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June 21st

No tears for Swing: Despite loss, team with Starkville ties proud of showing

June 21, 2014

There were no tears for the Starkville Swing Elite 11-year-old baseball team on Saturday afternoon.
Even though there was disappointment that they could not advance further in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament, Swing Elite believed they stood up to the challenge against one of the best teams in the event.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Longhorns, Swing Elite competitive

June 21, 2014

The United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament certainly had its share of interesting moments as far as Starkville teams are concerned.
It has been a higly-competitive event anyway, no matter where someone looks at the bracket, but the Starkville representatives began with three-straight one-run victories.

Bat Commanders out-slugged by Golden Spikes

June 21, 2014

Bat Commanders of Choctaw County were not going to surrender their spot at the United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament without a fight.
After losing the lead to Golden Spikes, the Bat Commanders rallied to regain an 8-6 advantage before ultimately losing a 11-9 decision at the Starkville Sportsplex.

MSU's McBride overcomes anxiety to claim NCAA title

June 21, 2014

Brandon McBride may look cool and calm on the outside before a race, but on the inside, it's a different story.
The Mississippi State track and field athlete has what he calls "meltdowns" with all the anxiety he experiences before a race.
He had some major issues in that area hit him last week before running in the NCAA Championship 800-meter race in Eugene, Ore. 

MSU signee Burdick inks a deal with Mets

June 21, 2014

Mississippi State baseball signee Dale Burdick has decided to forgo playing college baseball and start his professional career.
On Saturday afternoon, Burdick tweeted, "I have officially made my decision and I am going to sign with the New York Mets!"

June 20th

Strong comebacks: Swing Elite win game with five-run fourth inning

June 20, 2014

The Swing Elite dug themselves a hole by spotting the Jackson Bucks a 5-0 lead in the first inning of Friday night's elimination game at the United States Sports Specialty Association 11 State Tournament.

Longhorns rally to edge Indians with run in 4th

June 20, 2014

It makes coach Keith Lawrence extremely nervous when he sees his Longhorns fall behind in games.
He knows sooner or later it may catch up with them in the tough United States Sports Speciality Association 11 State Tournament.
Through two games, the Longhorns proved they were capable of making up for a slow start.

MSU's McDonald fails to make cut at US Open

June 20, 2014

Mississippi State's Ally McDonald needed a good showing in the second round of the U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2 if she was going to make the cut. 
The junior Bulldog improved her score from round one by one stroke, but it wasn't enough to stick around and play the weekend.

‘Whimsical’ artist leaves colorful legacy - Lifelong native passes away on Wednesday

June 20, 2014

A hat hangs on the front door of Starkville Café — a straw hat decorated with flowers by Carole McReynolds Davis.

Sturgis MS Bike Rally poised for strong return

June 20, 2014

With less than two months left before Sturgis’ first motorcycle rally in four years, registrations are beginning to roll in, and the Sturgis MS Motorcycle Rally Board has begun to solidify its plans for the rally.

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