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Starr’s Mill knocked out by New Hampstead

Starr’s Mill’s memorable season ended on Friday night. The Panthers were on the wrong side of history as the New Hampstead Phoenix marched to a 21-10 victory en route to their first-ever state playoff win. The Phoenix (5-5) put up 254 total yards and propelled into the second round of the playoffs. Senior quarterback Deyandre… Continue reading Starr’s Mill knocked out by New Hampstead

Starr’s Mill defeats Riverdale to win third straight region title

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Starr’s Mill head coach Chad Phillips gathered his team and celebrated. He beamed with a wide smile and hugged anyone near him. Phillips watched his players get serenaded by the school’s fight song and it hit him that the Panthers had just won the Region 3-AAAAA crown… Continue reading Starr’s Mill defeats Riverdale to win third straight region title

Starr’s Mill takes Battle of Bubble series against McIntosh

Starr’s Mill continued to showcase their dominant pitching rotation against McIntosh on Friday night. In the rubber game of the Battle of the Bubble series, the Panthers turned to ace Dawson Sweatt to face the rival Chiefs. The Auburn commit didn’t disappoint as he threw a one-hitter en route to a 2-0 Panthers win. “It… Continue reading Starr’s Mill takes Battle of Bubble series against McIntosh

McIntosh wins 1-0 to even series with Starr’s Mill

Pitching continued to be the overarching theme in the three-game series between McIntosh and Starr’s Mill. On Thursday night, fans were treated to another veteran pitching matchup between to experienced upperclassmen. The Chiefs sent senior Connor Koscevic to the mound to duel against Panthers senior Nathan Price. Both pitchers didn’t disappoint as they matched each… Continue reading McIntosh wins 1-0 to even series with Starr’s Mill

Late home run seals Starr’s Mill win over McIntosh

In the sixth inning, Starr’s Mill pitcher Hayes Heinecke was jolted by a familiar sound. As he ran towards the dugout railing, a wide smile came across his face.  Just as the crowd started to roar, he knew exactly what happened. His teammate and good friend Mitchell Sutton crushed a 3-1 fastball over the left… Continue reading Late home run seals Starr’s Mill win over McIntosh

Starr’s Mill finishes off sweep of Whitewater

Starr’s Mill hosted a pitching clinic against rival Whitewater during the squads three-game series this week. The Panthers dominated the Wildcats on the mound and got three superb starts from its pitching staff. They held Whitewater to just one unearned run through 24 innings and sealed the series sweep with an 8-1 victory on Friday… Continue reading Starr’s Mill finishes off sweep of Whitewater

Fayette County and Starr’s Mill split wins in region thrillers

By Riley Hicks   Lady Tigers remain undefeated in region with 47-40 victory over Starr’s Mill  As the basketball season begins to slowly come to a close, teams are starting to jockey for position in region standings in hopes of capturing a region championship. This was the case Friday night, when the Starr’s Mill Panthers… Continue reading Fayette County and Starr’s Mill split wins in region thrillers

Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

Should the historic and iconic Starr’s Mill be turned into public meeting space, perhaps hosting art exhibits and more frequent history tours, or should it be left completely alone as it is now and opened only on rare occasions for Fayette County Historical Society events? Or perhaps you have other ideas. Now is the time… Continue reading Fayette County government leaders seek input regarding Starr’s Mill

Review: 2016 Tacoma TRD 4×4 Off Road

The Taco at Starr’s Mill.

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road 4×4 Double Cab As tested: $37,610 3.5L V6, 278hp 6-speed auto, 18-23mpg Base model: $23,600 2.7L 4, 159hp 5-speed manual, 19-21 mpg ———————————————————————– Review by Danny Harrison I never noticed it before, but after driving the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4×4 Double Cab for a week I have… Continue reading Review: 2016 Tacoma TRD 4×4 Off Road

2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’

Don’t you love it when someone you met last year at an air show media event e-mails you and asks if you’d like to borrow a brand-new, trimmed-out Toyota RAV4 for a week to see how you like it? Yeah, me, too. It was all part of the “Toyota Road Trips” campaign, and the regional… Continue reading 2015 Toyota RAV4 review: ‘A suburbanite’s dream come true’