March 7th, 2015
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will not enter the Southeastern Conference Tournament on a losing skid.
Instead, the Bulldogs will travel to Nashville, Tenn., after a victory.
MSU snapped a five-game losing streak with a 52-43 win over Missouri Saturday night inside Humphrey Coliseum to sweep the season series from the Tigers.
Mississippi State's seniors deserved to go out at home as winners.
For all of they have been through during their careers and what they mean to the Bulldogs, it was fitting that Roquez Johnson, Trivante Bloodman, Isaiah Butler and Jeffery Johnson enjoyed a successful sendoff on Saturday.
JACKSON â€“ Greg Carter knew exactly what his Starkville Yellowjackets were up against when they faced Hattiesburg in the Class 6A State quarterfinals.
What he also knew was the intensity of this team.
The coach was not incorrect as the Jackets tuned up the defense to knock off the Tigers 62-47 to move ahead to the semifinal round of the state tournament.
JACKSON â€“ "No fear."
That is simply the way coach Kristie Williams describes her Starkville team.
On Saturday, the Lady Yellowjackets proved that true as they dug deep in the final moments of the game for a 19-2 scoring run to seal up a 59-52 Class 6A quarterfinal victory over Hattiesburg.
The Starkville Yellowjackets are hoping that playing against good competition will help them improve on the baseball field.
Even though the Jackets have lost games to Clinton, Brandon and West Lauderdale, they believe the early schedule is beneficial heading into Class 6A, Region 3 play. Later in the day, they picked up a 17-0 win over West Lowndes and stand 1-3 this season.
The time is now for Starkville High.
When the second half of the season started, the Yellowjackets hit their stride allowing them to end the regular season at 24-5 with a Class 6A, Region 3 tournament title and competing in the Class 6A playoffs.
It has been a while.
The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets make their return to the Big House (a.k.a. Mississippi Coliseum) for a game against Hattiesburg in the Class 6A State Tournament.
JACKSON â€“ It was the type of determined effort that the East Webster Lady Wolverines needed on Friday afternoon at Mississippi Coliseum.
Despite not scoring a single point in one period, the Lady Wolverines never lost sight of their goal and in the end, they fought their way to a 40-33 victory over Heidelberg in the Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinals.
Mississippi State says good bye to four players Saturday, at least for the regular season.
MSU (12-18, 5-12) hosts Missouri (9-21, 3-14) today in the final game of the regular season and the Bulldogs will honor their seniors.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen wants to see 28 to 30 competitive at-bats in a game.
For the second-straight game, the Bulldog offensive struggled and didn't get to that number.
This time it was in a 2-1 loss to San Diego.
"I just didn't think we had enough competitive at bats," Cohen said. "It's frustrating when you don't have very competitive at-bats through your one through nine."