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Confidence is running a bit higher with Starkville Academy's Cole Andrews as he heads into his second year of coaching soccer.
"Thankfully we only lost one senior so I have a lot to work with," Andrews said. "In the offseason, I was really able to plan confidently."
MACON â€“ The fast pitch softball game between Starkville Academy and Central Academy on Monday wasn't going well for the visiting Lady Volunteers.
Facing a big deficit was not something Starkville Academy wanted in the second game of the season, but coach Kayla Mosley saw it as an opportunity to keep working and keep teaching.
SOUTHAVEN â€“ The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars defeated Germantown, Tenn., 5-2 on Monday to take the championship of the consolation bracket at the Dizzy Dean World Series.
Starkville started off slow offensively against Germantown, but never let its opponent establish more than a 1-0 lead.
The defense and the pitching of Garrett Lewis, who had 10 strikeouts, kept Starkville in the game.
Basketball has taken Rashad Perkins on a path from Starkville to Florida to south Mississippi and now to Arkansas.
The former Starkville High School player has taken advantage of each stop to improve his game.
"Everything is just a step to where I really want to get to," Perkins said.
There is no substitute for experience.
Starkville Academy proved that Friday as the team secured a season-opening 7-6 victory against Oak Hill.
Football fans from all across the state should enjoy the new and improved Davis Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University.
There will be quite a bit of activity, both high school and college, taking place at the home of the Bulldogs this fall.
Former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saint quarterback Archie Manning was impressed with the 2014 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame class.
There were six individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday and Manning was the first to point out how great the class was.
"This is a strong, strong Hall of Fame Class," Manning said. "I've been to a lot of them."
General of the field.
That is just one of the titles people have used to describe a catcher's role during a game.
For Starkville Academy's softball team, that position is filled by Adrienne Futral and it is a role the junior takes seriously.
Starkville Academy head coach Kayla Mosley said those in attendance at Friday's game were in for some good competition.
After action ceased, the coachâ€™s words rang true as Starkville Academy secured a walk-off RBI from Caden Cutshall in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 7-6 victory over the visiting Lady Raiders of Oak Hill to open the season.
Last year the Southeastern Conference was peppered with veteran quarterbacks returning.
There was Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, national champion AJ McCarron, Georgia's Aaron Murray, Missouri's James Franklin, Ole Miss' Bo Wallace and Mississippi State's Tyler Russell among others.