Archive - Apr 23, 2014 - Latest Sports
There are relationships that develop if very much time is spent at all being a part of an athletic team.
Through all of the practices, bus trips and games over the years, it's difficult not to establish a friendship with those who are called teammates.
Four members of the Starkville High School baseball team have experienced such a bond.
Coach Jody Britt may be new to Starkville Academy, but it did not take him long to see he had a special pair of seniors on this yearâ€™s baseball team.
Mississippi State hit a lull two weeks ago after it lost its second-straight Southeastern Conference series.
The Bulldogs lost a home series to Ole Miss a weekend after being swept by LSU on the road.Â
Sam Lenahan has been a part of the Mississippi State softball program for a long time now.
In a career that has brought much satisfaction, Lenahan said the best has come this year.
Going into the final home Southeastern Conference series of the season, the Bulldogs have achieved a 35-15 overall mark and have won the last two conference series over top five competition.
Mississippi State heads into the Southeastern Conference Championship with a good bit of momentum.
The Bulldogs have won their last two appearances in a tournament and hope that carries over this weekend.
MSU starts the SEC Championship Friday at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course on St. Simons Island, Ga. Bulldog head coach Clay Homan feels like his team is in a good place.
The Starkville Academy tennis program saw a strong group of seniors take the court this season.
On Wednesday, the Volunteers played their final home match of the season and it was the final time for seven seniors to see action in Starkville.
PEARL â€“ Wes Rea needed something good to happen when he stepped to the plate with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning.
The Mississippi State junior first baseman delivered with a two-run double down the third base line to give the Bulldogs a lead. A lead they never surrendered.
Games cancelled due to weather conditions are all but a thing of the past for Starkville High.
When the football, soccer, and track teams as well as the band take to its respective fields and oval, it will be on a brand new surface and it isÂ one that makes athletic director Dr.Â Stan Miller extremely proud.
Three coaches, an athletic director and a band director sat around a table in the conference room at Starkville High School Tuesday morning with smiles on their faces.
While considering what the new turf and track surface being installed at Yellowjacket Stadium means to the athletic program, they have a reason to be excited about what's coming.