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New Hope's Taylor will play in USGA Junior Amateur

Posted 7/15/2011 in Local Sports

Chase Taylor's play this summer has put him in position to realize a goal. Now he hopes an improved and more consistent golf game will help him compete with some of the nation's top players. Taylor, a rising senior at New Hope High School, will play this weekend in the United States Golf Association's Junior Amateur Championship at the Gold Mountain Golf Club - Olympic course in Bremerton, Wash.

 

 

Columbus teams going to Dizzy Dean World Series

Posted 7/15/2011 in Local Sports

The summer baseball season will continue next week for a number of Columbus teams at the Dizzy Dean World Series. On Thursday, Kelvin Smith, coach of the Columbus Americans 8-year-old All-Stars, said his team has decided to play in the Dizzy Dean World Series, which starts July 22 in Southaven.

 

 

Hoops for Troops fundraiser Saturday at Columbus High

Posted 7/14/2011 in Local Sports

Get ready to support your support for our troops. Building off the success of last year's inaugural event, Walmart, Columbus High School, and local organizers have been working hard to put the finishing touches on the second annual Hoops for Troops event that will kick off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Columbus High.

 

 

Columbus Nationals beat Columbus Americans for title

Posted 7/13/2011 in Local Sports

EUPORA -- The Columbus Nationals had to work overtime Tuesday. Pushed to the brink by the rival Columbus Americans and teased by a weather delay, the Columbus Nationals persevered and defeated the Columbus Americans 7-6 in the final game of the Dizzy Dean 12-year-old state tournament at Gary Park.

 

 

Louisville rallies to beat Columbus

Posted 7/13/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus Americans 10-and-under Dizzy Dean All-Star baseball team will find out later today if it will get a second chance to punch a ticket to the World Series.

 

 

Starkville trying to work back through losers' bracket

Posted 7/9/2011 in Local Sports

The Starkville All-Stars are swinging to survive. After losing during the opening night of the Dizzy Dean 10-and-under South state tournament, the team has recovered, beating Fulton on Friday and defeating Hamilton and Caledonia on Saturday to advance through the losers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

 

 

Columbus, Caledonia softball deliver strong efforts

Posted 7/9/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus Cyclones and Caledonia Sassy Sluggers departed their softball diamonds at Propst Park on Saturday afternoon with medals around their necks.

 

 

Coaches try to increase interest in baseball in Macon

Posted 7/8/2011 in Local Sports

Baseball first excited Savion Price at age 3. His favorite player is Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who shares his position of shortstop.

 

 

Columbus 10-year-old Dizzy Dean team wins two games

Posted 7/8/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus 10-and-under Dizzy Dean All-Stars are two wins closer to advancing to the World Series.

 

 

Columbus All-Star teams confident about their chances

Posted 7/7/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus age-group All-Star teams enter their respective state tournaments today with a sense of optimism about their chances to advance to the World Series.

 

 

Starkville All-Stars relying on experience

Posted 7/7/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- It's normal for a coach to tout his team and expect to win every game. Keith Lawrence doesn't mind wearing the cap of the mega-confident, if not braggadocios baseball coach.

 

 

Caledonia team shows how cheering plays part in success

Posted 7/7/2011 in Local Sports

Starting Friday, Propst Park will as much resemble the host of an outdoor music festival as a youth baseball and softball tournament. The cheers, loud and proud, will derive from dozens of girls, perhaps hundreds, from throughout the state, ranging in age from tiny tots to teenage veterans of Amateur Softball Association of America competition. Unlike baseball -- make that just about any other American sport -- an unofficial prerequisite of playing softball is cheering. Seriously. You cheer in the dugout while a teammate is at the plate.

 

 

West Point, Caledonia All-Stars set for action

Posted 7/7/2011 in Local Sports

Jason Edwards, coach of West Point's 10-and-under baseball team, watched from outside the dugout as Brandon Lairy made contact and raced to first base.

 

 

Baseball, softball tournaments will invade Columbus

Posted 7/6/2011 in Local Sports

It's nearly time. After months of planning, cleaning, primping, and organizing, Roger Short and the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority are ready to roll out the welcome mat to all of the players, parents, relatives, and fans who will invade Propst Park for four Dizzy Dean slow-pitch softball age-group tournaments and the 10-and-under South state baseball tournament.

 

 

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series coming to Columbus

Posted 7/6/2011 in Local Sports

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete this weekend at the Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus.

 

 

Ole Miss team hopes to land big haul

Posted 7/5/2011 in Local Sports

Andy Halford has fished long enough to know some searches prove fruitless.

 

 

Support system plays key role in Outlaw's life in NBA

Posted 7/2/2011 in Local Sports

It takes a village to support Travis Outlaw -- make that an older brother and two cousins.

 

 

Kosciusko rallies to beat Caledonia Diamond Divas

Posted 7/2/2011 in Local Sports

It looked like "if" was going to turn into "when." Then the Kosciusko's bats kicked into gear and ended an afternoon in the sun with some championship relief.

 

 

Columbus All-Star softball team kicks off play tonight

Posted 7/1/2011 in Local Sports

The unknowns will crystallize tonight. Columbus 8-and-under Dizzy Dean softball coach Jay Cook hopes his players are ready when everything comes into focus. Cook and his players will put their efforts to the test at 7 tonight when they take on the Nettleton Diamond Divas on the Redbird A field in the double-elimination, coach-pitch North State tournament at Propst Park.

 

 

Magnolia Motor Speedway will play host to event Sunday

Posted 7/1/2011 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway will host a Fourth of July program Sunday that will feature the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series Super Late Models in a 40-lap, $2,000-to-Win/$150-to-Start in the third and final round of the annual Firecracker Three Crown Nationals.

 

 

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