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August 21st

MSU's special teams focused on the details

August 21, 2013

Baker Swedenburg's focus hasn't been on one major thing.
Rather the senior Mississippi Sate punter has been focused on small details on the football field.
To explain what he has been concentrating on, the Heritage Academy graduate began to talk about golf.

Noxubee County plays with what's available

August 21, 2013

Noxubee County football coach Tyrone Shorter knows it's unfair to ask a player to duplicate the production that Darrell Robinson had at the running back position for his program.
Robinson had a reputation of putting up huge numbers for the Tigers, who won the Class 4A State championship last season.

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Lamar Raiders familiar with Starkville Academy

August 21, 2013

Familiar foes will face-off Friday as Starkville Academy travels to Lamar for the 2013 football season opener.

August 20th

High school or club? Rule changes forces Starkville players to choose where to play

August 20, 2013

Due to a Mississippi High School Activities Association rule change, soccer players throughout Starkville are forced with a heavy decision when it comes to where they will play.

Bulldogs working to get consistency on defensive line

August 20, 2013

There is a good bit experience and depth on the Mississippi State defensive line, but the key word this year is consistency.
In his second stint with the Bulldogs as the defensive line coach, David Turner inherits a vast amount of talent and big bodies.
Although there's some experience with the defensive line, last Saturday in practice his squad took a step back.

SMITH COLUMN: Hit high, hit low injuries happen

August 20, 2013

Injuries are a part of football.
It seems like more and more the issue of safety is creeping into the game and there are rules being implemented in the college game to keep concussions from happening.

August 19th

Baker, Johnson set to help Lions

August 19, 2013

SCOOBA – Starkville High School has produced some good college and junior college players over the past few years.
Gabe Myles is in his first season with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. while Quez Johnson was the starting quarterback for the East Mississippi Community College Lions last season.
This year EMCC head coach Buddy Stephens has two new Yellowjackets on his roster.

Wood proves to be valuable EMCC coach

August 19, 2013

SCOOBA – Marcus Wood considers two special places when thoughts of football emerge and he really doesn't think there can be one without the other.
Wood, a Starkville native, is also the offensive coordinator for East Mississippi Community College. There has always been a bond between the two locations, but Wood has worked on making the relationship between the two areas even closer.

Lady Vols fall twice at home

August 19, 2013

Fans were treated to twice the fast-pitch softball varsity action Monday as Starkville Academy welcomed Hillcrest to town for a doubleheader.
Facing what their coach calls “one of the better pitchers” the team has seen thus far, the bats the Lady Volunteers held in their hands just did not produce as Hillcrest took the first contest 14-0 and the second 12-1.

August 18th

Blendinger enjoys good run in kayaking

August 18, 2013

For his day job, Jack Blendinger teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes as an Educational Leadership professor in Mississippi State University’s College of Education, but when not in the classroom he enjoys the great outdoors from the comforts of a kayak.

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