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July 11th, 2014
A sixth-inning rally by the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars fell just short in their second game of the day as they lost a 6-5 decision to Grenada Youth at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
Starkville jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings, but saw Grenada Youth come back with four runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to get all of the runs it needed.
Magnolia Youth from Water Valley was able to take a lead in the first inning and keep it in a 7-4 win over Mathiston in the final game to finish of eight on the first day of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
After scoring 21 runs in an earlier 21-8 victory over Horn Lake, Magnolia Youth proved it had a little bit left in the tank to get its second triumph of the day.
Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin is no stranger to social media.
Stricklin challenged Kansas State Athletic Director John Currie to a #Chillin4Charity water dumping stunt on Twitter earlier this week.
Currie accepted the challenge and then threw out his own challenge.
Starkville High School Athletic Director Stan Miller understands success in sports just doesn't come with work during the school year.
Miller has made the rounds this summer and has watched as several of the athletic teams under his care were taking part in activities to make improvements.
Going on the road for tournament play can be a negative at times.
For the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars, that is something they don't have to worry about this weekend.
Although it's considered a treat to be able to go out of town and be able to eat at other places and swimming in the hotel pool, it can also be considered a hindrance to the real reason the teams are in a particular place.
Benardrick McKinney's week just keeps getting better and better.
The junior Mississippi State linebacker found his name on another award watch lists, which was the second of the week.
Starkville High School will be taking its brand of football across the state line this season.
In a move that was approved by the Starkville School District Board of Trustees at Tuesday's monthly meeting, the Yellowjackets will be playing a game at Florence, Ala., on Sept. 19.
Action has been steady for the Starkville 8-year-old All-Stars.
Over the last couple of weeks, the team has participated in two warm-up tournaments as they prepare to take part in this weekendâ€™s Dizzy Dean State Tournament in West Point.
In both tournaments, Starkville came in second to a very strong Columbus team and in the most recent took their opponents right down to the wire.
Baseball season is in full swing in Starkville.
After a successful regular season, the 10-year-old All-Stars are busy playing and preparing for this weekendâ€™s Dizzy Dean State Tournament in Eupora.
â€śWe have been practicing and playing tournaments and having an overall good time,â€ť Starkville coach T.J. Kent said. â€śWe open our state tournament (today)Â at 1:30Â playing Grenada.â€ť
A haircut hasnâ€™t been the only change for Mississippi Stateâ€™s Fred Thomas this offseason.
The junior guard has been working hard this spring and summer to get ready for the upcoming season that will not begin until November.
Thomas, along with other juniors Craig Sword and former Starkville High School standout Gavin Ware, have a whole new outlook in their third season with the Bulldogs.