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September 27th, 2012
Baseball is different at Mississippi State.
It is not just something Bulldog fans watch until the next football season. It is more. Baseball is important.
Today, MSU opens its 45 days of fall baseball with a scrimmage at Dudy Noble Field at 4 p.m.
EUPORA â€“ In Lee Berryhill's first season, the East Webster slowpitch softball team greeted him with a Class 2A, Region 5, District 4 championship.
The Lady Wolverines took care of business and beat Eupora 7-2 Thursday to ensure the title.
Mississippi State fans have heard new football uniforms were on the way.
On Wednesday, the Bulldogs unveiled the look they will don during their games with Texas A&M and Ole Miss.
MATHISTON â€“ There's a saying that defense wins championships.
East Webster's defense is making that cliche look promising.
The Wolverines are 5-1 this season and a big reason is the defense. East Webster head coach Doug Wilson echos that cliche and knows how important defense is in this game.
"Defense wins championships," Wilson said. "It is just as important as a fast-paced offense."
The Provine High School Rams may not have the type of record that is overly impressive, but they have a running game that does.
Frank Jenkins and Robert Lee have combined for 714 yards rushing this season. Jenkins is the top rushing Ram with 388 yards on 85 carries.
Sometimes it's hard to find a silver lining when a soccer team doesn't score a goal in a match.
However, Starkville Academy soccer coach Robert Gardner found a reason to be encouraged Wednesday afternoon.
Being the number one tailback for a football team can bring on quite a bit of stress and excitement.
Senior running back Colby Runnels not only holds the role of the top running back for the Starkville Academy Volunteers, but he's also a captain on team.
According to Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill, Runnels is one of the best players for the job.
Starkville High School sophomore running back Jaquez Horsley has found the secret to getting playing time and succeeding on the varsity level.
Actually, there's no trick to it when hard work is involved.
Horsley has put in the necessary work in practice and has emerged as the top rusher for the Yellowjackets through five games this season.
Entering the bye week, teams get a chance to get healthy and fine tune a few things it has not been able to work on during the normal grind of a game week.
While those things certainly fit the Mississippi State Bulldogs, they are also looking to regain their focus after a pair of lackluster performances against non-conference foes.
These are good times to be a former Starkville High School quarterback.
Jaquez Johnson is having an outstanding season so far with the East Mississippi Community College Lions, while Brad Henderson, a former signal caller with the Yellowjackets and Lions, has enjoyed some good moments at Northwestern State.