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Schrader will go against best at Magnolia

Posted 5/30/2014 in Local Sports

Kenny Schrader is back at Magnolia Motor Speedway to claim another United Sprint Car Series win.

 

 

Soccer crowd having 'great experience' in Columbus

Posted 5/24/2014 in Local Sports

Azad Hossain and his family aren't new to Columbus. Whether it is science, music or sports, Hossain has found many reasons to travel from Oxford to Columbus to spend the day in "The Friendly City." This weekend, though, Hossain and his family are staying a little longer because his son is a member of the Under-14 Oxford Soccer Club participating in the Mississippi Soccer Association's Presidents Cup.

 

 

Columbus ready to play: Presidents Cups begins today

Posted 5/23/2014 in Local Sports

"Massive." In 25 years working in parks and recreation, Roger Short has been a part of his share of large undertakings. If you have ever driven by Propst Park in the summer and seen the softball and baseball tournaments that the city of Columbus has hosted over the years, you have an inkling of the planning and organization it takes to put on an event with tens of teams from out of town.

 

 

Johnson hopes experience pays at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 5/23/2014 in Local Sports

Late Model dirt track veteran Ronnie Johnson isn't sure what type of dirt is used at Magnolia Motor Speedway, but he can explain what makes it unique.

 

 

Columbus wants to put on good show

Posted 5/22/2014 in Local Sports

Tom Velek wants to put on a good show. As tournament director for the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup, Velek has spent much of the past week making sure all of the details have been taken care of for Columbus' first opportunity to play host to what he called "Mississippi's biggest soccer party."

 

 

Wofford ready for CrossFit regional competition

Posted 5/19/2014 in Local Sports

Justin Wofford is an example of how channel surfing can promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

Good fortunate brings Handa Cup to Golden Triangle

Posted 5/17/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- If George Bryan didn't pick up the phone, Jane Blalock might never have found a location for the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.

 

 

Lopez hopes ISPS Handa Cup raises profile of women's golf

Posted 5/16/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Nancy Lopez enjoys having a full calendar. Whether it is taking part in charity or corporate events, spending time with her new granddaughter, or visiting her youngest daughter at Auburn University, Lopez still manages to find time to play golf.

 

 

Some of world's best will return to Old Waverly

Posted 5/14/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Chris Jester admits the Handa Cup initially was "foreign" to him. Jester, the PGA Director of Golf for Old Waverly Golf Club, knew all too well about the success of the 54th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship in 1999 at Old Waverly, but he wasn't well versed about the history of the Handa Cup.

 

 

Baggett will try to continue racing success

Posted 5/9/2014 in Local Sports

Before the 2014 dirt track season began, Neil Baggett had to choose between two motors: larger, heavier, and stronger, or smaller, lighter, and better for handling.

 

 

Rickman starts racing season on strong note

Posted 4/30/2014 in Local Sports

Drivers and their crews usually face an adjustment period when breaking in a new chassis, but veteran super late model driver and Golden Triangle native Rick Rickman won his second race of this season with a new chassis and has four top-3 finishes thus far.

 

 

NDRL Series returns to Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend

Posted 4/17/2014 in Local Sports

Kelley Carlton knows all about Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

 

Columbus United Soccer Club experiences growth

Posted 4/12/2014 in Local Sports

These are exciting times for the Columbus United Soccer Club.

 

 

Columbus set for busy weekend

Posted 4/11/2014 in Local Sports

While things will be busy in Starkville with Super Bulldog Weekend, there will be plenty to do this weekend in Columbus.

 

 

Fishing tournament will benefit Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Posted 4/4/2014 in Local Sports

Mark Clark would love to have the opportunity to go fishing Saturday. After all, with a chance to earn as much as $1,250 for one fish, who wouldn't want to try their luck on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway? But as tournament director of the Hooks for Halos Children's Miracle Network Open Big Bass Tournament for the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Clark will be too busy weighing in all of the fish Saturday to get a chance to test his fishing skills.

 

 

Local driver Shaw hopes changes pay off in results

Posted 3/8/2014 in Local Sports

MILLPORT, Ala. -- Jeremy Shaw didn't have the type of results he anticipated in 2013. The Millport native switched the chassis on his 1S crate late model car from a Trak-Star chassis to a GRT chassis last season, and though he had five wins, he didn't match his form of 2012, when he won 10 races. Success in dirt-track racing, though, can come down to the most minor of adjustments.

 

 

Washington eager to return to racing

Posted 2/27/2014 in Local Sports

Chase Washington is cancer-free and ready to lift the lid on the 2014 season at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

 

NASCAR driver Wallace to make debut at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 2/22/2014 in Local Sports

"I have a good idea of what I'm in for."

 

 

Dirt-track racing season set to begin

Posted 2/21/2014 in Local Sports

Dirt-track racing season in the Golden Triangle will kick off with some familiar names from the highest level of stock car racing.

 

 

Movie inspiration Boone to speak Thursday in Columbus

Posted 2/8/2014 in Local Sports

The timing turned out to be better this year.

 

 

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