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April 23rd, 2015
Mississippi State needed a break after being swept by Florida this past weekend.
The Bulldogs didn't play a midweek game this week, giving them ample time to prepare for their next Southeastern Conference series.
MSU competes in Fayetteville, Ark., today against No. 30 Arkansas.
The Starkville Yellowjackets saw their record reach and go over the .500 by the end of the regular season.
It wasn't easy for them.
Those challenges have gotten the Yellowjackets (13-12) ready for their current situation of competing in the first round of Class 6A postseason action.
East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson knew there was the potential of his team doing something special this season.
On Tuesday night, the Wolverines did just that by claiming the Class 2A Region 2 championship by beating Bruce.
Scott County in Mississippi is establishing a Sports Hall of Fame and one of the first inductees will be Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter.
Carter played his high school basketball at Forest before moving on to Mississippi State.
"To be recognized back home is always special," Carter said. "I'm really looking forward to it and excited about it."
Mississippi State freshman Logan Cooke was talking duck hunting with Josiah Phillips, when Devon Bell came to him before last year's Texas A&M game with some bad news.
Bell hurt himself during the warmup phase and wasn't sure if he was going to be able to kick.
Sure enough he couldn't go and Cooke got his first taste of college football against a top 10 team.
No one had to remind Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman that her team had lost five-straight games.
Her Bulldogs made sure that total didn't grow to six on Wednesday night.
MSU used nine hits to score 11 runs and defeated the Memphis Tigers 11-3 in five innings. It was the final game in 19-year-old home facility for the Bulldogs.
Everyone wants to be involved with a place where they are liked.
Josh Skinner believes he has found that at Hinds Community College in Raymond.
The Starkville High School boys basketball player signed a scholarship with Hinds on Wednesday afternoon inside the school gymnasium where he performed for the Yellowjackets.
Who is Conner Dunne?
To his soccer coach Brian Bennett, he is â€śone of the bestâ€ť to ever grace the field for the Yellowjackets.
The process of a high school or junior college athlete putting a pen to a piece of paper should never be taken for granted.
Over the years, I've watched many young men and women sign scholarships and the significance of that act is always the same. It's very important.
Mississippi State may have several veterans, but the Bulldogs have a good many young players who will play vital roles in the fall.
Although spring practice ended Saturday with the Maroon and White game, seventh-year head coach Dan Mullen's biggest goal was to see how some of the younger guys handled things.