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April 21st, 2015
Starkville High School softball coach Wendy Jolly said seniors play an important role in the success of any team.
On the way to a playoff berth in Class 6A this fast pitch season, Jolly has gotten that leadership from seniors Iyuna Clark and Jocitta Buchanan.
Clark and Buchanan were recognized between the two games of a doubleheader Tuesday against Northwest Rankin.
New Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland continues to compile his staff.
On Tuesday, he announced Jason Ludwig joined his staff as director of operations.
Ludwig comes to Starkville from Arizona State, where he was the director of operations for the Sun Devils the past two seasons.
GREENWOOD â€“ John McReynolds brought home the go-ahead run to give the Starkville Academy Volunteers the lead in the sixth inning and they hung on hung on to beat Pillow Academy 3-1 on Tuesday.
Houston Clark singled to get on base in the sixth for Starkville Academy. He went from first to second on a stolen base.
McReynolds had two extra-base hits for the Vols.
Starkville head coach Jamie Mitchell could only find one phrase to describe the first spring practice for the Yellowjackets.
There were 154 players that attended the first practice Monday afternoon and there wasn't much room for improvement with all that was going on.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are hoping Monday's practice round at North Creek Golf Course will go a long way in helping them get familiar with the place where they will be competing for the Class 6A, Region 1 meet today.
Mississippi State held a closed door meeting among its players and coaches immediately after dropping the series finale to Florida on Sunday.
The Bulldogs were swept by the No. 12 team in the country, giving them four losses in a row and seven in their last eight games.
MABEN â€“ It may not have been in the script, but a dramatic walk-off win was a good way to cap senior night.
In the seventh inning with the bases loaded, Autumn Frost sent a ball deep into the gap to give East Webster Wolverines the one-run edge to defeat Smithville Seminoles 4-3 in Cumberland.
NEW ALBANY â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets raised their record above the .500 mark for the first time this season by shutting out New Albany 5-0 on Monday.
With the victory, the Jackets improved to 13-12 this season.
MABEN â€“ Sunday marked a new beginning for basketball at East Webster High School.
It will be the beginning of a new era when the Starkville Yellowjackets take the field for spring football practice today.
For the first time, the group of athletes from the Oktibbeha County schools will join SHS on the field.
No longer are there Titans or Timberwolves, but they are all Yellowjackets.