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June 18th, 2015
Mississippi State signee Austin Riley has signed with the Atlanta Braves.
He was taken with the 41st overall pick in last week's MLB Draft. He is one of two Bulldog signees to sign major league contracts. Greg Pickett is the other.
Any coach of a youth All-Star team in the Starkville Baseball Association may contact our sports staff with any information on their team (roster, team picture, tournament schedule, etc.).
The Starkville Daily News looks forward to giving All-Star teams coverage during the tournament season, but information must be received in our office for us to do so.
Longhorns Baseball and Swing Elite, teams with Starkville connections, will be participating at the USSSA-AAA Mississippi State Championship in Tupelo Thursday and through the weekend.
For Robbie Faulk's preview of what to expect, see Thursday's Starkville Daily News.
Mississippi State had 16 athletes received USTFCCCA All-American honors, the association announced Monday.
The newest Mississippi State women's basketball players in freshmen Zion Campbell, Teaira McCowan, Roshunda Johnson, Jazzmun Holmes and Jazmine Spears are going through summer workouts with the coaching staff.
For more on their progress, see Thursday's sport page of The Starkville Daily News.
The Mississippi Association of Coaches has announced their high school and junior college Coaches of the Year for 2015.
East Webster's Lee Berryhill was selected the high school fast pitch Coach of the Year, while East Webster's Pam Champion was recognized as tennis Coach of the Year.
Buddy Stephens of East Mississippi Community College was chosen the junior college football Coach of the Year.
Starkville Academy head coach Chase Nicholson saw a smooth transition and has a veteran coaching staff to help him out.
See Robbie Faulk's update on the Volunteers in Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.
Travis Outlaw, a 12-year National Basketball Association veteran, is hosting the annual The Elite â€śTravis Outlawâ€ť Basic Skills and Fundamentals Basketball Camp June 23-25 in Starkville in the Travis Outlaw Center located at the Starkville Sportsplex, 405 Lynn Lane from 8 a.m. until noon. This is a three-day event with the cost for attendance being $75.
Mississippi State was able to capture an individual national championship on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships Saturday.
Rhianwedd Price won the 1,500-meter run in Eugene, Ore., with a time of 4:09.56.
For more on Price's accomplishment and the final day at the NCAA Championships for the Bulldogs, see Monday's sports pages of The Starkville Daily News.
Mississippi State athletics enjoyed a good run during the 2014-15 school year. For a look at how the Bulldogs fared, see story by Starkville Daily News MSU beat writer Ben Wait and Danny P. Smith's column in Sunday's edition.