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July 10th

SMITH COLUMN: Mitchell one of the best for Bulldogs

July 10, 2013

Leland Mitchell was one of the best players ever to step onto the basketball court for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Even though Mitchell was performing his skill for the Bulldogs from 1961-63 and slightly before my time, all a person has to do is look through the record book to realize the impact he made at MSU.

Heritage Museum receives a replica of Howell Trophy

July 10, 2013

Yet another piece of Mississippi athletic lore found a home in Starkville Wednesday afternoon.
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum received a replica of a Bailey Howell Award to display amid its exhibit dedicated to the former Mississippi State and National Basketball Association hardwood star.

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Participants commend Starkville on 8-year-old South State tournament

July 10, 2013

The city of Starkville and its baseball association got a good rating from participants of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament for how it ran the event Saturday through Tuesday.
Except for Mother Nature deciding to rain on everyone’s parade on Friday, the State Tournament went off without much incident.

July 9th

Renfroe, Padres reach deal

July 10, 2013

Hunter Renfroe's window of opportunity opened big time following a stellar junior season at Mississippi State.
The right fielder was taken with the 13th overall pick by the San Diego Padres in last month's First-Year Player draft.
It has been nearly a month since he was drafted, but no deal had been struck during that time until this week.

Finish with fireworks: Starkville Americans capture 8-year-old Dizzy Dean State

July 10, 2013

Picture a baseball field full of cheers, a sky full of fireworks and boys with trophies in hand and that was exactly the scene Tuesday at McKee Park.
After defeating Mathiston 11-6, the Starkville American 8-year-old All-Stars captured the Dizzy Dean South State Championship.

Mathiston battles back for second place in the State

July 10, 2013

The Mathiston Mad Dawgs may not have walked away with the first-place trophy at the 8-year-old Dizzy Dean South State Tournament, but gained respect from all who watched them play.
After losing a tough 3-2 decision to the Starkville Americans on Sunday, the Mad Dawgs battled their way back to the championship game and earned a rematch.

SMITH COLUMN: Area shows up very well in tournament

July 10, 2013

The future of baseball in this area looks bright.
While observing the final game of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament on Tuesday, it became obvious that there are some pretty talented players emerging from the younger pool locally.

Starkville 12's run ends with third place at State

July 10, 2013

COLUMBUS – The ride is over for the 12-year-old Starkville All-Stars.
On Tuesday, the team took the field against Louisville in an effort to play its way back into the Dizzy Dean State championship game, but was unsuccessful as it lost 15-3.

Starkville 10's come up short

July 9, 2013

WINONA – It was a long day of Dizzy Dean competition on Monday for the Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars. After a rain delay in game one, the team did not see action end until around 10 p.m.
In game one, the team defeated Winona 27-11 and it would seem Starkville was on its way to breaking out of the loser’s bracket and into the championship series, but it just was not meant to be.

July 8th

Championship bound: Starkville Americans win, one game away from title

July 8, 2013

Only one win stands between the Starkville Americans 8-year-olds and the Dizzy Dean South State Championship.
Charlie Williamson knows how important that statement is, but being so young he says it might take a little while for it to sink in for his team.

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