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Former Starkville High School basketball player Jacolby Mobley keeps taking his game to another level.
It's not just because Mobley has gone from high school to junior college and now the Division I stage after signing with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thursday, but coaches have noticed the maturity level increase in the former Yellowjacket.
CRAWFORD â€“ Jerry Rice is one of the most known athletes around the globe.
The wide receiver's career started in the meek Mississippi town of Crawford and ended on the biggest stage â€“ the National Football League.
On Thursday, he returned to his hometown and his alma mater in what called "going full circle."
CRAWFORD â€“ East Oktibbeha High School coach Randy Brooks knows about Jerry Rice as an athlete and a person.
With Thursday's presentation at the school by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate, which honored Rice as a "Hometown Hall of Famer," it was a chance for Brooks and others to visit and hear from the greatest wide receiver in National Football League history.
The Class 6A postseason begins tonight around the state of Mississippi and the Starkville Yellowjackets expected to be one of the teams still standing.
Since Jamie Mitchell became the head coach prior to the 2010 season, the Jackets have made the playoffs three out of the four seasons.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham wants his Eupora High School football team to be practicing when there is a little bit of a ho, ho, ho, and the appearance of Christmas decorations.
â€śIt is fun coaching this time of year because you either win or you go home and we want to be playing as long as we can," Graham said. "We want to be practicing when the Christmas lights are up."
The return of Fred Thomas was a much-needed boost for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The sophomore guard missed the Bulldogs' season opener last Friday for participating in an all-star game not sanctioned by the NCAA. He was forced to be sidelined for one game per the NCAA.
For as long as she can remember, Blair Schaefer has wanted to play for her dad.
OnÂ Wednesday, that desire became official as the Starkville High senior signed with the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
â€śI think there has always been a part of me that has wanted to play for my dad,â€ť Blair Schaefer said. â€śI want to play for a great coach and I know my dad gets it done.â€ť
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer said his program was able to recruit a hard-working group because of a hard-working group.
After the recruiting process finished with the Bulldogs adding five more players on Wednesday, Schaefer said he could not have put together such a class without the help of his coaching staff.
A slow start against Jackson State wasn't a reason to push the panic button for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Even though the Bulldogs trailed early 11-9 and 13-11, they shook themselves, got on track and went on to an 81-42 victory in front of 1,535 at Humphrey Coliseum Wednesday night.
Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was pleased with how his team played in the season opener.
The Bulldogs held a lead for the entire game as they went onto a 71-56 win over Prairie View A&M last Friday night.
The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Panthers 51-27.