The Starkville Oktibbeha School District boasts a winning tradition where our coaching staff and nearly 600 student athletes expect excellence every day, in every field of play. This same excellence demonstrated on the field or court extends to the classroom. All 25 SHS varsity sports are honored as MHSAA Scholar Athlete Teams because they maintained a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Each year, Yellow Jacket athletes take excellence to the next level, gaining athletic scholarships to continue their education at community colleges and four-year universities.

With students competing in 27 sports and 47 teams from 7th to 12th grade, the goal of Yellow Jacket Athletics is to deliver exceptional results by embracing a culture of engagement that creates value for our students, staff, and community while continuously improving our process.

SHS Homecoming Pep Rally

Jacket Athletics News

Jacket Softball Tryouts

Starkville High School Head Softball Coach, Tyler McKinley, has scheduled both high sch...

Anthony Carlyle joins Jacket Athletics as Head Boys Basketball Coach

Starkville Oktibbeha School District has named Anthony Carlyle as the new Head Coach fo...

Jacket Baseball Tryouts

Starkville High School Head Baseball Coach, Mark Monaghan, has scheduled both high scho...

Jacket Athletics Calendar

Jacket Athletics schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.
Meet the Jackets: Fall Sports

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

MEET THE JACKETS Thursday, August 1 6:00pm Yellow Jacket Stadium Join us to kick off a new year of Jacket Athletics with our Fall Sports Meet the Jackets event. Junior High & Middle School student athletes will be introduced at 6:00pm and Varsity athletes immediately following. We're excited to recognize student athletes from Band, Cheer, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Swim and Volleyball! Make plans to get your #JacketSting on!


SHS Swim Team Tryouts (for rising 7th-12th graders) Friday, August 2 5:00pm - 6:00pm...

Jacket 7-9 Football VS Tupelo

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

7th grade: 5:00pm 8th grade: 6:00pm 9th grade: 7:30pm All games subject to change.