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February 17th, 2014
The regular season action may have come to a close for Starkville High School, but coach Greg Carter sees this time of year as a new beginning.
â€śOnce the regular season ends it is like a new season begins,â€ť Carter said. â€śEverybody is rejuvenated and ready to play again.â€ť
It's not an easy task to ask a team to beat another three times during a season.
The occasion of a trio of meetings doesn't happen often, but when division opponents play twice during a season and then in the postseason tournament, those situations are destined to happen.
It will be a rematch when the East Webster and Okolona boys basketball teams meet on the court tonight in the Class 2A, Region 4 Tournament.
Just last week the Wolverines and Chieftains tipped off with Okolona walking away with a 66-53 victory.
The Choctaw County Chargers have gotten a taste of what Class 3A, Region 5 basketball is like this season.
Now, it's time to see what they can do in the postseason.
Choctaw County, which has won two games each in boys and girls, attempt to advance at the division tournament in Forest.
The Lady Chargers (3-9) are young with the only senior Tiara Conner going down with an injury.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers don't worry about support as far as the baseball program is concerned.
Jody Britt, who begins his first season as the head coach of the Vols, has witnessed this first hand.
Forward Breanna Richardson has made 21 starts in her freshman season with the Mississippi State women's basketball team.
With each passing game, Richardson is becoming more and more comfortable with MSU coach Vic Schaefer's system and what is expected.
Richardson put together one of her most impressive outings of the season for the Bulldogs Sunday in a 64-62 victory over No. 16 Vanderbilt.
Mississippi State has dropped seven-straight games after a 3-2 start 3-2 in Southeastern Conference play,
The Bulldogs turned in arguably their worst game of the season in the past week by losing a 20-point decision at home to Georgia.
Mississippi State did something that hadn't happened since 2005.
The No. 9 Bulldog tennis team knocked off No. 4 Georgia 4-3 Sunday night at the 2014 ITA National Indoor Championship in Houston, Texas.
It was the first time MSU beat UGA since 2005 and the first time the Bulldogs knocked off a top five team since beating Tennessee 6-1 in Starkville in 2011.
The bounce went the way of Martha Alwal and the Mississippi State Bulldogs Sunday afternoon.
Alwal took a shot that hit the rim and finally fell down through the net with 3.3 seconds remaining in the game and the Bulldogs upset the 16th-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores 64-62 at Humphrey Coliseum.
Coach John Cohen learned a good bit about his Mississippi State Bulldogs this weekend.
Mississippi State was originally supposed to play Hofstra, but due to winter weather around the south and on the east coast, it couldn't make the trip to Starkville and there was a switch in opponents.
The Bulldogs instead played the Western Carolina Catamounts.