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May 30th, 2015
A well-oiled machine has several vital parts.
Each piece has a responsibility of getting a particular job done so that the entire package is functioning properly.
This is true for just about anything in life, but when considering the progress of an athletic team, the idea is especially fitting.
Many Mississippi State softball fans are excited for the 2016 season for a variety of reasons.
Vann Stuedeman will be here for her fifth season as the head coach of the Bulldogs and the team brings back a solid nucleus of players that made up the 2015 Lafayette (La.) Regional â€“ the fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. It will be one of the more exciting seasons in MSU softball history.
Much has been made in the last week about the hiring of football coach Ricky Woods at Starkville High School and whatâ€™s in store for the Yellowjackets in 2015.
One thing is for certain, Woods might be walking into the best situation heâ€™s ever had.
A move up from Class 2A to 3A was quite the transition for Choctaw County High School two years ago.
The Chargers and head coach Adam Dillinger are used to transition, though. Formerly Ackerman High, theyâ€™ve been through the changes over the past few years, following the consolidation with Weir High, and this year will be no different.
Vann Stuedeman continues to guide Mississippi State in the right direction.
She just finished her fourth season as the head coach of the Bulldogs, and even though it was supposed to be a "rebuilding year," she led her team to a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Starkville Park and Recreation Department has a fun and safe way to cool off as the temperatures continue to rise this summer.
The swimming pool at Moncrief Park opens on Monday and SPRD director Herman Peters encourages the public to take advantage of the opportunity.
Even though there is a slight price increase to participate, Peters said the pool should be as popular as ever.
The atmosphere surrounding Starkville High School athletics is changing.
It's not just in personnel with the transition among athletic directors and football coaches, but facilities are improving for the Yellowjackets.
Ricky Woods stood in front of a large crowd of patrons, administrators and media on Tuesday for the first time back in Mississippi high school football in nearly 10 years.
The coach who has already forever made his mark in the state is back for one last round.
This year's Women's College World Series will almost be like a Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Of the eight teams competing in the event in Oklahoma City, Okla., this weekend, five are from the SEC â€“ Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn and Alabama.
"With five teams in the Word Series, it's the best league in the country," MSU head coach Vann Stuedeman said.Â
Starkville High Schoolâ€™s long tradition of success includes a handful of State Championships including one just two years ago under Jamie Mitchell but more could be on the way.
The Yellowjackets officially added a coach on Tuesday that has no idea what it means to lose and he walks into an ideal situation with a proven winner like Starkville.