SHS claims match between neighbors
Courtney Wilson, left, and Emily Turner won their doubles match to help lift Starkville over East Webster in high school tennis action. (Photo by Jason Edwards, SDN)
When you have a pair of schools located in close proximity that are both strong in sports, it only makes sense to compete against one another.
Starkville and East Webster put that theory into practice Monday as the pair faced off on the tennis court.
â€śIt is always good to play a team close by that is competitive and East Webster is that,â€ť Starkville coach Rob Fyke said. â€śThey are competitive on the JV side and on the varsity side. They have a lot of kids that match up well with our kids so we get some good tennis all around.â€ť
In the end, it was the Yellowjackets walking away with a 5-2 victory, but East Webster coach Pam Champion is not focusing on the loss.
Instead, the coach is honed in on how this match will prepare her team for action down the road.
â€śIt helps my team to get better,â€ť Champion said. â€śThese kids (at Starkville) have been together for a while. They have a good program. They have great coaches. They are a big school so it just makes my team better to come over here. It is right at our back door. We have known them for a long time and it is just a great place to come and play.â€ť
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