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February 26th, 2013
Overall State champions.
Those are three simple words that describe Starkville Academyâ€™s goal for the 2012-2013 season.
The Lady Volunteers begin the journey toward that status today as they face Prairie View in a 3 p.m.
matchup at Mississippi College.
As game time nears, enthusiasm is sweeping throughout the Starkville Academy team and its coach.
There is no "I" in team.
There is definitely no "I" in Lady Volunteers.
When it comes to the Starkville Academy Lady Vols, they exhibit the highest level of teamwork that can be witnessed on the basketball court.
The Mississippi State baseball team was coming off a big weekend in which they collected four wins.
Keeping focus for a midweek game after that type of weekend is usually a concern.
The No. 9 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs answered those concerns with seven-straight hits in the bottom of the first on their way to a 13-2 win over Rhode Island Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field.
It wasn't quite the formula for success that the Starkville Yellowjackets were looking for against the Columbus Falcons Tuesday night.
Columbus kept expanding a lead on Starkville with eight runs in the first four innings and went on to win a 9-5 decision at Yellowjacket Stadium.
It was the first loss of the season for SHS under Brian Jones, who saw his team fall to 2-1.
Mississippi State and Kentucky have played some good basketball games in the last few years.
There has usually been a championship or a berth into the NCAA Tournament on the line.
This time around Kentucky is the only one looking at this game as one step closer to the postseason.
The Mississippi State men's basketball team had a glimmer of hope heading into last Saturday's home game against Vanderbilt.
The Bulldogs (7-19, 2-12) were in the game late against Alabama last Wednesday, but ended up dropping a 64-56 decision.
MSU played well down the stretch and Bulldog head coach Rick Ray was hoping it was going to carry over when the Bulldogs hosted the Commodores.
Alison Owen has been waiting a long time to get back into the circle.
The Mississippi State redshirt junior has made quite an impact so far in 2013 for the Bulldog softball team.
It was proved to be true for Owen again last weekend and she got attention for it on Monday.
Owen was selected as the Southeastern Conference Softball Co-Pitcher of the Week.
It was an easy stroll in the park for the Mississippi State baseball team on Sunday.
The No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs cruised to an easy 8-1 victory over the Samford Bulldogs in the final game of the Diamond Classic presented by Polk's Meat Products at Dudy Noble Field.
Heading into the final game of the Class AAA State Tournament, the pressure was on for coach Glenn Schmidt and the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers.
It's easy these days to strike up a conversation about the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers and their accomplishments this season.
While attending the Diamond Classic at Mississippi State on Friday, one of the topics of conversation was Starkville Academy girls basketball. For those who don't know, the Diamond Classic is a baseball event and hoops was the subject being talked about.