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June 26th

Starkville 11 All-Stars are familiar team

June 26, 2013

This year’s 11-year-old Starkville All-Star team is quite familiar with each other.
Not only have the All-Stars been playing against and with each other all season, but the last few years, they have been pretty much the same team.
“We have a pretty good group,” coach Randy Carlisle said. “These kids have played together since they were 7."

June 25th

Bruins ruin Bulldog hopes

June 26, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Mississippi State was looking for its first-ever national championship in any sport.
The Bulldog baseball team fell short at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday night. 
No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) MSU dropped an 8-0 decision to the No. 6 UCLA Bruins to sweep the College World Series national championship series. 

Renfroe's assist for the outfield helps MSU early

June 26, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Hunter Renfroe has been known for his offensive power this season.
The junior outfielder's arm has been overlooked, but people noticed it Tuesday night.
The Crystal Springs native recorded his eighth outfield assist of the season in No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State's 8-0 loss to UCLA in the College World Series national championship series.

Outlaw: Pro athlete visible in Starkville

June 26, 2013

Professional athletes, like those in the National Football League or National Basketball Association, often seem untouchable in some places.
One native of Starkville is determined to change that.
Travis Outlaw of the Sacramento Kings wants to insure that kids in his hometown know that they can do whatever they want if they are willing to work hard and stay focused.

SMITH COLUMN: Outlaw family all participate in camp's fun

June 26, 2013

One of the things that's the most impressive about the The Elite 25 Basketball is that Starkville native Travis Outlaw of the Sacramento Kings get his entire family involved with the fun.
It doesn't take one long to realize that the Outlaws are a close family and are quick to help each other out when it comes to things like this.

June 24th

Pirtle keeps getting on base for Bulldogs

June 24, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – Brett Pirtle has been a constant on base this season for Mississippi State.
The junior second baseman extended his reach-base-safely streak to 43 games when he singled to center field Monday night in the fourth inning against UCLA in the first game of the College World Series championship series. 

Fans gather at Dudy Noble for first game of title series

June 24, 2013

If you can't bring the fans to Omaha, why not bring Omaha to the fans?
At least, that was the thought in the minds of Mississippi State University athletics and facilities associates when they decided to open up the stadium at Dudy Noble Field for the first game of the College World Series championship Monday night.

MSU's Ray doesn't want assumptions where team stands

June 24, 2013

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will be one year older and have more experience when they hit the basketball court in the fall for head coach Rick Ray's second year with the program.
Even though the fact is true that there is more familiarity with everyone associated with the Bulldogs, Ray warns that there is still some work to do.

All-Star competition heating up for Starkville teams

June 24, 2013

Summer is really beginning to heat up and so are the bats of the Starkville All-Star teams.
According to Starkville Baseball Association president Randy Carlisle, the hard task of selections is complete and the teams are ready to start Dizzy Dean competition.

June 23rd

Bulldogs eye title: MSU, UCLA meet for national crown

June 23, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. – One series separates the Mississippi State Bulldogs and a NCAA baseball national championship.
After 69 games, it comes down to the next two or three.
The No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Bulldogs take on the No. 6 UCLA Bruins today in the first game of the best-of-three College World Series national championship series at 7 p.m. at TD Ameritrade Park.

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