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July 14th, 2014
WEST POINT â€“ It may not have been the result that the Starkville 8-year-old All-Stars wanted to have on Monday, but the weekend proved they had gotten better.
Starkville finished second at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament to Columbus after having the fifth-place showing it had the year before.
"I'm proud of the boys because it was an improvement," Starkville coach Brent DeWeese said.
The Starkville 12-year olds haven't given up yet.
Starkville rattled off its fifth-straight win as it eliminated Greenwood 14-5 Monday night to stay alive in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year old North State Championship.
"They won't quit," Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson said. "It seems like the more we play, the stronger they get."
They always say you save the best for last.
For Khristian Carr or â€śKhrisâ€ť as she is better known to her teammates and friends, that statement could not be any more true.
After wrapping the volleyball regular season last fall, the upcoming Starkville High senior is closing out her summer by participating in the 2014 Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Volleyball Game.
The launching of the SEC Network is one month away and the new television opportunity for Southeastern Conference sports seems to be generating more and more interest.
Mississippi State Athletic Director Scott Stricklin addressed the subject at Monday's Rotary Club meeting at the Starkville Country Club.
Benardrick McKinney continues to rack up preseason recognition.Â
The Mississippi State junior linebacker found his name on two different preseason award watch lists on Monday with the Butkus Award and Rotary Lombardi Award.
The Butkus is given to the top linebacker in college football, while the Lombardi is awarded to the top collegiate lineman or linebacker.
Starkville 8-year-old Brent DeWeese has been satisfied with the defensive play of his team throughout the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament in West Point.
That's why Starkville finds itself in the championship game against Columbus today.
EUPORA â€“ The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars joined the ranks of teams that are getting on a hot streak at its respective state tournaments.
After battling its way to four straight wins, Starkville finds itself playing in the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament championship game.
The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars found out on Sunday that the Cinderella slipper still fits.
After losing a 15-6 decision to Winona on Saturday, Starkville has battled its way back through the loser's bracket to win three-straight games and finds itself as one of the last four teams left standing at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.
The Starkville 12-year olds came out clicking on all cylinders Sunday afternoon.
Starkville looked good in every facet of the game in a 10-0 shutout of Mathiston in four innings to stay alive in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
"When you have all cylinders clicking, I think it's fair to say you are going to do very well," Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson said.
Terry Bishop was born in Atlanta and grew up up a Georgia Bulldog fan.
His family moved to northwest Mississippi in 1983 and he decided to cheer for a different team with a bulldog as its mascot.Â
He became a Mississippi State fan.
"At that time, I had to pick a team and I went with Mississippi State," Bishop said.Â