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July 2nd, 2014
All-star selections only come around once a year, and preparations for athletes do not happen overnight.
BATESVILLE â€“ Starkvilleâ€™s 9-year-old all-star team got out to a great start as the squad defeated Fulton 21-6 on Wednesday.
â€śIt was a good first day and a good way to start,â€ť coach Ryan Taylor said. â€śWe made a lot of good plays. We hit the ball all over the yard. They looked excellent and I am real proud of them.â€ť
Matt Roberts felt he was ready to be a head coach when he left his post as an assistant coach at Michigan State in 2012 to become an assistant coach at Mississippi State.
He wanted to be the head coach of a Southeastern Conference program.
Former Mississippi State Bulldog Chris Curry became the head coach of Arkansas-Little Rock earlier this week.
After playing two seasons at Meridian Community College, Curry played the 1999 season for legendary head coach Ron Polk and the Bulldogs. He led all Southeastern Conference catchers in fielding percentage before being drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1999.
ACKERMAN â€“ One phrase quickly comes to mind when you ask Choctaw County coach Gary Beals about his basketball teams over the summer.
â€śThey were hungry,â€ť Beals said. â€śThey showed up in the gym to practice and they wanted to play. They were simply hungry and that is a sign I like.â€ť
Both set of Chargers hoop teams transferred that desire to playing time on the court this summer.
Mississippi State continues to show compliance with the new Southeastern Conference policy of playing series against power conference teams in the near future.
The MSU athletic department announced a home-and-home series with North Carolina State on Tuesday for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.Â
For the last few months Starkville 9-year-olds have been playing their baseball in the friendly confines of McKee Park.
Starting this morning that all changes as the Starkville All-Stars head north to Batesville for the Dizzy Dean State tournament.
It's going to be a busy Fourth of July weekend on the baseball fields of McKee Park.
When it comes to celebrating the nation's birthday, it only seems fitting to be following teams like National and American. Starkville has one of each during the Dizzy Dean Coach Pitch 7-year-old South State Tournament that starts Friday.
Youth sports are all about keeping up with the current trends.
Starkville Parks and Recreation is no exception to that as in recent years the move to fastpitch rather than slowpitch was made in softball.
Continuing with that trend, the SPRD built upon the program this year by adding in an all-star component at the end of the season.
The response for the Mississippi Basketball Association has been overwhelming for organizer Fred Tate.
Tate was hoping the first year of the event would be received well and it has attracted the attention he wanted to see.
After one month, Tate has been pleased with the way MBA has been supported.