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June 30th, 2013
WINONA - Sunday was the culmination of a long weekend of games for the 9-year-old Starkville All-Star team.
After battling for seven games, the team finished the Dizzy Dean State tournament as the second-place team.
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The history of sports at Starkville High is one of prestige and soon the facilities will match that level.
Over the past few weeks, the school board at Starkville has been meeting to discuss upcoming plans for the school and its facilities.
â€śDr. Lewis Holloway did a great job with building the strategic plan,â€ť SHS athletic director Dr. Stan Miller said.
In a season full of records, Mississippi State fans set their own record.
The 2013 MSU baseball season saw a total of 308,967 in paid attendance in 38 home games at Dudy Noble Field and a total attendance of 547,266.
This year's paid attendance set a school record and was second nationally. The total attendance also set a school record.
Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin made a declaration at the close of his remarks Thursday night at the Bulldog baseball celebration at Dudy Noble Field.
"We are back."
Even though the marketing department beat him to the punch earlier in the year when they used that slogan on the 2013 schedule poster, Stricklin realized that those responsible turned out to be prophets.
David and Caryn Dampier have seen the love for taekwondo come full circle in Starkville.
Beginning Friday night, the First United Methodist Churchâ€™s Christian Life Center was the site of the Naval Postgraduate School Taekwondo Associationâ€™s black belt certifications.
The 2013 college football season is just around the corner and Mississippi State Bulldog fans will have a different view of Davis Wade Stadium this fall.
MSU's venue for home games is in the midst of a $75 million expansion and renovation project that will increase the capacity from 55,082 to 61,337.Â
Former Mississippi State quarterback Tyson Lee is back on campus.
After serving as a scouting assistant for the St. Louis Rams, Lee felt the call to return to the Golden Triangle area and help the Bulldogs in some way.
Lee has been serving MSU and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a field associate for the past month.
Daryl Norris tweeted Friday afternoon that he will sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers.
The Mississippi State junior right hander was drafted in the 22nd round by the Tigers earlier this month in Major League Baseball's First-Year Amateur draft.Â
Norris took to Twitter Friday to let his decision be known and to thank the many Bulldog fans that supported him.
Summer is not typically thought of as basketball season.
For East Webster, that makes it the perfect time to get in some extra practice and to prepare for the upcoming season.
â€śThe summer league is giving us some good experience which I enjoy because they need all the reps they can get,â€ť Wolverines coach Corey Stidham said.
It has been a wild ride for the Mississippi State baseball team this season.
That all came to an end on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs were greeted by fans at Dudy Noble Field to celebrate the 2013 Bulldog campaign.
MSU finished the season 51-20 and were the national runner-ups to the UCLA Bruins.Â