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Two years ago the Oktibbeha County School District saw its two member schools accreditation withdrawn.
Now after steady hard work on the part of the students, faculty and entire community, East and West Oktibbeha find itself back on the accredited side of things.
It only seems right that East and West Oktibbeha County High Schools have full accreditation in its last school year.
In athletics, it means that the Titans and Timberwolves get to play full sports seasons with the chance for the postseason if they qualify. That wasn't the case last year and some athletes got to miss out on the experience because of the lack of accreditation.
The summer workouts have come to a close for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Now the time has come for them to report for fall camp.
After finishing last season with three-straight victories, including an easy 44-7 win over Rice at the Liberty Bowl, the Bulldogs are eager to get the 2014 season underway.
Starkville Academy returned to the softball field on Tuesday where despite posting five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Volunteers fell 15-11 to visiting Winston Academy.
"They competed," SA coach Kayla Mosley said. "They came back in the last inning and they competed."
SOUTHAVEN â€“ Starkville's 10-year-old All-Stars finished their competition at the Dizzy Dean World Series with the consolation championship after defeating the St. John's Warriors in a slugfestÂ 13-12 on Tuesday.
"It was a big one," coach T.J. Kent said. "The kids were pumped up and excited. The coaches and fans were excited, almost more than the kids."
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.