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MSU baseball team will play Southern Mississippi

Posted 3/21/2017 in Local Sports

PEARL -- The Mississippi State baseball team will take on Southern Mississippi at 6:30 tonight at Trustmark Park. MSU (12-9) is coming off three losses this past weekend at Arkansas in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season. Southern Miss (16-4) swept then-No. 23 Louisiana Tech this past weekend to open Conference USA play. MSU has won five-straight non-conference games, while Southern Miss is 9-1 in its last 10 games.

 

Washington wins NeSmith Late Model feature at Magnolia

Posted 3/19/2017 in Local Sports

Chase Washington led all but one lap and won the NeSmith Late Model feature Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Johnson Jr. shoots to top of division

Posted 3/17/2017 in Local Sports

Kids will make do with what they have, even if it means building a track in the backyard and racing whatever will go. John Johnson Jr., who is originally from Starkville and moved to Ethelsville, Alabama, was a teenager when he and friend Daniel Brasfield turned an old field into a ring for their four-wheelers. They didn't have tractors to aid in the construction, but they had imagination and an itch to race.

Old Waverly will play host to 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Posted 3/14/2017 in Local Sports

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Tuesday that Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point will play host to the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Aug. 5-11, 2019.

Sudduth passes Rickman for Street Stocks victory

Posted 3/11/2017 in Local Sports

It had been a long couple of years for Jamie Sudduth. The Millport, Alabama, native and Street Stocks competitor hadn't placed the No. 11 in victory lane since 2015. But that changed Friday night at Columbus Speedway where he'd pass friend, and sometimes fill-in driver for the No. 11, Brian Rickman with two laps to go to win the Street Stocks feature.

Shelton will try to build on 16-win season

Posted 3/10/2017 in Local Sports

Tony Shelton already was ahead of the curve. The Steens native, who won 16 602 Late Model races in 2016, didn't want the hassle of building and maintaining his motor, so he has been using a NeSmith Crate motor since the division was created four years ago. He isn't the only driver to choose that option in lieu of a self-build, even though the latter could yield more power.

 

Hagar leads start to finish at Frostbuster

Posted 3/5/2017 in Local Sports

Derek Hagar couldn't make it through a race without tearing up his car.

 

 

MSU baseball bounces back to beat Oregon

Posted 3/4/2017 in Local Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- After dropping a tough 1-0 decision in the series opener on Friday, the Mississippi State baseball team bounced back to end up on the opposite side of another one-run game at Oregon, winning 5-4 on Saturday evening at PK Park in comeback fashion.

 

 

Carroll feels 'on top' of Late Model racing circuit

Posted 3/2/2017 in Local Sports

It's impossible for someone who doesn't race cars or work on them to understand the geometry, physics and engineering that go into building a car and adjusting it to achieve the perfect balance of speed and control.

 

 

United Sprint Car Series will invade Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend

Posted 2/28/2017 in Local Sports

ATLANTA -- The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will invade Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday to headline the ninth-annual Frost Buster 150. The event will be the second round of a 50+ race schedule for the series' 21st season of competition. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will join the USCS sprint cars to create a USCS tripleheader at the Frostbuster.

 

Season opener at Columbus Speedway a success

Posted 2/27/2017 in Local Sports

Rod Taylor's enthusiasm for Columbus Speedway and its revitalization were matched by uncertainty entering the track's season-opening Winter Classic on Saturday. The event was to be held during the day -- a rarity in dirt-track racing -- when many drivers usually still were putting the finishing touches on their cars.

 

Columbus Speedway ready to race again

Posted 2/23/2017 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway is returning with a bang.

 

 

Total Strength & Speed will have clinic in West Point

Posted 2/22/2017 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Carl Middleton has seen weight training and conditioning evolve from doing three sets on the bench press and running wind sprints into something much bigger. As regional sales manager of Total Strength and Speed, which is based out of Columbia, South Carolina, Middleton works to educate coaches and student-athletes about how to use equipment and training methods to get the most out of their workouts. The company he works for also played an integral role in helping the West Point High School football team furnished the weight room in its new field house.

 

 

Starkville girls sweep region tournament openers to return to state

Posted 2/14/2017 in Local Sports

JACKSON -- Jesse Little played a big role in Starkville High's semifinal-round game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 6A, Region 3 tournament ... despite what his surname might suggest.

 

Patriots use best-ever comeback to beat Falcons in Super Bowl LI

Posted 2/5/2017 in Local Sports

HOUSTON -- They looked old and outmanned. Their star quarterback was frazzled, their stingy defense was a sieve.

Best of 2016 recognized at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 2/5/2017 in Local Sports

Jeremy Shaw knew about halfway through the 2016 race season that he was ready to take a step back.

 

Dallas QB Prescott wins another Rookie of Year award

Posted 2/4/2017 in Local Sports

HOUSTON -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won a two-man race with teammate and running back Ezekiel Elliott on Saturday night to take The Associated Press' 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Cowboys' fourth-round draft pick stepped in when quarterback Tony Romo was injured in the preseason and led Dallas to a 13-3 record, best in the NFC. He received plenty of help from his running back, Elliott, the fourth overall selection. Prescott brought Elliott onstage to share the moment.

 

 

Dallas QB Prescott wins AP Rookie o the Year honor

Posted 2/4/2017 in Local Sports

Dak Prescott has won a two-man race with Dallas teammate Ezekiel Elliott to take the 2016 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

 

 

Dallas QB Prescott named Pepsi Rookie of the Year

Posted 2/3/2017 in Local Sports

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, Pepsi and the NFL announced Friday, as determined by fan voting.

 

Starkville Soccer Association's Phillips receives coaching award

Posted 1/26/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Abby Phillips was pleasantly caught off guard. Phillips grew up playing soccer and earned a chance to play at the NCAA Division I level when she signed with Mississippi State. But an injury ended her playing career and forced her to make the transition from player to coach.

 

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