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February 12th, 2014
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.
PELAHATCHIE - Heading into Wednesdayâ€™s contest with the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellowjackets, coach Glenn Schmidt said experience would be the key.
As the game came to conclusion, the coachâ€™s words rang true as senior Sallie Kate Richardson led her team to a 46-30 victory with 19 points in the Class AAA-Division II Tournament.
Wes Rea knows how good he is, but it's something that's not on his mind all the time.
The Mississippi State junior first baseman tries to be humble a good bit and it is evident when he was selected as a team captain for the second year in a row.
The recognition is a big deal to him, but Rea sees it as a way to help the team.
It only seems like yesterday when coach John Cohen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs were making their historic run through the College World Series.
Even though it was really about eight months ago, the memories of the Bulldogs reaching the CWS championship finals against UCLA remain very clear for those who follow the program closely.
Expectations are high in Starkville for Mississippi State.
Why shouldn't they be? After having the best finish ever in school-history, second at the College World Series, there is a certain buzz around the Bulldog baseball team.
First, State will have to navigate an always difficult Southeastern Conference slate.
Mississippi State feels confident it can end its current five-game losing streak.
After starting 3-2 in Southeastern Conference play, the Bulldogs have lost five in a row, but have a chance to correct that tonight.
The Magnolia State Bulldogs (13-10, 3-7) tangle with the Peach State Bulldogs (12-10, 6-4) of Georgia tonight. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:02 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports Net.
Postseason games are nothing new for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
PELAHATCHIE â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers extended their season by one more game as they defeated Lamar School 60-41 in their first game of the Class AAA-Division II Tournament on Monday night.
Dan Mullen finally has his coaching staff in place.
After losing offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Les Koenning and strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis, Mullen announced the new and improved coaching staff on Monday.
It was learned earlier last week that Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson was going to join the MSU staff, although it was unclear in what capacity.
Basketball season is winding down for Starkville High School, but one player is not ready for the ride to end.