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Sunday will be a special time for the families of three local athletes who all consider Starkville their home and have gone on to become hall of famers in their respective professional sports.
The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum plans to memorialize Bailey Howell, James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell and Jerry Rice for their contributions on the national stage.
He may be a soft-spoken individual during the week, but on Friday nights, Jacquez Horsley lets his action speak loudly on the football field for the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
After hurting his knee and ankle on the first offensive play for SHS against Northwest Rankin, Horsley's availability for the next game against Greenville-Weston was in question.
Three is the magic number when it comes to running backs at Starkville Academy.
One might think that to be a starter for the Volunteers, the trio of senior O'Shea Kemp and sophomores Grant Wolfe and Noah Heflin had been playing the position all their lives, but aside from Wolf that is very far from the truth.
It was refreshing to hear some of the comments from Starkville Academy after last Friday's game against French Camp.
Even though the Volunteers lost a 17-13 decision to the Panthers, they came away from the experience with a respect for the Choctaw County school.
"Well-played" and "clean" game were words used by some of the Starkville Academy people about what took place.
MABEN â€“ Going into Tuesdayâ€™s slow-pitch softball playoffs, East Webster coach Lee Berryhill knew his team had to be on top of its game as one off day could send them packing.
The Lady Wolverines took that charge and ran with it as they rallied after losing game one 6-3 to defeat Union 13-0 and 13-7, respectively, to claim the best-of-three series and advance forward in the Class 2A postseason.
Senior Vivian Barksdale and the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were determined not to lose a set to the New Hope Lady Trojans Tuesday night.
Even after getting down 12-4 at one point of the third set, the Lady Jackets fought back and won 27-25.
That set clinched the match against New Hope as Starkville won the first two sets by the same 25-15 scores.
The Mississippi State football team had another player be recognized for his efforts on the field on Tuesday.
Junior tight end Malcolm Johnson was one of 29 players nationwide to make the 2013 John Mackey midseason watch list.Â
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The atmosphere surrounding Mississippi State baseball, is one of the best in the country.
Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium was erected in 1967. In 1987, it underwent a $3.5 million renovation upping the number of seats to 6,700.
On Monday, MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin met with many Bulldog baseball fans at the Seal Football Complex to get their input for new renovations.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines earned the top seed out of Class 2A, Region 5 during the regular season and now look to make a run in the postseason.
East Webster will host Union, the Region 6 runner-up, today.
Lady Wolverines coach Lee Berryhill is looking forward to a fresh start, but all the while knowing his team could be eliminated at any point.
Heading into the bye week, Mississippi State is not at 100 percent healthy.
Leading up to the Bulldogs 21-20 win over the Bowling Green Falcons on homecoming, head coach Dan Mullen said there were six offensive lineman who were sidelined at one point or time in practice.