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January 23rd, 2013
The Starkville Yellowjackets know the effort has to step up a notch in the Class 5A playoffs if they are to match what they done last season in winning a state championship.
That's why SHS junior Justin Gordon said, "we had to put our best foot forward."
It's going to be like a family reunion tonight at Humphrey Coliseum.
When the women's basketball coaching staffs of Mississippi State and Texas A&M get together for tonight's Southeastern Conference matchup, it will be a chance to renew acquaintances and compete against each other at the same time.
Caroline Berryhill left quite the impression as the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets celebrated senior night with a first round playoff battle against the Lady Chargers of Oxford.
The SHS senior scored two goals, including the final score of the night, to push the Lady Jackets to a 4-0 victory.
After the game Berryhill expressed what it means to be nearing the close of her senior year.
How much potential does the Starkville Academy boys soccer team have?
As far as SA coach Robert Gardner is concerned, all someone has to do is look at Tuesday night's second half against East Rankin Academy.
The Volunteers were locked in a 1-1 battle at halftime, but scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half and went on to a 5-1 victory at the Starkville Sportsplex.
On Tuesday night, The Starkville High Yellowjackets were defeated by Columbus Falcons in overtime 70-62.
With the Jackets leading heading into the final moments, Jalen Stewart hit a last second shot to tie the game at 58 as time expired. Columbus would then take control of the extra period to come away with the win.
Caleb Wilson lead Starkville in scoring with 15 points.
The East Rankin Lady Patriots came to Starkville Academy on Tuesday, hoping to escape with an upset over one of the best teams in the state.
However, for coach Glenn Schmidt and the Lady Volunteers, it was business as usual and they defeated East Rankin 68-34 to remain unbeaten.
Starkville Christian School boys basketball coach Alex Thompson does not take the play of senior Caleb Jordan for granted.
Even when he's not scoring, Jordan finds other ways to help the Cougars.
Jordan scored his only two points of the game with 7 minutes remaining in Tuesday's game against the Meridian Flyers, but he continued to hustle and encourage his SCS teammates down the stretch.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team has not had much success when getting in a track meet with other teams.
The Bulldogs are 0-6 for the season when opponents shoot 45 percent or better from the floor, but are 5-0 when they shoot 45 percent or better.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team's depth has been a challenge everyday.
It's especially going to show in practice this week.
MSU (7-9, 2-2) travels to Fayetteville, Ark. to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-6, 2-2) on Wednesday.
Temperatures might be colder in the Starkville area, but things are heating up on the soccer fields of Starkville High.
With regular season action complete, both Yellowjacket squads will enter playoff competition this week.
After going 6-5-3 overall and 3-1 in their division, the Lady Jackets will start things off with tonight's contest against Oxford.