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De'Runnya Wilson has come a long way since stepping on the Mississippi State campus in the summer of 2013.
The Bulldog sophomore wide receiver played very little high school football, but he caught the eye of MSU head coach Dan Mullen and his coaching staff during that one year and they decided to offer him a scholarship.
Four years ago, Greg Carter and the Starkville High basketball program had the idea to start a highly-competitive tournament.
From that desire was born the Travis Outlaw Slam Dunk at the Hump.
Former East Oktibbeha High School basketball player April Sykes hasn't given up on her dream of a return to the Women's National Basketball Association.
It's just taking a longer path to get back there.
After a brief stint with a professional league in Israel, Sykes has taken her talents to an organization in Chemnitz, Germany.
The Starkville Yellowjackets only had quarterback Brady Davis for one season.
What a season it turned out to be.
Davis had one of the best years ever for an SHS quarterback and led his team to the Class 6A North championship game. For his accomplishments, Davis was chosen the Starkville Daily News High School Player of the Year.
â€śOne team, one heartbeatâ€ť stood as the slogan for the 2014 Starkville Academy Volunteers.
Mississippi State's running game has featured two players this season.
Junior running back Josh Robinson and junior quarterback Dak Prescott have carried the load in the rushing department. Robinson leads the Bulldogs with 1,128 rushing yards. He also has 11 touchdowns.
Prescott was second on the team with 939 rushing yards and has a team-high 13 touchdowns with his legs.Â
MABEN â€“ East Webster High School got to unwrap a Christmas present early when it began using a new gymnasium for basketball competition.
After a tornado destroyed the school and old gym in 2013, a newer and better one was constructed.
The new home of the Wolverines has more of a "college feel" to it.
This is the season for hoops.
If you are a fan of high school basketball in this area, the holidays should be your favorite time of the year.
College football bowl games are played throughout the month of December, into January and create most of the sports conversation.
There's no doubt that football is very important also, but it's nice to see basketball have its share of the spotlight.
It's been nearly a month since Mississippi State saw a tally mark in the win column.
Entering Tuesday night's game against Jacksonville, the Bulldogs were on a five-game losing streak with the last win coming against St. Louis in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Nov. 28.
Practice makes perfect.
Everyone knows the old adage and at Starkville Academy, it is being applied to this seasonâ€™s soccer team. After opening up with a couple games against Washington School and Heritage Academy, the Volunteers have taken the remainder of the month of December off to come together as a team, while preparing for the remainder of the season.