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July 11th, 2013
There has been a little bit of construction going on at Starkville Academy and specifically at the baseball field.
According to head baseball coach Jody Britt, some much needed improvements to the field are being made.
Scott Wetherbee has never been in charge of media relations.
With that being said, the new Mississippi State senior associate athletic director for external affairs, understands what is driving media relations these days.
It's social media.
"Obviously, the big thing is technology and the changing of all of our social media platforms," Wetherbee said.
It has been over 50 years since the Mississippi State men's basketball team snuck out of Starkville and headed north.
On Tuesday, that 1963 MSU team was recognized by Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund at the 42nd Annual International Convention at the Chicago Hilton.
Leland Mitchell was one of the best players ever to step onto the basketball court for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though Mitchell was performing his skill for the Bulldogs from 1961-63 and slightly before my time, all a person has to do is look through the record book to realize the impact he made at MSU.
Yet another piece of Mississippi athletic lore found a home in Starkville Wednesday afternoon.
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum received a replica of a Bailey Howell Award to display amid its exhibit dedicated to the former Mississippi State and National Basketball Association hardwood star.
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The city of Starkville and its baseball association got a good rating from participants of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament for how it ran the event Saturday through Tuesday.
Except for Mother Nature deciding to rain on everyoneâ€™s parade on Friday, the State Tournament went off without much incident.
Hunter Renfroe's window of opportunity opened big time following a stellar junior season at Mississippi State.
The right fielder was taken with the 13th overall pick by the San Diego Padres in last month's First-Year Player draft.
It has been nearly a month since he was drafted, but no deal had been struck during that time until this week.
Picture a baseball field full of cheers, a sky full of fireworks and boys with trophies in hand and that was exactly the scene Tuesday at McKee Park.
After defeating Mathiston 11-6, the Starkville American 8-year-old All-Stars captured the Dizzy Dean South State Championship.
The Mathiston Mad Dawgs may not have walked away with the first-place trophy at the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Tournament, but gained respect from all who watched them play.
After losing a tough 3-2 decision to the Starkville Americans on Sunday, the Mad Dawgs battled their way back to the championship game and earned a rematch.
The future of baseball in this area looks bright.
While observing the final game of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament on Tuesday, it became obvious that there are some pretty talented players emerging from the younger pool locally.