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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.



Logan, Trolio qualify for four-ball event in Florida

Posted 10/1/2017 in Local Sports

Hunter Logan and Cohen Trolio take their golf seriously. As two of the most accomplished junior players in the state of Mississippi, Logan and Trolio have walked the best courses and competed against the toughest competitors. That's why it didn't faze Logan or Trolio that they were the only juniors competing Thursday in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Men's Four-Ball Qualifier at Laurel Country Club.


Ray wins Mississippi Street Stock Series points title

Posted 9/25/2017 in Local Sports

With less than five laps left in the race to decide the Mississippi Street Stock Series points title, Lee Ray's bid to repeat as champion appeared dashed after he spun in turns three and four following contact with Eddie Rickman.

Overton's 'gamble' pays off at Cotton Pickin' 100

Posted 9/25/2017 in Local Sports

No one knows how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas determine their betting lines. There are countless variables that change by the day, and sometimes by the hour.


Breazeale eager for another top finish at Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100

Posted 9/22/2017 in Local Sports

It wasn't a win, but it was clear how much a top-three finish meant to David Breazeale. The longtime Super Late Model racer fought back tears and struggled to find the words after exiting his car to a chorus of cheers following the 2016 Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.


Branch's message focuses on making right choices

Posted 9/14/2017 in Local Sports

Choices isn't just another word to Adrian Branch. To convey the impact of that word, Branch uses more colorful ones -- like sashaying and profilin' -- and eye-catching objects -- like his $10,000 1987 NBA championship ring from his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers -- to hold the attention of the students assembled in the Columbus High School gymnasium.

Timely pass helps Hughes win at The Mag

Posted 9/11/2017 in Local Sports

There's something special about Spencer Hughes' right foot. Car owner Randy Thompson feels Hughes' right foot is his greatest attribute. In just his third Super Late Model race Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Hughes showed again why Thompson selected him pilot his car.


MSU family assists in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Posted 9/8/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Hunters Creek Village, Texas, was one of the lucky ones. On the western outskirts of Houston, the village had recently installed new drainage systems, as reported by The Houston Chronicle, and appeared to be positioned well geographically to avoid the effects of Hurricane Harvey.



Hughes feels at home in latest victory at Magnolia

Posted 9/4/2017 in Local Sports

For Spencer Hughes, his Street Stock car is "home."


Veteran Rickman still going strong in Street Stocks

Posted 9/1/2017 in Local Sports

There was a time when Eddie Rickman didn't know what he was doing with a race car. In the 1960s and '70s, before racing technology boomed and before Rickman became one of Mississippi's best Super Late Model drivers, he was still figuring out how to make a car go fast and handle better.

Breazeale uses new car to earn fourth win

Posted 8/28/2017 in Local Sports

It doesn't matter what kind of car David Breazeale brings to the track. He's a favorite to win wherever he goes. Breazeale debuted a new Rocket XR-1 car Saturday for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series Super Late Model race at Magnolia Motor Speedway. He had one testing session Friday and didn't make any significant adjustments before Saturday's feature.


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