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Heritage Academy girls soccer earns two shutouts in early season matches

Posted 8/1/2019 in Local Sports

The Heritage Academy girls soccer team began the season with two wins and two shutouts in the first matches of the year.

 

Byrd wins Factory Stocks series race at Bullring

Posted 7/27/2019 in Local Sports

With just a handful of laps to go, Corey Gann was doing everything he could to hold off Jason Byrd in the Factory Stocks feature Friday at Columbus Speedway.

Factory Stocks series returns to action

Posted 7/26/2019 in Local Sports

As the costs to compete continue to rise for Late Models, drivers with limited budgets, time and resources continually turn to the "entry division."

 

Former MSU walk-on Barrette charged with murder

Posted 7/24/2019 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State walk-on football player Sean Barrette, 22, has been charged with murder in Louisiana according to online records.

 

Swim Columbus setting records, focused on expansion

Posted 7/24/2019 in Local Sports

Axel Phillips held the plaque steadily.

Hughes: Hell Tour run a 'dream'

Posted 7/19/2019 in Local Sports

Spencer Hughes was noticeably absent from Mississippi and Alabama dirt tracks for a couple of weeks, but he was busy racing, and at a much higher rate than normal.

 

LCRD youth diamond sports see more than 300 participants in inaugural season

Posted 7/16/2019 in Local Sports

Lowndes County Recreation Department Recreation Manager Roger Short wasn't sure what to expect. He was hoping at least 300 youth athletes would register for the LCRD's first season of youth T-Ball, baseball and softball this summer aged 3-12.

 

Hagar dominates race at The Mag

Posted 7/6/2019 in Local Sports

Once again, it was the Derek Hagar show at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Marion, Arkansas sprint car driver notched his fifth career win at The Mag in the United Sprint Car Series feature Friday night.

Gray searching for first win in USCS this year

Posted 7/3/2019 in Local Sports

Friday could be a night of firsts for sprint car driver Terry Gray. The Bartlett, Tennessee native is searching for his first win of the season on the United Sprint Car Series and his first-ever win at Magnolia Motor Speedway, which will host the USCS 360 sprints Friday night.

Strength holds on for MSSS win at Bullring

Posted 6/22/2019 in Local Sports

Brooks Strength continued his recent run of form Friday, holding off a hard-charging Jason Hollis at Columbus Speedway for his fourth Street Stocks win in seven races.

Taylor: 'Shady' dealings doom Mud Bug Classic

Posted 6/14/2019 in Local Sports

The Mud Bug Classic is officially canceled. Columbus Speedway promoter Rod Taylor announced the cancellation via the track's Facebook page, citing a failure of race promoter Charles Evans, who agreed to lease the track, to secure the required prize money -- more than $100,000 for six divisions -- that had been advertised for over a month.

Marlar strikes early, wins Clash at The MAG

Posted 6/3/2019 in Local Sports

Mike Marlar had to play it cool Saturday moments before the green flag dropped in the Clash at The MAG.

Richards wins opener at Clash

Posted 5/31/2019 in Local Sports

It took a bit longer than expected, but Josh Richards now has his first win with Clint Bowyer Racing. Richards won the first feature of the Geico Clash at The MAG Thursday night, passing Tim McCreadie on the bottom in turns 3 and 4 on lap 11. He navigated lap-traffic and held off McCreadie for the win, also his first feature victory of the season.

Magnolia Motor Speedway's headline event begins tonight

Posted 5/30/2019 in Local Sports

The 2018 Clash at The MAG had a storybook ending and a late-race pass that any track promoter would hope for when hosting a big-money televised race.

Herrington wins in Magnolia Motor Speedway debut

Posted 5/28/2019 in Local Sports

Wil Herrington wasn't the only Durrence Layne Late Model racer to enter Sunday's $2,000-to-win feature at Magnolia Motor Speedway with no prior experience at the notoriously slick track, but he was the only one to win.

Winona native shines at Columbus Speedway Friday

Posted 5/25/2019 in Local Sports

Wesley Greene doesn't race as much as he'd like, but if his win percentage in his new Rocket race car continues at its current pace, he'll happily navigate the pace.

Boland notches first win of 2019 at Columbus Speedway

Posted 5/18/2019 in Local Sports

Jamey Boland led every lap of the Super Late Model race Friday at Columbus Speedway and notched his first feature win of the season.

Mud Bug Classic moved to June 14-15

Posted 5/3/2019 in Local Sports

Mother Nature has postponed the Mud Bug Classic at Columbus Speedway. .

Herndon has right weight for Golden Egg Spring Nationals

Posted 4/29/2019 in Local Sports

Chad Thrash waited angrily at the scales Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, as the rest of the top-five finishers in the Golden Egg Spring Nationals remained in the queue behind him.

 

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