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The Bulldogs had a couple of different instances where things could have unraveled and they could have crumbled, but they found a way. State lost two leads in the game, including a three-run lead in the seventh, but manufactured a run in the eighth and got six outs from star closer Landon Si…

Sources said that Nikki McCray-Penson and the Bulldogs have parted ways with assistant coach Scepter Brownlee. The assistant has been a part of McCray-Penson’s staff for the last three years including two seasons with the head coach out of her three years at Old Dominion.

East Webster scored four runs in the third and six in the fifth inning on the way to a 10-0 win to get the upper hand in Region 2 play. It was small ball that got things going as coach Clayton Dodd had his team bunting and using the base paths to do the damage.

One of the key figures in Starkville Academy’s football success is leaving the program as defensive coordinator Brad Butler has taken a position at New Hope High School.


Starkville Academy Athletic Director Chase Nicholson told the Starkville Daily News that the Vols will have Oak Hill Academy coach Andrew Howell stepping in to the opened position as the former SA student comes back home to be the head coach. Howell spent part of his school days at Starkvill…

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After hitting a fly out in the third inning to leave the bases loaded, Cook delivered a one-out single in the seventh inning to drive in Allison Florian with the winning run and the Bulldogs defeated the Central Arkansas Bears 4-3 at Nusz Park.

Not only will the Yellow Jackets host Class 6A, Region 3 opponents Germantown and South Panola, but they will also welcome in the participants in Class 4A, Division 4, which includes Choctaw Central, Kosciusko, Leake Central, Louisville, Northeast Lauderdale and West Lauderdale.

Rowdey Jordan singled twice and hit his fourth home run of the season to jumpstart the Bulldog offense in a 15-1 win over the Southern University Jaguars Tuesday night at Dudy Noble Field.

ACKERMAN – However, baseball has no time limit and a game isn’t over until the final out is recorded and the Chargers never gave in to the visitors.

The Diamond Dawgs were must-see baseball nationally that season with Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro getting much of the notoriety, but the Bulldogs had stellar pieces up and down the lineup and a top notch pitching staff. Bobby Thigpen was a special case in that he hit, played defense and pitched.

Owen was responsible for three of the five runs Starkville scored in a 6-5 loss to Germantown last Friday with a solo home run in the fifth inning and a two-run shot in the seventh. He also had a double for the only extra base hit for the Jackets in a game against Germantown on Thursday.

MacLeod posted one of his best performances of the season last Thursday night when the Bulldogs reeled off a season-opening 8-1 win over Kentucky. The job done by MacLeod set the stage for what was the first SEC sweep of the year for MSU (20-7, 5-4 SEC).

On the very next pitch, Sims caught a hard hit grounder back to the mound, threw it over to second and started a double play that ended the game. There was no unraveling of the Bulldogs in this game as they clinched a series win with a 3-2 victory over the Wildcats.

The third-year left-hander gave up three solo home runs against the Razorbacks last week but brought one of his best outings of the year to Dudy Noble Field on Thursday. MacLeod threw a season-high 95 pitches in his six innings, gave up just two hits and struck out 11 batters helping the Bul…

The leader in the clubhouse to assume Thompson’s leadership is sophomore WILL linebacker Aaron Brule. The New Orleans native has paid his dues and earned his spot as one of the leaders of the defense going from a special teamer in his first two years on campus to one of the rising stars of t…

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The Bulldogs failed the test of top five teams as the Arkansas Razorbacks mowed through Starkville in three games and left MSU standing in the dust with three losses. The vaunted pitching staff was hammered for home run after home run, the bats weren’t competitive enough and the defense made…

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Tulane’s American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year JerKaila Jordan signed with Bulldog program after leaving the Green Wave following a huge first year because she wanted to play for a bigger conference.

After last year’s MSU Golf Course High School Invitational was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Scott was hoping to provide an event that young golfers could enjoy.

MABEN – As the Eagles had their backs against the wall on the road against arch rival East Webster in a pivotal baseball Class 2A, Region 2 game, players like Ty Murphy, Chris Robinson and Tabb Powell played like the veterans. The group either pitched or came through at the plate in a thrill…

A source confirmed that the Bulldogs will have their sixth transfer from the current roster as sophomore guard Aliyah Matharu has entered the transfer portal. Matharu was one of the team’s most efficient offensive scorers in comparison to minutes played during her two years in Starkville but…

In a 9-7 victory in the first game over the Rebels one week ago, Allen had a pair of hits for the Vols and earned a save as a pitcher. He came back in game two the same day and contributed to a 21-11 win with two hits in four trips to the plate, including a home run, drove in three runs and …

The Yellow Jackets had another tough night at the plate and lost their first Class 6A, Region 3 game of the season 5-2 at home to the Germantown Mavericks.

The freshman trio not only contributed to the Bulldogs reaching the NIT finals against Memphis, but they did a great amount of growing in the process.


Hayes was one of the bright spots for the Bulldogs in 2020-21 in a season of turmoil. Under first-year head coach Nikki McCray-Penson, the Bulldogs went from SEC Championship contender the year before to a first-round exit in the SEC Tournament and missing out entirely on the postseason for …


Mississippi State forward Abdul Ado (24) blocks a shot attempt by Louisiana Tech forward Kenneth Lofton Jr. (2) in the second half of Saturday's National Invitational Tournament game in Frisco, Texas.

The Bulldogs are now in the semifinals of the NIT where another group of Bulldogs await Saturday in Louisiana Tech, which defeated coach Rick Stansbury’s Western Kentucky squad 72-65. The battle of Bulldogs in the NIT takes place in Frisco, Texas, at Comeria Center and the 2 p.m. game will b…

The Lady Hilltoppers scored three runs in the first inning and Kilgore was pretty much in control of the East Webster offense as Houston won a 12-1 decision at Nikki Jones Memorial Field.

After spending his high school days roaming the halls of the high school and more than 20 years teaching and coaching there, Edwards has decided to make a change in his life next season. The sixth-year head man reached his 25th year in the public school system and will retire after the schoo…

MSU was anxiously awaiting to get Arkansas on its home field at Dudy Noble Field in 2020, but the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prevented that opportunity.


Trailing 67-65, Mississippi State forward Abdul Ado missed two free throws with 16 seconds left, and then fouled out to send Andre Gustavson to the line at 8.7. Gustavson missed the front end of a 1-and-1 to set up Stewart’s winner.

The Bulldogs (16-14) have had their ups and downs but slipping into the secondary tournament is allowing some extra games for Ben Howland’s young team to continue to gain momentum and experience for next season.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs scored three runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings, then added a five-run inning and a one more in the sixth for good measure as they soundly defeated the North Alabama Lions 18-1.


Bill Ball told the Starkville Daily News on Tuesday afternoon that he was leaving Starkville Academy as basketball coach. He plans to move back to the Jackson area for a business opportunity.