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SA's tournament features big prize at end

July 20, 2014

One million dollars.
A single amount of money that can make people do some crazy things, but for one lucky participant in the upcoming Starkville Academy Baseball Golf Tournament, the task required will not be that insane.

Making mark at MSU: McKinney wants to produce big junior year

July 19, 2014

Benardrick McKinney could have been playing on Sundays this fall instead of Saturdays.
The junior linebacker for the Mississippi State Bulldogs thought long and hard about leaving Starkville and putting his name in the National Football League Draft, but after a long discussion with those close to him, the Tunica native decided to come back for another year.

SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs have several players to keep eye on

July 19, 2014

It looks like there will be a reason to watch several Mississippi State Bulldogs this football season.
Through Thursday, there were a total of seven Bulldogs on 12 different preseason watch lists.

Farmer brings coaching skills to the SSA staff

July 19, 2014

A new face joined the Starkville soccer scene.
After spending the last few years with Coerver Coaching, Mark Farmer has signed on to be the full-time director of coaching for the Starkville Soccer Association.

BULLETIN: Clippers win USSSA 11-Under World Series

July 19, 2014

MCDONOUGH, Ga. – The Northeast Mississippi Clippers beat the Mississippi Surge twice on Saturday, including an 8-0 shutout in the championship game, to win the United States Sports Speciality 12-Under World Series.
The Clippers, who went a perfect 6-0 for the week, are a team made up of Golden Triangle area players, mainly from Starkville, Eupora and Columbus.

Television deal, 'a big deal': ESPN, Comcast Cable reach agreement for SEC Network

July 18, 2014

ESPN and Comcast Cable have reached an agreement for the cable provider to carry the SEC Network, the Southeastern Conference, ESPN and Comcast Cable announced Friday.

Starkville-hosted tournaments get positive attention

July 18, 2014

No vacancy.
If you tried to book a hotel room over the last couple of weekends here in Starkville, that might have been the message you received.
Having full hotels when Mississippi State is not playing sports can be strange for the area, but if one had taken a visit out to McKee Park, the answer for the lack of rooms was quite apparent.

Storm getting World Series experience

July 18, 2014

There's a learning curve that exists for any team experiencing the World Series for the first time.
That's the case for the Starkville Storm, an 11-12 All-Stars softball squad made up of players from the Starkville Parks and Recreation season.
After losing to the defending champions from last year, the Storm were scheduled to take on Louisville on Friday, weather permitting.

Four Bulldogs recognized: MSU players get on All-SEC team

July 17, 2014

Mississippi State put four players on the preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams as voted on by the media in attendance at this week's event in Hoover, Ala.
Junior quarterback Dak Prescott headlined the Bulldog selections, being the second team quarterback. Auburn's Nick Marshall is on the first team, with Ole Miss' Bo Wallace on the third team.

Longhorns earn No. 1 seed after World Series pool play

July 17, 2014

GULF SHORES, Ala. – Longhorns Baseball finished pool play the United States Sports Speciality Association 11-under AA World Series with an unblemished 4-0 record and begins tournament play today as the No. 1 seed.
The Longhorns are scheduled to play Arkansas Panthers at 9 a.m.
In a very competitive game, the Longhorns defeated River Valley (Ark.) 4-3 first on Thursday.

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