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July 30th, 2012
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have an experienced soccer team coming back this season.
Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner has eight of 11 starters returning which helps in the chemistry of what's happening on the field and he likes the way preseason workouts have been going.
Starkville Academy was hoping for a good start to the season to give its young players a confidence boost.
The Lady Volunteers schedule didn't help and SA fell to the Oak Hill Lady Raiders 18-0 Monday afternoon at Lady Volunteer Field in the first fastpitch softball game of the season.
SA came back to win the junior varsity game 8-4 in the nightcap.
Coach John Cohen and the Mississippi State Diamond Dogs continue to ride the momentum of their Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship.
State picked up its seventh commitment of the 2013 signing class on Monday in right hander Avery Geyer.
The Pensacola, Fla. hurler recently made a trip to Starkville where he fell in love with Mississippi State and the baseball program.
Improvement seems to be the them for the East Oktibbeha football team this fall.
The Titans start practice today in Crawford and are hoping for a better season than last year.
The Titans ended last year with a 5-6 record. Although East Oktibbeha did not achieve a winning record, several players from last year's squad will be missed.
The Starkville Academy fastpitch softball team may have to rely on young talent this year.
The Lady Volunteers open the season at home today against Oak Hill with varsity at 4 p.m. and junior varsity at 5:30 p.m.
SA head coach Kayla Mosley is not too concerned with her young players and is ready to meet the new season head on.
The first couple of days of practice are usually the ones that set the tone for the entire season in any sport.
That is no different for high school football, and the Starkville Academy Volunteers are hoping to get off to a great start.
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