Archive - 2014
Sports no longer exist within the confines of a single season.
Days when athletes enjoyed competing for a marked period of time then spent the offseason training, conditioning and even relaxing a bit are a thing of the past.
Every day numerous children participate in the national pastime of baseball.
Locally the task falls on the Starkville Baseball Association to train up our athletes in the ways of the game and when it comes to 9- and 10-year-olds, they fall in the minor league category.
Mississippi State's season was full of highs and lows.
The Bulldogs were capable of beating anybody on any given day, but were also capable of losing to anyone on any given day. They showed that with wins over Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Ole Miss and Alabama and losses to Holy Cross and Jacksonville State.Â
Six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran outpaced challenger Chris McDaniel to carry Oktibbeha County Tuesday in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Cochran received 2,613 total votes in the county (66.2 percent) to McDanielâ€™s 1,301 (33 percent), according to unofficial totals. Thomas Carey received 27 votes.
Tim Potts loves Mississippi State University and Starkville, but he loves his daughter more.
Starkville Fire Department will resume providing a vital dive rescue service after a 5-year hiatus, thanks to a $19,400 donation from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Fire Chief Rodger Mann said the department provided diving services to the city, county and neighboring communities for a number of years. However, aging equipment forced the department to stop the program.
Itâ€™s about to get easier to travel from Starkville to West Point.
Construction crews are nearing completion on a new traffic loop from Highway 82â€™s westbound lanes to Highway 45 Alternateâ€™s northbound lanes at the two highwaysâ€™ intersection.
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Brett Pirtle ran down to first base for the last time in a Mississippi State jersey with just one thought in mind.Â
Throw the ball at me, not at the first baseman.
"I was just hoping he would throw it and hit me in the back of the helmet, but it didn't happen," Pirtle said. "That's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes."Â
It was a nice thought.
If the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Ole Miss Rebels could have met in a NCAA super regional for the right to go to the College World Series, the level of interest in those games would have been off the charts.
EUPORA â€“ For a football coach, spring football is just something you do.
This is the time when you find out what works and what does not for your football team before embarking on a new season.