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SMITH COLUMN: Outlaw camp keeps focus on good time

June 24, 2014

The city of Starkville has always welcomed back Travis Outlaw with open arms.
Outlaw, a member of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association, returns to his hometown each summer and always finds a way to give back.

Wells to leave MSU for Louisiana Tech

June 24, 2014

Perfect Game's Kendall Rogers reported on Tuesday that Mississippi State coordinator of baseball camps Jake Wells will become an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech.
A team spokesperson confirmed that Wells will be leaving the Bulldog program, but Louisiana Tech won't make the hire official until July 1. 

Steps being taken to increase offensive numbers

June 24, 2014

There was a measure of concern during the College World Series that the number of home runs had dropped considerably.
NCAA managing director for championships and alliances Damani Leech believes there are many contributing factors for why the baseball is not leaving TD Ameritrade Park with frequency.

Knight takes over Eupora's baseball program

June 23, 2014

EUPORA – Coaching searches can oftentimes be long and strenuous.
That was not the case for Eupora when it came time to hiring a new baseball coach.

MSU's Jones gets attention in preseason

June 23, 2014

Mississippi State sophomore defensive lineman Chris Jones is expected to have a big season.

MAC Hall of Fame set to induct Friend

June 23, 2014

Chuck Friend has accomplished a great deal during his 35-year high school football coaching career.
Friend was able to reach the top twice during his time with Starkville High School as the Yellowjackets won state championships in 1994 and 1995.
It was moments like those that has led Friend get to the doorstep of the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame.

The elite of 11: MuckDawgs beat Rebels in Class AAA

June 22, 2014

Winning a state championship is something MuckDawgs Baseball wanted to do when they were formed five years ago.
The Madison-based youth team has been a tight group and have only lost a few players through the five years.

Commitment, dedication to game lead Tomahawks to Class AA title

June 22, 2014

It takes dedication to win a tournament of any kind.
When it came to Class AA of the United States Sports Speciality Association 11 State Tournament, the Tri-County Tomahawks of Northeast Mississippi proved they were up for the challenge.

No tears for Swing: Despite loss, team with Starkville ties proud of showing

June 21, 2014

There were no tears for the Starkville Swing Elite 11-year-old baseball team on Saturday afternoon.
Even though there was disappointment that they could not advance further in the United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament, Swing Elite believed they stood up to the challenge against one of the best teams in the event.

SMITH ON SPORTS: Longhorns, Swing Elite competitive

June 21, 2014

The United States Speciality Sports Association 11 State Tournament certainly had its share of interesting moments as far as Starkville teams are concerned.
It has been a higly-competitive event anyway, no matter where someone looks at the bracket, but the Starkville representatives began with three-straight one-run victories.

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