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July 8th

Starkville 12-year olds drop heartbreaker

July 8, 2013

COLUMBUS – Monday was not the best of days for the Starkville 12-year-old all-star team. With the team only needing one win to put them in the Dizzy Dean championship game, Starkville lost a heartbreaker to Columbus 11-1.

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July 7th

Brett in comfortable position

July 7, 2013

In 2001, Bracky Brett took a job at a small 1A high school just north of Columbus.
Brett was hired by Hamilton High School to be the assistant principal, athletic director and head football coach.
After spending many years as an assistant coach, including an eight year stint at Starkville High School from 1992-2000, Brett found what he describes as the best job he has ever had.

Starkville Americans stay in driver's seat

July 7, 2013

Day two of Dizzy Dean competition is complete for the Starkville American team and the 8-year-olds still find themselves in the driver’s seat.
Having won all previous games, Starkville only had one game on day two and it was against a tough Mathiston team. Going into the game coach Charlie Williamson knew it was going to be close, but just how close was yet to be seen.

Starkville Nationals split a pair, eliminated

July 7, 2013

As Saturday came to a close the Starkville National 8-year-old All-Star team was on a roll.
After dropping the first game of the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament, the team won two straight to setup a Sunday meeting with Eupora. The winning continued as Starkville defeated Eupora 16-8 to keep progressing in the tournament.

Starkville 10-year olds move on

July 7, 2013

WINONA – Starkville took two games on Sunday to continue their stay in Winona for the Dizzy Dean 10-year-old State Tournament.
First up was a ball game with Union County where Starkville came out on top 12-0 to set up a repeat contest with Greenwood.
The bats again showed up in the second game as Starkville defeated Greenwood 17-8.

July 6th

Seeing success: MSU is headed in right direction 

July 7, 2013

Mississippi State athletics are on the rise, if the past year's success is any indication.
Most of MSU 15 sports teams saw a good bit of success in the 2012-13 sports year. Several teams had their best teams ever.
MSU put 10 of its teams into the postseason.

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Starkville Americans stay in winner's bracket

July 7, 2013

After weather cancelled action on day one, the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old State tournament got underway Saturday morning.
Playing their first game was the Starkville Americans team who took the field against the All-Stars from Eupora.
When all action ceased Starkville claimed a 13-5 victory to move forward in the winner’s bracket.

Starkville Nationals win two to move on

July 7, 2013

As many in town were just getting started Saturday morning, the Starkville Nationals All-Star team was busy taking the field for their first game of the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old South State Tournament.
Facing Mathiston the team fought hard but in the end lost the game 18-3.

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Starkville 12-year olds pick up a pair of wins

July 7, 2013

COLUMBUS – Saturday began for the Starkville 12-year-old Dizzy Dean All-Star team with a continuation of game one which had been suspended due to weather.
As Friday’s contest ended Starkville held a 9-6 lead over Ackerman in the third. Saturday the team added 11 runs as Starkville claimed a 20-7 victory.

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July 5th

Student-athletes drive Carr: MSU senior associate AD enjoys times in department

July 5, 2013

Ann Carr had a different view of what her future was supposed to be like.
The former Mississippi State women's basketball player came to Starkville with being a teacher in mind. After being a student athlete for four years at MSU, her plans changed.

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