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Vols show progress during season

May 11, 2015

The Starkville Academy Volunteers showed tremendous progress during the 2015 baseball season.
In his second season with the program, coach Jody Britt saw a 14-game improvement from the Vols in one year.
Starkville Academy went from winning nine games in 2014 to getting 23 this year. The Vols finished with a 23-11 record.

Faulk joins SDN staff

May 11, 2015

Robbie Faulk has joined the Starkville Daily News sports staff as the high school beat writer.
Faulk is a December 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and has since gained experience as a writer of college and high school sports.

MSU's Rea picked as finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy

May 11, 2015

Wes Rea's senior season at Mississippi State has been a step up from his junior campaign.
The first baseman was recognized for it on Monday.
Rea was one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi.

Bulldogs make NCAA Tourney for fourth-consecutive season

May 10, 2015

Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman made it four-for-four on Sunday night.
During the NCAA Softball Selection Show on ESPNU, the Bulldogs learned that they were going to be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season under Stuedeman's leadership.

MSU softball offense shows power under Ricketts

May 10, 2015

The Mississippi State Bulldogs broke the school home run record this season.
With 52 home runs as a team, MSU has produced the power numbers.
One person that has been a big part of the Bulldogs' improvement on offense this season has been hitting coach Samantha Ricketts.

Mississippi State coach takes blame for losses

May 10, 2015

Mississippi State's inability to close out a game nearly cost it a win on May 2.
It did on Saturday in Oxford though.
The Bulldogs were able to overcome a ninth inning rally by LSU two Saturdays ago and win in the 12th inning. MSU wasn't able to overcome a five-run ninth inning rally by Ole Miss this past Saturday.

QUEENS of the North: Lady Wolverines come back from early deficit to get win

May 9, 2015

MABEN – Bailie Springfield didn't like the fact that she gave up a home run to the Eupora Lady Eagles in the first inning on Saturday.
The East Webster offense showed that it was more than able to make up for that and had its pitcher's back.

SMITH ON SPORTS: East Webster knows its way to Ridgeland

May 9, 2015

The road to Ridgeland is one well-traveled for the East Webster softball team.
In slow pitch and fast pitch combined, the Lady Wolverines have been to the Jackson-area location to compete for state championships five-straight times. No that's not a misprint. They have make the trip to Ridgeland for five-straight seasons.

Lady Jackets finish 6A second as team, Little, Mattox capture individual state titles

May 9, 2015

PEARL – The Starkville Lady Yellowjackets finished second at the Class 6A team championship, while Kate Mattox brought home two more state championships and Patton Little captured a title for the boys team.
With her wins in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs, Kate Mattox earned her fourth championship in each race. Kate's sister Walker was third in both events.

Ole Miss rallies to beat MSU

May 9, 2015

OXFORD – Painful.
That's the first word that came to mind for Mississippi State's John Holland Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs blew a five-run ninth inning lead and ended up losing to in-state rival Ole Miss 8-7 in 10 innings as the Rebels swept the series at Swayze Field.

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