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October 4th, 2012

SMITH COLUMN: Former Bulldogs will be involved in MLB playoffs

October 4, 2012

This is elimination day for the Major League Baseball playoffs.

Not only will the season come to an end for either the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers or Baltimore Orioles, there will be individuals with ties to Mississippi State baseball that will be going home for the winter.

October 3rd

Slay gives State another talented player at corner

October 3, 2012

Mississippi State senior defensive back Johnthan Banks received much deserved praise entering the season.

His pursuit of the MSU career interception record while being one of the top cornerbacks in all of college football simply made the spotlight brighter.

Ridgeland has dangerous threats

October 3, 2012

The Ridgeland Titans have many options in the playbook and with personnel.

After playing the power I offense that Provine presented last week, the Starkville Yellowjackets know they have to be ready for anythng when the Titans come to down for Class 5A, Regin 2, District 6 action on Friday. Kickoff for the first October game is set for 7 p.m.

MSU women have first basketball practice under Schaefer

October 3, 2012

Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer put his team through a four-hour workout to begin preseason practice Wednesday.

Even though the practice was long, it was just a hint of what the Lady Bulldogs can expect as they train for the season under the new head coach.

MSU sophomore Kendra Grant admitted the practice was tough, but something the players needed.

October 2nd

Jackets getting defensive: SHS unit has not allowed offensive points in last two games

October 2, 2012

Prior to the opening of Class 5A, Region 2, District 6 play for the Starkville Yellowjackets, it was the desire of defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley to see his unit play more like it did toward the end of last season.

It was the effort of the defense that contributed to Starkville's run all of the way to the Class 5A State Championship game in 2011.

Conservative approach working for SA defense

October 2, 2012

When it comes to defense Brad Butler has always been conservative.

In his first year as the Starkville Academy defensive coordinator, his approach to defending has not changed.

SMITH COLUMN: Russell gives MSU mature signal caller

October 2, 2012

One year ago against the Kentucky Wildcats, Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell was splitting time with Chris Relf.

Russell performed well in relief of Relf by having one of his best games of the season. He had nine completions out of 12 attempts for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Seniors contribute to success for SHS volleyball

October 2, 2012

For one group of seniors at Starkville High School, they waited a long time to have their night in the lights.

Michaela Mills, Jamiyah Covington and Stacie Young are the only three seniors on the SHS volleyball team, and they played their last regular season match in the Beehive on Tuesday night.

October 1st

Bulldogs on the road: MSU heads to Lexington after a bye week of rest

October 1, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are rested and ready to hit the road coming off a bye week.

The Kentucky Wildcats will be anxiously waiting in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday in search of their first Southeastern Conference win of the season.

Lady Vols on roll entering playoffs

October 1, 2012

The Starkville Academy girls soccer team believes it is heading into the Class AAA-Division 2 playoffs with some momentum.

After defeating Copiah Academy 11-0 in the final regular season match at the Starkville Sportsplex, the Lady Volunteers do enter the postseason on somewhat of a roll.

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