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May 17th, 2015
It was hard for Zach Taylor to put into words his feelings on finishing second in the decathlon at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend.
His mind kept going back to his late father.
Taylor lost his father, J.T., last November and it hit him really hard. His weight went up by 20 pounds, but he dropped nearly 15 pounds getting ready for the spring.
There is a new youth football league forming in the area.
In a league that makes up several teams, it is also one big team.
Mississippi Gridiron Youth Football will get kicked off in August and Rodney Johnson, one of the vice presidents of the league, said it was an opportunity to form an organization where many people could have a voice.
RIDGELAND â€“ After facing adversity for the first time in the 2015 postseason, the East Webster Lady Wolverines responded emphatically on Saturday.
Three was a special number for the East Webster Lady Wolverines on Saturday.
It was the third-consecutive Class 2A State fast pitch softball championship for the Lady Wolverines and they were pushed to a third game to achieve it.
Scottie Hearn had to endure two weather delays before he could compete in the 400-meter hurdles.
It didn't seem to bother him.
The Mississippi State junior took first place in the event at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships at Mike Sanders Track and Field Complex with a personal best time of 49.39.
It might be a mere three months before the first high school football game is played, but donâ€™t tell that to the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
The Jackets are hungrier than ever after a dominating 2014 ended in stunning fashion at home against eventual Class 6A champs South Panola.
Signing day was something Starkville High School volleyball player Vicky Vo had dreamed about for a long time.
She wasn't going to just do it half way.
During a party which included cake, ice cream and the works on Friday morning at the school, Vo was surrounded by family, friends and coaches to celebrate her signing with Belhaven University.
Erica Bougard went to sleep on Thursday night leading in the heptathlon at the Southeastern Conference Track and Field Outdoor Championships.
She went to sleep Friday night as the winner.
The Mississippi State senior won two of the three events on Friday at the Mike Sanders Track Complex on the campus of MSU to finish with a score of 6,250 and win the heptathlon by 247 points.
Thereâ€™s a dynasty in Cumberland that many teams arenâ€™t fortunate enough to experience in their lifetime.
Coach Lee Berryhill is just one of the coaches on campus at East Webster accustomed to winning. In fact, he does it more than anyone.
AMORY â€“ For a brief moment, it appeared that East Webster would be hosting a game three as Hatley started with a 7-1 lead Thursday night.
The fighting Wolverines were not to be denied, though. East Webster reeled off nine-straight runs to rally for a thrilling 10-7 win to win the North Class 2A crown and punch their ticket to the State Championship.