Archive - Jul 29, 2010
For two seasons, Jessica Dickens sat in the background as an assistant coach for Randy Haynes' Starkville Academy softball program.
Today at Hebron Christian, Dickens officially takes the reins as the leader of the Volunteers in their 2010 season opener.
It won't be Dickens' first experience as the Vols' head coach, having gotten her feet wet with the position in summer league action at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Still, Dickens says she'll have a few nerves now that the games will start counting.
The signs of the pending football season are everywhere.
High school football teams in the area began preseason practice on Monday and from all indications, things have gotten off to a good start.
Not very far away from each other, coaches Jamie Mitchell at Starkville High School and Jeff Terrill at Starkville Academy have led their teams through drills for the last three days. Anyone driving down Lynn Lane early in the morning or late in the afternoon can probably catch a glimpse at what's happening at both sites.
Mitch Moreland, one of the stars of the Mississippi State baseball team that advanced to 2007 NCAA College World Series team, is headed for â€śthe showâ€ť.
The Amory native, a first baseman/outfielder this season with the Texas Rangersâ€™ Oklahoma City Redhawks of the Class Triple A