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Mississippi State gets baseball commitment

July 30, 2012

Coach John Cohen and the Mississippi State Diamond Dogs continue to ride the momentum of their Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship.

State picked up its seventh commitment of the 2013 signing class on Monday in right hander Avery Geyer.

The Pensacola, Fla. hurler recently made a trip to Starkville where he fell in love with Mississippi State and the baseball program.

Area schools have questions to answer early in football practice

July 29, 2012

Improvement seems to be the them for the East Oktibbeha football team this fall.

The Titans start practice today in Crawford and are hoping for a better season than last year.

The Titans ended last year with a 5-6 record. Although East Oktibbeha did not achieve a winning record, several players from last year's squad will be missed.

Lady Vols open softball season at home

July 29, 2012

The Starkville Academy fastpitch softball team may have to rely on young talent this year.

The Lady Volunteers open the season at home today against Oak Hill with varsity at 4 p.m. and junior varsity at 5:30 p.m.

SA head coach Kayla Mosley is not too concerned with her young players and is ready to meet the new season head on.

Time to hit the field: SA Vols look to get drills off to great start

July 28, 2012

The first couple of days of practice are usually the ones that set the tone for the entire season in any sport.

That is no different for high school football, and the Starkville Academy Volunteers are hoping to get off to a great start.

Mitchell eager to see Yellowjackets practice

July 28, 2012

Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell said it feels like Christmas in July for several reasons.

First and foremost, it's the opportunity to get back on the field for the 23rd year of coaching the sport he loves. The Yellowjackets begin preseason practice on Monday.

MSU's Renfroe has his number retired by Bethesda Big Train

July 27, 2012

Each summer the Mississippi State Bulldogs take their skills across the country to play summer baseball in a variety of leagues.

The goal is to hone their craft and return to Starkville a more complete player.

This summer Hunter Renfroe has certainly made the most of his opportunity by turning in a history-making performance.

Simpson becomes Mississippi State's 13th football commitment

July 27, 2012

Mississippi State now has 13 commitments for the 2013 signing class with the most recent commitment of defensive end Trent Simpson of Oxford, Ala.

Simpson, who made his commitment public on Friday, actually pledged to be a Bulldog last week. 

Bulldogs, Tar Heels meet again on court in Hawaii

July 26, 2012

The Mississippi State Bulldogs have known for a while they would make a return trip to Hawaii.

On Thursday, the Bulldogs learned they would match up with the Tar Heels of North Carolina in the first round of the 2012 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational on Nov. 19. 

Youth-Adult Sportsman League helps sport

July 26, 2012

Bowling is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.

Starkville is making sure that trend continues with the Youth-Adult Sportsman League that has been held at Bulldog Lanes this summer.

The league started in late May and runs until next week. There are seven teams competing comprised of high school bowlers from Starkville and East Webster. Each team has one adult.

Big deal to Little: Starkville Academy player gives back with girls camp

July 25, 2012

There was something burning inside Starkville Academy girls basketball player Anna Lea Little.

She felt the need to give something back to the community that she loved and was trying to find the right avenue to do it.

By using the game of basketball, Little found a way by hosting the All-Fun summer basketball camp.

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