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Not being able to get on an actual track surface has not stopped the Starkville High track and field team from season preparations.
Mississippi State entered the Saturday doubleheader at Georgia one week ago needing to win both games to take its first Southeastern Conference series of the season.
This weekend has been a different story.
The No. 24 Bulldogs knocked off No. 3 Vanderbilt 6-3 Saturday night at Dudy Noble Field to clinch their second-straight SEC series of the season.
Since arriving on the scene as an 8th grader, that is exactly what Starkville Daily Area Player of the Year Kadarius Yates has given to the West Oktibbeha basketball program.
Going into this past basketball season, not many people thought the Starkville High School boys basketball team would be one of the contenders for a state championship.
Flash forward a few months to the end of the season and the Yellowjackets were right there in the thick of things.
Josh Robinson is never short on words.
The Mississippi State junior running back is not shy by a long shot and that is seen on and off the gridiron.
Robinson talks when he does something good and he also talks when he gets knocked down.
The Starkville Yellowjackets got off to a slow start during Saturday's game against Winona at home.
Even though the Jackets picked up the pace as the action progressed, the Tigers had done enough in the end to take a 4-3 victory back to Montgomery County.
Coach John Cohen hasn't had the best of luck against Vanderbilt since taking over the Mississippi State baseball program.
Entering Friday night's game, the Bulldogs were 4-13 against the Commodores and hadn't scored in the double digits in those 17 games.
It was a different story Friday.
Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones was able to make the All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team last season without the benefit of going through a spring practice.
The former Houston High School Hilltopper has gone through three days of workouts with the Bulldogs this spring and he can already tell a difference.
The Starkville Yellowjackets played one of the best teams in Mississippi on Friday in Northwest Rankin and it showed as they dropped a 12-0 decision at home.
The tennis season hasn't gotten off to the start that coach Rob Fyke and the Starkville Yellowjackets wanted.
Fyke is not worried with veterans like Emily Turner, Hannah Laird, Richard Hill and Will Irvin on the team.
Starkville has a record of 1-2 record after meeting three tough teams and despite that losing mark, Fyke believes his squad will be well-tested for the region schedule to come.