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June 10th, 2014
A pair of Mississippi State track athletes will have a chance to win national titles this week.
Brandon McBride and Cornelia Griesche compete today at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. McBride will run in the 800-meter race at 6:30 p.m., while Griesche will compete in the steeplechase event at 8:45 p.m. Both races are semifinals.Â
It's all about a destination.
All college sports fans have to do is bring up places like Omaha, Neb., Eugene, Ore., or wherever the NCAA Final Four happens to be held in a particular year and thoughts immediate turn to baseball, track or basketball.
As far as track and field, those athletes work and train all season for the opportunity to represent their school in Eugene.
ACKERMAN â€“ A new journey began last year at Choctaw County.
Gone were the days of the Ackerman Indians and Weir Lions and in their place stood the Choctaw County Chargers.
Mississippi State had a third game time announced for the upcoming football season.
It was learned on Tuesday that the Bulldogs' game with South Alabama in Moblie, Ala., on Sept. 13 will kickoff at 3 p.m. on ESPNews.
Brandon Woodruff has been dropping hints left and right about his future as a baseball player.
The Mississippi State junior right hander tweeted out, "Thankful for the opportunity to chase my dreams as I transition from a Bulldog to a @Brewers! Grateful for all the support during this time!"
Cornelia Griesche does her talking on the track.
The soft-spoken sophomore has made a huge impact for the Mississippi State track team.
After running a 10:08.87 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to claim 11th place at the NCAA Preliminaries last month, Griesche qualified for this week's NCAA National Championships.
Boys and girls of summer are not all found on the baseball or softball fields.
On the basketball court, this is one of the most valuable times of the year for coach Glenn Schmidt and Starkville Academy.
The Starkville Academy Volunteers do not expect it to be easy this fall when they take the football field each Friday night.
Coach Jeff Terrill knows it's going to take a tremendous effort for his Vols to deal with such a schedule.
Starkville Academy intends to meet that challenge when it kicks off the 2014 football campaign by welcoming Division II State champion Lamar to townÂ on August 22.
Brandon McBride's career at Mississippi State has seen many more ups than downs.
The junior distance runner has been at the top of his game most every time it has counted. He won the national championship in the 800-meter run during March's NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. He posted a time of 1:48.17.
McBride entered that event as the No. 4 seed, but didn't let that bother him.Â
Rusty Johnson batted leadoff for the Eupora Eagles this past season, but he did much more than lead them at the plate.
With his strong presence both on and off the field, the soon to be senior proved to be one of the true weapons for the Eagles and earned himself the title of Starkville Daily News High School Baseball Area Player of the Year.