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July 28th, 2012
Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said it feels like Christmas in July for several reasons.
First and foremost, it's the opportunity to get back on the field for the 23rd year of coaching the sport he loves. The Yellowjackets begin preseason practice on Monday.
Each summer the Mississippi State Bulldogs take their skills across the country to play summer baseball in a variety of leagues.
The goal is to hone their craft and return to Starkville a more complete player.
This summer Hunter Renfroe has certainly made the most of his opportunity by turning in a history-making performance.
Mississippi State now has 13 commitments for the 2013 signing class with the most recent commitment of defensive end Trent Simpson of Oxford, Ala.
Simpson, who made his commitment public on Friday, actually pledged to be a Bulldog last week.Â
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have known for a while they would make a return trip to Hawaii.
On Thursday, the Bulldogs learned they would match up with the Tar Heels of North Carolina in the first round of the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Nov. 19.Â
Bowling is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.
Starkville is making sure that trend continues with the Youth-Adult Sportsman League that has been held at Bulldog Lanes this summer.
The league started in late May and runs until next week. There are seven teams competing comprised of high school bowlers from Starkville and East Webster. Each team has one adult.
There was something burning inside Starkville Academy girls basketball player Anna Lea Little.
She felt the need to give something back to the community that she loved and was trying to find the right avenue to do it.
By using the game of basketball, Little found a way by hosting the All-Fun summer basketball camp.
Mississippi State men's basketball freshman Craig Sword was arrested on Sunday afternoon on campus.
Sword was charged with possession of a firearm on an educational property, which would be a felony.
However, Sword didnâ€™t actually have a firearm, he was in possession of a BB gun.
Former Starkville High School basketball player Latavious Williams still has visions of playing in the National Basketball Association.
It's just taking longer than expected for Williams to reach that point, and the path has taken him from Starkville, to Houston, Texas, to Tulsa and even overseas to Spain.
An afternoon on the driving range at the Mississippi State Golf Course may be more than a time to improve your swing.
You might get lucky enough to see 8-year old Hannah Grace Nall working on her swing.
Nall has won 21 tournaments since 2009 on the All-American Junior Golf Tour.
Rick Ray and the Bulldogs were excited to get workouts started this summer under the new NCAA rules that allow a more hands-on approach during the offseason.
However, Tuesday that excitement was tempered with the injury to Jacoby Davis.