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August 5th

McDonald to coach girls' basketball at Eupora

August 5, 2013

Basketball runs deep in the veins of Eupora’s new Lady Eagles coach.
From her grandfather, who is in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame, to her father, who is the current Grenada High School girls coach, Katie Ross McDonald has been around the sport nearly all her life.

EMCC's Bernd grows to love game of hoops

August 5, 2013

When Drew Bernd headed south, he just had one sport on his mind.
The Wacupaca, Wis., native enrolled at Mississippi State with the intentions of sticking with the Professional Golf Management major.

August 4th

Jackets ready to get back on practice field

August 4, 2013

Every two years or so, a transition takes place at the quarterback position in high school football.
Coach Jamie Mitchell has been through that a couple of times since taking over at Starkville High School.

Bulldogs practice indoors due to heat

August 4, 2013

The last two practices have been moved inside the Palmeiro Center for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
It hasn't been raining, but the heat has been stifling and to keep guys from falling out on the field, practice has been moved inside.
On Sunday, the entire team practiced together and it saw mini competitions. Some wide receivers were shoved into the walls after catching the football.

MSU's McDonald set for Women's Amateur

August 4, 2013

Ally McDonald established herself as one of the best women's golfers in Mississippi State history this past season.
The incoming junior won the individual title at the Central Regional in the NCAA Championships and was in contention in the final round of the NCAA Championship last spring.

Fundraiser expands into Joe Henson Tiki Classic

August 4, 2013

Over the past few years, a group of service industry workers have been joining forces to give back t o one of their own.
What began as a fundraiser for a regular patron and left field lounge fixture at Mississippi State's Dudy Noble Field has morphed into a memorial golf tournament which provides scholarships to current workers.

August 3rd

Chance to compete: Starkville Academy shows fight to coach in four games

August 3, 2013

Never giving up is something coach Kayla Mosley has been preaching to her Lady Volunteers softball team this season.
On Saturday during the Starkville Academy Invitational, the team showed its coach they had been listening.

Lady Volunteers win to open tournament

August 3, 2013

It was a good start to the Starkville Academy Invitational Saturday for the home team.
Pitcher Karlie Lockhart hurled a two-hitter and the offense provided enough run support as the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers defeated the Jackson Victors 6-3 in the opening game of the event at the Starkville Sportsplex.

SMITH COLUMN: Lady Vols will keep improving

August 3, 2013

The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have shown signs of playing good softball this season.
There have been some rough spots early and the weaknesses of the Lady Vols have been exposed at times.
The key for Starkville Academy is to keep the bad innings to a minimum and build on the good frames.

MSU's Townsend sets example for defensive backs

August 3, 2013

If you happen to be watching the cornerbacks at Mississippi State's open practices, you may see a coach doing pushups when he does something wrong.
First-year cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend was running through drills with his defensive backs on Saturday morning, when all of a sudden he drops to the ground and starts doing pushups.

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