March 13th, 2014
Coach Jody Britt is finding ways to keep the Starkville Academy baseball team in competition over spring break.
Before the Volunteers traveled to Ridgeland to play two tough games during the midweek, he worked out a visit to French Camp on Monday to play coach Nathan Wright's Panthers.
Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman knows one thing for sure during the second Southeastern Conference series of the season.
"I expect nothing less than some good ole dog fights," Stuedeman said.
That's because it will be bulldog against bulldog as MSU competes against Georgia in Athens.
Ben Bracewell considers baseball in the Southeastern Conference a grind.
The Mississippi State senior right hander has been through four â€“ including a medical redshirt year â€“ rugged SEC seasons.
"It's a grind for sure," Bracewell said. "That's a great word for it."
There is no sophomore jinx as far as Mississippi State's Georgiana Patrasc is concerned.
Patrasc is putting together a solid second year with the Bulldogs and saw her ranking improve dramatically this week.
After knocking off No. 55 ranked Eve Repic of Tennessee 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday, Patrasc saw her standing move up 28 spots from No. 93 to No. 65.
Mississippi State University plans to replace its existing coin-operated parking meters with new meters that accept credit cards, debit cards and coins, completing the process by June.
Habitat for Humanity welcomed Rockford University students for its first week of the Collegiate Challenge program for 2014.
Maben Mayor Larry Pruitt is trying to lead by example.
A few years ago, he said, a string of downtown buildings on Second Avenue had portions of their roofs cave in. Flat roofing had allowed precipitation to accumulate and weigh the roofs down, several of them had been out of use for years, and they were already in a state of disrepair as a result, he said.
Maintaining on the part of the defense is what kept Starkville High in it on the baseball diamond Wednesday. Not once did the team let things get out of hand and in the end, it was the Yellowjackets picking up a 4-3 victory.
Starkville High School baseball coach Travis Garner likes offense.
Garner really enjoyed the final two innings from his team in the first game of a doubleheader against Horn Lake Wednesday afternoon.
The Yellowjackets scored nine runs in two innings, with six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh, to defeat the Eagles 10-9.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen decided to hold out one of his veteran players with the most experience during a three-game stretch.
The sixth-year Bulldog head coach sat senior outfielder C.T. Bradford against Michigan State, Eastern Illinois and South Alabama earlier this month.
Bradford was bothered by a minor hip injury, and Cohen was extra cautious with the Pace, Fla., native.