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June 27th, 2013
It has been a wild ride for the Mississippi State baseball team this season.
That all came to an end on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs were greeted by fans at Dudy Noble Field to celebrate the 2013 Bulldog campaign.
MSU finished the season 51-20 and were the national runner-ups to the UCLA Bruins.Â
Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt knew she was playing for a special coach during her high school days at Madison-Ridgeland High School in the 1970s.
It wasn't until later that Schmidt realized just how important Jerry Henderson was in her life.
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child.
At the Elite 25 Travis Outlaw basketball camp held this week at the Starkville Sportsplex, that saying could not be more true as a whole host of volunteers came together to teach area children the game of basketball and life. It's an idea that Outlaw came up with about three years ago while talking with his brother John Outlaw Jr.
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ When John Cohen took over the Mississippi State baseball program, he knew he had an uphill battle in front of him.
Cohen was hired as the 16th head coach of the Bulldogs on June 7, 2008.Â
David Bradberry's successful run as a high school football coach in Mississippi has taken him from Sturgis to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.
The Oktibbeha County native will be inducted along with four others on Friday during the MAC Hall of Fame banquet in Jackson.
When Bradberry thinks about the accomplishment, he looks back on the people that have helped him get there.
To Starkvilleâ€™s 9-year old All-Star coach, baseball is about much more than hitting a ball with a bat.
â€śI want them to learn that baseball is a great sport,â€ť coach Robert Buckner said. â€śIt can teach you to overcome because you get up to the plate and you are going to strike out some. You are going to miss a ball. You are going to make a mistake and the same thing happens in life.
This yearâ€™s 11-year-old Starkville All-Star team is quite familiar with each other.
Not only have the All-Stars been playing against and with each other all season, but the last few years, they have been pretty much the same team.
â€śWe have a pretty good group,â€ť coach Randy Carlisle said. â€śThese kids have played together since they were 7."
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Mississippi State was looking for its first-ever national championship in any sport.
The Bulldog baseball team fell short at TD Ameritrade Park Tuesday night.Â
No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) MSU dropped an 8-0 decision to the No. 6 UCLA Bruins to sweep the College World Series national championship series.Â
OMAHA, Neb. â€“ Hunter Renfroe has been known for his offensive power this season.
The junior outfielder's arm has been overlooked, but people noticed it Tuesday night.
The Crystal Springs native recorded his eighth outfield assist of the season in No. 7 (Collegiate Baseball) Mississippi State's 8-0 loss to UCLA in the College World Series national championship series.
Professional athletes, like those in the National Football League or National Basketball Association, often seem untouchable in some places.
One native of Starkville is determined to change that.
Travis Outlaw of the Sacramento Kings wants to insure that kids in his hometown know that they can do whatever they want if they are willing to work hard and stay focused.