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November 14th, 2013
The Class 6A postseason begins tonight around the state of Mississippi and the Starkville Yellowjackets expected to be one of the teams still standing.
Since Jamie Mitchell became the head coach prior to the 2010 season, the Jackets have made the playoffs three out of the four seasons.
EUPORA â€“ Coach Junior Graham wants his Eupora High School football team to be practicing when there is a little bit of a ho, ho, ho, and the appearance of Christmas decorations.
â€śIt is fun coaching this time of year because you either win or you go home and we want to be playing as long as we can," Graham said. "We want to be practicing when the Christmas lights are up."
The return of Fred Thomas was a much-needed boost for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The sophomore guard missed the Bulldogs' season opener last Friday for participating in an all-star game not sanctioned by the NCAA. He was forced to be sidelined for one game per the NCAA.
For as long as she can remember, Blair Schaefer has wanted to play for her dad.
OnÂ Wednesday, that desire became official as the Starkville High senior signed with the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
â€śI think there has always been a part of me that has wanted to play for my dad,â€ť Blair Schaefer said. â€śI want to play for a great coach and I know my dad gets it done.â€ť
Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer said his program was able to recruit a hard-working group because of a hard-working group.
After the recruiting process finished with the Bulldogs adding five more players on Wednesday, Schaefer said he could not have put together such a class without the help of his coaching staff.
A slow start against Jackson State wasn't a reason to push the panic button for the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
Even though the Bulldogs trailed early 11-9 and 13-11, they shook themselves, got on track and went on to an 81-42 victory in front of 1,535 at Humphrey Coliseum Wednesday night.
Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was pleased with how his team played in the season opener.
The Bulldogs held a lead for the entire game as they went onto a 71-56 win over Prairie View A&M last Friday night.
The Bulldogs out-rebounded the Panthers 51-27.
When it comes to recruiting, Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray is looking to fill needs.
The second-year Bulldog coach felt he did that with the three early signees he got on Wednesday.
MSU received letter of intents from Alabama forward Demetrius Houston, Jackson power forward Oliver Black and Greenwood guard Maurice Dunlap II.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen and his staff knew how good Dak Prescott could be.
The sophomore quarterback of the Bulldogs is now making people around the country notice him.
After dealing with the passing of his mother last week, he went out and had a phenomenal game against Texas A&M.
It was the desire of football coach Jamie Mitchell to restore a winning tradition when he was hired at Starkville High School in 2010.
That mission has been accomplished.
In the four years prior to Mitchell's arrival in Starkville, the Yellowjackets had a combined record of 20-28 during that time.