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March 4th, 2015
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets have enjoyed an outstanding season to this point.
They have a 24-4 overall record, swept all games in Class 6A, Region 3 and the region tournament, and look forward to Saturday night's meeting against Hattiesburg in the state tournament at Mississippi Coliseum.
The competition levels automatically rises when a player puts on a Starkville High School jersey.
No matter what the sport, the expectation does not change and currently the load rests on the shoulders of the Yellowjacket basketball team.
For Matt Wells and several other Mississippi State Bulldogs, Wednesday was a big day.
Mississippi State held its Pro Day with 20 athletes going through drills and all 32 National Football League teams were represented. The day featured 17 Bulldogs from last year's squad and three Bulldogs from the 2013 team.
Jerica James couldn't help from getting a little bit excited when she found out where the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was going to be this year.
When the Mississippi State senior point guard learned that Little Rock, Ark., was going to be the site of the event, she has been looking forward to the opportunity ever since.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman and leadoff hitter Katie Anne Bailey were not going to hesitate in the fifth inning.
With the score tied at 2-2 against Kennesaw State on Wednesday afternoon, the Bulldogs had a valuable run to pick up at second base in the form of Bailey.
A record Mississippi State basketball season has not gone unnoticed.
The Bulldogs have won a school record 26 games overall this season, 11 in the Southeastern Conference and are the No. 3 seed in this week's SEC Tournament. MSU is ranked No. 11 by The Associated Press and No. 13 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll.
Mississippi State's first win in Southeastern Conference play this season came against Vanderbilt.
The Bulldogs will have to knock off the Commodores again to end a four-game losing streak.
MSU beat Vanderbilt 57-54 in Humphrey Coliseum on Jan. 17 in the first matchup.
Arkansas Pine-Bluff was prepared to play Tuesday night.
According to Mississippi State head coach John Cohen, his team wasn't prepared to play offensively.
The No. 8 Bulldogs lost their first game of the season as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Golden Lions at Dudy Noble Field.
Playing time is no over just yet for a couple of Starkville Academy soccer players.
Even though the season may be in the books, Dylan Dempsey and Blake Slaughter will represent the Volunteers at the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools All-Star Game on Friday.
Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians has proven to be one of the best freshmen in the Southeastern Conference this season.
It hasn't taken people long to notice what Vivians has meant to the Bulldogs.
In her first season, Vivians has led State to No. 11 in the country, a school record 11-5 record and third-place finish in the SEC and a school mark 26 overall victories.