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August 7th, 2014

Veteran leadership: MSU cornerbacks lean heavily on experience

August 7, 2014

Coach Deshea Townsend and his cornerbacks have come a long way since the spring of 2013.
Townsend became the Mississippi State cornerbacks coach the winter before that spring, and he had a mountain to climb. The Bulldogs just lost Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay, two of the better corners in the Southeastern Conference, to the NFL Draft.
He had more youth than veteran leadership.

MSU's Gordon wants Huddleston ready for goal keeper

August 7, 2014

Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon found out something last spring about former Starkville Academy athlete Tiffany Huddleston.
Huddleston, now a sophomore, is listed as a forward, midfielder and defender on the roster, but Gordon learned she could also be a pretty good goal keeper.

Blendinger helps LCKC to another national title

August 7, 2014

"Because it's there."
Those three words were how George Mallory responded when asked why he decided to climb Mt. Everest.
One local athlete has taken that mantra to heart as he continues his quest to be one of the top kayak racers in the nation.
"I am still chasing that elusive butterfly of success," Dr. Jack Blendinger said. "It is just a goal to be the best that I can be."

August 6th

Close to time for turf: Starkville's Miller optimistic field will be ready on time

August 6, 2014

Concern has turned into optimism that the Starkville High School football stadium will be ready by the first game of the season.

Knicks acquire Starkville's Outlaw from the Kings in four-player deal

August 6, 2014

Starkville native Travis Outlaw is bringing his skills back to the East Coast.
The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that they have acquired Outlaw and fellow forward Quincy Acy from the Sacramento Kings for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler.

Big expectations placed on MSU's Jones

August 6, 2014

Chris Jones' joking attitude may take a backseat this season.
The Mississippi State sophomore defensive lineman enters his second season with big expectations on his shoulders. He was a highly sought after recruit out of Houston High School and didn't disappoint in his first year with the Bulldogs.
With those expectations, Jones may be locked in more this season than he was last.

Bulldogs evaluating line after losing two starters

August 6, 2014

Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach John Hevesy will decide on game day who his starters up front will be.
He lost two starters from the 2013 squad in left guard Gabe Jackson, who is now playing for the Oakland Raiders and right tackle Charles Siddoway. 

McKell calls time on field and court at SA a 'blessing'

August 6, 2014

Excitement over the first day of school is sweeping throughout the area, particularly for the youngest ones who are for the first time entering kindergarten.
Senior Anna McKell remembers her first day at Starkville Academy and looking back, there is no where she would rather spend her academic and athletic career.

Eupora Braves 14-under squad finishes second at USSSA WS

August 6, 2014

Area baseball has enjoyed much success this season.
From All-Star State champions to Dizzy Dean consolation bracket champions, there have been numerous success stories. 
One more team earned a spot in the conversation as the Eupora Braves, a 14-under AA baseball team, concluded their season with a second-place finish at the USSSA World Series.

August 5th

Bulldogs adjusting to the 'farm' mindset

August 5, 2014

Days spent at the farm for the Mississippi State football team are more than just about football.
It's about getting players in the right mind for a long Southeastern Conference season.
The Bulldogs have spent two days at the farm and head coach Dan Mullen loves the opportunities it presents to his players.

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