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ACKERMAN – Choctaw County hosted its homecoming on Friday night and all week long, the featured theme was ‘The Greatest Show on Earth.’

MERIDIAN – The Starkville Yellow Jackets scored in a variety of ways on Friday night and had an easy time getting their third victory of the season in Meridian.

HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers got a pair of early touchdowns from Jylon Davidson and a shutout defensively to defeat the Eupora Eagles 25-0 on Friday night.

Starkville’s strong 2019 volleyball season continued on Thursday night as the Lady Yellow Jackets made quick work of Columbus.

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Starkville High School coach Chris Jones said earlier in the week that his Friday night opponent at Meridian was still trying to find its identity.

In many ways, new Meridian head coach John Douglass has been put into an impossible situation with the Wildcats this season.

Leake Academy is no longer a district opponent in football for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.

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It was a nice beginning for the Starkville Lady Yellow Jackets on the softball field Tuesday night against Columbus, but at the end, it was the Lady Falcons celebrating a victory.

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It’s a new week for Mississippi State, but a similar storyline remains the headline for the Bulldogs as they prepare for their Southeastern Conference opener this Saturday against Kentucky.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever rookie and former Mississippi State player Teaira McCowan has been selected to the WNBA All-Rookie Team, as announced Monday by the WNBA.

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Mississippi State had visions of entering next Saturday’s first Southeastern Conference game of the year with an undefeated 3-0 record.

It’s been a privilege of mine to have covered Starkville High School football now for the last six seasons in some capacity and most closely for the last five years right here with the Starkville Daily News.

There is a reason why the Mississippi State Bulldogs played ranked BYU, Memphis and Boston College at home during the non-conference part of the soccer season.

In the grand scheme of things, it mattered not in the outcome of the game but Mississippi State’s defense was a different defense in the second half of its game against Kansas State.

PHEBA – A tightly played battle against the Hebron Christian Eagles and the Delta Academy Raiders went against the home team on Friday night.

They’re cut from the same cloth and were entrenched in winning tradition at Noxubee County High School, but now Chris Jones and Tyrone Shorter are each somewhere else and creating their own programs from the heritage in which they came.

SCOOBA – It took less than 5 minutes for the East Mississippi Community College Lions to make their statement on Thursday night.

The soccer ball came across the box low and hard and a Hartfield Academy Hawk just had to lift it into the top net to take the early lead against Starkville Academy.