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February 12th, 2013
Kendall Graveman took his selection in the Major League Baseball draft serious.
The Mississippi State right-handed pitcher was drafted in the 36th round by the Miami Marlins last year. He didn't know what to do coming off his junior season and had to make the decision on is own.
Sports can be a hot topic of conversation at any time of the year.
It seems that mid February brings that opportunity more than any other because all of the crossover that athletic events have.
You can talk about baseball because that season starts locally this weekend for Mississippi State and various high schools.
Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray was glad his team made it through last week.
It wasn't easy for the Bulldogs after two games against some of the top competition in the Southeastern Conference.
JACKSON â€“ ÂStarkville Academy completed the triple sweep of Heritage Academy on Tuesday.
For the third time in as many weeks, the Volunteers and Patriots met on the hardwood, and for the third time Starkville Academy walked away victorious 56-41.
CANTON â€“ Starkville High School's boys basketball team was trying to extend its season as long as it could Tuesday night.
The Yellowjackets knew that a loss would be the end of the campaign and they were not ready for that to happen, so they fought through two overtimes.
Even though Starkville took the game into the extra frames, it still came up short to Canton 60-59.
MADISON â€“ The East Webster Wolverines moved one step closer to a division title as they knocked off Ackerman 59-53 on Tuesday.
Though his team picked up the victory, East Webster coach Corey Stidham knows it has to play better heading down the stretch if it wants to advance towards a state championship.
Tim Goliday had the experience of winning not only one State football championship with the Starkville Yellowjackets, but two in 1994 and 1995.
Fast forward 17 years later and Goliday gets to share in another State championship with his son TeQuan.
This season has been anything than consistent for Rick Ray and Mississippi State basketball team.
The Bulldogs (7-15, 2-8) have been hit with injuries, suspensions and at times that has caused them to have only six scholarship players.
CANTON, Miss â€“ First round playoffs are over for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets.
After fighting hard the whole game, the Lady Jackets return to Starkville with a victory over Yazoo City.
"It was a close game," Starkville coach Kristie Williams said. "It was a battle the entire game."
The Starkville Yellowjackets are taking momentum to Canton today for the Class 5A, Region 3 Tournameht.
Winners of four-straight games, the Jackets believe they are playing their best basketball of the season.