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MSU's McKinney makes more lists

July 14, 2014

Benardrick McKinney continues to rack up preseason recognition. 
The Mississippi State junior linebacker found his name on two different preseason award watch lists on Monday with the Butkus Award and Rotary Lombardi Award.
The Butkus is given to the top linebacker in college football, while the Lombardi is awarded to the top collegiate lineman or linebacker.

Defense key in run for Starkville 8 Stars

July 13, 2014

Starkville 8-year-old Brent DeWeese has been satisfied with the defensive play of his team throughout the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament in West Point.
That's why Starkville finds itself in the championship game against Columbus today.

Starkville also thrives with 10-year-old team

July 13, 2014

EUPORA – The Starkville 10-year-old All-Stars joined the ranks of teams that are getting on a hot streak at its respective state tournaments.
After battling its way to four straight wins, Starkville finds itself playing in the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament championship game.

Slipper still fitting: Starkville 12-year-olds enjoying 'Cinderella' surge at event

July 13, 2014

The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars found out on Sunday that the Cinderella slipper still fits.
After losing a 15-6 decision to Winona on Saturday, Starkville has battled its way back through the loser's bracket to win three-straight games and finds itself as one of the last four teams left standing at the Dizzy Dean South State Tournament.

Starkville 12's begin the day with 10-0 shutout

July 13, 2014

The Starkville 12-year olds came out clicking on all cylinders Sunday afternoon.
Starkville looked good in every facet of the game in a 10-0 shutout of Mathiston in four innings to stay alive in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
"When you have all cylinders clicking, I think it's fair to say you are going to do very well," Starkville coach Leonardo Thompson said.

Stadium steps: Bishop proud to be a big part of MSU's Davis Wade project

July 13, 2014

Terry Bishop was born in Atlanta and grew up up a Georgia Bulldog fan.
His family moved to northwest Mississippi in 1983 and he decided to cheer for a different team with a bulldog as its mascot. 
He became a Mississippi State fan.
"At that time, I had to pick a team and I went with Mississippi State," Bishop said. 

Starkville 12-year-olds complete comeback

July 13, 2014

The Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars accomplished something on Saturday afternoon that it couldn't complete on Friday night.
After seeing a sixth-inning rally fall just short in a 6-5 loss to Grenada Youth on Friday at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament, Starkville was able to come back from seven runs in the sixth to defeat Southaven National 11-7 on Saturday at McKee Park.

Offense does not get enough in Starkville 12's loss

July 13, 2014

The Starkville 12-year-olds brought the offense on Saturday afternoon in their first game of the day, but it wasn't enough.
Starkville scored in every inning but two, but couldn't contain the Winona offense in a 15-9 loss in the Mississippi Dizzy Dean 12-year-old North State Tournament.
Starkville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but couldn't hold it as Winona took a 2-1 advantage.

SMITH COLUMN: Starkville's 12 All-Stars show fight, determination

July 13, 2014

It remains to be seen how much farther the Starkville 12-year-old All-Stars can advance at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
If there is one thing the first two days at McKee Park have taught us is there's no counting out Starkville.
For anyone who left Saturday's game early between Starkville and Southaven National, they missed quite an impressive comeback.

Mathiston 12's rebound for win at state tourney

July 13, 2014

The Mathiston 12-year-old All-Stars knew they couldn't suffer a third-straight loss at the Dizzy Dean North State Tournament.
After falling to Magnolia Youth 7-4 and Marshall County 15-10, Mathiston defeated Hernando 7-4 Saturday afternoon to live to play another day at McKee Park.

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