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Swimming teams have strong showings at state meet

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Sports

The Mississippi Shockwave Aquatics and the Swim Columbus swimming teams had strong showings last month at the Mississippi State Long-Course Championships at Delta State University in Cleveland.



Vernon wins golf event in Oxford

Posted 8/2/2013 in Local Sports

Konrad Vernon showed this week his putter can be an effective equalizer.



Triathlon organizers ready to go with second race

Posted 7/27/2013 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins are raring to go. If they were training for the second annual Possum Town Triathlon, the husband and wife likely would be fine-tuning their techniques for each of the three phases of the event. As much as Brad Atkins would love to compete in the event he and his wife helped organize and pull off last year, he knows plenty remains to be done to make sure the next installment of the sprint triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 17 goes off just as well as the first one.



Local unit looks forward to Hoops for Troops basketball event

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Even though he does not play or coach, Danny Browning looks forward to the fourth Hoops for Troops benefit basketball tournament.



Mississippi Magnolias eye title at National Senior Olympics

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Competition never gets old.



Annual Hoops for Troops benefit Saturday at Columbus High

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Columbus Walmart General Manager Ernest Robinson dreamed big when he put together the Hoops for Troops basketball project.



Elite Team Sports hope to fill need in area

Posted 7/24/2013 in Local Sports

The pings off the aluminum bats were welcome sounds to Scott Hannon and Lance Conn.



MSA State Academy Soccer Camp comes to area

Posted 7/22/2013 in Local Sports

Seeing traffic lights, pulling bibs, and mimicking sounds of race cars don't sound like traditional lessons.



Columbus Nationals lose opener at Dizzy Dean World Series

Posted 7/20/2013 in Local Sports

SOUTHAVEN -- The Columbus Nationals All-Star baseball team surrendered 10 unearned runs Saturday in an 11-7 loss to Valdosta (Ga.) in its opening game of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old World Series.



Columbus Nationals will find out today who they will play at World Series

Posted 7/19/2013 in Local Sports

Chad Moody and the Columbus Nationals are moving blindly into the Dizzy Dean World Series.



Safety takes on new emphasis for Caledonia pee wee league

Posted 7/10/2013 in Local Sports

CALEDONIA -- The buzz word for Caledonia pee wee football is "safety."



Columbus Nationals win south state tournament title

Posted 7/10/2013 in Local Sports

For the Columbus National League all-stars, it was a championship three years in the making.



Columbus Nationals roll into tournament championship

Posted 7/9/2013 in Local Sports

Columbus National League all-star Max Gee feels like his main task is to provide a spark.



Patience valuable ingredient to tournament survival

Posted 7/8/2013 in Local Sports

Patience is an essential ingredient to baseball and softball enlightenment. It also helps to have a healthy does of patience when you're dealing with Mother Nature and her ability to alter the schedule for a tournament.



CLRA, Columbus United announce new opportunities for soccer players

Posted 6/15/2013 in Local Sports

As part of the Presidents Cup 2014 Challenge, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority (CLRA) and the Columbus United Soccer Club have overhauled the summer player development opportunities for soccer players in the area.



Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to event this weekend

Posted 6/14/2013 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau Clash at the MAG tonight and Saturday.



Former MSU standout Banks signs deal with Tampa Bay

Posted 5/24/2013 in Local Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Second-round draft choice Johnthan Banks has agreed to a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, leaving the team with one unsigned rookie.



Dendy, Froshour team to win Crappie Masters event

Posted 5/18/2013 in Local Sports

Score one for the "Perch Jerkers." Even though Rick Dendy and Carl Froshour don't consider that style of fishing "old school," they are right at home without spider rigging and fishing with multiple poles.



Smaller weights expected for Crappie Masters event

Posted 5/17/2013 in Local Sports

Paul Alpers had a lot of praise last year for the city of Columbus and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Alpers, who is the president of the Bass Pro Shops Crappie Masters AllAmerican Tournament Trail, was in Lowndes County last August to award a Crappie Masters National Championship to Charlie and Travis Bunting, of Jefferson City, Mo. Alpers was on hand to watch the Buntings land a two-day haul of 19 pounds that helped them win two Tracker Marine Nitro Z7 boats with 150 horsepower Mercury Motors. In all, 141 teams averaged catching crappie that weighed just less than a pound.



Former QB Lee returns home to work for FCA at MSU

Posted 5/11/2013 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tyson Lee was sitting in a meeting room at the NFL's St. Louis Rams evaluating a draft prospect when he couldn't prevent an ugly feeling from entering his mind.



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