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The belief that Starkville baseball coach Travis Garner has in Tyler Barnes is beginning to pay off.
After watching Barnes struggle at the plate during the early part of the season, Garner watched as the Yellowjacket continued to work hard to improve his offensive game.
Division games, especially those that come against a rival, are not usually easy.
That was the case Tuesday for the Starkville Lady Yellowjackets against the Columbus Lady Falcons.
In the end, Starkville pulled through with strong team play to get the 10-9 victory over Columbus.
The partnership between the East Mississippi Community College rodeo program and the city of West Point has been a good thing over the last couple of years.
With assistance provided by Luke Lummus Rodeo Productions, the Lions will be hosting the fourth event of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's 2014 Ozark Region spring schedule.
Jerica James was making basketball plays all over the court when the Mississippi State Bulldogs needed them the most against Southern Mississippi Monday night.
She started it on defense with a key block of Gillom Trophy winner Jamierra Faulkner of the Golden Eagles with 24 seconds remaining in the first overtime and the Bulldogs holding a slim 65-64 advantage.
Mississippi State may have settled on its pitching rotation for the rest of the Southeastern Conference slate.
The Bulldogs got three solid outings from their starting pitchers in a series win over Vanderbilt this past weekend.
When you have a pair of schools located in close proximity that are both strong in sports, it only makes sense to compete against one another.
Starkville and East Webster put that theory into practice Monday as the pair faced off on the tennis court.
The Starkville High School softball team had a tough weekend, but picked up a hard fought 16-15 victory over Noxapater Monday evening.
The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the top of the first.Â
With Shanele Johnson, Iyanna Clark and Alexis Poe coming across the plate Starkville chipped the lead to fourÂ at 7-3.
The Women's National Invitational Tournament doesn't seed its teams when placed in the bracket.
If it did, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer believes Southern Mississippi would have been one of the higher seeds of the event.
With a 27-6 overall record, the Golden Eagles have one of the better marks in the field and that has gotten Schaefer's attention.
Savannah Carter has experienced success at each level of her basketball career.
After helping her Tulsa (Oklahoma) Memorial High School team to the state tournament for four seasons, Carter was a part of a NJCAA Division I national championship at Trinity Valley Community College.
Carter was signed by the women's coaching staff at Mississippi State to bring some of that winning to Starkville.
Mississippi State saw good outings from all three starters over the weekend.Â
Trevor Fitts showed that Sunday and gave the Bulldogs their third quality start of the weekend, the first time MSU starters have done that since the 2011 Atlanta Regional.