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June 19th, 2014

Longhorns use squeeze to get victory

June 19, 2014

Longhorns coach Keith Lawrence knew that Ethan Roberts could get a bunt down in a key situation.
It's because Lawrence has witnessed it before.
Roberts put down a squeeze bunt with the bases loaded in the fourth inning that scored Shemar Crawford and the Longhorns defeated the MuckDawgs 4-3 at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-year-old State Tournament in Class AAA.

Swing holds on to edge SR 5-4

June 19, 2014

Luke Altmyer showed on Thursday that he could help the Swing with his defense and offense.
After throwing out a Southern Rock runner at the plate to end an inning, Altmyer had a pair of triples with one driving in a run as the Swing held on for a 5-4 victory at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11-year-old State Tournament in Class AAA.

Teams get break from the weather

June 19, 2014

Teams participating at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11 State Tournament on Thursday got a break with the weather in the afternoon.
A brief shower around the noon hour and lingering cloud cover with a breeze made the conditions pleasant at the Starkville Sportsplex.

Peterson's journey winds to Kosciusko

June 19, 2014

The coaching profession is also a learning experience for a coach as much as it is about teaching athletes how to play the game.
With each new group of athletes, season, or job comes a new scheme and the opportunity to increase the repertoire.
For Chad Peterson, the journey started at Starkville Academy where he served as an assistant under coach Jeff Terrill.

Assistant softball coach Mullins takes job at Troy

June 19, 2014

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman will have to fill a void on her coaching staff this offseason.
Bulldog assistant coach Beth Mullins was selected as the new head coach for the Troy softball program earlier this week. She spent three seasons with the Bulldogs.
She becomes the second head coach for the Troy Trojans.

June 18th

Community excitement: USSSA 11-Under State event expected to benefit Starkville

June 18, 2014

Youth baseball will add some excitement in town this weekend.
Beginning today, Starkville will serve as host to the United States Specialty Sports Association 11-Under State championships.
In total, 55 teams will converge on the Golden Triangle area, which tournament director Mike Narmour says is sure to directly impact the entire Starkville community.

McDonald of Bulldogs ready to play US Open

June 18, 2014

Ally McDonald had just one thing on her mind when she came to Mississippi State, and that was to help the Bulldogs compete at a high level.

MSU LBs, McKinney get honor

June 18, 2014

Geoff Collins made an impression on Dan Mullen this past season.
Good enough to get an extension and a raise this offseason.
The Mississippi State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach has impressed people in the Magnolia State, but now his coaching ability and his players are receiving national praise. 

June 17th

Allsup takes over Volunteers

June 17, 2014

It has been said that slow and steady wins the race.
That is the approach Starkville Academy took when selecting its new boys basketball coach and the patience paid off. After looking through applications and taking their time to select the perfect fit, the Volunteers have announced the hiring of 24-year coaching veteran Bruce Allsup as the new boys head coach.

Baseball over beach: Bulldogs spend summer sharpening their game

June 17, 2014

While many college students are off at the beach or taking trips all over the country and the world, baseball players are honing their skills.
Many college baseball players from around the country are playing in summer leagues and working on their games.

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