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MRA wants to eliminate key mistakes against SA

October 3, 2013

With mascots like the Volunteers and Patriots, Friday night is shaping up to be quite the battle between Starkville Academy and visiting Madison-Ridgeland Academy.
Patriots coach Forrest Williams knows that is no exaggeration with the talent that Starkville Academy brings to the table.

MSU women comfortable at Old Waverly, win by 21 shots

October 3, 2013

WEST POINT – The Mississippi State women's golf team likes playing close to home.
That showed that this week.
The Bulldogs won the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational at their home course, Old Waverly, by 21 shots. MSU junior Ally McDonald shot a final round 5-under, 67 to finish with a 9-under, 207, and claimed first place by just one shot over freshman Jessica Peng.

Making the plays: The time for Bradley now at quarterback for Choctaw County

October 1, 2013

Jamarcus Bradley’s time is now.
After patiently waiting the last couple of years, the junior is finally assuming his role as the starting quarterback for the Choctaw County Chargers.

Box contributes in several ways to the Panthers

October 1, 2013

He scores touchdowns rushing and receiving for the French Camp Panthers.
He punts and returns punts.
For senior Hagan Box, there are several ways he contributes for the Panthers.
French Camp head coach Nathan Wright loves having Box as a part of the team.

SMITH COLUMN: Area squads are emerging in landscape

October 1, 2013

The really good teams are emerging from the pack across the high school football landscape in the area at the midway point of the season.
It's really kind of difficult to realize some teams are five games into its seasons and East Webster has played six games. The Wolverines have won all six.

MSU wary of LSU passing attack

October 1, 2013

LSU has been predominately known as a good rushing offense.
This year the No. 10 Tigers (4-1, 1-1) have been airing it out more than usual and finding success with the passing game.
Senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been a big reason for the passing game success. He has shown a good bit of improvement from last season.

SHS sweep Columbus at home in volleyball

October 1, 2013

Starkville High’s volleyball team constantly demonstrates the proper way to play and succeed at the sport.
Tuesday evening was no different as the Lady Yellowjackets defeated visiting Columbus in three straight sets (25-11, 25-5, 25-7).

Powerhouse football league offers youth fundamentals

September 30, 2013

Football teams around the Starkville area have enjoyed quite the success over the last few years.
One reason for that might just be the Powerhouse Youth Football Association which takes kids between the ages of 6 and 12 and teaches them the fundamentals of the game.

Lady Vols set for playoff soccer road trip

September 30, 2013

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers enter the Class AAA playoffs with some momentum.
With victories against Washington School and Heritage Academy last week, the Lady Vols have a 7-6 record and like where they stand.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Cole Andrews said his team identified a style of play that best fit and has been comfortable with it.

Mullen says Miles 'very good coach'

September 30, 2013

Les Miles has come to be known as a quirky head football coach.
The LSU head coach has been seen eating grass on national television and unusually handling postgame press conferences.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen sees many coaches with different personalties and various-type attitudes, and he has great respect for the man referred to as "The Mad Hatter."

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