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May 13th, 2015

Echols of Bulldogs handles business as student-athlete

May 13, 2015

Julia Echols has the look of a student-athlete.
The Mississippi State senior softball player was chosen last week to the Capital One Academic All-District first team for District 6.

Home advantage for MSU: Bulldogs host some of league's best athletes at event

May 13, 2015

If there is such a thing as home field advantage in track and field, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will have it this weekend.
MSU hosts the 2015 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Mike Sanders Track Complex. It's the first time the event has been in Starkville since 2002.

May 12th

MSU's Mullen puts players in pros

May 12, 2015

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen has proven he can put players in the National Football League.
The Bulldogs have produced 18 overall draft picks under the seventh-year head coach since 2010.
This month's NFL Draft proved that once again. The Bulldogs had five players taken in the first six rounds and seven sign free agent contracts.

Nicholson in midst of first spring drills as SA head coach

May 12, 2015

Spring brings along with it changes.
The grass is greener, the air is warmer and the dawning of a new football season begins. This spring brings those changes to the Starkville Academy football team, but the more things change, the more they will stay the same.

Wolverines pound out 13 hits to defeat Tigers

May 12, 2015

MABEN – Against one of the state’s hottest hitting teams, the East Webster Wolverines flipped the script on the Hatley Tigers.
The Wolverines pounded out 13 hits and used aggressive base running to take game one of the Class 2A North State championship series 12-2 in Cumberland.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Reaching NCAA Tournament a big deal for MSU softball

May 12, 2015

It's very difficult to reach the NCAA Tournament in any sport.
Making it to postseason should never be taken for granted and it should never get old.
The Mississippi State softball program has reached the NCAA Tournament in four-consecutive seasons under the leadership of head coach Vann Stuedeman and it has certainly been an impressive run.

May 11th

Wolverines begin North 2A title set

May 11, 2015

Athletes at East Webster High School start young with a bat, ball and glove in hand.
A few years later, success usually follows.
As the Lady Wolverines prepare for a state softball championship series, their fellow classmates on the baseball diamond are two wins away from joining them.
The Wolverines come into tonight’s baseball matchup with Hatley in a familiar situation.

Vols show progress during season

May 11, 2015

The Starkville Academy Volunteers showed tremendous progress during the 2015 baseball season.
In his second season with the program, coach Jody Britt saw a 14-game improvement from the Vols in one year.
Starkville Academy went from winning nine games in 2014 to getting 23 this year. The Vols finished with a 23-11 record.

Faulk joins SDN staff

May 11, 2015

Robbie Faulk has joined the Starkville Daily News sports staff as the high school beat writer.
Faulk is a December 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication and has since gained experience as a writer of college and high school sports.

MSU's Rea picked as finalist for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy

May 11, 2015

Wes Rea's senior season at Mississippi State has been a step up from his junior campaign.
The first baseman was recognized for it on Monday.
Rea was one of five finalists for the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding college baseball player in Mississippi.

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