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Rollins makes history at triathlon in return home

Posted 8/19/2012 in Local Sports

If Brad Rollins didn't know it, he would have thought the Possum Town Triathlon was a long-standing event with a load of history.

Jeffreys sets healthy example for daughter in first triathlon

Posted 8/19/2012 in Local Sports

Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. Ellie Jeffreys may not remember an overcast morning on Aug. 18, 2012, in Columbus, Miss., when she grows up, but maybe it will come back to her in a few years when she is in the water, or on a bicycle, or pounding the road.

 

Inaugural Possum Town Triathlon set for Saturday in Columbus

Posted 8/16/2012 in Local Sports

Gunnar Olson has a top-three finish in his sights. Charla Lee just wants to finish.

 

 

Discounted hotel rate for NeSmith racing event in September

Posted 8/16/2012 in Local Sports

The Wingate Inn in Columbus will be the official host hotel for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series $2,000-to-win Black Ice 40 on Sept. 2 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus.

 

 

Gray earns two NeSmith victories at Magnolia

Posted 8/16/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tony Gray, of Coker, Ala., and Jeff Glisson, of Boaz, Ky., were the big winners in NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 20 action.

 

 

Red Carpet Bowl celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted 8/15/2012 in Local Sports

James Lawson still remembers the summer of 1962.

 

 

Youth soccer continues growth in Columbus

Posted 8/14/2012 in Local Sports

Tom Velek has seen soccer make incredible progress in Columbus.

 

 

Starkville Quarterback Club set for 47th year

Posted 8/4/2012 in Local Sports

Mississippi State University football fans are encouraged to join the Starkville Quarterback Club. The club, which will open its 47th season of weekly meetings on Aug. 30, is devoted to promoting MSU football. Club President Tyson Gair said the club expects a large membership this year with all the excitement that surrounded the team's 31-3 victory against the University of Mississippi and its 23-17 win against Wake Forest University in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 that helped the team finish 7-6.

 

 

Prep players want softball back in Olympics

Posted 8/4/2012 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- While the Summer Olympic Games have been plagued by controversies in gymnastics and badminton, no such ill will has developed on the softball diamond.

 

 

Nickoles Memorial set for this weekend in Columbus

Posted 8/2/2012 in Local Sports

Tradition will return to Columbus this weekend with the running of the 11th Annual Columbus Nissan James Nickoles Memorial at Columbus Speedway, "The Baddest Bullring in the South.

 

 

Burkhalter will volunteer for inaugural Possum Town Triathlon

Posted 7/28/2012 in Local Sports

Delynn Burkhalter has swam enough strokes, logged enough miles on a bicycle, and pounded enough pavement to know the elements that make a triathlon successful. In addition to a quality course and hours of planning and organization, Burkhalter knows the importance of having helpful and interested volunteers involved in the race. So while Burkhalter would be able to join the rest of the field for the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon on Aug. 18 in Columbus, the president and chief executive officer of Burkhalter Rigging, Inc. plans to work behind the scenes as a volunteer in an effort to make sure competitors have a memorable experience.

 

 

Nickoles Memorial event will return to Columbus

Posted 7/28/2012 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway has seen a rebirth in many ways in its 50th year of operation. From new grandstands to new promoters to other improvements, there have been a lot of changes at the facility. Some have involved new items, while others have involved the rejuvenation of events that haven't been held in a few years. One event, the James Nickoles Memorial, will return Saturday with Columbus Nissan as the title sponsor.

 

 

Lee enjoying chance to work in pro football

Posted 7/24/2012 in Local Sports

Tyson Lee never allowed the word no to stop him from doing something.

 

 

GOING THE EXTRA MILE: Atkins gearing up for triathlon

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins have done nearly all there is to do when it comes to endurance training events.

 

 

Sting enjoys perfect postseason run

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Perfection is an elusive accomplishment in any sport.

 

State director Eguaoje likes what he sees in Columbus

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Dr. Terry Eguaoje is impressed. The Mississippi Soccer Association's state technical director of coaching has been all over the state numerous times in the past six years and knows all of the hot soccer spots.

EMCC brings baseball camp to Columbus

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

Chris Rose knows how to build a winner. In five seasons as head coach at Meridian Community College, Rose won 67 percent of his games and led the Eagles to MACJC State Championships in 2008 and 2006 and a NJCAA Region 23 Championship in 2009.

Columbus All-Stars focused on World Series

Posted 7/19/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus Nationals 10-year-old All-Star team was on an incredible high after winning the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Starkville.

 

Heritage Academy volleyball continues to grow

Posted 7/17/2012 in Local Sports

The Heritage Academy volleyball program is growing in multiple ways.

 

Mississippi 95 girls ODP team records first

Posted 7/13/2012 in Local Sports

McKenzie Adams did her best not to let the disappointment creep into her mind. Losing a two-goal lead and then the match can be disheartening to any team, but having a short memory is a key to success in tournament settings.

 

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