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November 15th, 2012
Starkville High School received word on Thursday that it would once again be a part of the 6A classification, beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
For the last two years, the Yellowjackets have competed athletically in Class 5A and won the All-Sports trophy for that class last year.
In midweek action the Starkville Academy Lady Vols claimed a 46-37 victory over the Jackson Prep Lady Patriots.
â€śWe came out ready to play,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said.
In what was a toughly fought battle, the Lady Vols shot 51.5% as they continued their quest for a perfect season moving their record to 6-0 overall and 1-0 divisionally,
Basketball has been with Anna Lea Little and Maggie Proffitt for most of their lives.
The progress they've made on the court over their careers has been due to a genuine love for the sport.
That won't end any time soon as it has also led to college scholarships.
The Oxford Chargers are known for their passing game and quarterback Parker Adamson is the trigger man.
Oxford, which has an 11-1 record, plays at Starkville High School Friday night in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Yellowjacket Stadium.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has seen the best the Arkansas Razorbacks had to offer the last three years.
Mullen's Bulldogs took a couple of beatings by the Hogs in Little Rock, 42-21 in 2009 and 44-17 last season, and lost a 38-31 double overtime decision at home in 2010.
It's all for the good of Starkville High School.
At times when Stanley Higgins scores a touchdown for the Yellowjackets and there's a camera in front of him, he forms an "s" shape with his hands.
That's Higgins' way of saying that it's not about him, but all about Starkville.
It doesn't matter if he's playing fullback, h-back or tight end, Higgins wants to produce for the Jackets.
It was a bittersweet win for the Mississippi State men's basketball team Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs (1-1) cruised to head coach Rick Ray's first victory with a 78-58 decision over Florida Atlantic (0-2) at Humphrey Coliseum, but junior guard Jalen Steele was injured in the process.
Steele crashed to the floor hard and hit his head with 10:37 remaining in the first half.
It's going to be a struggle on most nights for the Mississippi State Bulldogs to win basketball games this season.
That's why picking up a victory like Tuesday night was so important.
In their home opener at Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs did enough firepower to defeat the Florida Atlantic Owls 78-58.
Both Starkville High School teams pulled off victories over Columbus in Tuesday night action at the Beehive.
The Yellowjackets pulled off a thrilling 48-46 victory over the Falcons, while the Lady Yellowjackets won their contest 79-65.
One member of East Websterâ€™s Lady Wolverine softball team can add another honor to her trophy case.
First baseman Bailey Williams has recently been selected the Starkville Daily News All-Area Slow-Pitch Player of the Year.