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February 1st, 2013
Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner knew how important senior day was for captain Davis Pigg.
Prior to Christmas, Pigg experienced the death of his father Jason and has dedicated each win in memory of him.
On Friday, Pigg scored a pair of goals as the Volunteers shut out Parklane Academy 8-0 in the final regular season home match at the Starkville Sportsplex.
The soccer programs at Starkville High School and Starkville Academy have experienced different level of success over the last couple of years.
That just doesn't happen overnight.
Challenge soccer can go a long way in building the future for the schools of the community.
Starkville soccer enthusiast Rob Leach believes that is very much the case in Starkville.
Changes in life can be hard and no one understands that more than Starkville High School point guard Blair Schaefer.
In one year, the young athlete saw herself moving from College Station, Texas, to Starkville, which brought with it a new school, new people and a new role on the basketball court.
It usually takes a strong senior class in order to have a successful season.
The Starkville Academy boys soccer team has found that to be true this year.
A total of nine seniors can be found on the Volunteer roster this season and they have led the team to a 10-win season and a spot in the upcoming Class AAA playoffs.
It looked like Mississippi State was going to cruise to an easy victory after a hot first half Wednesday night.
That wasn't the case.
The Bulldogs (7-12, 2-5) couldn't hold off the Texas A&M Aggies (13-7, 3-4) and dropped a 55-49 decision in overtime at Humphrey Coliseum.
The Mississippi State women's basketball team want to follow its first Southeastern Conference win with another.
After taking an emotional 72-57 decision over rival Ole Miss last Sunday, coach Vic Schaefer was proud of the way the Bulldogs went out in the second half, played determined basketball and got the job done.
Gavin Ware came to Mississippi State with a good amount of potential on the basketball court.Â
In his freshman season, he has made a big impact. Much of that's due to the fact that there are only seven healthy scholarship players, but nonetheless, he has given the Bulldogs a lift in the post.
It wasn't fun getting beat 81-33, 100-47, 62-42 and 92-41 in Southeastern Conference play.
The Mississippi State women's team decided to do something about it.
After a struggle to even get things done in the first half against the Ole Miss Rebels at Humphrey Coliseum, the Bulldogs shook themselves and pulled off a 72-57 victory.
The road to the Super Bowl can only be achieved through hard work.
Pernell McPhee has that aspect covered.
Throughout his high school, junior college, major college and National Football League career, McPhee has used that plan to reach each level.
OXFORD â€“ It seemed the Starkville High School boys' soccer team had caught the momentum after a nice block by goal keeper Michael Godley.
Godley deflected a penalty kick by Oxford's Eddie Terry early in the first half, but Terry got a second shot as Godley moved before the kick.