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BLAISE-ING A TRAIL: Former Heritage Academy star enjoying start to pro career

Posted 6/28/2012 in Local Sports

Brett Blaise has not let the fact he has been overlooked his entire career deny his dream of being a professional baseball player.

 

 

Columbus 9-year-olds ready for battle

Posted 6/26/2012 in Local Sports

The temperature is not the only place where things are beginning to heat up.

 

Burchfield earns first win of season in Columbus

Posted 6/19/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Jay Burchfield, of Columbus, drove the Burchfield's Body Shop Special to his first victory of the season Saturday night at the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event at Columbus Speedway in Columbus.

 

NeSmith Series in Columbus on Saturday

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Week 12 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will see 12 races at 11 tracks in four different states. There will be four races tonight and eight races Saturday night. East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will play host to action tonight and Saturday night.

 

 

National Bass Fishing Trail coming to Columbus

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

The National Bass Fishing Trail will hold its national tournament Sunday through Thursday in Columbus. The NBT, which formed in 2007, hasn't had a district in the state of Mississippi since its formation. It hopes this event and a proposed junior tournament Monday will help build interest in the NBT.

 

 

Former Bulldog Kelly will showcase food products

Posted 6/12/2012 in Local Sports

Reggie Kelly likes to cook. Now, the longtime NFL player and former Mississippi State University standout is sharing some of his secrets in the kitchen.

 

 

Crawley wins USCS title in Columbus

Posted 6/4/2012 in Local Sports

United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear National points leader Tim Crawley, of Benton, Ark., clinched the USCS Sprint Speedweek six race mini-series Championship on Saturday night in the 15th Annual USCS "Battle at the Bullring" Finals at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

Thunder will hit Columbus Speedway

Posted 6/1/2012 in Local Sports

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by Goodyear winged sprint cars headline the 15th annual USCS Battle at the Bullring tonight and Saturday at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

Columbus United U-14 boys team wins DII title to reach regionals

Posted 5/25/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Under-14 boys soccer team continues to blaze a championship trail through the state of Mississippi. The next step is to build on that success at the regional level.

 

 

Auto racing set for Columbus this weekend

Posted 5/25/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus Motor Speedway and the Magnolia Motor Speedway will be in action on a busy Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

 

 

Big turnouts at Thursday night fishing tournaments

Posted 5/21/2012 in Local Sports

The Thursday Night tournaments have been a huge success this season. Tony and Marion Parson, directors of the tournaments, have seen some 40 boats each week come to the boat ramp on Thursdays to take part in the event. The tournaments have seen everything from family members fishing together to friends teaming up to win.

 

 

Columbus United U-14 celebrates rare state championship for county

Posted 5/12/2012 in Local Sports

As a new coach starting out in soccer, Tom Velek never understood why coaches tended to put stronger players up front and less experienced ones on defense.

 

 

Former MSU volleyball coach helps bring skills clinic to Columbus

Posted 5/12/2012 in Local Sports

Tina Seals is going to be busy with volleyball this summer.

 

 

Auto racing returns to Columbus this weekend

Posted 5/11/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus Motor Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway will return to action Saturday night. Action at Columbus Motor Speedway will include the NASCAR All American Series Stock Cars and Late Models, Columbus Modifieds, Sport Stocks, Crazy Compacts, and the USAC Ignite Midget Series.

 

 

Sykes ready to take next step to realize dream

Posted 4/30/2012 in Local Sports

A new April Sykes took the court Sunday primed to take the next step in her basketball career. The former East Oktibbeha County High School All-American who went on to have a standout career with the Rutgers University women's basketball team worked in her first practice with her new team, the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

 

 

Three Columbus United teams advance to state tournament

Posted 4/28/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Under-12 and U-14 boys and the U-16 girls soccer teams qualified for the Mississippi Soccer Association State Championships May 5-6 in Meridian.

 

 

Three-way tie atop NeSmith Series

Posted 4/13/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- There still is a three-way tie for the points lead after Week 2 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season. The top three drivers have a win and a second-place finish to tally 99 points after the first two weeks, and just five points separate the top 10.

 

 

Inaugual Spring Throw Down this weekend at Magnolia

Posted 4/12/2012 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to one of the biggest events in the history of the facility this weekend with the inaugural Spring Throw Down.

 

 

Family connections help bring racing Sudduths together

Posted 4/5/2012 in Local Sports

Racing has proven to be a stabilizer for Bill Sudduth. Years ago, Sudduth used to fish and hunt. He also admits he liked to party. But things -- and hobbies -- changed when Bill met Brenda Langford. Racing replaced fishing and hunting as an activity Sudduth did in his spare time. That "hobby" quickly turned into a "passion" that Bill and Brenda have embraced.

 

 

Dreams, hard work helped Kelly reach NFL

Posted 4/3/2012 in Local Sports

ABERDEEN -- Former Mississippi State University and current NFL standout tight end Reggie Kelly shared the secrets of his success Monday with a packed audience at the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

 

 

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