victory over Pillow Academy and advanced in the postseason.

Yellowjackets work hard in preparation for baseball season

February 20, 2013

The Starkville Yellowjackets are anxious to see if the hard work they have put in pays off.

As the coach Brian Jones era begins at SHS, the players have bought into the system and look to put what they've learned into action.

Jones has been pleased with the work ethic of the Jackets.

February 19th

Lady Vols advance at AAA

February 20, 2013

JACKSON – Patience was the key in the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers victory on Tuesday evening.

Jackson Prep attempted to take SA out of its comfort zone by slowing the ball game down. That plan did not work as the Lady Vols overcame the change in pace to claim a Class AAA first round victory 47-32.

Eupora, East Webster boys see season end

February 20, 2013

TAYLORSVILLE – The Eupora Eagles were a bit short-handed when they tipped off against Taylorsville.
In the end that was one of the deciding factors as the Eagles dropped a 51-43 contest.

Bulldogs shut out visiting Grambling Tigers

February 20, 2013

The mindset for the Mississippi State baseball team was not to focus on its opponent, but rather it was to battle a mental war.

The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs took a 2-0 win over the Grambling Tigers Tuesday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field.

MSU takes seven players to Bama

February 20, 2013

The deck is stacked against the Mississippi State men's basketball.

They have lost 10-straight for the first time since 1982. Sophomore forward Roquez Johnson was suspended indefinitely on Monday and junior guard Jalen Steele has missed the last three games due to a suspension. His status is unknown for today's Southeastern Conference game at Alabama.

Williams gives Bulldogs effort on a bad knee

February 20, 2013

Carnecia Williams knows there are going to be some nights when she plays in pain.

As her knee cap slides in and out of socket, the Mississippi State women's basketball redshirt sophomore has still given what she can on the court this season.

Williams played 36 minutes on Sunday and led the Bulldogs with 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals during a 63-41 loss to LSU.

Alabama close to NCAA bid

February 19, 2013

The Alabama Crimson Tide have quietly had a good season in Southeastern Conference play this season.

The Crimson Tide are 9-3 in SEC play and sit alone in second place. They have an overall record of 17-8.

Winners of its last three games. Alabama's Ratings Percentage Index is 59 according to ESPN's Joe Lunardi. 

February 18th

Volunteers win soccer playoff match

February 19, 2013

The Starkville Academy Volunteers fought windy conditions at the Starkville Sportsplex Monday afternoon, but it did not keep them from moving one step closer to a championship.

Defeating Pillow Academy 4-0 in the quarterfinals, the Volunteers will advance to the semifinals to face Jackson Academy at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Vols showing big-size heart in postseason

February 19, 2013

There's no denying the size of the heart of the Starkville Academy Volunteers.

Anyone who witnessed last Saturday night's 67-65 victory in three overtimes over Washington School could tell the Vols still had much fight left in them.

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