Archive - Apr 2014
Tennis season is beginning the downhill stretch for the Starkville Academy Volunteers.
As the regular season winds down, coach Lynn Moorehead is anticipating getting in some good court time for her athletes.
â€śI am looking forward to getting more experience for my players,â€ť Moorehead said. â€śThis gets them in a competitive situation so they get their minds ready for district.â€ť
It worked in football so the French Camp Panthers decided to try it in another sport.
French Camp coach Nathan Wright saw how playing a tough non-region schedule helped his football team last fall. He thought the same plan might benefit the baseball team.
Wright was right.
The final four weekends of the Southeastern Conference baseball season promises to be fun.
Last season saw Vanderbilt and LSU run away with both the SEC East and West, respectively, with the Commodores winning the entire league.
Spring practice will present a new beginning for quarterback Brady Davis.
After transferring from New Hope, Davis will hit the practice field for the first time with the Starkville Yellowjackets on Monday.
Starkville coach Jamie Mitchell knows it will be an adjustment for Davis, but said the signal caller appears anxious to go to work.
Football coaches know and understand when they get into the business that it's not just about what happens in the fall.
The spring is becoming just as an important part of the process for a program.
EUPORA â€“ Not many athletes can play baseball, basketball, and football, let alone succeed at all.
Mississippi State football fans will keep their eyes on the special teams, especially the place kicking, when the Bulldogs return to the practice fields in the fall.
Last season saw the Bulldogs struggle in nearly every aspect of special teams from punting, punt coverage, punt returns, kickoff returns, kickoff coverage and kicking field goals.
COLUMBIA, Mo. â€“ For the Mississippi State baseball team, it was a Good Friday indeed.
An RBI-single by C.T. Bradford lifted the Mississippi State baseball team to a 3-2, 11-inning victory over Missouri in the opening game of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Taylor Stadium.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. â€“ With no hits through the first six innings, Mississippi State broke through with four hits and two runs in the top of the seventh inning to earn a 2-0 victory at No. 4 Tennessee on Friday night inside Lee Stadium.
Senior Sam Lenahan hit a one-out two-run home run off the scoreboard in left center to give Vann Stuedeman her 100th victory as the Bulldogsâ€™ head coach.
East Webster's Mamie Hollenhead had a bit of setback early in the season when she saw a softball break her jaw.
However, in true Hollenjead fashion, the junior did not let it get her down, but instead she learned from the situation to get better on the field.