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July 30th, 2013

SMITH COLUMN: Gridiron Gold gets the mind set on football

July 30, 2013

It's a little less than a month before the high school football fields in this area and across the state have the Friday night lights turned on.
There are only a few more days before teams hit the practice field for the first time to prepare for the season. Starkville Academy starts Thursday by the way.

Encouraging start: Andrews sees the potential in SA after 2-1 loss to Lamar

July 30, 2013

Tuesday marked a series of firsts for the Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers soccer team.
Not only was it the first game of the season for the Lady Vols, it was their first time playing under new coach Cole Andrews and the first time taking the field after losing a strong senior class from last season.

July 29th

MSU's Cohen committed to helping children's hospital

July 30, 2013

One of the things that the Mississippi State baseball team did during their recent stay in Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series was visit the children's hospital there.
It made quite an impression on MSU head baseball coach John Cohen.

Andrews era begins at SA

July 30, 2013

Starkville Academy will have a new coach to kick off the Lady Volunteers' 2013 soccer campaign.
Cole Andrews, a 2007 Starkville Academy graduate, will take over the reins for the Lady Vols, following Robert Garner's departure.
“It's an honor," Andrews said. "It's a wonderful opportunity with a sport I really care about and love."

July 28th

Character of a Cougar: Christian values the center of SCS programs

July 28, 2013

It was one of those situations this past athletic year at Starkville Christian School where the Cougars got their cake and ate it too on the basketball court.
The SCS boys basketball team enjoyed its best season in school history in 2012-13 with a 17-3 record, but it was the manner in which the Cougars handled themselves to that mark is what made coach Alex Thompson the most proud.

Hutchinson hired as girls hoops coach at East Webster

July 28, 2013

East Webster has a new member among its coaching staff.
The departure of Mandy Jewell as the Lady Wolverines’ basketball coach created an opening that the school promptly filled by hiring Todd Hutchinson.

July 27th

Bulldogs of summer: MSU bass team members to compete for national title

July 27, 2013

The summer time is full of fishing for a great many of Mississippi State students.
There are several MSU students who have turned he hobby into more of a summer time or weekend event.
The Bulldog bass team will send a pair of two-person teams to the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship this Thursday through Saturday.

Shockwave finish second at State

July 27, 2013

Swimmers on 17 teams from all across the state gathered July 18-21 on the campus of Delta State for the State Long Course Championships.
Among the group was Shockwave Aquatics out of Starkville and Tupelo. After four grueling days of competition, Shockwave found themselves with a second-place finish.

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SMITH COLUMN: Coaches care at county schools

July 27, 2013

It will be a different look on the sidelines for the schools in Oktibbeha County this football season.
West Oktibbeha and East Oktibbeha both have new head coaches.
After three seasons of overseeing the program with the Titans in Crawford, Randy Brooks has decided to give up coaching football to concentrate on other areas of athletics.

July 26th

Lady Vols begin season with win

July 26, 2013

WEST POINT – There are still some lessons to be learned by the Starkville Academy girls softball team, but learning is a much easier thing to accomplish after a win.
That's what the Lady Volunteers did Friday afternoon as they opened the 2013 campaign by defeating Oak Hill 10-4.

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