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October 28th, 2014
âPride, tradition and excellenceâ are what stand out in Lamontae Salleyâs mind about Eupora High School.Â
Now as a senior those ideals mean even more to the running back. EachÂ Friday night,Â Salley is able to put on that Eagles jersey he plays with an intensity and desire that allows him to bring pride to his community.
It was definitely a hard call this week.
With the type of seasons that some of our area high school football teams are having, the task of picking a game of the week has been more of a challenge than in other years. There have been some pretty good matchups taking place the last several weeks.
This may be the best week of them all.
CLINTON â The Starkville Academy cross country team secured a pair of top 10 finishes at the Class AAA State Championship meet at Choctaw Trails on the campus of Mississippi College on Monday.
The boys team, which claimed the AAA North title, finished fourth in the state behind Jackson Prep (1), Presbyterian Christian School (2)Â and Columbia Academy (3).Â Â
SOUTHAVEN â The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets saw their volleyball season come to an end on Tuesday night by losing a 3-0 decision on the road to DeSoto Central in the Class III North final.
After dropping the first two sets 25-10 and 25-16, the Lady Jackets rallied a bit and lost a close third set 25-21.
Dan Mullen admitted on Saturday that the 1B defensive players didn't have a good game.
Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31, but the 1B defense gave up several yards and points to the Wildcats. The 1Bs played for 22 plays, while the 1As played for 50.
Just the mere fact that Starkvilleâs volleyball team is playing for the North Half Championship gives coach Lauren Love âgoose bumps.â
Since her arrival five years ago, Love has watched this program improve consistently each year and finally the coach can say the hard work has paid off.
The 1974 Starkville Academy football team may not have had one single player move on to a higher level of competition.
There was one characteristic that was a key to the success for the Volunteers and led them to the state championship that season in the mind of former player George Ramsey and that was teamwork.
Mississippi State survived its first test as No. 1.
The Bulldogs beat the Kentucky Wildcats 45-31 on the road Saturday playing as the top team in the country for the first time in program history.
MSU head coach Dan Mullen is just happy it's behind them.
Starkville Academy brought home one title already with the winning of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAA North Half cross country meet.
Now the Volunteers embark on an even bigger journey as they set out to win the State Championship.
Shannen Jainudeen has one parting comment before leaving the playing field at Mississippi State Sunday night.
That's how much she appreciates the school that allowed her to play soccer the last four years.
Jainudeen played the final home match of her career with the Bulldogs at the MSU Soccer Field.