Well it's Wednesday and that can only mean one thing.
Congratulations, you have almost made it.
There is nothing quite like seeing an old friend.
When Mississippi State softball coach Vann Stuedeman sat down in January to preview her upcoming season, the interview ran the gauntlet of emotions.
The coming out party for Noxubee County football player Kyziah Pruitt was slightly delayed.
Some extra yard work was completed Wednesday afternoon at Milton Smith Sr.'s house.
The work served as a diversion until the Miami Marlins selected Milton's son, Milton Jr., in the 22nd round (780th pick) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft.
STARKVILLE -- Luke Adkins fell in love with Starkville when he played baseball at Mississippi State University.
When it comes time for a road trip, former New Hope High School standout DJ Sanders can have a bag packed in a matter of minutes.
PEARL -- Xavier Harrison has had several enjoyable days playing baseball.
New Hope High School finds its baseball season hanging in the balance today at the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 4A state championship series.
The Mississippi State softball team will get another chance this weekend.
Coach Vann Stuedeman has continued the tradition of guiding the program to the postseason. The Bulldogs have made 14 NCAA regional appearances. Of that total, six have come in Stuedeman's seven seasons as coach.
Now, the Bulldogs will try to achieve more.
The forecast calls for afternoon temperatures in the mid-90s this weekend in Tucson, Arizona.
That is enough to make North Dakota State softball coach Darren Mueller smile.
PEARL -- New Hope High School senior catcher Cade Odom had a feeling how his team's baseball game might turn out Wednesday night.
That didn't make the experience any less painful to endure.
South Lamar High School fast-pitch softball coach Matt Newman likes his team's chances this week in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 1A State tournament.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School senior baseball player Jonathan Evans recently received a lesson in why first impressions matter.
Evans had low expectations when he attended a tryout last week at Holmes Community College.
Turns out, the Bulldogs coaches liked what they saw and offered him an opportunity.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior pitcher Holly Ward never takes a postseason invitation for granted.
Neshoba Central High School fast-pitch softball coach Trae Embry has coached in some of the state's biggest games this decade.
On Friday, Neshoba Central won a sixth-straight Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 5A State championship with a 6-2 victory against Pearl River Central.
STARKVILLE -- In arguably the biggest moment of Game 3 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A fast-pitch softball state championship on Saturday, Hamilton High School pitcher Anna Claire Stahl knew the importance of her battle with Megan Lowery.
STARKVILLE -- After the Hamilton High School fast-pitch softball team beat Myrtle in Game 1 of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A State championship series, Hamilton coach Bryan Loague felt fortunate.
STARKVILLE -- Hamilton High School sophomore third baseman Faith Fontenot knows which teammates help keep her team loose.
"We have that group that keeps us going," Fontenot said. "Nobody gets tense. We don't allow that around here. When the pressure mounts, we are at our best because of our attitude. We have some players who know how to find fun out of any situation."
The Lady Lions found the fun late Thursday afternoon.
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