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East Webster girls sharpen up game

June 28, 2014

Traditionally basketball has not been a summer sport.
That ideal is rapidly changing as more and more teams use the offseason as a testing ground before the upcoming regular season.
East Webster's Stan Hughey is a part of that movement as the coach has been keeping his team busy with competition all throughout the month of June.

SMITH COLUMN: Vanderbilt's unexpected run in baseball caps another banner SEC year

June 28, 2014

The Southeastern Conference has once again proven its dominance in sports with the way it concluded the 2013-14 athletic year.
With the Vanderbilt Commodores winning the national championship in baseball, it was another feather in the cap of the SEC. The league didn't need much more to validate itself, but the Commodores sure helped in that cause.

Vols sacrifice to improve in summer

June 27, 2014

Sometimes to improve as a baseball team comes the sacrifice of giving up part of a summer.
Instead of spending the month of June relaxing or traveling with family and friends, the Starkville Academy Volunteers are busy working on improving their game for the upcoming season and if you ask their coach, the work is paying off.

Mitchell, SHS use seven-on-seven to advantage

June 27, 2014

The Starkville Yellowjackets and West Point Green Wave have been known to have some pretty intense football games during the fall.
West Point and Noxubee County also have a history of some competitive outings against each other, while New Hope has proven to be a thorn in the side of those schools from time to time.

Ware working on his weight: Former SHS standout gets in shape at MSU

June 27, 2014

Mississippi State's Gavin Ware knew he was going to have to change several things when he came to college.
The former Starkville High School standout's first priority was to get in shape and stay in shape to play in the Southeastern Conference. 
Ware has worked on his weight in his two seasons with the Bulldogs, but this summer MSU head coach Rick Ray has seen a brand new Ware.

Mississippi State has non-league slate nearly done

June 26, 2014

Mississippi State has almost finalized its non-conference basketball schedule for the 2014-15 season. 
Head coach Rick Ray indicated that the Bulldogs are waiting on one more contract, a "high-major contract." 

MSU players could have draft in future

June 26, 2014

There wasn't much reason for Mississippi State to pay very much attention to Thursday night's National Basketball Association Draft.
Coach Rick Ray hopes that's something that will change in the next two years.

Mississippi Sox capture USSSA 12 State title

June 26, 2014

A new champion stands at the top in the 12-year old United States Specialty Sports Association baseball bracket in the state and that team knows a thing or two about this area as six of the kids hail from Starkville while four call the East Webster area home.

Outlaw's circle of trust helps camp be success

June 25, 2014

Not many people get to be part of a professional athlete’s circle of trust.
With Starkville’s Travis Outlaw, the list includes mostly relatives along with a few valued friends that the NBA star might as well be “family.”

Davis of SHS plans to play for Memphis

June 25, 2014

There was one primary reason why Starkville High School quarterback Brady Davis chose June 24 to make his college destination known to the public.
Davis didn't want the recruiting process to be a distraction while he was leading the Yellowjackets to the best possible season they can have this fall.

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