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February 18th, 2013
MATHISTON â€“ The rain that began falling on the outside of the gym where East Webster plays its home basketball games was a fitting omen.
Shots had been raining down all night long for the Lady Wolverines on Monday.
MSU head coach Rick Ray took the podium Monday afternoon at the Humphrey Coliseum, with some more big news for the Bulldog basketball team.
He announced that sophomore forward Roquez Johnson was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
"Roquez Johnson has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules," Ray said.
It was a long day of baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but a successful one.
The No. 13 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State Bulldogs finished off a four-game sweep of the Portland Pilots with a 6-0 victory in game two of a doubleheader Sunday at Dudy Noble Field.
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.