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January 18th, 2013
The Starkville High School boys' soccer team has not had many chances in the new year to play.
The Yellowjackets have only played two matches since Christmas Day because of the weather and head coach Brian Bennett feared his team wasn't going to be at the top of its game.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets gave head coach Anna Albritton more of what she was looking for during Friday night's Class 5A, Region 2 match against New Hope.
However in soccer, like most sporting events, it takes two successful halves to come out with a victory.
GREENWOOD â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have played well all season long, but they were still able to achieve another first on Friday night.
For the first time in school history, the Starkville Academy girls were able to win a basketball game at Pillow Academy.
CANTON â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets fell behind their host early and couldn't recover in losing a 61-35 decision to Canton Friday night.
Starkville, which fell to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in Class 5A, Region 2, was on the wrong side of a 14-6 score after the first quarter. The Lady Jackets trailed 29-12 at halftime.
There is very little down time when the Southeastern Conference basketball portion of the schedule tips off.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs find that out today as they start a two-game road trip.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 2-1) travel to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers (8-7, 0-3). Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network and locally on WCBI.
The Mississippi State softball program experienced the winningest April in school history last spring.
That run helped the Bulldogs springboard into the postseason and head coach Vann Stuedeman became one of only two first-year head coaches to take her team to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The night started out dark inside Humphrey Coliseum and ended even darker on Mississippi State's chance of going 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 2-1) fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6, 2-1) 75-43 Wednesday night.
A physical presence.
The fifth-ranked Kentucky Lady Wildcats are developing it this season and the Mississippi State Bulldogs know that's what it is going to take to be successful in the Southeastern Conference.
Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell is happy that his team has been able to follow up last season's SEC regular season championship and continue to win games.
When many people think of Southeastern Conference football, they think of defense.
For Rick Ray and his Mississippi State basketball team, he is taking the same approach many SEC football teams do. He is winning with defense.
There was a time when the sport of choice for Pernell McPhee was almost basketball.
One can bet that the Mississippi State Bulldogs are glad that McPhee chose football. Pahokee (Fla.) High School, Itawamba Community College and Baltimore Ravens can be pleased as well.