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Cash Cow 100 will be at Columbus Speedway next week

Posted 3/9/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway has a well-deserved reputation in the dirt Late Model community for producing some of the division's most fan-pleasing and driver-challenging racing. Also known as "The Bullring," competition at the facility can be likened to a rolling backyard brawl on a ribbon of Mississippi clay. Fans will get a chance to see action like that March 18-19 at the inaugural World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Cash Cow 100."

 

 

Former MSU standout Moreland, slowing down, learning with Rangers

Posted 3/8/2011 in Local Sports

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mitch Moreland took a fast track from the minors to his major league debut and then the World Series after the Texas Rangers acquired Cliff Lee in the middle of last season. The ace left-handed pitcher is gone, but the rookie first baseman who was the Rangers' best hitter in their first World Series is still starting. Though this spring things have finally slowed down and Moreland is finally getting a chance to really adjust after his whirlwind on-the-job training.

 

 

Area college football signees list

Posted 2/2/2011 in Local Sports

This list will be updated throughout the day.

 

 

Stokes honored for winning NeSmith West title

Posted 1/31/2011 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus' Johnny Stokes was one of many honored Saturday at the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Annual Awards Banquet.

 

 

Eriksen replaces Miller as coach of U.S. Softball Women's National Team

Posted 1/31/2011 in Local Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced Friday the selection of Ken Eriksen and Karen Johns as the head coaches of the Women's National Team and Junior Women's National Team, respectively. Johns was an assistant coach at Mississippi State last season. Eriksen replaces MSU coach Jay Miller, who was named head coach of the USA Softball Women's National Team in February 2009.

 

 

Columbus Speedway will play host to 'Racin' for Life 200' in March

Posted 1/24/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus Speedway will play host to the "Racin' for Life 200" United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) Enduro Race for strictly stock cars at 2 p.m. March 5. The 200-lap race will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life charity.

 

 

MSU players will participate in Soccer Across America event in Columbus

Posted 1/24/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tarah Henderson and Jasmine Simmons are excited about the opportunity to celebrate the game of soccer and to introduce it to children who might no know a lot about it. The Mississippi State soccer players will serve as guest instructors in a Soccer Across America program that will hold four soccer clinics at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication Magnet School. All four of the sessions will run from 1-2 p.m. at the school. They will be Tuesday, Thursday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 3.

 

 

Long and winding road

Posted 1/8/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus native Frazier eventually found his way to NFL

 

'A great day' for Columbus' Frazier, new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/4/2011 in Local Sports

Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.

 

Holiday spirit of giving extends from Columbus to Memphis

Posted 1/4/2011 in Local Sports

The spirit of the holidays is alive and well with Jeffery Amos and his family thanks to Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith. Amos, a fifth-grader at Joe Cook Elementary School in Columbus who is being treated for bone cancer at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., received several gifts, including a Columbus High jersey and a basketball signed by current and former team members, in the days leading up to Christmas.

 

 

It's official: Columbus' Frazier is new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/3/2011 in Local Sports

 

Report: Columbus' Frazier first choice for Minnesota Vikings job

Posted 1/3/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who has served as interim coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past six games, is the team's first choice to take over as head coach, a Minnesota newspaper reported.

 

Book by former MSU player Kelly provides valuable lessons

Posted 12/2/2010 in Local Sports

The more you grow, the more you know. In Reggie Kelly's mind, he'd be selfish not to share what he has learned in 33 years. An Aberdeen native and current member of the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals, Kelly recently put the finishing touches on his first book, which he hopes provides encouragement for people facing adversity.

 

Locals remember Columbus native Frazier, now interim head coach of NFL's Vikings

Posted 11/24/2010 in Local Sports

Columbus' quiet man is making noise in the National Football League. Leslie Frazier, a 1977 graduate of Lee High School, was recently promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach of Minnesota Vikings on Monday after the Vikings decided to part ways with coach Brad Childress.

 

Follow your passion and dreams might come true

Posted 11/22/2010 in Local Sports

Kids have dreams growing up to be the star quarterback on a professional football team or the pitcher that pitches a shutout at the World Series.

 

 

Colvin joins National Softball Hall of Fame

Posted 11/21/2010 in Local Sports

The Amateur Softball Association of America inducted E.T. Colvin into the National Softball Hall of Fame at the 30th annual Hall of Fame Induction celebration in Shreveport, La., last week.

 

 

State association will recognize NHHS' Shepherd

Posted 11/19/2010 in Local Sports

Cary Shepherd had plenty of players honored in her time as New Hope High School softball coach. The honors earned by her players often required her to accompany them to Jackson, where they would be recognized. On those trips, Shepherd and the players had time to roam the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and look at all of the pictures of the greats who have helped shape the state's sports scene.

 

 

Former MSU coach brings back Mississippi Juniors volleyball club

Posted 11/4/2010 in Local Sports

Tina Seals hopes she can pick up where she left off and continue her work to help volleyball grow in the state of Mississippi. After two years away from the sport, Seals, the former women's volleyball coach at Mississippi State, is bringing back the Mississippi Juniors volleyball club.

 

 

Don't overlook the value of wearing a lifejacket

Posted 11/1/2010 in Local Sports

Many weekend anglers will have lifejackets in their boats while fishing because it is the law, but they never wear them. I see hunters going down the waterway every winter to hunt the remote islands without lifejackets on as well.

 

 

Southern Belle Cotton Pickin' 100 this weekend

Posted 10/29/2010 in Local Sports

The seventh annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin' 100 will come to life today and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

 

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