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August 7th, 2013
Bulldogs, Huddleston get on practice field
By DANNY P. SMITH
The first day of practice can be quite overwhelming for a newcomer.
When it comes to the sport of soccer, the transition can be easier to make than others.
It's still just about getting in the right position and getting the soccer ball in the goal at any level.
The East Webster Lady Wolverines haven't had long to enjoy their Class 2A State fast-pitch championship.
Not when they captured the title in May and three months later the Lady Wolverines have to get ready for the slow-pitch season.
It doesn't matter to East Webster softball coach Lee Berryhill, who keeps the same thinking whatever the season brings.
One word stands out to Starkville High coach Jamie Mitchell as his football team begins practicing for the 2013 season and that word is dynasty.
Coming off a state championship season, Mitchell says the team is well aware this is a new year and anything can happen, but what they also know is winning and you can bet expectations are high.
Dan Mullen considers himself a "rainmaker."
The Mississippi State head football coach has seen nothing but rain this week while out at practice.Â
The Bulldogs moved over to the farm Monday, where things start to get serious. The first two days there have seen nothing but rain. MSU has been forced inside both days.
Johnny Manziel has shown an ability to escape out of some pretty tough situations on the field as the quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies.
What's facing him now is much more difficult than trying to get away from a defensive lineman or linebacker.
Archery is on the way for Starkville High School.
The newest sport for the Yellowjackets will begin in February of 2014 and the preparation continues for the season.
Coaches Michael Pope and Michelle Guyton are getting everything in order for high school competition.
Starkville High School athletic director Stan Miller knew about Jamie Mitchell's reputation as a good football coach prior to hiring him to lead the Yellowjackets.
What Miller has come to learn about Mitchell is the organizational skill he exhibits on a daily basis while running the program.
Basketball runs deep in the veins of Euporaâ€™s new Lady Eagles coach.
From her grandfather, who is in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame, to her father, who is the current Grenada High School girls coach, Katie Ross McDonald has been around the sport nearly all her life.
When Drew Bernd headed south, he just had one sport on his mind.
The Wacupaca, Wis., native enrolled at Mississippi State with the intentions of sticking with the Professional Golf Management major.
Every two years or so, a transition takes place at the quarterback position in high school football.
Coach Jamie Mitchell has been through that a couple of times since taking over at Starkville High School.