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Basketball tournament raises money for for the Family Readiness Group fund

Posted 7/16/2011 in Local Sports

The hoops squad from the Battery A Second of the 114th Strike National Guard unit in Columbus may have lost its first game handily Saturday, but they'll win in the end.


Columbus will play host to Mississippi Open Disc Golf tournament

Posted 7/15/2011 in Local Sports

Mark Box isn't the only person who has fallen under the spell of disc golf. Friends Clayton Nash and Chip Strain also admit to being "hooked" by the game after being introduced to it. Box, Nash, and Strain hope more people in the Greater Golden Triangle area will be affected by the sport this weekend when the Mississippi Open Disc Golf tournament comes to Columbus this weekend.



MSU's Saulsberry does internship with SPD

Posted 7/15/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- You might have noticed a familiar face in an unfamiliar uniform around Starkville. Mississippi State senior lineman Quentin Saulsberry has spent the past month and a half interning at the Starkville Police Department. In that time he has been the most popular person to step out of a squad car.



New Hope's Taylor will play in USGA Junior Amateur

Posted 7/15/2011 in Local Sports

Chase Taylor's play this summer has put him in position to realize a goal. Now he hopes an improved and more consistent golf game will help him compete with some of the nation's top players. Taylor, a rising senior at New Hope High School, will play this weekend in the United States Golf Association's Junior Amateur Championship at the Gold Mountain Golf Club - Olympic course in Bremerton, Wash.



Columbus teams going to Dizzy Dean World Series

Posted 7/15/2011 in Local Sports

The summer baseball season will continue next week for a number of Columbus teams at the Dizzy Dean World Series. On Thursday, Kelvin Smith, coach of the Columbus Americans 8-year-old All-Stars, said his team has decided to play in the Dizzy Dean World Series, which starts July 22 in Southaven.



Arkansas, Alabama lead preseason All-SEC picks

Posted 7/15/2011 in College Sports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The University of Arkansas led the way Thursday with 14 selections to the Southeastern Conference preseason coaches' teams, while the University of Alabama had 13 and Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi had four apiece.



Hoops for Troops fundraiser Saturday at Columbus High

Posted 7/14/2011 in Local Sports

Get ready to support your support for our troops. Building off the success of last year's inaugural event, Walmart, Columbus High School, and local organizers have been working hard to put the finishing touches on the second annual Hoops for Troops event that will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Columbus High.



Local Lions movin' on up

Posted 7/14/2011 in College Sports

Tyler Aldridge, Mitch Bohon, and Cole Vaughan will be able to look back one day and know they were a part of something special. Their efforts this season were instrumental in helping the East Mississippi Community College baseball team get back to the postseason and making the first step toward becoming a perennial contender.



Former CHS standout Morris will go to West Alabama

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

Sammy Smith needed a scale Tuesday afternoon. Two months earlier, Smith's jaw dropped when former Columbus High boys basketball standout Phillip Morris entered his office. "What have you been doing?" Smith asked Morris, a former CHS point guard who went on to play basketball at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit.



Moultrie ready to take court for MSU

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Bulked up and anxious to hit the court, Mississippi State forward Arnett Moultrie is ready to see what he can do in the Southeastern Conference.



MSU, Cohen file motion for protective order

Posted 7/13/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State and baseball coach John Cohen filed a motion for protective order Friday regarding an information request by former player Forrest Moore.



Columbus Nationals beat Columbus Americans for title

Posted 7/13/2011 in Local Sports

EUPORA -- The Columbus Nationals had to work overtime Tuesday. Pushed to the brink by the rival Columbus Americans and teased by a weather delay, the Columbus Nationals persevered and defeated the Columbus Americans 7-6 in the final game of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old state tournament at Gary Park.



Louisville rallies to beat Columbus

Posted 7/13/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus Americans 10-and-under Dizzy Dean All-Star baseball team will find out later today if it will get a second chance to punch a ticket to the World Series.



Sidney working in offseason to improve conditioning

Posted 7/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Expect a different Renardo Sidney this season. The Mississippi State junior center spent more than a month working out with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston, Texas, to shed weight and to improve his conditioning.



MSU signee Cox will play at EMCC

Posted 7/12/2011 in College Sports

Mississippi State signee Justin Cox will play his freshman football season at East Mississippi Community College.


Dizzy Dean baseball tournament in Columbus set to crown winner

Posted 7/12/2011 in Local Columns

Congratulations to the city of Columbus. For the past five days, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and Propst Park have played host to the Dizzy Dean 10-and-under South state baseball tournament.


Don't be a litter bug when you're on water

Posted 7/12/2011 in Local Columns

Have you noticed trash on the sides of the road each morning when you go to work or in the afternoon when you return home? For all of you who enjoy our waterway each weekend boating, skiing, and fishing, do you notice the soda bottle floating or the plastic bag in the water?



Sidney sheds weight, regains focus

Posted 7/12/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Expect a much different Renardo Sidney this season. The Mississippi State junior center spent over a month working out with former NBA player and coach John Lucas in Houston, Texas to shed weight and improve his conditioning. Sidney returned to campus last week 23 pounds lighter after weighing 320 pounds when he showed up in Houston in May.



King returns home to coach at West Lowndes

Posted 7/9/2011 in High School Sports

Tradition resonates with Anthony King. When he looks back on his athletic career, King has fond memories of when he wore the navy and gold of Motley High School. He also recalls the lessons he learned from coaches like Felix Wicks and Bobby Berry.



Starkville trying to work back through losers' bracket

Posted 7/9/2011 in Local Sports

The Starkville All-Stars are swinging to survive. After losing during the opening night of the Dizzy Dean 10-and-under South state tournament, the team has recovered, beating Fulton on Friday and defeating Hamilton and Caledonia on Saturday to advance through the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament.



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