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July 15th, 2013
LaDarius Perkins has been an all-purpose type of player for Mississippi State in his career.
This season, the senior running back may be used in punt returns.
"I talked to Coach (Dan) Mullen about that and he told me to just get with Coach (Billy) Gonzales to get me prepared to do that," Perkins said.
There are going to be several Mississippi State Bulldogs worth keeping an eye on for the upcoming football season.
On Monday, MSU had its total of players making preseason watch lists increased to eight.
Bulldog linebackers Deontae Skinner and Benardrick McKinney were selected to the Butkus Award watch list, while offensive guard Gabe Jackson made the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.
Andrew Pylate is returning to Starkville Academy with a bit of extra motivation.
â€śComing back to Starkville Academy, I almost feel like there is some unfinished business,â€ť Pylate said. â€śWe lost the state championship in baseball my senior year so that motivates me to go back to help those guys accomplish what I wasnâ€™t able to do and that always drives you.â€ť
The Starkville American All-Stars have their sights set on a new challenge.
On Tuesday, they will travel to Southaven where they will participate in the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old World Series. Starkville earned its spot in the World Series after winning the South State title last week in a tournament held at McKee Park.
Youth baseball has been in full swing the past couple of weeks.
Starkville teams have seen a good bit of success at the state level, but those lucky enough will test their luck at World Series all around the southeast.
It's a dream of a high school football athlete to be able to play in a college stadium.
The Starkville Yellowjackets get to do it twice in the same year.
There have been some major accomplishments in the past year for Starkville High athletics.
SHS athletic director Stan Miller also is excited about the future.
Miller and the Yellowjackets are focused on the move up to Class 6A, then there is the addition of several new coaches as well as the bringing in of a completely new sport.
The projection for former Mississippi State baseball player Hunter Renfroe to make the major leagues will be by 2015.
If he continues on the pace that he's shown to begin his professional career, don't expect it to be that long.
Renfroe has gotten off to a good start for the Eugene Emeralds in the San Diego Padres' organization. In his first two games, he has gotten four hits in seven at-bats.
Jarrod Parks told himself that he was never going to coach, unless the right offer came along.Â
The former Mississippi State Bulldog was released by the Los Angeles Angels organization last September. He returned to his hometown, Madison, where several coaching offers presented themselves.
The United States Golf Association, the Masters Tournament Foundation and the Professional Golf Association of America have found a way to give young kids an opportunity to compete on the golf course.
It was announced this year during the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club that the three entities were going to be sponsoring the Drive Chip & Putt Championship.