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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wait and see.
That is basically where Starkville High stands on the progress of their football field and new track surface. With anÂ August 22Â 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.