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February 14th, 2014
One game was all Starkville Academy needed to extend its season into the playoffs.
On Friday afternoon, the Volunteers faced off with Pillow Academy in search of the victory which would push them ahead of Heritage Academy in the standings.
The game did not swing in Starkville Academyâ€™s favor as it saw its season end with a 1-0 loss to the Mustangs in overtime.
It always helps to make a move when there's a friend going along for the ride.
That's what Megan Moorhead has found to be true.
The Starkville High School girls soccer player signed a scholarship to play with Itawamba Community College and it was less than three weeks ago that fellow Lady Yellowjacket Noa Katherine Hardin joined the Lady Indians.
Soccer is taking over the Starkville Sportsplex this weekend.
Beginning this morning and running through lateÂ Sunday afternoon,Â the Starkville Soccer Association will host the Spring Shootout.
Mississippi State baseball fans have been looking forward to the 2014 season since the last out was recorded at the College World Series last June.
The wait is over as the No. 2 Bulldogs start the campaign today with the first of three games against Western Carolina.
It didn't take long for Alex Detz and Brett Pirtle to contribute for the Mississippi State baseball program after transferring in from junior college.
The two infielders were two important pieces for the Bulldogs on their run to the College World Series last season.
As they enter their senior season, Detz and Pirtle anchor an infield that should make MSU a very solid squad once again.
Sleepy Robinson probably would not be where he is today if it were not for crossing paths with Marcus Bush.
Robinson, a former Mississippi State quarterback and now an assistant football coach with the Bulldogs on the staff of Dan Mullen, said he was encouraged to get into coaching by Bush.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers had to win two of three games this week in order to advance to the playoffs.
On Monday, the Vols got one of those wins, then Thursday they played Jackson Academy in hopes of getting the second.
The odds were not in Starkville Academyâ€™s favor as they saw a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Raiders.
Mississippi State looked primed to end a season-long five-game losing streak early in the first half, then the Georgia Bulldogs came to life.
MSU let a 14-point first-half lead slip away as it fell to the visiting Bulldogs 75-55 Wednesday night in front of a sparse crowd at Humphrey Coliseum. The announced attendance was 7,010.
There have been several factors that have contributed to the current six-game losing streak for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
One of the main reasons is the lack of scoring for MSU.
For the fifth-straight game, the Bulldogs have been held to 59 points or less. They lost a 75-55 decision to the Georgia Bulldogs Wednesday night at Humphrey Coliseum.
Bowling season is rolling down the lane toward the postseason for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
On Saturday, the Jacket teams will travel about an hour south to Philadelphia where the boys and girls will both compete in the regional bowling tournament.
This is the last stop on Starkvilleâ€™s journey before the state tournament later this month.