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December 7th

SMITH ON SPORTS: Bulldogs return to Orange Bowl after 73 years

December 7, 2014

It was a long time ago.
As 15 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor gathered on Sunday at the National World War II Memorial to remember that significant moment in history in 1941, fans of the Mississippi State Bulldogs are remembering that year for a different reason.
It was also the last time the MSU football program played in the Orange Bowl.

South Panola finishes what it started Friday for Class 6A State title

December 7, 2014

Over 45 hours after it began, the Class 6A State Championship concluded Sunday evening.
Even then, the game provided a few twists as the South Panola Tigers and Oak Grove Warriors entered overtime.
The Tigers made the most of the extra session and claimed their 11th state title with a 27-21 victory at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium.

Alwal's double-double leads MSU women to win

December 7, 2014

Martha Alwal was back to her old "double-double" self on Sunday afternoon.
Mississippi State's senior post player had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 23 Bulldogs to a 97-36 victory over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Humphrey Coliseum.
Alwal, who has recovered enough from back surgery to get playing time again, wasn't focused on a double-double in the 18 minutes she played.

MSU to play Georgia Tech in Orange Bowl

December 7, 2014

Mississippi State moved ahead of Michigan State in the final College Football Playoff rankings, giving the Bulldogs a trip to South Florida.

The No. 7 Bulldogs (10-2) will play No. 12 Georgia Tech (10-3) in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 31. The game will kick at 7 p.m. and be shown on ESPN.

December 6th

Confident Conner: Junior quarterback leads Tigers to impressive win

December 7, 2014

The season may not have started off on a good note for the Noxubee County Tigers, but it sure ended well Saturday at the Mississippi High School Activities Association Gridiron Classic.
Noxubee County lost a 51-19 decision at Starkville back in August. It was a game that coach Tyrone Shorter said made his Tigers better.

Golden Tornadoes edge Chargers

December 7, 2014

Unlike many of the games taking place in the Mississippi High School State Championships, the Class 5A contest between Laurel and Oxford came down to the wire with the Golden Tornadoes ultimately taking the title 29-26.

Collins claims Class 3A title in overtime thriller

December 6, 2014

Nothing has come easy for Collins this season.
The Tigers lost two of their first three games, but rallied to win their division and get into the playoffs.
They faced more adversity at Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday.

Vols open the soccer season on Monday

December 6, 2014

Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews believes success can feed off of success.
As Andrews witnessed what the Volunteers were able to do on the football field during the fall in reaching the Class AAA, Division II State Championship Game, he knew some of those same athletes could lend their talents to soccer.

December 5th

Lady Jackets get good second half to pick up victory

December 6, 2014

The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets played good defense from start to finish against the Columbus Lady Falcons Friday night.
In the second half, Starkville found the offense to match.
The Lady Jackets built on a 21-14 halftime lead by outscoring the Lady Falcons 16-7 in the third quarter and went on to win 50-28 at the Beehive.

SHS starts region schedule with success

December 6, 2014

Starkville's gymnasium was filled with people and they were treated to quite a show by the home team and the visiting Columbus Falcons Friday night.
In the end, the Yellowjackets came out on top with a 53-46 victory at the Beehive.

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