April 7th, 2014
The Starkville Academy Volunteers saw playing Starkville High School in a tennis match on Monday as another way to create a competitive situation for its program.
Even though the Vols lost a 7-3 decision to the Yellowjackets, SA coach Lynn Moorehead saw it as another opportunity to get better.
Mississippi State's offense hit a snag over the weekend.
The Bulldogs managed just five runs on 18 hits, while being swept by LSU in Baton Rouge in a Southeastern Conference three-game series.
MSU was shut out in game one of the series had just two hits. In game two, the Bulldogs scored one run and had four hits and in the finale, State managed 12 hits and four runs.
Nick Griffin's career at Mississippi State has been a wall of adversity.
The senior running back has had two knee injuries that have affected his playing time. He missed the first five games of his redshirt freshman season with his first knee injury, and then missed bowl practice and the 2013 Gator Bowl with a knee injury.
Three of the areaâ€™s high school softball teams got a good dose of experience as it traveled a bit south to take part in the Neshoba Central Fast Pitch Softball Tournament.
Super Bulldog Weekend will be an important one for coach Vann Stuedeman and the Mississippi State softball team.
When the Bulldogs take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday, Saturday and Sunday, not only will Stuedeman go against a program where she spent 2000-11 as an assistant coach, but it will be the next series in a long line of tough and important Southeastern Conference challenges.
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen doesn't care about who scores or how it's done in spring camp.
The Bulldog head man wants to see good football.
After not seeing good football on Thursday, his squad took to the Davis Wade Stadium turf for the second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday.
Mullen was a little more pleased with the effort he saw from his squad.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs started out Saturday well against one of the top 20 ranked softball teams in the nation.
With rain in the forecast for the area today, MSU and the the 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers played a doubleheader in Starkville.
The Bulldogs were impressive in the first game winning 9-3 before the Tigers came back to take the nightcap 8-1 at the MSU Softball Stadium.
Sasha Perper and Roseline Dion walked off the home tennis courts at Mississippi State for possibly the final time in their careers on Saturday.
Unless there's a postseason possibility for the Bulldogs at Pitts Tennis Centre, the final match in Starkville for the seniors was against South Carolina.
The South Carolina match was moved to Saturday because of the threat of rain today.
COLUMBUS â€“ The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets were more competitive in their second game of the week with the Columbus Falcons.
Even though the Jackets were still on the wrong end of a 6-0 score against the Falcons on Saturday afternoon, it was much better than suffering the 13-0 defeat of Tuesday night.
Margaret Jacqueline â€śJacqueâ€ť James, 77, of Starkville, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 3rd at her home in Starkville.