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June 11th

Garner gets to coach Jackets

June 12, 2013

It has been almost 14 years since Travis Garner has called the Starkville area home, but that is all about to change.
After graduating from Starkville Academy in 1999 and heading off to college, Garner is returning to his former stomping grounds to assume the role of head baseball coach at Starkville High School.

Bolin gave best for love of game

June 12, 2013

You can teach someone fundamentals, but you can't teach love of the game.
Former Starkville Academy coach Neal Henry never had to worry about that with Hunter Bolin.

Nutt leads Indians to region title

June 12, 2013

It is a big risk to hire an unproven coach.
The Ackerman Indians took that risk this past season as it hired Patrick Nutt to lead their baseball team. In the end, that risk paid off hugely, as the Indians finished 15-11 overall and won Class 2A, Region 5, District 4 with a 9-1 record.
Nutt was recognized as Starkville Daily News High School Baseball Coach of the Year for that accomplishment.

Schedule prepared MSU's road to CWS

June 11, 2013

Coming into this season, Mississippi State head coach John Cohen was not a big fan of the Bulldogs' schedule.
The 2013 Southeastern Conference baseball season welcomed two new teams for competition in Texas A&M and Missouri. 

June 10th

OMAHA BOUND: MSU holds onto lead to put away Virginia

June 10, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mississippi State was six outs away from the College World Series, but rain forced the Bulldogs to wait another day to record the last few outs.
The No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs came back Monday afternoon after rain suspended game two of the Charlottesville Super Regional to beat the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers 6-5 at Davenport Field to advance to Omaha, Neb.

Bulldogs make ninth appearance in CWS

June 10, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Mississippi State's first appearance in the College World Series came in 1971. 
The Bulldogs will return in 2013 for the ninth time. 

MSU's Frazier gets eight hits in two games

June 10, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Adam Frazier came into the Charlottesville Super Regional with 94 hits and ninth on the Mississippi State single-season hit career list.
The sixth round Pittsburgh Pirates draft pick went 8-for-11 over the weekend as the No. 12 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs beat the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers 6-5 Monday afternoon to move on to the College World Series.

Volunteers to face tough opponents on 2013 football slate

June 10, 2013

There's excitement in the voice of Starkville Academy football coach Jeff Terrill about the upcoming schedule.
While this year’s slate of games is certainly no easy task for the Volunteers, who are a relatively young squad, the Starkville Academy staff is encouraged heading into the season.
“There are no breaks week to week and I think it is even tougher than last year,” Terrill said.

Jackets expect test from 2013 football schedule

June 10, 2013

There won't many breathers from Friday to Friday for the Starkville Yellowjackets during the 2013 football season and that's just the way head coach Jamie Mitchell wants it.
Mitchell is excited about the venues, environments and competition that moving into Class 6A brings with it and the non-division schedule also.
"It is 100 times better," Mitchell said.

MSU baseball makes College World Series

June 10, 2013

For the ninth time in school history, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have secured a spot in NCAA baseball's College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
The Bulldogs held on for a 6-5 win over No. 6 national seed Virginia Monday afternoon at Davenport Field to win the Charlottesville Super Regional.

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