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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.

 

 

Bulldogs land commitment from McLaurin at Collins

Posted 7/24/2014 in Local Sports

For the eighth time in less than a week, Mississippi State has added another member to its prospective 2015 signing class.

 

 

All-Area Small Schools Girls Basketball: Franks leads Hebron Christian girls to MAIS Overall State appearance

Posted 7/21/2014 in Local Sports

PHEBA -- Longtime Mississippi high school basketball coach Bruce Franks admits he wasn't about to change his ways when he took over the Hebron Christian School basketball programs last season.

 

 

New Hope graduate Carroll finding his niche on local racing circuit

Posted 7/19/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Carroll remembers well the anticipation of pulling into Columbus Speedway to cheer for his favorite driver, Mark Stokes.

 

 

Bulldogs land eight commitments at Big Dawg camp

Posted 7/19/2014 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- One by one, high school prospects from across the country trickled into Mississippi State's Leo M. Seal football complex on Friday afternoon, as the field of 200 potential college athletes arrived gradually throughout the afternoon for MSU's annual Big Dawg recruiting camp.

 

 

Columbus Nationals win title in West Point

Posted 7/15/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Scottie Perrigin is ready to ice his arm and kick up his feet. Perrigin can relax a little easier knowing that his pitching career came to an end Monday night after helping the Columbus Nationals 8-year-old Coach-Pitch All-Star team win a state title. On Monday, Columbus defeated Starkville 18-4 for its fifth-straight victory to win the Dizzy Dean South state championship.

 

 

Former Heritage Academy standout to hold 5-Tool Camp in Columbus

Posted 7/15/2014 in Local Sports

Dee Haynes can't remember all of the coaches who helped him realize a career as a professional baseball player.

 

 

Kajun Mini Stocks will race in Columbus

Posted 7/11/2014 in Local Sports

Mini Stocks aren't just a stepping stone to higher divisions of racing. Drivers and promoters of the Kajun Mini Stock Association hope their regional series will help deliver that message to race fans who are used to larger, more powerful cars, like Super Late Models and NeSmith Late Models, at their local dirt tracks.

 

 

Caledonia 9-year-olds win state tournament

Posted 7/8/2014 in Local Sports

BATESVILLE -- The road through the losers' bracket in any tournament is never easy. When you're playing in a state tournament that features the best teams in the state of Mississippi, the thought of losing the first game and having to work your way back can be overwhelming.

 

 

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