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Team U.S. beats World team for Handa Cup

Posted 9/29/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It may not have been the best double bogey World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley ever made, but it likely was her most satisfying.

 

 

U.S., World teams tied entering final day of Handa Cup

Posted 9/28/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- By their reckoning, Beth Daniel and Nancy Scranton aced the test Saturday at Old Waverly on the opening day of the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.

 

 

Bryan excited about present, future for Old Waverly

Posted 9/26/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It's an exciting time for George Bryan. Immersed in the build-up to the LPGA Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup this weekend at Old Waverly Golf Club, Bryan has a chance to squirrel away in his shed next to the club's pro shop while golf carts dart in and out and players shuffle around the greens.

 

 

Barham wants to end season with victories

Posted 9/19/2014 in Local Sports

Early in the 2014 racing season, Street Stock driver Craig Barham was mired in bad luck. Winning a race or contending for a tracks points title at Columbus Speedway didn't seem within reach.

 

 

Old Waverly gearing up to host Handa Cup

Posted 9/16/2014 in Local Sports

When the U.S. Women's Open came to the lush greens of Old Waverly Golf Club in 1999, it left a good impression.

 

 

MSU Briefs: MSU volleyball wins twice in Maroon Classic

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

For many athletes, it takes months or even years to break records. For Mississippi State's Payton Harris, it only took 11 matches. Saturday night at the final contest of the 2014 Maroon Classic, Harris led the Bulldogs to a five-set victory with 59 digs, breaking a Southeastern Conference record for digs in a match and completing a final-day sweep for MSU.

 

 

Saturday's Major League Baseball Scores

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

 

 

Area Sports Schedule and TV Listings

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

Area Sports Schedule and TV listings for Sunday

 

 

Kyle Shaw will look for win at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 8/29/2014 in Local Sports

Kyle Shaw has won five NeSmith Late Model races this year, though his first big-money race win in the division still eludes him.

 

 

Drivers will have two chances to win this weekend -- one in Columbus

Posted 8/22/2014 in Local Sports

There's a chance a Super Late Model driver can make $6,000 in two days this weekend. But like any major cash grab, whether it's the level of competition or the challenges of a particular track, completing the task will be more difficult than a typical race weekend.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Sykes to continue baseball career at Mississippi College

Posted 8/16/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.

 

 

Hairston leaves envy behind to compete in triathlon

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.

 

 

Switch changes Knight's luck on track

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

The bad luck that plagued Shay Knight in 2013 is finally behind him. The Columbus native switched from a MasterSbilt chassis to a Bob Pierce chassis at the beginning of this season, and after an up-and-down start to the campaign, Knight has notched three Crate Late Model wins between two tracks -- Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway -- in each of the past three weeks.

 

 

Q&A: Wyatt excited about talking football on the radio

Posted 8/13/2014 in Local Sports

For former Mississippi State University quarterback Matt Wyatt, this is his busy time of the year.

 

 

Talented senior class leads Heritage Academy volleyball

Posted 8/9/2014 in Local Sports

This beginning means a little more to Liz Fields.

 

 

Langford anticipates triathlon competition

Posted 8/9/2014 in Local Sports

Philip Langford has had people encourage him to do a triathlon for years.

 

 

McCool will try new motor at Magnolia

Posted 8/8/2014 in Local Sports

Chad McCool is 20 points out of first place in the Super Late Model points standings at Magnolia Speedway. He hasn't won a Super Late race this season -- or ever at the track -- but that isn't slowing his march for a points title.

 

 

Columbus gearing up for third-annual sprint triathlon

Posted 8/6/2014 in Local Sports

Brad Atkins is gearing up for another transition. With less than two weeks to go before the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon, Atkins is putting the finishing touches on an event that is coming off drawing nearly 150 competitors last year. Atkins hopes to hit that target in the final home stretch -- or the final transition -- in the sprint to the finish line.

 

 

Columbus High's Davis has strong showing at AAU event

Posted 7/31/2014 in Local Sports

Jason Davis had high hopes for Team Elite Mississippi prior to its trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Amateur Athletic Union Division I 11th-grade Nationals.

 

 

Ray, Sudduth remain in close race for street stock points lead

Posted 7/26/2014 in Local Sports

Big money brings out the big guns.

 

 

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