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October 12th, 2012
The past three postseasons have not been kind to the Starkville High School volleyball team.
This year the Lady Yellowjackets look to erase the past and start fresh. They face Center Hill today at noon in the Beehive for the first round of the Class II playoffs.
Last year SHS lost to Hernando at home.
Starkville Academy head coach Jeff Terrill believes that his team is still in the thick of things.
"We probably had the best two days of practice that we have had all year," Terrill said. "The kids have really responded well. We know we are still in the thick of everything. We look at this as a big game to hopefully get back on the winning side and play well."
The Starkville Yellowjackets have plenty of options in the running game.
With running backs Jaquez Horsley and Preston Baker, wide receiver Darius Grayer and quarterback Gabe Myles, the Jackets believe they have athletes capable of picking up yards on the ground in bunches.
There's usual quite a bit at stake when the Ackerman Indians and the Eupora Eagles meet on the football field.
Tonight will be no exception with the two rivals.
The Indians (6-2, 2-0) travel to Wafford Field to take on the Eagles (7-1, 2-0) in a Class 2A, Region 2, District 4 game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The basketball season and the start of a new era for Mississippi State is almost here with new coaches at the helm of the men's and women's programs.
Tonight as Pumpkinpalooza takes over the streets of Starkville, Rick Ray, his Bulldogs, Vick Schaefer and his Lady Bulldogs take center stage to debut the 2012 version of Mississippi State basketball.
Starkville High School head football coach Jamie Mitchell takes pride in meeting any challenge with dedication and hard work.
There has been more than usual on Mitchell's plate this season.
Along with trying to mold the Yellowjackets into state championship contenders in Class 5A, Mitchell also has the responsibility of getting ready to coach in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game.
The Winston Academy Patriots have done a lot of improving over the past season.
They have a new head coach in Bo Milton who came from Parklane Academy.
The Patriots (3-4) look to get to .500 this season when they travel to Starkville to take on the Volunteers of Starkville Academy (4-4, 2-2).
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. on homecoming weekend for the Volunteers.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen really wasn't surprised to hear that one of his former players was expected to get his first start in the National Football League this weekend.
Due to injuries in the Indianapolis Colts backfield this season, former Bulldog Vick Ballard has been given the starting nod for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
It was an accomplishment that's been 10 years in the making.
When Dakota Jordan bowled an 875 series at Bulldog Lanes last week, the total was good enough to set a state record.
Jordan, a student at Mississippi State, began bowling when he was 10-years-old. There were two bowling houses near his home in Perlington, close to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and another in Slidell, La.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets locked up an undefeated regular season in Class 5A, Region 2 play and clinched a first-round home playoff game with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-13) victory at Jackson Callaway Tuesday night.
Starkville finished the regular season with records of 19-11 overall and 8-0 in the region. The Lady Jackets did not drop a set in region matches.