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Solid pitching, strong defense and clutch hitting were the keys on Thursday as the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers secured an 8-3 softball victory over visiting Kemper Academy.
"When Karlie (Lockhart) pitches like that and the infield plays solid defense, we have a good chance of winning," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "Add in that we hit the ball hard and it was a good performance."
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have a good mix of tight ends this season.
There are seniors Brandon Hill and Malcolm Johnson that have been around the program for several years. Sophomore Gus Walley has been in the system for two seasons, but has yet to play as he was redshirted as a true freshman and missed all of last season after Tommy John Surgery.
Goal keepers are ultimately responsible to keep opponents from scoring in soccer when there is a shot on goal.
It is also their responsibility to make sure the defense is set in the best possible position to be successful.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have one of those type of keepers in senior Janiece Pigg.
EUPORA â€“ Eight days into fall practice and Eupora coach Junior Graham can already see the potential in his current crop of Eagles.
MABEN â€“ West Oktibbeha received some great news about a month ago when they were placed back in the status of accredited.
This news stretched much farther than just the academic side of things as the news meant athletic teams could now play full seasons of games as well as be eligible for postseason action.
Mississippi State announced Tuesday the new Dudy Noble Field Master Plan, a $40 million facility project, that will make it one of the finest venues in college baseball.
The timetable for the project is based on the Bulldog Club reaching its $20 million private fundraising goal with those efforts already underway.
Mississippi State has taken a bold move in choosing to build a brand new baseball stadium.
With the announcement Tuesday of the Dudy Noble Field Master Plan, it has brought some excitement and some concerns to the Bulldog family.
There was one thing for certain that something had to be done with the current Polk-DeMent Stadium at Dudy Noble Field.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen believes the Bulldogs are in the midst of the most important week of training camp.
School doesn't start until next Monday and MSU is in the final week of practicing on the farm.
"This is the most important week for us," Mullen said at a media gathering on Tuesday. "There is no school going on, so it's just football."
Outside of a bit of first game nerves, everything went Starkville High School's way Tuesday on the volleyball court.
In three straight sets (25-6, 25-7, 25-3), the Lady Yellowjackets claimed their season opening match over visiting Aberdeen.
"I always want more energy, but we controlled the controllable," SHS coach Lauren Love said. "We had good in system plays with good transition."
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers had lost back-to-back matches and were looking for something positive to happen.
It came on Tuesday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Starkville Academy started fast with two first-half goals, while Sydney Passons capped the scoring in the second half to defeat Pillow Academy 3-0.