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February 13th, 2013
There's nothing like a little rivalry to juice up a Valentine's Day meeting on the basketball court.
That's what takes place in Oxford tonight when the Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the Ole Miss Rebels in Southeastern Conference women's action at 7 p.m.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen will see a familiar face around the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Mullen had hired former Illinois assistant coach Billy Gonzales to coach wide receivers.
Katie Wood of Starkville High School called her opportunity to sign a tennis scholarship with Holmes Community College "a big deal."
It was considered big for Wood personally, for the Yellowjacket program and for Holmes Community College.
The SHS athlete shared the signing experience on Wednesday with family and coaches Wednesday afternoon at the school.
Almost nine months have eclipsed since the Starkville Academy Volunteers were last on the diamond where they captured the Class AAA South Division II championship and were runner-ups for the State championship.
Today, coachÂ Neal Henryâ€™s Vols make their return as they raise the curtain on the 2013 campaign.
Kendall Graveman took his selection in the Major League Baseball draft serious.
The Mississippi State right-handed pitcher was drafted in the 36th round by the Miami Marlins last year. He didn't know what to do coming off his junior season and had to make the decision on is own.
Sports can be a hot topic of conversation at any time of the year.
It seems that mid February brings that opportunity more than any other because all of the crossover that athletic events have.
You can talk about baseball because that season starts locally this weekend for Mississippi State and various high schools.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was glad his team made it through last week.
It wasn't easy for the Bulldogs after two games against some of the top competition in the Southeastern Conference.
JACKSON â€“ ÂStarkville Academy completed the triple sweep of Heritage Academy on Tuesday.
For the third time in as many weeks, the Volunteers and Patriots met on the hardwood, and for the third time Starkville Academy walked away victorious 56-41.
CANTON â€“ Starkville High School's boys basketball team was trying to extend its season as long as it could Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets knew that a loss would be the end of the campaign and they were not ready for that to happen, so they fought through two overtimes.
Even though Starkville took the game into the extra frames, it still came up short to Canton 60-59.
MADISON â€“ The East Webster Wolverines moved one step closer to a division title as they knocked off Ackerman 59-53 on Tuesday.
Though his team picked up the victory, East Webster coach Corey Stidham knows it has to play better heading down the stretch if it wants to advance towards a state championship.