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August 19th, 2013
SCOOBA â€“ Starkville High School has produced some good college and junior college players over the past few years.
Gabe Myles is in his first season with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. while Quez Johnson was the starting quarterback for the East Mississippi Community College Lions last season.
This year EMCC head coach Buddy Stephens has two new Yellowjackets on his roster.
SCOOBA â€“ Marcus Wood considers two special places when thoughts of football emerge and he really doesn't think there can be one without the other.
Wood, a Starkville native, is also the offensive coordinator for East Mississippi Community College. There has always been a bond between the two locations, but Wood has worked on making the relationship between the two areas even closer.
Fans were treated to twice the fast-pitch softball varsity action Monday as Starkville Academy welcomed Hillcrest to town for a doubleheader.
Facing what their coach calls â€śone of the better pitchersâ€ť the team has seen thus far, the bats the Lady Volunteers held in their hands just did not produce as Hillcrest took the first contest 14-0 and the second 12-1.
For his day job, Jack Blendinger teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes as an Educational Leadership professor in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s College of Education, but when not in the classroom he enjoys the great outdoors from the comforts of a kayak.
There may be several words to describe Roxanne McVey, but most of her coaches and teammates agree on one specific thing.
She's not selfish.
The Mississippi State sophomore libero had one of the better freshman campaigns in school history. McVey was the one of the very few bright spots on last year's squad.
With one week until the high school football season starts, many teams used the weekend to work on different things in a game-type atmosphere.
That was no different for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
The Jackets beat New Hope 17-7 Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium on Mississippi State's campus in a preseason jamboree hosted by the Trojans.
There were times on Saturday night the Starkville Yellowjackets looked like a team that was reedy to open the season.
Those moments were few and far between.
Even though the Jackets defeated the New Hope Trojans 17-7 during a preseason jamboree hosted by the Trojans at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium, they looked very sloppy in the process.
There were plenty of at-bats, rounding of the bases and outs caught during Saturday's 11th annual Exposure Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers took part in the event where they faced some of the best teams in Mississippi, and while they gained game experience, the Lady Volunteers were not able to post anything in the wins column.
The high school football programs at Starkville and New Hope didn't exchange film prior to today's jamboree action at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.
As far as getting tuned up for the season-opener next week, the element of surprise is actually a welcomed thing.
JACKSON â€“ High school football fans who like to see points scored in great numbers did not get what they wanted Friday night from the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
The Vols played two 20-minute running quarters at the Jackson Academy jamboree and failed to score in either with 0-0 finals against Simpson Academy and Richland.