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February 17th, 2013
A score will be settled at the Starkville Sportsplex soccer field today.
After battling to a tie, not once but twice, during the regular season, the Starkville Academy Volunteers and Pillow Academy Mustangs meet in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs. The match is slated to begin at 3 p.m.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs found the going tough offensively against the LSU Lady Tigers Sunday afternoon, especially in the second half.
With only 16 points to show in the second 20 minutes of play, the Bulldogs didn't produce nearly enough to secure a Southeastern Conference victory and dropped a 63-41 decision to the Lady Tigers at Humphrey Coliseum.
JACKSON â€“ Starkville Academy's Lady Volunteers have another Class AAA, Division II State championship.
On Saturday, the Lady Vols claimed the second-straight such title as they defeated East Rankin Academy 63-15.
Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt was all smiles following the game watching her team celebrate the first of hopefully three championships.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have bought into the notion that defense wins championships.
It was certainly the case Saturday afternoon when the Lady Vols captured the Class AAA, Division II State title with a 63-15 victory over the East Rankin Lady Patriots at Hillcrest Christian School.
JACKSON â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers found a way to come back and win when it seemed like they were beaten.
The Volunteers (17-15) beat Washington School 67-65 in the consolation game of the Class AAA, Division II Tournament Saturday night at Hillcrest Christian School.
There has been a good bit of documented history surrounding the Mississippi State baseball program.
On Saturday, it encountered another milestone.
The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs held off the Portland Pilots 2-1 for MSU's 1,000th win at Dudy Noble Field.
It has been a rough past few weeks for the Mississippi State men's basketball team.
The Bulldogs have lost nine-straight games after opening up 2-0 in Southeastern Conference play.
MSU head coach Rick Ray wants his team to finish strong, but he knows to do that it has to find a way to stay in the game early.
It was unclear going into the season if the offense was going to be one of the strong points for the Mississippi State baseball team coming into the 2013 season.
On Friday, the question was answered in a positive way for at least the opener.
Chris Stratton found himself in a familiar position Friday afternoon.
The Tupelo native was standing on the mound at Dudy Noble Field to throw a pitch.
With his career with the Mississippi State Bulldogs complete, one toss was all he got Friday as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the series opener against University of Portland.
JACKSON â€“ Starkville Academyâ€™s girls are one step away from being Class AAA, Division II State champions after defeating Hillcrest Christian in the semifinals 79-37 on Friday.
â€śWe had a good one,â€ť Starkville Academy coach Glenn Schmidt said. â€śIt was a huge team effort. We had five players in double figures and two with double rebounds. Everybody really came together and we pulled it off.â€ť