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July 16th, 2013

MSU gets turn at SEC Media Days

July 16, 2013

The college football seasons is near.
Many consider the start of the new season when conference media days hit some time in July.
The Southeastern Conference Media Days started Tuesday in Hoover, Ala., at The Wynfrey Hotel. 

July 15th

Russell enjoys time at Manning Academy

July 16, 2013

Tyler Russell is no stranger to the Manning Passing Academy.
The Mississippi State senior quarterback spent two years as a camper at the Manning Passing Academy. He returned this summer.
This time the Meridian native was a counselor and not a camper.

Perkins may return punts for MSU

July 16, 2013

LaDarius Perkins has been an all-purpose type of player for Mississippi State in his career.
This season, the senior running back may be used in punt returns.
"I talked to Coach (Dan) Mullen about that and he told me to just get with Coach (Billy) Gonzales to get me prepared to do that," Perkins said.

Several Bulldogs players make watch lists

July 16, 2013

There are going to be several Mississippi State Bulldogs worth keeping an eye on for the upcoming football season.
On Monday, MSU had its total of players making preseason watch lists increased to eight.
Bulldog linebackers Deontae Skinner and Benardrick McKinney were selected to the Butkus Award watch list, while offensive guard Gabe Jackson made the Rotary Lombardi Award watch list.

Pylate motivated to help Volunteers

July 16, 2013

Andrew Pylate is returning to Starkville Academy with a bit of extra motivation.
“Coming back to Starkville Academy, I almost feel like there is some unfinished business,” Pylate said. “We lost the state championship in baseball my senior year so that motivates me to go back to help those guys accomplish what I wasn’t able to do and that always drives you.”

July 14th

Ready for next challenge: Starkville Americans make World Series trip

July 14, 2013

The Starkville American All-Stars have their sights set on a new challenge.
On Tuesday, they will travel to Southaven where they will participate in the Dizzy Dean 8-year-old World Series. Starkville earned its spot in the World Series after winning the South State title last week in a tournament held at McKee Park.

Longhorns set to play USSSA World Series

July 14, 2013

Youth baseball has been in full swing the past couple of weeks.
Starkville teams have seen a good bit of success at the state level, but those lucky enough will test their luck at World Series all around the southeast.

Jackets return to MSU venue for jamboree

July 14, 2013

It's a dream of a high school football athlete to be able to play in a college stadium.
The Starkville Yellowjackets get to do it twice in the same year.

July 13th

Maintaining standard: SHS looks to remain strong even with move to Class 6A

July 13, 2013

There have been some major accomplishments in the past year for Starkville High athletics.
SHS athletic director Stan Miller also is excited about the future.
Miller and the Yellowjackets are focused on the move up to Class 6A, then there is the addition of several new coaches as well as the bringing in of a completely new sport.

SMITH COLUMN: Renfroe off and running for Emeralds

July 13, 2013

The projection for former Mississippi State baseball player Hunter Renfroe to make the major leagues will be by 2015.
If he continues on the pace that he's shown to begin his professional career, don't expect it to be that long.
Renfroe has gotten off to a good start for the Eugene Emeralds in the San Diego Padres' organization. In his first two games, he has gotten four hits in seven at-bats.

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