June 23rd, 2014
EUPORA â€“ Coaching searches can oftentimes be long and strenuous.
That was not the case for Eupora when it came time to hiring a new baseball coach.
Mississippi State sophomore defensive lineman Chris Jones is expected to have a big season.
Chuck Friend has accomplished a great deal during his 35-year high school football coaching career.
Friend was able to reach the top twice during his time with Starkville High School as the Yellowjackets won state championships in 1994 and 1995.
It was moments like those that has led Friend get to the doorstep of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.
Winning a state championship is something MuckDawgs Baseball wanted to do when they were formed five years ago.
The Madison-based youth team has been a tight group and have only lost a few players through the five years.
It takes dedication to win a tournament of any kind.
When it came to Class AA of the United States Sports Speciality Association 11 State Tournament, the Tri-County Tomahawks of Northeast Mississippi proved they were up for the challenge.
There were no tears for the Starkville Swing Elite 11-year-old baseball team on Saturday afternoon.
Even though there was disappointment that they could not advance further in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament, Swing Elite believed they stood up to the challenge against one of the best teams in the event.
The United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament certainly had its share of interesting moments as far as Starkville teams are concerned.
It has been a higly-competitive event anyway, no matter where someone looks at the bracket, but the Starkville representatives began with three-straight one-run victories.
Bat Commanders of Choctaw County were not going to surrender their spot at the United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament without a fight.
After losing the lead to Golden Spikes, the Bat Commanders rallied to regain an 8-6 advantage before ultimately losing a 11-9 decision at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Brandon McBride may look cool and calm on the outside before a race, but on the inside, it's a different story.
The Mississippi State track and field athlete has what he calls "meltdowns" with all the anxiety he experiences before a race.
He had some major issues in that area hit him last week before running in the NCAA Championship 800-meter race in Eugene, Ore.Â