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May 19th, 2015
Mississippi State track and field coach Steve Dudley had a feeling his men's squad was going to move up in the rankings after their finish in the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.
They made a huge jump.
The Bulldogs finished eighth in the three-day event that was held at the Mike Sanders Track and Field Complex on the campus of MSU this past weekend.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs just finished a very poor baseball season.
Two years removed from what was considered the best season in MSU history when it finished second in the nation, the Bulldogs had one of the worst.
From Cumberland to Pearl, the stage gets increasingly bigger.
At 1 p.m. today, the East Webster Wolverines get their chance in a state championship setting as theyâ€™re two wins away from taking home the Class 2A title.
East Webster head coach Wes Johnson is no stranger to the higher stakes and that attitude could be translating to his players.
It's difficult to win back to back state championships in any sport.
When it comes to enduring long and competitive matches on the tennis court, the feat is a little bit more difficult to achieve.
The East Webster Wolverines were able to accomplish their second-consecutive Class 2A State championship last week with a 6-1 win over Clarkdale in Jackson.
Mississippi State's Seth Heck may be the definition of a student-athlete.
The Bulldog senior was honored as the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. He is only the second player to win the award in back-to-back years â€“ Alabama's Emeel Salem won the award in 2006 and 2007.
RIDGELAND â€“ As the final speck of dust settled back into the red dirt at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland on Saturday and the East Webster Lady Wolverines hoisted the gold trophy, the 2015 season came to a close.
It was hard for Zach Taylor to put into words his feelings on finishing second in the decathlon at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend.
His mind kept going back to his late father.
Taylor lost his father, J.T., last November and it hit him really hard. His weight went up by 20 pounds, but he dropped nearly 15 pounds getting ready for the spring.
There is a new youth football league forming in the area.
In a league that makes up several teams, it is also one big team.
Mississippi Gridiron Youth Football will get kicked off in August and Rodney Johnson, one of the vice presidents of the league, said it was an opportunity to form an organization where many people could have a voice.
RIDGELAND â€“ After facing adversity for the first time in the 2015 postseason, the East Webster Lady Wolverines responded emphatically on Saturday.
Three was a special number for the East Webster Lady Wolverines on Saturday.
It was the third-consecutive Class 2A State fast pitch softball championship for the Lady Wolverines and they were pushed to a third game to achieve it.