Going on the road for tournament play can be a negative at times.
For the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars, that is something they don't have to worry about this weekend.
Although it's considered a treat to be able to go out of town and be able to eat at other places and swimming in the hotel pool, it can also be considered a hindrance to the real reason the teams are in a particular place.
Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson and his 12-year-old All-Stars will not have those distractions as the team is slated to play their Dizzy Dean North State Tournament action here in Starkville at McKee Park.
â€śWe donâ€™t have to worry about where we are going to eat or where we are going to stay or the money to buy gas,â€ť Thompson said. â€śInstead of worrying about the kids wanting to swim in the hotel pool, they can go home and rest up for the next day of competition.â€ť
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