Now that we are really close to the turning the calendar to August, the prep football season can come into full focus.
Mississippi State University junior Blake Stacy stumbled upon one of the true passions in his life.
Of all the life lessons sports teaches, rarely does patience make the list.
Football fans want to see high-scoring, "no huddle" offenses. Basketball fans want to see "up-tempo", 3-point oriented offensive attacks. Baseball and softball might do a better job teaching patience, but it is still a lesson not often highlighted at those venues.
Most student-athletes learn patience on the recruiting trail. Many players verbally commit to a school and may not sign with that school for a year or two. Many players schedule dozens of unofficial visits in addition to the visits that fall under NCAA guidelines
We are a little more than four weeks away from the start of prep football season.
Many area schools will play preseason games Aug. 14 or 15 to prepare them for the Mississippi High School Activities Association and Mississippi Association of Independent Schools season openers the following weekend.
As we count down the days, here are more questions to ponder as those first heat timeouts of the year draw near.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State junior I.J. Ready has grown and matured a lot in his two seasons with the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- Columbus High School rising junior running back Kylin Hill is ready to be a Big Dawg.
The countdown is on.
Some of the nation's brightest young golfers have converged on the Golden Triangle area for this week.
Prep football players are beginning to spend a few extra hours in the weight room.
Tate Marsh spent four decades influencing young people and coaching high school athletics.
Noxubee County High School head football coach Tyrone Shorter will begin his sixth season on Aug. 21 when the Tigers play host to Class 6A power Starkville High.
The fax machines are humming. The text messages are ringing.
STARKVILLE -- For the Starkville Academy football program, there is quite simply nothing going on this week.
With the countdown to the start of prep football practice now inside a month, it is time to turn serious about our discussions of the upcoming season.
STARKVILLE -- Preston Baker feels like he is ready to take the next step.
For a longtime player in the National Basketball Association, it might seem a little odd that three of Travis Outlaw's favorite days of the year take place at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Outlaw will again serve as host for the The Elite "Travis Outlaw" Basic Skills and Fundamentals Basketball Camp on Tuesday through Thursday at the Outlaw Center at the Sportsplex. The camp is open to all age groups and will run from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The cost is $75 per person.
When New Hope High School started its 2015 baseball season, senior Josh Stillman knew the Trojans had tradition.
Under the leadership of outgoing Athletic Director Dr. Stan Miller, Starkville High School has quickly become one of the elite programs in the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
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