June 21st, 2015
Starkville Swing Elite won the 12-Under USSSA State championship in Tupelo on Sunday.
Swing Elite defeated Mississippi Chargers 2-1 in the semifinals, then knocked off Tupelo Rangers 10-4.
The Starkville Daily News will have more on the accomplishment for the Swing in upcoming editions.
Three state champions were crowned in Starkville Sunday at the USSSA 11-Under State Tournament.
First up was Titans Baseball out of Madison, which won Division A by beating Sliderz 12-4.
The Tombigbee Tribe shut out Patriots Baseball 10-0 to take home the AAA title, while the Mississippi Marlins claimed the prize in AA with an 11-8 victory over Rankin County Rip Squad.
John Outlaw Sr. has been instrumental in the development of his children, including NBA veteran Travis Outlaw, while Doug Wilson has been able to coach and watch his sons Luke and Jack at East Webster.
For stories on these special father-son combos, see Sunday's sports section of The Starkville Daily News.
The Starkville Swing Elite eliminates Longhorns Baseball at the 12-Under State event in Tupelo, while the 11-Under A, AA, AAA State wraps up in Starkville.
For more on these tournaments, see Sunday's edition of The Starkville Daily News.
Cedar Bluff - Nona B. Croft, 73, died Thursday, June 18, 2015,Â at North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday.Â Burial will follow at Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.Â Calvert Funeral Home in West Point is in charge of the arrangements.Â Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Oktibbeha County was well represented at the State 4-H Club Congress held May 27 to 29 at Mississippi State University. Local 4-H members competed in interior design, clothing selection, public speaking and visual presentation, according to a news release from Oktibbeha Coutny 4-H Youth Agent LaTrell Stokes.
SociallyIn, a creative digital marketing agency, is now open in its new home at 501 Highway 12 West, Suite 120. The Greater Starkville Development Partnership held a ribbon-cutting for the business Wednesday, according to a news release from Heath Barret, director of membership development for the development partnership.
Starkville Baseball 11-Under AA team has split its first two games of the state tournament being held this weekend at the Starkville Sportsplex.
After losing its first game of pool play on Thursday to the Mississippi A's 6-3, Starkville bounced back to defeat Mississippi Mayhem 9-7 on Friday.
Mississippi State's Sept. 12 home game against LSU will kick at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.
For other game times, check Friday's SDN.
Mississippi State offers camp activity for children and young adults throughout the summer months.