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November 16th, 2012
COLUMBUS â€“ Kiki Patterson believes she is making a statement by staying in state and playing for Mississippi State.
The Columbus High School guard would like to think she has begun a trend that other girls basketball players in Mississippi will follow.
Patterson signed a scholarship to play with coach Vic Schaefer and the Lady Bulldogs on Friday morning in the school gymnasium.
The Battle for the Golden Egg between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Ole Miss Rebels doesn't happen for another week.
Prior to the renewal of that college series on the gridiron, the two towns that those institutions call home have high schools teams that play in the postseason tonight.
Quite a bit has changed in French Camp Academy coach Nathan Wrightâ€™s nine years at the helm, but one thing sticks out for him.
In a repeat of an earlier regular season game, the Eupora Eagles and the Calhoun City Wildcats are set to square off tonight in third round Class 2A gridiron action.
In what is certain to be an electric matchup, the Eagles and Wildcats are set to kickoff at 7 p.m. in Calhoun City.
Bulldog Lanes in Starkville was the site of the season home opener for the Starkville High bowling teams, as the Yellowjackets split 6-6 with opponent Neshoba Central.
â€śI thought our team did good,â€ť SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee said. â€śI was especially impressed with their attitude about competition.â€ť
The Jackets split their day with the Rockets as each team won three of the six frames.
Starkville High School received word on Thursday that it would once again be a part of the 6A classification, beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
For the last two years, the Yellowjackets have competed athletically in Class 5A and won the All-Sports trophy for that class last year.
In midweek action the Starkville Academy Lady Vols claimed a 46-37 victory over the Jackson Prep Lady Patriots.
â€śWe came out ready to play,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said.
In what was a toughly fought battle, the Lady Vols shot 51.5% as they continued their quest for a perfect season moving their record to 6-0 overall and 1-0 divisionally,
Basketball has been with Anna Lea Little and Maggie Proffitt for most of their lives.
The progress they've made on the court over their careers has been due to a genuine love for the sport.
That won't end any time soon as it has also led to college scholarships.
The Oxford Chargers are known for their passing game and quarterback Parker Adamson is the trigger man.
Oxford, which has an 11-1 record, plays at Starkville High School Friday night in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Yellowjacket Stadium.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has seen the best the Arkansas Razorbacks had to offer the last three years.
Mullen's Bulldogs took a couple of beatings by the Hogs in Little Rock, 42-21 in 2009 and 44-17 last season, and lost a 38-31 double overtime decision at home in 2010.