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April 11th, 2014
Those in attendance at Friday's Starkville-Madison Central high school baseball game were treated to what Yellowjackets coach Travis Garner called a â€śgreat high school baseball game.â€ť
There may have only been one run scored, but the strong defense and pitching performances kept fans enthused until the very end as the Jaguars claimed a 1-0 victory.
West Oktibbeha coach Danny Crawford stands by the adage that hard work pays off.
On Friday, he saw that come to fruition as one of his Timberwolves, Kadarius Yates, inked a letter of intent to join the Holmes Community College Bulldogs.
Mississippi State and Adidas announced a new seven-year agreement, as well as new specially made uniforms for both baseball and football.
Mississippi State head coach John Cohen said his team hasn't practiced like a team that got swept this past weekend.
Rather, Cohen has seen his club with high spirits even after a three-game sweep by LSU this past weekend.
Mississippi State senior outfielder Jessica Offutt has taken the advice of the softball coaching staff and it is beginning to pay off.
In the last two games for the Bulldogs, Offutt has gone 5-of-7 at the plate for a batting average of .714. She has six hits in the last 10 at-bats over a three-game stretch to bat .600.
There was one thing that Starkville Christian School could count on with Kayla Williamson.
Williamson put in six years with the Lady Cougars and developed into the type of leader that coach Cynthia Jefferson could count on this season.
While most of the game featured strong pitching and quick outs, a six-run inning by the Winona Lady Tigers made all the difference as they defeated Starkville Lady Yellowjackets 8-1 on Thursday.
Brett Pirtle and the Mississippi State Bulldogs struggled early in the season when it came to fielding the baseball.
MSU committed 10 errors in the first 10 games, but in the last 24 games, the Bulldogs have only had 11 errors.
Pirtle, the senior second baseman who has committed two errors this season, was one of the driving forces behind the cleanup defensively.
BRANDON â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets advanced a pair of doubles pairing in tennis for the Class 6A individuals state championship match on Wednesday.
Emily Turner, Hannah Laird, Will Irvin and Richard Hill all moved on with their play at the Class 6A, Region 3 Individual Tournament at Northwest Rankin.
Toxophilite is taking over several students at Starkville High School this year.
When it comes to having a love for archery, which is the meaning of toxophilite, the Yellowjackets have found another way to be competitive within the athletic department and have fun at the same time.
They have participated in four meets in their first-ever season and have performed well.