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Fifth annual Dixie Road Race will be Sunday in Columbus

Posted 9/10/2011 in Local Sports

Five years ago, Clint Hanson wondered if people would remember. There was a time in Columbus when go-kart racing used to be a popular, family event that attracted big crowds. For some reason, though, the popularity waned and the annual event eventually disappeared. Today, the excitement is back and just might be bigger and better then ever.



MSU, Auburn have dynamic duos at running back

Posted 9/9/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Auburn and Mississippi State defenses see rushing games that have speed and power every day.



Mullen: Coaching rumors mean Bulldogs are winning

Posted 9/9/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen can barely get out of the month of August without rumors of his imminent departure from Starkville. Mullen, who is 15-11 at MSU, addressed rumors as a guest on Garry Parrish's ESPN Radio show in Memphis that he likely will leave MSU after another successful season.



Columbus wants to continue 'new beginning'

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

This is the time for the Columbus High School football team to continue its season of new beginnings. Coming off an overtime victory against two-time defending Class 5A champion West Point, Columbus will see how it fares in the role as "favorite" at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to New Hope.



Heritage Academy to face pass-happy MRA

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

Heritage Academy football coach Brad Butler wants to see something different. He and the Patriots already have felt the emotion from a huge victory and expected it to carry over to the next week only to see the energy evaporate at gametime.



Starkville Academy girls soccer getting healthy

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

With his squad healthy again, Starkville Academy girls soccer coach Robert Gardner looks forward to the Volunteers' season-ending push. The Volunteers played their next-to-last non-region match Thursday and earned a 12-0 victory against archrival Heritage Academy at the Starkville Sportsplex.



Inaugural Streetcar 5-K on Saturday in Columbus

Posted 9/9/2011 in Local Sports

On a weekend when the city of Columbus will celebrate its history, local runners also will have a chance to get some exercise.



Eupora runs down West Oktibbeha

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

MABEN -- Adam Lowrey and the West Oktibbeha County High School football can wonder what if as they watch the tape of their 36-16 loss to Eupora on Thursday night.



Sulligent will try to get Marchant second region win

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

The Sulligent High School football team notched its first victory for coach Scott Marchant last week when it beat Hatton in a Class 2A, Region 8 game.



No. 9 EMCC holds on to beat Hinds C.C.

Posted 9/9/2011 in College Sports

RAYMOND -- The No. 9 East Mississippi Community College football team survived its first road test of the season Thursday night, defeating Hinds C.C. 20-17 on Thursday night at Joe Renfroe Stadium.



Weeks wants Hamilton to build off loss

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

Ray Weeks knows close isn't going to cut it. But in week three against an opponent in a higher classification, the Hamilton High School football coach can live with a hard-fought 34-20 loss to Class 3A Kossuth.



Central Academy's Sciple not enjoying high-wire act

Posted 9/9/2011 in High School Sports

MACON -- Ronnie Sciple isn't going to have many lives left if the Central Academy football team continues its high-wire act. Three weeks into the 2011 season and the Vikings have showed impeccable timing and an ability to wiggle their way out of dire situations to earn victories.



Auburn wants to get physical with MSU

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Auburn University football coach Gene Chizik left Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday feeling Utah State pushed his bigger team around in the season opener for both teams.



MSU's Keenum surprised by holdup with Texas A&M

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State President Mark Keenum was one of 12 Southeastern Conference member presidents or chancellors to attend a vote on introducing a 13th member of the league.



Relf not worried about playing close to home

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf said he's isn't worried about playing a college football game close to his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. The Mississippi State fifth-year senior quarterback has more important things on his mind.



Starkville-West Point will face off in another heavyweight battle

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The murderer's row scheduling for the Starkville and West Point high school football teams won't let up anytime soon. If possible, the Starkville-West Point rivalry will ratchet up the strength of schedule for both squads when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in West Point.



Hebron Christian will try to build on first win

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

The Hebron Christian football team enjoyed its first victory in eight-man football competition last week. Now, the Eagles will go for two in a row.



Starkville Academy beats Heritage Academy; Oak Hill Academy wins

Posted 9/8/2011 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Academy fast-pitch softball team found its offensive rhythm Wednesday afternoon. The Volunteers had eight hits and parlayed a seven-run third inning into an 11-0 non-region victory against archrival Heritage Academy at the Starkville Academy Softball Complex.



Saban: Shuffling not an excuse on offensive line

Posted 9/8/2011 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's Barrett Jones is an All-Southeastern Conference right guard, but he could be found just about everywhere else on the line in the Crimson Tide's opener. Left tackle. Left guard. Center.



MSU, Auburn feature different no-huddle attacks

Posted 9/7/2011 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Time will be a valuable commodity Saturday. The seconds will count so much that the Mississippi State and Auburn University football teams will eschew one of the fundamentals of the game -- the huddle -- in an attempt to gain an advantage.



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