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.
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.
Chad Thrash could have driven his 1C Super Late Model car even faster Saturday.
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.
Rusty Schlenk had never raced in Mississippi when he entered the gates of Columbus Speedway on Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STARKVILLE -- Jeremy Pruitt has been doing a lot of picture taking and hugging in a new city that adores him.
Shawn Gates has wanted to do something for Columbus for a long time.
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.
Johnny Stokes didn't intend to get himself a birthday present Sunday.
Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle.
Chloe Bibby sounds like Vic Schaefer's kind of player.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Hill shows speed, strength in Maroon & White Game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. France offers strong relief outing as part of MSU's sweep COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Stacy staying in control for Caledonia HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Berry leads West Point to playoff series victory HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Oregon's Sanders taken in NPF draft LOCAL SPORTS