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July 4th, 2015

Akins: a man of strength

July 4, 2015

Danny P. Smith takes a look at the coaching career of Richard Akins in Sunday's Starkville Daily News. Akins has retired after 38 years of coaching with 34 of those coming as a strength coach at Mississippi State.

History mystery

July 4, 2015

Can you identify when and where this picture was taken, or who's in it? Tell us anything you know at We'll put any useful answers and your name in next Sunday's feature. (Archive photo)

Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S.

July 4, 2015

Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.

BREAKING: Swing Elite in World Series finals

July 4, 2015

Starkville Swing Elite defeated the Gulf Coast Pelicans 12-4 on Saturday and were just one win away from claiming the USSSA 12-Under World Series championship. Swing Elite was scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. Saturday night.
Also on the youth baseball front, the Starkville 7-year-old All-Stars won the Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Columbus Saturday by beating Delta 16-8 in five innings.

July 3rd

BREAKING: Swing Elite in World Series semifinals

July 3, 2015

The Starkville Swing Elite won a pair of games at the USSSA Under-12 World Series in Orange Beach, Ala., on Friday and have reached the semifinals. For more information, see Saturday's Starkville Daily News.

Sports Photo of the Week

July 3, 2015

Members of the Starkville 7-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star team pause for a moment of prayer following a game.

Youth baseball scores

July 3, 2015


USSSA 12 World Series
At Gulf Shores, Ala.
Starkville Swing Elite 13, Texas Rattlers-Carr 4, advance to play Tri County Tomahawks at 2:15 p.m. (Friday)

Dizzy Dean North 11-year-old State Tournament
At Winona
Starkville 12, Senatobia 2

July 2nd

Video: Starkville 7-year-olds win pair

July 2, 2015

The Starkville 7-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars won a pair of games to begin the state tournament in Columbus on Thursday.

Starkville 9-year-olds win

July 2, 2015

The Starkville 9-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Stars came back to win a 13-12 decision in the first round of the state tournament Thursday afternoon. Parker Simpson had a three-run triple in the first inning for the winners. See additional details in Friday's Starkville Daily News.

July 1st

MSU offers Tyson Carter scholarship

July 1, 2015

Prep writer Robbie Faulk catches up with Starkville High School basketball player Tyson Carter, who said he has been offered a scholarship by Ben Howland at Mississippi State.

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