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Columbus will host disc golf tournament this weekend

Posted 8/27/2013 in Local Sports

Clayton Nash hopes the first time proves to be a hit -- or hole in one -- with the city of Columbus.



Triathlon earns high marks

Posted 8/20/2013 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins couldn't have asked for anything better.



Can't isn't in Long's vocabulary

Posted 8/19/2013 in Local Sports

Can't is only a state of mind.



Just like dad: Mooney follows example, wins triathlon

Posted 8/17/2013 in Local Sports

John Mooney wanted to be like dad.



Mellott reaches goal, wins Possum Town Triathlon

Posted 8/17/2013 in Local Sports

A little bit helped carry Donna Mellott to her goal Saturday morning.



Johnston gearing up for second annual Possum Town Triathlon

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

All the talk lived up to the hype. A year ago, Ricky Johnston heard Brad Atkins and other local residents talk about sprint triathlons and how fun it was to compete in them. Johnston never had an opportunity to get involved in one, but he couldn't help but be persuaded to participate in the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon.



Oak Hill Academy's Ellis injured at ASA Nationals

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

Maegen Ellis returned from California with one too many mementos.



Bryant family enjoys competition at National Senior Games

Posted 8/13/2013 in Local Sports

Name the activity and O.K. Bryant was up for it.



After all these years, Bigelows still bowl them over

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Sports

Jean and Jim Bigelow never imagined when they started bowling that they would stay involved with the sport for as long as they have.



Galloway enjoys triathlon competition

Posted 8/10/2013 in Local Sports

Brandt Galloway doesn't put on any airs.



Team Elite Mississippi AAU club will move to Aberdeen

Posted 8/7/2013 in Local Sports

It's official. The Team Elite Mississippi Amateur Athletic Union basketball club's new home is Aberdeen. The Aberdeen City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to give Team Elite Mississippi club founder Erise Wilson full access to the city's basketball facilities. In addition, Wilson said the city council approved his use of two classrooms at the city's gymnasium he intends to use for tutoring for the players involved in his travel ball program.



Local AAU basketball team may be on the move

Posted 8/5/2013 in Local Sports

ABERDEEN -- The Team Elite Mississippi Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Club soon may have a new home.



Mississippi Magnolias win gold at Senior Olympics

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Sports

Shelby Stratton couldn't help be confident.



AAU recognizes four local basketball players

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Sports

Erise Wilson didn't see it coming. The Team Elite Mississippi Basketball Club Amateur Athletic Union believes in his players, but he also knows that being seen is a crucial element of the AAU circuit.



Swimming teams have strong showings at state meet

Posted 8/3/2013 in Local Sports

The Mississippi Shockwave Aquatics and the Swim Columbus swimming teams had strong showings last month at the Mississippi State Long-Course Championships at Delta State University in Cleveland.



Vernon wins golf event in Oxford

Posted 8/2/2013 in Local Sports

Konrad Vernon showed this week his putter can be an effective equalizer.



Triathlon organizers ready to go with second race

Posted 7/27/2013 in Local Sports

Brad and Melissa Atkins are raring to go. If they were training for the second annual Possum Town Triathlon, the husband and wife likely would be fine-tuning their techniques for each of the three phases of the event. As much as Brad Atkins would love to compete in the event he and his wife helped organize and pull off last year, he knows plenty remains to be done to make sure the next installment of the sprint triathlon at 7 a.m. Aug. 17 goes off just as well as the first one.



Local unit looks forward to Hoops for Troops basketball event

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Even though he does not play or coach, Danny Browning looks forward to the fourth Hoops for Troops benefit basketball tournament.



Mississippi Magnolias eye title at National Senior Olympics

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Competition never gets old.



Annual Hoops for Troops benefit Saturday at Columbus High

Posted 7/25/2013 in Local Sports

Columbus Walmart General Manager Ernest Robinson dreamed big when he put together the Hoops for Troops basketball project.



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