Denis Aidoo wasn't sure if Maggie Proffitt could handle the expectations. The Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball coach was confident Proffitt could score, but he didn't know if Proffitt would be able to live up the team's defensive standards.
No current Bulldogs heard their names called in the second day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, but a trio of potential future members of the Mississippi State baseball program did.
Louisville's Timmy Ming fared the best of 71 boaters Saturday with a five-bass total of 13 pounds, 3 ounces to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on the Columbus Pool.
Jeremy Shaw is almost there.
The landscape of Street Stocks has changed since 2013, when Bryan Fortner left the division he'd competed in since the age of 16. The cars are faster and the price to be competitive has doubled, but it's par for the course in dirt track racing, which forced Fortner to make a tough decision when he returned to the track after a four-year absence.
Sammy Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion who has reached NASCAR's top division, competed in its truck series, and won just about everywhere since beginning his racing career in the early 1970s. But Swindell never has competed at Magnolia Motor Speedway, despite growing up a little more than two hours away in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bo Minor knows Columbus Speedway like the back of his hand.
Roger Short wants to make sure the people of Columbus and Lowndes County understand the Columbus Recreation Authority will continue to offer programs. Short wants to make that perfectly clear because there might be some uncertainty about the status of the city's recreation authority now that he is on the job as interim recreation manager for Lowndes County.
When Rod Taylor pulled off Columbus Speedway after watering it Friday evening, he had no idea Mother Nature had a watering scheduled at almost the same time.
Rod Taylor has experienced the peaks and valleys of managing a racetrack in just a few short months.
An unpredictable and unforgiving surface Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway forced Jack Sullivan into an unconventional approach. After extended periods of rain throughout the day and night Friday, the "Black Ice" never quite dried out and slicked off for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series headliner.
Former NBA star Allen Iverson's now-infamous "practice" rant in 2002 is continually parodied and referenced by sports fans, commentators and athletes across all sports. While the context behind Iverson's comments is often lost or ignored, the prevailing sentiment regarding practice is obvious: It's important. It's not just crucial for athletes who throw, shoot, or swing, but it also is important for those who pilot 800-horsepower cars around slick dirt ovals each weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Brett Favre made things look easy throughout most of his collegiate and professional career. After starring at Southern Mississippi, Favre embarked on a record-breaking NFL career, which included three MVP awards, success in the Super Bowl, and enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Kate Mattox came off the track -- having just won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter state championships for Starkville High School -- feeling guilty. She said as much to her coach, Caroline Woomer, who was quick to remind her why.
All apologies to Allen Iverson, but a little extra practice doesn't hurt when you're preparing to win another state title.
Jason Byrd doesn't have an explanation for the roll he has been on at Columbus Speedway. Byrd has won four of his last five races there and leads the Factory Stocks points standings entering tonight's Mud Bug Classic at The Bullring.
When the chaos of the first Super Late Models race at Columbus Speedway in two years ended Friday night, the consensus was clear: what a workout.
Waimon Hendrix is coming up on an important anniversary. On April 30, Hendrix will celebrate four years of retirement from his job as a job as a contractor at Columbus Air Force Base. Hendrix worked in that capacity for 44 years, 22 in the military and another 22 years as a civilian. He served two tours in Turkey and in numerous places in the United States.
After a year-long closure in 2016 and an early season schedule of NeSmith-sanctioned Crate and Street Stocks races, the state's top division has been absent from the state's oldest dirt track, and arguably most unique, with its signature high banks and red clay surface. For the first time since 2015, Super Late Models will race tonight at Columbus Speedway when the track plays host to the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series.
Tennis really is a family affair for Edd and Kay Milam. The Starkville couple has played tennis for a large part of their adult lives. The love for the game, combined with a passion for competition, has helped keep them at the top of their game.
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