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April 3rd, 2014
Mississippi State's only trip to an opposing Southeastern Conference venue so far this season was a success for the Bulldogs.
MSU tookÂ two out of three games from Georgia as it won both games of the doubleheader on Saturday to start the SEC slate off with a series win.
This weekend things will be a little tougher.
Alexis Silkwood knows a thing or two about Missouri.
With her hometown of East Alton, Ill., being 30 minutes away from St. Louis and two and a half hours away from Columbia, Mo., the freshman lefthanded pitcher for Mississippi State is well-connected to that part of the country.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Lady Wolverines showed that putting the softball in play can lead to positive things on Thursday night.
In a meeting between cross-county rivals, East Webster picked up a 12-2 softball victory over Eupora.
The Starkville Christian School Lady Cougars had a 14-run second inning and went on to defeat the Immanuel Christian Lady Rams 18-3 in five innings Thursday afternoon at the Starkville Sportsplex.
It was the second win in as many games for the Lady Cougars.
When she was just 5-years-old, Emily Turnerâ€™s mom took her for tennis lessons and a passion was born.
â€śMy mom started me on tennis,â€ť the Starkville High senior said. â€śShe played in high school so she is kind of my role model. Since then, tennis has become my outlet. I love competing and tennis is the way I compete. It is a constructive way to let out my frustration.â€ť
It's the dream of most assistant coaches to one day become a head coach.
That was the case with Preston Leathers.
The Starkville High School offensive coordinator decided to accept a position to become the head coach at Tishomingo County High School on Monday.
Leathers came to the Yellowjackets when Jamie Mitchell became the head coach in 2010. The two men have coached together for 10 years.
Jacob Lindgren's journey to his current role has been a long one.
The Mississippi State junior left hander is pitching out of the bullpen this season, but he didn't always come into a ballgame in the late innings.
The Bay St. Louis native has made 16 starts in his Bulldog career, including nine in Southeastern Conference games.
The Starkville Christian Cougars have made quite a bit of progress over the last two years.
On Tuesday in Louisville, the Cougars came within one play of getting the first win in the history of the program.
Starkville Christian School coach Brandon Frazier knows now that his team is doing the right things even though it has yet to taste victory.
He believes it's just a matter of time.
Consistency is a key when it comes to the game of golf.
On Tuesday, Jace Hobart provided that consistency for the Starkville High School boys golf team.
Hobart shot a 41 on the first nine holes and backed that up with the identical number on the second nine for a total of 82 to help the Yellowjackets win a tournament at the Mississippi State Golf Course.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers didn't let the disappointment of being shut out in the first game of a doubleheader against a rival distract them from taking care of business in the second outing.