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July 2nd, 2013
McKee Park will be busy with baseball action this weekend.
Beginning Friday afternoon, the park will play host to the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old State Tournament, which features 17 teams from across the state. Two of those teams will be from right here in Starkville.
I've had some time the last few days to sit down and collect my thoughts on what just transpired with the Mississippi State baseball team.
The run the Bulldogs made was incredible.Â
I am less than half a year into the Mississippi State beat, and I never imagined I would be covering a national championship this soon.
Luis Pollorena became a crowd favorite at Dudy Noble Field in his three seasons with the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The MSU senior left hander will take his personality with him to the next level.
The Laredo, Texas native was taken in the 23rd round by the Texas Rangers in last month's First-Year Player draft.
Mississippi State is about four months away from the start of the basketball season.
That hasn't stopped the Bulldogs from working out.
This summer has been full of drills for the players in preparation for the 2013-14 hoops season.
Before Anna Lea Little leaves Starkville to attend Arkansas Tech to continue her education and basketball career, she had a little unfinished business at the Sportsplex.
The former Starkville Academy basketball player has been working the ALL (Anna Lea Little) Fun Basketball Camp the last two days.
On Tuesday, Little was able to introduce the campers to Lady Volunteer head coach Glenn Schmidt.
Mississippi State players have racked a good bit of recognition and awards this season.
On Monday, Bulldog head coach John Cohen got to share in that experience.
The fifth-year MSU skipper was selected as a finalist for the CollegeBaseballInsider.com 2013 National Coach of the Year Award.
This is a new year for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers basketball team.
After posting a perfect season in route to winning their second three-peat of State championships in as many years, the Lady Vols have always returned to the court and are busy preparing for the next season.
Some lucky Oktibbeha County students headed to Mississippi State University will have their pockets a little heavier thanks to the local alumni chapter.
Beginning on Friday, the Oktibbeha County Alumni Chapter held its fourth annual tennis tournament, which serves to raise scholarship funds for area students.
Greg Carter has presented his Starkville Yellowjackets with several different looks with the basketball this summer.
Whether it's team camp or the one-day shootout at Mississippi State, the Itawamba Community College camp, the New Hope camp for three days, the West Point camp or their own camp, the Jackets have not lacked for opportunities to improve and get better.
Evan Mitchell will not be returning to Starkville for his senior season.
The Mississippi State junior right hander tweeted Sunday morning that he was going to forgo his last season with the Bulldogs and sign with the Cincinnati Reds.
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