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Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Bandits used the 21st overall pick Monday night to select Oregon senior shortstop DJ Sanders in the National Pro Fastpitch draft.

Stokes wins Street Stocks feature

Posted 4/14/2018 in Local Sports

In a typical "dry-slick" night Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Bryan Fortner wasn't surprised to see Johnny Stokes hold a smooth line through the middle and win the Street Stocks feature.

Thrash rallies to Challenge Series win

Posted 4/1/2018 in Local Sports

Chad Thrash could have driven his 1C Super Late Model car even faster Saturday.

 

Moorhead will be featured speaker at Boys & Girls Club event

Posted 3/28/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one thing Joe Moorhead hasn't had in his first months as Mississippi State's football coach is excess time. Appearances for anyone other than his players, staff members, or recruits have been few and far between, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle knows that.

 

Schlenk wins in first time at Bullring

Posted 3/24/2018 in Local Sports

Rusty Schlenk had never raced in Mississippi when he entered the gates of Columbus Speedway on Friday night.

Bullring set for State Series

Posted 3/23/2018 in Local Sports

When the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series visits Columbus Speedway tonight, track promoter Rod Taylor hopes it sets a precedent as a home for Super Late Model racing, both sanctioned and unsanctioned.

Brewer excited about chance to coach in NFL

Posted 3/22/2018 in Local Sports

Gunter Brewer has found a way to stay in a comfort zone. Whether it has been coaching in his home state of Mississippi, working with familiar peers in the profession or in places he has lived, Brewer has been fortunate not to experience too much radical change in his career.

Skinner wins at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 3/19/2018 in Local Sports

The nearly seven-hour round trip to Columbus was worth it once again for Monte Skinner. The late model driver and resident of Mobile, Alabama, made a handful of appearances at Magnolia Motor Speedway in 2017, but he has won two consecutive NeSmith Late Model races there this season, including the points opener Saturday night.

Hughes will compete in first Super Late Model race in Florida

Posted 3/16/2018 in Local Sports

Ask Spencer Hughes about his career ladder in racing and he'll give you a "coach speak" answer. "We're just trying to take it day by day," Hughes said. The phrase is a standard refrain for athletes and coaches who try to maintain focus and perspective. Winning a lot of races at a young age creates a greater audience and raises expectations, but for Hughes, the approach is real.

Stewart earns first win at Magnolia

Posted 3/5/2018 in Local Sports

Saturday night presented a number of firsts for former NASCAR points champion Tony Stewart. Stewart, who returned to racing sprint cars last year after retiring from NASCAR's top flight, won his first sprint race of the season, capturing the United Speed Contest Sanction Sprint Outlaw feature at the Frostbuster 150 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

Twitter sensation Pruitt enjoys first trip to Starkville

Posted 2/6/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jeremy Pruitt has been doing a lot of picture taking and hugging in a new city that adores him.

 

 

Gates, Miller bring boxing back to Columbus

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Sports

Shawn Gates has wanted to do something for Columbus for a long time.

 

Lanigan earns first NeSmith Late Model win

Posted 11/27/2017 in Local Sports

Darrell Lanigan got behind the wheel of a NeSmith Late Model car for the first time in two years -- and just the second time ever -- Saturday night at Possum Town Grand Prix.

 

Stokes celebrates victory in Georgia

Posted 11/21/2017 in Local Sports

Johnny Stokes didn't intend to get himself a birthday present Sunday.

 

 

Bass Tactix Fishing Youth State event set for weekend

Posted 11/21/2017 in Local Sports

Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle.

 

Bibby ready for chance at MSU

Posted 10/25/2017 in Local Sports

Chloe Bibby sounds like Vic Schaefer's kind of player.

 

Former Ole Miss football coach Brewer entering Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Posted 10/24/2017 in Local Sports

Columbus native and former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer was named Monday one of six members of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

 

Sudduth tries for seventh feature victory of season

Posted 10/20/2017 in Local Sports

Bill Sudduth has had more successful seasons. Sudduth has won four track championships since he began racing in 1984, all of which came in some incarnation of Pro-Street/Factory Stock racing. One year, Sudduth won 19-straight feature races.

Shaw enjoys latest win at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 10/9/2017 in Local Sports

Kyle Shaw hadn't won a NeSmith Late Model race in three years. The Millport, Alabama, native picked the best possible time to break that slump.

 

West Alabama Roundup: Aliceville, Lamar County clinch playoff berths

Posted 10/7/2017 in Local Sports

Aliceville High School clinched a spot in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A playoffs with a 46-18 prep football win over Hatch in Class 2A, Region 4 play Friday night.

 

 

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