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Mississippi State's football program continues to have individual players gain recognition this preseason.
A day after three Bulldogs were selected to award watch lists, two more MSU players saw their names on college football award watch lists Tuesday.
MABEN - This summer was all about area competition for the East Webster basketball team. On each Wednesday, Choctaw County and district foe Eupora of the Wolverines played basketball in some friendly competition.
A trio of Mississippi State Bulldogs were selected to preseason award watch lists on Monday.
Basketball players like Imane Montgomery and Blair Schaefer do not come around every day, so when they graduate and leave a program it certainly creates a void on the court.
If there is one word to describe the 7-year-old Starkville Nationals All-Star team it would be fighters. No matter what was thrown at them the team never gave up.
At the end of the day there was one team standing in the Coach Pitch Dizzy Dean South State Championship Tournament, and after defeating Louisville 17-2 the team that emerged victorious was Mathiston.
â€śThey came out excited,â€ť coach Darrell Fason said. â€śThey were ready for it. To take a group of kids from a small town and hang in with these big kids means a lot.â€ť
LOUISVILLE â€“ As the 11-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Tournament entered its final day, Starkville found itself facing Columbus for a spot in the championship game.
Ultimately Starkville took the game 9-8 to set a matchup for later in the day against Louisville.
A good measuring stick of any senior college sports program is the postseason.
Being one of the last few standing after a long season shows promise and shows success for sports teams.Â
For Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin, that's one thing he points to when he begins to talk about the success of his 16 programs over the last school year.
Nine runs were the difference between a win and a loss in the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament on Saturday.
The Starkville Nationals were on the positive side of that outcome as the 7-year-olds secured a 12-3 victory over Louisville.
Heading into Saturday, Jeff Overstreet proclaimed it a new day for his 6-year-old coach pitch All-Stars.
The coach's statement was right because after dropping two games on day one of the Dizzy Dean State Tournament, the Starkville Americans started day two with a 16-8 victory over Eupora.