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April 5th, 2015
The Mississippi State men's golf team is less than two week away from competing at the Southeastern Conference Championships.
Coach Clay Homan is looking to instill some confidence in his Bulldogs and can't think of a better way to do it than play an event close to home.
The Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point provides that opportunity.
Back when collegiate All-American Tavaris Tate was wearing a Starkville High jersey, the Yellowjackets starting taking trips down to Mobile for the Challenge of Champions track meet.
They continued that tradition over the weekend.
Basketball is everything for Tyson Carter.
He grew up around the sport and from a young age, he has dedicated himself to being the best he could be.Â
Greg Carter is more than a coach.
To his players, the Starkville High Yellowjackets boys basketball coach is sometimes called a â€śfather figure,â€ť sometimes a motivator and sometimes just that â€ścalmâ€ť presence that holds everything together.
Taking all of those elements into consideration and it is no surprise the coach led his team to the Class 6A State championship.
Coach Greg Carter has a knack of getting the most out of his players.
When the Starkville Yellowjackets won the Class 6A State championship a few weeks ago, it was another example of a team coming together at the right time to accomplish something great.
Carter was instrumental in making that happen.
Mississippi State's bid for a sweep in Southeastern Conference play came up short.
After winning the first two games, the Bulldogs dropped a 13-7 decision to No. 22 South Carolina at Dudy Noble Field Saturday afternoon.
"I think we're doing a better job offensively, (but) we've just got to make better decisions," Cohen said as his club had one error, which was its only one of the weekend.
Redshirt freshman pitcher Levi Mintz continues to give the Mississippi State Bulldogs solid work in relief this season.
He has been one of the bright spots of a struggling MSU bullpen this season.
Even though Mintz gave up two earned runs to South Carolina in Saturday's 13-7 loss and saw his earned run average go up to 1.69, he was able to settle things down on the mound for a bit.
Friday was not the first time this week that Starkville and Columbus met on the baseball diamond.
Earlier in the week, the Jackets claimed a 15-0 victory over Columbus, but SHS coach Travis Garner knew that win held no account heading into the new game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were looking for something good to happen during the first weekend in April after losing the first three Southeastern Conference series of the season.
It surely happened.
The Bulldogs beat No. 22 South Carolina 7-5 Friday afternoon at Dudy Noble Field to clinch their first SEC series of the season.
MSU (21-12, 5-6) goes for the sweep today at 2 p.m.
It was a 3-for-3 effort for the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Friday afternoon.
MSU had three players in the lineup with three hits each during a 7-5 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Jake Vickerson, Gavin Collins and Wes Rea did the trick as the Bulldogs had 14 hits as a team.