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Former MSU baseball player Flagg wins Long Drive Championship

Posted 11/5/2014 in Local Sports

Six years after hitting his last home run for the Mississippi State baseball team, Jeff Flagg is still hitting tape-measure blasts. On Tuesday night, Flagg's ability to hit the ball long won him $250,000 and the title of world champion.

 

 

Drungo, Jr. left long legacy

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Sports

George Irby always knew Elbert Drungo Jr. could make an impact without saying a word.

 

 

Bloomquist wins Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Sports

From the time Scott Bloomquist first took to the track at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the annual running of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 many of his competitors noted he would be the driver to beat for the $20,000 top prize. Bloomquist proved them right Saturday night by leading all 100 laps in dominating fashion to claim the coveted win.

 

 

Rickman hopes to finish at Cotton Pickin' 100

Posted 10/9/2014 in Local Sports

Making the show at the Cotton Pickin' 100 hasn't been a problem for Super Late Model driver Rick Rickman. Finishing the grueling 100-lap feature has proven to be the biggest challenge for the New Hope native.

 

 

Team U.S. beats World team for Handa Cup

Posted 9/29/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It may not have been the best double bogey World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley ever made, but it likely was her most satisfying.

 

 

U.S., World teams tied entering final day of Handa Cup

Posted 9/28/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- By their reckoning, Beth Daniel and Nancy Scranton aced the test Saturday at Old Waverly on the opening day of the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.

 

 

Bryan excited about present, future for Old Waverly

Posted 9/26/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It's an exciting time for George Bryan. Immersed in the build-up to the LPGA Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup this weekend at Old Waverly Golf Club, Bryan has a chance to squirrel away in his shed next to the club's pro shop while golf carts dart in and out and players shuffle around the greens.

 

 

Barham wants to end season with victories

Posted 9/19/2014 in Local Sports

Early in the 2014 racing season, Street Stock driver Craig Barham was mired in bad luck. Winning a race or contending for a tracks points title at Columbus Speedway didn't seem within reach.

 

 

Old Waverly gearing up to host Handa Cup

Posted 9/16/2014 in Local Sports

When the U.S. Women's Open came to the lush greens of Old Waverly Golf Club in 1999, it left a good impression.

 

 

MSU Briefs: MSU volleyball wins twice in Maroon Classic

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

For many athletes, it takes months or even years to break records. For Mississippi State's Payton Harris, it only took 11 matches. Saturday night at the final contest of the 2014 Maroon Classic, Harris led the Bulldogs to a five-set victory with 59 digs, breaking a Southeastern Conference record for digs in a match and completing a final-day sweep for MSU.

 

 

Saturday's Major League Baseball Scores

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

 

 

Area Sports Schedule and TV Listings

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

Area Sports Schedule and TV listings for Sunday

 

 

Kyle Shaw will look for win at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 8/29/2014 in Local Sports

Kyle Shaw has won five NeSmith Late Model races this year, though his first big-money race win in the division still eludes him.

 

 

Drivers will have two chances to win this weekend -- one in Columbus

Posted 8/22/2014 in Local Sports

There's a chance a Super Late Model driver can make $6,000 in two days this weekend. But like any major cash grab, whether it's the level of competition or the challenges of a particular track, completing the task will be more difficult than a typical race weekend.

 

 

Heritage Academy's Sykes to continue baseball career at Mississippi College

Posted 8/16/2014 in Local Sports

Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.

 

 

Hairston leaves envy behind to compete in triathlon

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.

 

 

Switch changes Knight's luck on track

Posted 8/15/2014 in Local Sports

The bad luck that plagued Shay Knight in 2013 is finally behind him. The Columbus native switched from a MasterSbilt chassis to a Bob Pierce chassis at the beginning of this season, and after an up-and-down start to the campaign, Knight has notched three Crate Late Model wins between two tracks -- Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway -- in each of the past three weeks.

 

 

Q&A: Wyatt excited about talking football on the radio

Posted 8/13/2014 in Local Sports

For former Mississippi State University quarterback Matt Wyatt, this is his busy time of the year.

 

 

Talented senior class leads Heritage Academy volleyball

Posted 8/9/2014 in Local Sports

This beginning means a little more to Liz Fields.

 

 

Langford anticipates triathlon competition

Posted 8/9/2014 in Local Sports

Philip Langford has had people encourage him to do a triathlon for years.

 

 

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