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MABEN â€“ Regular season high school slow pitchy softball is winding down and the East Webster Lady Wolverines sent it out in style with an eight team slow-pitch tournament.
The Northwest Rankin Cougars were the homecoming opponent for the Starkville Yellowjackets Friday night and they came with gifts.
Northwest Rankin lost fumbles at the beginning of each half of play and Starkville took advantage of each situation to score points.
Friday's game against the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots got away from the Starkville Academy Volunteers early.
Madison-Ridgeland got out to a commanding 21-0 lead after just one quarter. The Patriots ultimately went on to win the game in a dominating fashion 40-0.
CRAWFORD â€“ Traveling to play teams on the road can be tough, and French Camp has certainly experienced their share of tough road contests this season.
However, the Panthers were able to take care of business on Friday night, shutting out the East Oktibbeha Titans 43-0, and picking up their first road win of the year.
ACKERMAN â€“ Choctaw County coach Adam Dillinger wanted to be 1-0 in Class 3A, Region 5 when Friday ended.
He got his wish as the Chargers knocked off Raleigh 48-25.
"We gave a complete effort (Friday)," Dillinger said. "We came out and played hard in a division game, but it starts all over next week. We have to line up again and do it next week."
PHEBA â€“ David Foster saw a good offensive explosion by his team Friday night.
Foster's Hebron Christian Eagles beat the Strider Academy Rams 36-0 to start off 1-0 in district play.
"We played really well," Foster said. "We ran multiple guys in the rushing game. We got good blocking and had a good offensive effort."
The Eagles started fast by scoring twice in the first quarter.
Wendell Lewis is no longer on the Mississippi State men's basketball team a team spokesperson confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Lewis was dismissed from the squad after a violation of team rules.Â
The Mississippi State baseball family lost one of its former players during the night Wednesday when Dan Van Cleve was found dead in his Jackson home.
No cause of death was immediately known.
Van Cleve was the starting center fielder for the 1985 Bulldogs, a team that finished tied for third at the College World Series. He played for coach Ron Polk.
Homecoming is surrounding by parades, specific activities and crowning of a queen.
Although those things are important and make homecomings what they are, they are centered around a football game â€“ a football game that's necessary to win.
Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill is quick to say that Madison Ridgeland Academy â€ścould be the best private school in the stateâ€ť when it comes to football.
With a 4-2 record overall and standing at 1-0 divisionally, the Patriots certainly fit the bill.