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May 23rd, 2015

SATISFACTION: Wolverines recover to capture 2A State

May 23, 2015

PEARL – Many East Webster fans had a reason to wonder “what if” on Thursday afternoon in Pearl after the Wolverines let game two of the Class 2A State championship slip through their hands.
On the same field Saturday, East Webster left no doubt which team was the best in the state of Mississippi for Class 2A.

Williams delivers for Wolverines from designated hitter position

May 23, 2015

PEARL – There was a reason why East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson pencils John Wofford Williams in as the designated hitter.
The junior has a knack of delivering in the middle of the order when the Wolverines need a big hit.
That was the case on Saturday as East Webster defeated the Taylorsville Tarters 12-2 to claim the Class 2A State championship.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Baseball title caps year for EW sports

May 23, 2015

It was a fitting way to end the 2014-15 athletic year for Mississippi high schools.
The East Webster High School baseball team added a sixth state championship for the school on Saturday afternoon, which caps an unbelievable run for the Wolverines.

Lindgren gets call by Yankees

May 23, 2015

Jacob Lindgren made a name for himself during his junior year at Mississippi State.
The left hander went 6-1 in his 26 appearances during the 2014 season. The Bay St. Louis native allowed only 23 hits, nine runs, five earned runs in 55 1/3 innings. He had an earned run average of 0.81 and struck out an astonishing 100 batters.

May 22nd

Wolverines get another chance to wrap up title

May 22, 2015

Coach Wes Johnson and the East Webster Wolverines couldn’t have asked for a better scenario on Thursday afternoon.
After coming back to take a 2-1 lead against Taylorsville, it was all but a formality that the game was in the bag with star reliever Kolby Crowley on the mound.

Former Jacket wins state title as coach

May 22, 2015

Mark Monaghan may have become a successful high school baseball coach at DeSoto Central High School.
Even after winning the Class 6A State championship with his Jaguars, Monaghan has not forgotten where he came from.
Monaghan played high school baseball for coach Danny Carlisle at Starkville High School and fondly remembers those who made an impact on his life at an early age.

SSD Board approves Woods as football coach of Jackets

May 22, 2015

A Mississippi legend is coming home.
After two successful seasons at Peabody High School in Trenton, Tenn., 55-year-old Ricky Woods is back in central Mississippi where it all began.

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Senate appropriations approves $9 million Army Reserves center

May 22, 2015

A potential $9.3 million new U.S. Army Reserves Center for Starkville is a step closer to being a reality after receiving approval from the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.
The center will replace the aging Guy II & Will Jones U.S. Army Center on Highway 12 in Starkville, U.S. according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi).

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B.B. King funeral plans set

May 22, 2015

Arrangements have been for B.B. King’s funeral services starting this weekend. King’s final resting place will be at his museum, located at 400 Second St. in Indianola.
“There are a number of reasons we are glad B.B. is being brought back to Mississippi,” said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, in a news release. “First and foremost, he’s one of our state’s most beloved native sons.”

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May 21st

Starkville High expects to hire football coach

May 21, 2015

By ROBBIE FAULK
sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Just two weeks following head coach Jamie Mitchell’s departure from Starkville High School, the Yellowjackets look poised to hire his successor. Pending school board’s approval, the school is set to hire longtime Mississippi coaching legend Ricky Woods, multiple sources confirmed to the Starkville Daily News.

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