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August 16th, 2012
The East Webster Wolverines may be playing a Class A squad, but it will be no pushover.
The Wolverines open the season on the road at Vardaman tonight at 7:30 p.m.
"We know we have a very tough opponent," East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. "Vardaman is one of the No. 1 teams in 1A. They have a great coaching staff, a good team and going to be a very tough game for us."
The Starkville High School girls' volleyball team learned early in the year what it took to be a successful team.
That was witnessed by those who attended Thursday night's match in the Beehive when the Lady Yellowjackets beat division foe Ridgeland 3-0.
"It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game."
That old saying is more true at certain times than others.
When it comes to the 10th annual College Exposure Softball Tournament at the Starkville Sportsplex Saturday, it's important for the players to put on a good show.
It was a good start of the second half for the Starkville Academy girls soccer team Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Volunteers got what they wanted with a goal to break a 0-0 deadlock at halftime and things appears to be moving in a positive direction.
However, Starkville Academy allowed three unanswered goals and lost a 3-1 decision to Pillow Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Football coach Dan Mullen stepped on to the Mississippi State campus and challenged fans to show up.
He vowed that if they showed up, things would change.
For 16-consecutive home games, State fans have sold out Davis Wade Stadium, proving they were committed to supporting their Bulldogs.
Noxubee County has been a nemesis for not only the Starkville Yellowjackets, but also football coach Jamie Mitchell.
The Tigers, who invade Yellowjacket Stadium Friday night, have beaten Starkville the last two seasons. The Jackets lost a 33-20 decision in Macon last season and 14-7 at home in 2010.
Many young kids in Mississippi grow up playing baseball, football, basketball or golf.
For Tyler Hutchinson, he found his own in niche in fairly unknown sport in the south.
Hutchinson started out in motocross, but quickly turned to cycling.
Ball hawk is the term used in football circles as a player who has the propensity to find the football.
When looking at the Mississippi State secondary, several players fit that billing.
The Bulldogs have 29 career interceptions among the likely four starters in the back end of the MSU defense.
There were two numbers, six and zero, that didn't rest well with Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner Tuesday afternoon.
The inability to defend the middle 60 yards for Starkville Academy led to a 6-0 loss to Jackson Prep at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer complex.
It was a successful return of head coach Lauren Love following the birth of her first child as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets volleyball team defeated the Aberdeen Lady Bulldogs in straight sets Tuesday night.
With the victory, Starkville improved its record to 3-3.