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November 8th, 2012

Starkville Christian girls win in overtime

November 9, 2012

Sometimes it's a good thing to take the advice of a brother.

Even though Hannah Buckner was struggling at times hitting her shot for the Starkville Christian School Lady Cougars, her brother and coach Luke encouraged her to keep shooting.

Hannah responded by hitting a basket just to the right of the goal to tie the game against Central Academy and sent it into overtime.

Bulldog Steele ready for pressure

November 9, 2012

A great amount of pressure will fall on the shoulders on Jalen Steele this season.
The Mississippi State junior point guard seems to like the pressure.

"In high school and middle school, there has always been pressure," Steele said. "There has always been pressure to perform. The more pressure there is, the louder the crowd and it makes me come out more. I like it."

Alwal ready for next step with Lady Bulldogs

November 8, 2012

Martha Alwal was so impressive with her defense in her first season at center for the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs that she made the All-Southeastern Conference Freshman Team.

The 82 blocked shots for Alwal last season led the league and was the third-most in a single season for MSU. She enters her sophomore year already fifth on the school's all-time swat list.

November 7th

Powerhouse teams grow during football season

November 7, 2012

The Starkville Cowboys 7-8 and 9-10 age groups may have won the Powerhouse Super Bowl.

For coach Rodney Johnson, it was more than just winning a championship last Sunday.

He was proud to see the growth of his teams during the course of the season.

Expectations high as SHS opens the bowling season

November 7, 2012

To say expectations are high for Starkville High School’s boys and girls bowling teams would be an understatement.

The excitement coming from SHS coach Jim Philamlee is evident.

MSU closes gap on LSU

November 7, 2012

The games between Mississippi State and LSU have become more competitive since Dan Mullen took over as head coach of the Bulldogs.

Opposing Viewpoint: Saltillo's Soper has versatile game

November 7, 2012

The Saltillo Tigers have a quarterback that has put up impressive numbers both on the ground and through the air this season.

Andrew Soper has completed 82 of 183 pass attempts for 1,364 yards and 14 touchdowns with 196 carries for 973 yards rushing and 10 more scores.

November 6th

Getting back an edge: Bulldogs believe execution key to having success again

November 7, 2012

In the past two games, Mississippi State's running game has not been where it needs to be.

The No. 22 (Associated Press) Bulldogs (7-2, 3-2) have rushed for a total of 145 yards in their past two outings. MSU rushed for 47 yards in a 38-7 loss to Alabama two weeks ago, and gained 98 yards on the ground in a 38-13 loss to Texas A&M last Saturday.

SMITH COLUMN: Run by Jackets in 5A, Region 2 deserves noting

November 7, 2012

The Starkville Yellowjackets have put together a pretty impressive two-year run in Class 5A, Region 2, District 6.

It doesn't matter what the competition, anytime a team can sweep all seven of its division opponents for two seasons in a row, there's a reason to take note.

Vols look at positives of season

November 7, 2012

Now that the gridiron action has come to a close for the Starkville Academy Volunteers, coach Jeff Terrill has had a little time to reflect on the 2012 season.

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