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July 23rd

World Series bound: State champion 10-year-olds from Starkville go for more

July 23, 2014

The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars achieved quite an accomplishment earlier this month when they won the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Eupora.
Starkville goes for an even bigger prize beginning Saturday when it participates in the World Series that continues through July 31 in Southaven.

Starkville 12's look to make another impressive run

July 23, 2014

It has been a little over a week now since the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars were able to make a run to second place at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
The All-Stars showed coach Leonardo Thompson what they could do after falling into the loser's bracket by battling back to win five-straight games and reaching the championship game.

Bulldogs release non-league basketball slate

July 23, 2014

Mississippi State announced its 2014-15 non-conference basketball schedule on Wednesday and it featured several good matchups.
The Bulldogs will play 13 games, including eight home games and a matchup with South Carolina Upstate on Dec. 20 in Jackson. MSU will also play an exhibition game against Delta State on Nov. 6.

Starkville Academy softball team sports experience

July 23, 2014

The Starkville Academy fast pitch softball team could be considered "the girls of summer."
Before the calendar even has the chance to flip from July to August, the Lady Volunteers will break out the bats and softballs for another season.

Atkins, Marty represent MSU at bass fishing championship

July 23, 2014

Justin Atkins didn't know what to expect at last year's Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship.
The Mississippi State senior and his partner finished in the top 15 last year, but this year Atkins feels like he and partner Joseph Marty have a good chance of having a better finish.

July 22nd

Wait and see attitude: Jackets hopeful work on stadium finishes on time

July 22, 2014

Wait and see.
That is basically where Starkville High stands on the progress of their football field and new track surface. With an August 22 deadline looming, it can be discouraging to drive by and see construction equipment sitting at a standstill, but athletic director Dr. Stan Miller says the plan is "to move forward."

SMITH COLUMN: There should not be panic for SHS field

July 22, 2014

This is not the time to panic if you are a Starkville High School football fan.
The situation concerning the construction of an all-turf field at Yellowjacket Stadium has hit a snag, but officials remain "optimistic" that work will continue immediately and the contractor can meet the August 22 deadline.

Mullen raises the bar in five MSU seasons

July 22, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has raised the bar in Starkville in his first five seasons.
The Bulldogs missed going to a bowl by just one game in Mullen's first year of 2009. Since then, the Bulldogs have appeared in a school-record four-straight bowl games. They should make it five when this season ends.

July 21st

A change in venue: Area coaches fond of move of title games to MSU, Ole Miss

July 21, 2014

There are many factors that bring a sense of excitement when it comes to participation in state championship games.
With the thrill of knowing your team has survived a grueling regular season and passed through the gauntlet that is the postseason, it provides fulfillment that can't be beat, but there is one more element that can enhance that excitement.

Stuedeman finalizes softball staff at MSU with addition of Ricketts

July 21, 2014

Vann Stuedeman has finalized her coaching staff for the 2015 season.
On Monday, the fourth-year Bulldog head coach announced the hiring of Samantha Ricketts as the new hitting coach. She will also have game management and recruiting responsibilities. Ricketts has spent the last three seasons at Wichita State.

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