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January 16th

Kicking the ball around for SHS becomes a sister act for Lairds

January 17, 2014

Five years ago Hannah and Harper Laird arrived in Starkville from Clinton.
Since that time, the sisters have managed to pick right up where they left off in soccer and have worked their way into being quite the force both on and off the field.

January 15th

Koenning leaves MSU for Texas

January 16, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen will have to search for another coach.
After filling his strength and conditioning head coaching position with Rick Court on Tuesday, it was learned late Tuesday night that Bulldog offensive coordinator Les Koenning was accepting the wide receiver coaching job at Texas under new head coach Charlie Strong.
Koenning was introduced on Wednesday afternoon.

Bulldogs drop basketball game to Tide on the road

January 16, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray sensed something wasn’t right with his team during the early morning walk through Wednesday morning.
It seemed to show on the court.
The Bulldogs dropped an 80-61 decision to the Alabama Crimson Tide inside Coleman Coliseum.

MSU, Tennessee women meet at Humphrey Coliseum

January 15, 2014

Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick doesn't take any team for granted in the Southeastern Conference.
That especially goes for when the Lady Volunteers have to play at any of the 13 other venues of the league.
Tennessee plays at Mississippi State tonight and Warlick is very worried about the potential the Bulldogs have of turning Humphrey Coliseum into a home court advantage.

East Webster gets support, on the bowling lanes

January 15, 2014

East Webster is known for its tremendous support.
No matter whether it is academics or athletics, the school, families and community members are always behind the kids 100 percent, even if it involves a sport that many might not be familiar with.

January 14th

Bulldogs try to stop losing skid against Crimson Tide

January 15, 2014

Rick Ray’s first season as the men's basketball coach at Mississippi State saw two losses to Alabama.
The Crimson Tide beat the Bulldogs 75-43 in Starkville and 64-56 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. MSU has lost three-straight to Alabama, but haven’t lost four-straight since 1993-95.

SMITH COLUMN: State women are improving in each game

January 15, 2014

The Mississippi State women's basketball team continues to take the steps necessary to get where head coach Vic Schaefer wants it to be.
There are still going to be times that the Bulldogs do things on the court that will drive Schaefer and his staff crazy, but he loves his players and believes in them.

Lady Vols start strong, hold off Lady Cougars

January 15, 2014

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers knew it wasn't going to be as easy as they made it look in the first quarter Tuesday night.
After jumping out to a 14-1 lead after one quarter, the Lady Vols saw the Hillcrest Christian Lady Cougars make a run to get back into the game in the second quarter.

Volunteers are edged by Cougars

January 15, 2014

Starkville Academy refused to let Hillcrest Christian run away with the ballgame.
In the end, it wasn’t enough.
The Volunteers kept it close for all four quarters, but in the end, the No. 3 Cougars came away with a 52-46 victory Tuesday night inside the Starkville Academy Gymnasium.

SHS drops matches to Madison Central

January 15, 2014

The Starkville High School soccer teams were not only going against Madison Central Tuesday night, but against history.
Madison Central's program has had the reputation of being strong and that was reflected in its play at Yellowjacket Stadium.
Even though the Lady Jackets lost the girls contest 2-0, coach Anna Albritton could not be prouder of the way her team competed.

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