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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.



Cooley fell in love with racing at early age

Posted 3/30/2012 in Local Sports

Promoters at the Columbus Speedway have refurbished the facility hoping to pump life into an aging masterpiece. Now, the drivers are ready to do their part in re-energizing "The Baddest Bullring in the South." After the season-opening James King Memorial two weeks ago, racing returns to the speedway Saturday for the first of several weekly races scheduled for 2012. Among the competitors in the late model racing series will be Fulton's Eric Cooley.



Dupler wins fishing event in Iuka

Posted 3/30/2012 in Local Sports

Will Dupler knows how to fish in tournaments. Dupler, who lives in Columbus, has been fishing since his early years in Florida, and he knows the saying "nothing beats time on the water" holds true in the tournaments.



Local anglers earn top finishes at Bassmasters event

Posted 3/27/2012 in Local Sports

Gene Brown, Don Hitchcock, and the Lowndes County Bass Club overcame tough conditions this past weekend to take titles at the two-day Mississippi Bass Federation State Championship event in Columbus. On the boater side, Brown, the leader after the first day, failed to keep the pace of day one but still managed a weight of 6.66 pounds. He finished with a total weight of 22.46 pounds to take first in the individual angler category.



Shaw adjusts to Crate Lake Model racing

Posted 3/16/2012 in Local Sports

Don't discount the power of the classifieds. Jeremy Shaw hadn't considered selling his Open Wheel Modified vehicle. But it didn't hurt to look at the online classifieds. After all, you never know what you're going to find. Besides, the number of Open Wheel Modified opportunities in the Columbus area were diminishing, so why not.



Columbus Speedway will have grand re-opening Saturday

Posted 3/15/2012 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway will begin a new era this weekend as it celebrates its grand re-opening with the $5,000-to-win, 17th Annual James King Memorial at the 1/3 mile oval.



Columbus United teams win titles

Posted 3/10/2012 in Local Sports

Two Columbus United Soccer Club teams won championships and another placed second at the Frostbite Tournament on Feb. 25-26 in Starkville.



Ladd Chain earns runner-up High Point Award

Posted 3/10/2012 in Local Sports

BILOXI -- Ladd Chain finished second individually in the 13- to 14-year-old age group and helped lead Swim Columbus to a seventh-place finish last month at the Mississippi State Short Course Championships.



Alabama anglers win semi-pro division of Crappie USA event

Posted 3/10/2012 in Local Sports

Crappie USA held a two-day super tournament that featured amateur and semi-pro divisions that competed Friday and Saturday in Columbus. Teams as far away as Arkansas and Kentucky came to the area in hopes of cashing in on cash and prizes.



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