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April 22nd, 2015

Jackets begin playoff action

April 22, 2015

The Starkville Yellowjackets saw their record reach and go over the .500 by the end of the regular season.
It wasn't easy for them.
Those challenges have gotten the Yellowjackets (13-12) ready for their current situation of competing in the first round of Class 6A postseason action.

Region champ East Webster starts postseason

April 22, 2015

East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson knew there was the potential of his team doing something special this season.
On Tuesday night, the Wolverines did just that by claiming the Class 2A Region 2 championship by beating Bruce.

Carter to be one of the first inductees into Scott County Sports Hall of Fame

April 22, 2015

Scott County in Mississippi is establishing a Sports Hall of Fame and one of the first inductees will be Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter.
Carter played his high school basketball at Forest before moving on to Mississippi State.
"To be recognized back home is always special," Carter said. "I'm really looking forward to it and excited about it."

Cooke takes advantage of opportunity with MSU

April 22, 2015

Mississippi State freshman Logan Cooke was talking duck hunting with Josiah Phillips, when Devon Bell came to him before last year's Texas A&M game with some bad news.
Bell hurt himself during the warmup phase and wasn't sure if he was going to be able to kick.
Sure enough he couldn't go and Cooke got his first taste of college football against a top 10 team.

MSU beats Memphis to end losing skid

April 22, 2015

No one had to remind Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman that her team had lost five-straight games.
Her Bulldogs made sure that total didn't grow to six on Wednesday night.
MSU used nine hits to score 11 runs and defeated the Memphis Tigers 11-3 in five innings. It was the final game in 19-year-old home facility for the Bulldogs.

April 21st

Skinner of Jackets takes basketball skills to Hinds CC

April 21, 2015

Everyone wants to be involved with a place where they are liked.
Josh Skinner believes he has found that at Hinds Community College in Raymond.
The Starkville High School boys basketball player signed a scholarship with Hinds on Wednesday afternoon inside the school gymnasium where he performed for the Yellowjackets.

SHS soccer defender Dunne to continue career at Millsaps

April 21, 2015

Who is Conner Dunne?
To his soccer coach Brian Bennett, he is “one of the best” to ever grace the field for the Yellowjackets.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Putting a name on scholarship always big deal

April 21, 2015

The process of a high school or junior college athlete putting a pen to a piece of paper should never be taken for granted.
Over the years, I've watched many young men and women sign scholarships and the significance of that act is always the same. It's very important.

Mississippi State gets young players in football mix

April 21, 2015

Mississippi State may have several veterans, but the Bulldogs have a good many young players who will play vital roles in the fall.
Although spring practice ended Saturday with the Maroon and White game, seventh-year head coach Dan Mullen's biggest goal was to see how some of the younger guys handled things.

SHS seniors recognized between region softball games

April 21, 2015

Starkville High School softball coach Wendy Jolly said seniors play an important role in the success of any team.
On the way to a playoff berth in Class 6A this fast pitch season, Jolly has gotten that leadership from seniors Iyuna Clark and Jocitta Buchanan.
Clark and Buchanan were recognized between the two games of a doubleheader Tuesday against Northwest Rankin.

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