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Brown, Clay County team win fishing tournament

Posted 8/27/2011 in Local Sports

West Point's Gene Brown had a good feeling after the opening round of the Mississippi TBF Bass Federation State Championship. On Saturday, the good feeling was rewarded as Brown built on his opening-round lead to secure championship honors in the annual event held at Columbus Lake, Aliceville Lake, and Aberdeen Lake.

 

 

Inaugural high school fishing championship Sunday in Columbus

Posted 8/27/2011 in Local Sports

Enthusiasm continues to build for the first Mississippi High School Fishing Championship. Sponsored by the Student Angler Federation, the inaugural event is set for this weekend at Columbus Lake. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. today with registration and orientation at the Ramp Pavilion at Stennis East Bank Lock and Dam. A rules briefing will follow at 6 p.m. Fishing begins at the ramp at daylight Sunday, and culminates with a weigh-in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

 

Bass Federation tournament begins today

Posted 8/26/2011 in Local Sports

Perfect weather conditions were on the agenda when the Mississippi TBF Bass Federation State Championship kicked off early this morning at the Columbus Boat Ramp.

 

 

Macon tennis team gets call to go to regionals

Posted 8/6/2011 in Local Sports

Troy King had a feeling a call would come. Still, after two years working to teach children in Macon how to play tennis, King took precautions. After the Macon QuickStarts 10-and-under tennis team came up short in a first-place tiebreaker with Tupelo, neither King nor his wife, Tonya, told the seven players on their team there still was a chance they would get to go to regionals.

 

 

Starkville QB Club set for 46th season

Posted 8/6/2011 in Local Sports

Mississippi State University football fans who are anticipating the 2011 season are encouraged to join the Starkville Quarterback Club. The club, which will open its 46th season of weekly meetings Aug. 30, is devoted to promoting MSU football.

 

 

Columbus man, 80, cards 10 birdies, shoots 65

Posted 7/29/2011 in Local Sports

You're never too old to get into the zone. Clay Wilkes has had his share of memorable rounds of golf in the nearly 40 years he has played the sport. But Wilkes had a round Tuesday that he and many of his friends called "unbelievable."

 

 

Hester enjoys role with CSBL's Jets

Posted 7/27/2011 in Local Sports

The ride ended short of a championship, but Stacy Hester sure enjoyed it. Hester, the former New Hope High School baseball coach, guided the Golden Triangle Jets to the title game of the Cotton States Baseball League, only to see his team lose to the North Delta Dealers 15-3 on Sunday.

 

 

Starkville man finishes second in national grappling tournament

Posted 7/23/2011 in Local Sports

Sometimes Jae Macintosh feels like administering a triangle choke.

 

 

Action tonight at Columbus Speedway

Posted 7/22/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway will be back in action tonight with the Street Stock Survivor Championship. The program will feature the Weekly Racing Series RockAuto.com Super Late Models, NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks.

 

 

Starkville Longhorns will compete in World Series

Posted 7/22/2011 in Local Sports

Second baseman Nyjal Johnson packed his bags earlier this week -- technically, he and his cousin did the packing -- in preparation for a trip to the World Series. He is one of 12 members of the Starkville Longhorns 8-and-under squad that qualified for the annual tournament, which will be in Southaven this year. Teams are scheduled to report today and to play their first games Saturd

 

 

Fishing tournament expected to boost economy by $5.5M

Posted 7/21/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing a national fishing tournament to the area, with the promise of generating $5.5 million in local impact.

 

 

Montgomery leaves Columbus to return to EMCC

Posted 7/21/2011 in Local Sports

Tony Montgomery didn't want to leave East Mississippi Community College. After not being retained last year as baseball coach, Montgomery never envisioned he would get a chance to go back to the school he loves.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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