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SHS, SA begin summer baseball league action

May 25, 2015

Tyler Barnes became an example of what can happen when summer baseball is taken seriously.
Barnes earned a spot on the field for the Starkville Yellowjackets and had an All-Star caliber senior season.
He led the Jackets with 31 hits, nine doubles and 27 RBI, was second on the team with a .344 batting average and made the NEMCABB All-Star Game roster.

Wolverines battle way to the Class 2A baseball title

May 24, 2015

It was only human nature for East Webster head coach Wes Johnson to be slightly concerned coming into Saturday’s winner-take-all state championship game in Class 2A.
The long-time coach had probably seen it before. A young team lets an emotional loss linger and affect its play moving forward.

Edwards likes look of Eupora's front line

May 24, 2015

Stephen Edwards didn't become the head football coach of the Eupora Eagles to change everything.
Eupora was successful during the tenure of Junior Graham and Edwards doesn't anticipate doing very much different.
Spring practice was run pretty much the same for the Eagles, but with the youth of the squad, new faces do exist.

WAIT ON MSU: Howland gives MSU fans reason to pack the Hump

May 24, 2015

Football season may be right around the corner, but new Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland has some Bulldog fans ready to fill Humphrey Coliseum.
Howland took over the MSU program in March and since then, he has won a couple of battles on the recruiting trail.

SATISFACTION: Wolverines recover to capture 2A State

May 23, 2015

PEARL – Many East Webster fans had a reason to wonder “what if” on Thursday afternoon in Pearl after the Wolverines let game two of the Class 2A State championship slip through their hands.
On the same field Saturday, East Webster left no doubt which team was the best in the state of Mississippi for Class 2A.

Williams delivers for Wolverines from designated hitter position

May 23, 2015

PEARL – There was a reason why East Webster baseball coach Wes Johnson pencils John Wofford Williams in as the designated hitter.
The junior has a knack of delivering in the middle of the order when the Wolverines need a big hit.
That was the case on Saturday as East Webster defeated the Taylorsville Tarters 12-2 to claim the Class 2A State championship.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Baseball title caps year for EW sports

May 23, 2015

It was a fitting way to end the 2014-15 athletic year for Mississippi high schools.
The East Webster High School baseball team added a sixth state championship for the school on Saturday afternoon, which caps an unbelievable run for the Wolverines.

Lindgren gets call by Yankees

May 23, 2015

Jacob Lindgren made a name for himself during his junior year at Mississippi State.
The left hander went 6-1 in his 26 appearances during the 2014 season. The Bay St. Louis native allowed only 23 hits, nine runs, five earned runs in 55 1/3 innings. He had an earned run average of 0.81 and struck out an astonishing 100 batters.

Wolverines get another chance to wrap up title

May 22, 2015

Coach Wes Johnson and the East Webster Wolverines couldn’t have asked for a better scenario on Thursday afternoon.
After coming back to take a 2-1 lead against Taylorsville, it was all but a formality that the game was in the bag with star reliever Kolby Crowley on the mound.

Former Jacket wins state title as coach

May 22, 2015

Mark Monaghan may have become a successful high school baseball coach at DeSoto Central High School.
Even after winning the Class 6A State championship with his Jaguars, Monaghan has not forgotten where he came from.
Monaghan played high school baseball for coach Danny Carlisle at Starkville High School and fondly remembers those who made an impact on his life at an early age.

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