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Starkville Braves enjoy success traveling state

June 12, 2014

There's a theory in sports that if you want to be the best, you have to play the best.
That is exactly what the Starkville Braves are doing this year as they compete statewide as a 9-year-old travel baseball team.

SPRD finishes up one league, starts another for adults

June 12, 2014

The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department is finishing up one softball league and anticipates the beginning of another.
After the girls softball league completes its regular season this week, end of the year tournament and All-Star competition, the staff at SPRD welcomes the adults to the field.

High standards are expected from Vols

June 11, 2014

Starkville Academy sets high standards when it comes to its school and those that attend. The expectations do not stop when the books close as the same standards are expected of the Volunteer athletes anytime they put on the orange and blue.

Starkville High School's Evans signs with MDCC

June 11, 2014

Starkville High School boys basketball coach Greg Carter says that Mississippi Delta Community College is not only getting a good player in Richard Evans, but an outstanding leader.
Evans signed with Mississippi Delta on Wednesday.
Being that Evans was a point guard for the Yellowjackets, Carter counted on him to be able to run things on the court.

SEC revenue distribution helps MSU

June 11, 2014

Many college athletic conferences are trying to model theirs after the Southeastern Conference.
The SEC has showed on the field and in the classroom that it is the one to beat, but it's also a conference many schools would like to join.
For those who are already in the SEC, they are thankful.

Honors keep coming for MSU's Lindgren

June 11, 2014

Mississippi State's Jacob Lindgren's junior year in baseball just keeps getting better.
The left-handed pitcher was selected to Baseball America's All-American team and was a second team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America as announced on Tuesday.
Lindgren was also selected to the All-Southeastern Conference first team in May.

Coaches of Freshman League gets players ready for next level

June 11, 2014

One of the greatest moments of satisfaction for a coach is to see his or her players take their talents to the next level.
No matter whether it is making the leap from college to professional or from high school to college or even seeing a little leaguer make his junior high squad or seeing a former player continue pursuing their passion, it is all the same.

MSU pair eye national titles in track

June 10, 2014

A pair of Mississippi State track athletes will have a chance to win national titles this week.
Brandon McBride and Cornelia Griesche compete today at the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore. McBride will run in the 800-meter race at 6:30 p.m., while Griesche will compete in the steeplechase event at 8:45 p.m. Both races are semifinals. 

SMITH COLUMN: Track athletes eye Eugene as a destination

June 10, 2014

It's all about a destination.
All college sports fans have to do is bring up places like Omaha, Neb., Eugene, Ore., or wherever the NCAA Final Four happens to be held in a particular year and thoughts immediate turn to baseball, track or basketball.
As far as track and field, those athletes work and train all season for the opportunity to represent their school in Eugene.

Seniors build a foundation for Choctaw County future

June 10, 2014

ACKERMAN – A new journey began last year at Choctaw County.
Gone were the days of the Ackerman Indians and Weir Lions and in their place stood the Choctaw County Chargers.

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