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Taylor: More to come at Columbus Motor Speedway

Posted 10/19/2018 in Local Sports

Rod Taylor had a grand vision to rehab the "state's oldest dirt track" when he took over Columbus Speedway in the winter of 2016.

 

This Week's TV Listings

Posted 10/14/2018 in Local Sports

 

Former Ole Miss coach Freeze will work in new league

Posted 10/12/2018 in Local Sports

PHOENIX -- The Alliance of American Football's Arizona Hotshots announced Thursday that former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will be offensive coordinator on head coach Rick Neuheisel's staff for the 2019 inaugural season.

Sanders will hold softball camp at New Hope High

Posted 9/28/2018 in Local Sports

DJ Sanders learned a lot about softball growing up in Columbus and playing the sport in the state of Mississippi.

McDowell wins at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 9/24/2018 in Local Sports

Dale McDowell's patience paid off Saturday in the Cotton Pickin' 100.

 

Weekend Sports Television Listings

Posted 9/7/2018 in Local Sports

Weekend Sports Television Listings

 

Zimbalist has plan to save college athletics

Posted 9/5/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball player Kinsey Goelz likes numbers. Though softball is her sport of choice, the Myakka City, Florida, native always has found the economics of college athletics fascinating.

Hughes wins Late Model feature

Posted 9/4/2018 in Local Sports

Spencer Hughes has won all across the state and from Super Late Models and Street Stocks to go-karts and modifieds. But Hughes was winless at The Bullring entering the Labor Day races at Columbus Speedway.

Ellis wins 15th feature of season

Posted 9/4/2018 in Local Sports

It doesn't matter where Evan Ellis starts the race because he always finds his way to the front. Ellis, who has dominated Durrence Layne Late Model racing this season, typically starts on the front low, leads the majority of the laps, and takes the checkered flag.

Columbus' Black grew into All-American at MSU

Posted 9/2/2018 in Local Sports

Bob Tyler has seen a lot of football players in his coaching career. Athletes the caliber of Stan Black don't come along too often, which is why Tyler, who at the time was the football coach at Mississippi State, was eager to visit Heritage Academy in Columbus to watch Black play.

Black touched many lives off the field

Posted 9/2/2018 in Local Sports

Football was only part of Stan Black's life. While being an All-American at Mississippi State and going on to play professional football in the NFL earned Black fame throughout the nation, those who knew the former Columbus resident remember him as a "humble" man who never allowed his athletic accomplishments to change his personality.

Beard will go for Factory Stocks title Sunday

Posted 8/31/2018 in Local Sports

There was a time when John Beard wasn't interested in racing.

Culp earns first win of season

Posted 8/27/2018 in Local Sports

Timothy Culp's 2018 season mostly has been one to forget. The campaign has included him dropping off the World of Outlaws Tour -- his first on the year on the series -- a social media post in which he accused track promoters of turning a blind eye to cheaters, and, at one point, listing his hauler and race car for sale.

Rooker impresses with Twins Double-A affiliate

Posted 8/18/2018 in Local Sports

PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.

Stokes: SSN at Whynot a 'big deal'

Posted 8/17/2018 in Local Sports

Ask a racecar driver what it would mean to beat a full field for a top-shelf prize and they'll likely say, "the world."

 

Registration open for Frostbite running events

Posted 8/17/2018 in Local Sports

Registration is open for the 34th-annual Frostbite Half-Marathon, 10-Kilometer, and 5-K races at 9 a.m. Feb. 2, 2019.

 

MSU Notebook: Weather sends Bulldogs indoors

Posted 8/8/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's first day in full pads was also its first day indoors.

Baggett hammers SLM race at Bullring

Posted 8/4/2018 in Local Sports

Off-nights are rare during racing season, so Neil Baggett and his wife Tarran scheduled "date night" for Friday.

 

MGM Resorts first to market with Mississippi sports wagering

Posted 8/2/2018 in Local Sports

History was made Wednesday in Mississippi, as two Magnolia State resorts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.

 

Different color sneakers give Logan a flair all her own

Posted 7/31/2018 in Local Sports

Sunny Logan doesn't know why she tried it. When you play as much tennis as Logan, you go through a lot of sneakers, so you're apt to buy multiple pairs at one time. A recent purchase of two pairs of sneakers prompted Logan to consider wearing one from each pair to be different.

 

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