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July 6th, 2015
Former Mississippi State pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was selected to the 2015 Major League Baseball National League All-Star team, MLB announced late Monday night. With his sixth career selection to the Midsummer Classic, the Philadelphia Phillies closer tied Will Clark for most all-star nods in MSU history.
Due to a conflict in contract negotiations, Starkville High School's participation in the Shreveport Border Challenge in September has been canceled. The Yellowjackets have picked up a home game in its place for Sept. 11 against Kipp Academy from Memphis. That means SHS will add a home game to the 2015 schedule and will not make the trip to Shreveport, La., as planned.
Starkville Park and Recreation sports coordinator William Pochop has been certified by the National Certification Board. Robbie Faulk caught up with him to get his reaction and his story will be included in Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.
Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon gives his takes a look at the growth of women's soccer in a story by Robbie Faulk in Monday's Starkville Daily News.
WINONA â€“ The Starkville 11-year-old All-Stars defeated Saltillo Sunday to advance at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
They take on Grenada Rec today at 4 p.m.
For more on the All-Stars, see Monday's sports page of The Starkville Daily News.
The Starkville Swing Elite lost a 11-5 decision to the Tri-County Tomahawks in the finals of the USSSA 12-Under World Series late Saturday night.
For more on the Swing Elite's run in the World Series, see Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the Starkville 7-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star team pause for a moment of prayer following a game.