June 22nd, 2014
It takes dedication to win a tournament of any kind.
When it came to Class AA of the United States Sports Speciality Association 11 State Tournament, the Tri-County Tomahawks of Northeast Mississippi proved they were up for the challenge.
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.
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 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.
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.Â
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!"
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.
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.
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.Â
The junior Bulldog improved her score from round one by one stroke, but it wasn't enough to stick around and play the weekend.