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August 12th, 2013
Change is taking place within the Mississippi State soccer program.
When Aaron Gordon became the head coach of the Bulldogs, he used to beat all of the players to practice.
That's not the case anymore.
The Bulldog Lanes will be filled with activity on the next two Thursdays with high school students looking to fill spots on the Starkville High School bowling team.
SHS bowling coach Jim Philamlee has been anticipating the tryouts for some time and said the prospects look promising.
MABEN - The numbers are on the rise as football is concerned at West Oktibbeha.
After having less than 20 athletes on the roster last season, the â€śfuture is brightâ€ť for the Timberwolves who boast 26 kids this season.
â€śThe first week was great,â€ť West Oktibbeha first-year head coach Danny Crawford said. â€śWe had a chance to get back in school and get everybody going.â€ť
The tight end position may be one of the most underrated positions on the football field.
A tight end's assignment can change from play-to-play. There is not just one thing they specialize in like other football positions.Â
Mississippi State tight end coach Scott Sallach is well aware of this with his guys.
Geoff Collins is hoping to use 8-10 guys in the linebacking position this fall.
The Mississippi State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach has one of the deepest positions on the team.
ACKERMAN â€“ More than football has been taking place as Choctaw County prepares for the upcoming season.
With the merger of area schools Ackerman and Weir, not only are the players learning new plays, but they are also getting to know their new teammates.
It can be a little difficult for high school football coaches to plan a practice this time of year in Mississippi.
Although the weather can be somewhat predictable with hot and humid conditions existing and the chance of a thunderstorm popping up at any time, coaches can be caught in tough positions as to whether to send their teams to the practice field or not.
Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen knows that some players are going to have to "fill some big shoes."
The Bulldogs lost their top three wide receivers from last with the departures of Chad Bumphis, Chris Smith and Arceto Clark.
There are several receivers who played in supporting roles last year, but this is their year.Â
They have very little experience.
The heat and humidity of the Mississippi summer can be hard on an athlete.
When it comes to kicking around a soccer ball, Tiffany Huddleston has been doing that for most of her life in the hottest part of the year.
Huddleston has had to deals with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values over 100, while competing with the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers and Mississippi Fire.
One conversation with Chad Peterson and it is easy to see just how much Starkville Academy means to him, and that love is not going anywhere despite a change of scenery this football season.