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Another Byrd takes over No. 75

Posted 10/11/2010 in Local Sports

The number 75 remains special to Ricky Byrd.

 

Columbus Speedway in action Saturday; Immanuel girls soccer players honored

Posted 10/8/2010 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway will be back in action this Saturday with the final weekly racing series points event of 2010.

 

 

Columbus' Stokes wins NeSmith West Region championship

Posted 10/6/2010 in Local Sports

Columbus' Johnny Stokes clinched the 2010 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series West Region Championship on Friday night at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park in Hattiesburg. The championship boiled down to Stokes, Lucky Keeton, of Toomsuba, and Justin McRee, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on final weekend of the season.

 

 

Benefit tennis tourney this week in Starkville

Posted 10/5/2010 in Local Sports

Dozens of the Golden Triangle's best tennis players are set to face off this weekend at the seventh annual Buckley Faulk Memorial Tournament in Starkville.

 

 

Mike Marlar claims second Magnolia State 100 title

Posted 9/27/2010 in Local Sports

A heavily damaged race car and a stout field of competitors could not keep Mike Marlar from Winfield, Tenn. from claiming the win in the 21st Annual Premier Ford Magnolia State 100 on Saturday night at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

Magnolia State 100 to be run today and Saturday

Posted 9/24/2010 in Local Sports

The 21st annual Premier Ford Magnolia State 100 will come to life today and Saturday at Columbus Speedway.

 

 

Weekend auto races tighten top three spots

Posted 9/22/2010 in Local Sports

Three of the four NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series West Region title contenders earned enough points Saturday to tighten up the point standings for the top three points fund-paying spots.

 

 

Return is birthday wish for Beckwith

Posted 8/19/2010 in Local Sports

After missing more than a month of the season, William Beckwith hopes to be back in the lineup today for the Gulf Coast League Braves. Beckwith, a 21st-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves on June 8, hopes to see his name on the lineup card when the GCL Braves host the GCL Tigers in Kissimmee, Fla.

 

 

Earnest, Tice help lead Pontotoc Red Sox to win

Posted 8/6/2010 in Local Sports

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Dylan Earnest and Philip Tice combined to lead the Pontotoc Red Sox to an impressive victory Thursday in their first game at the American Legion Mid-South Regional tournament. Earnest, a recent graduate of Hamilton High School, threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead Pontotoc, the Mississippi state champion, to a 6-1 win against Texarkana, Ark., the Arkansas state champion, at Quick Trip Park.

 

 

Rice earned honor of being 'The Greatest'

Posted 8/5/2010 in Local Sports

Imagine having to toil in obscurity. It wouldn't matter if you had the fastest feet, the stickiest hands, or the steadiest demeanor. The only ones your talents would delight would be family and friends and, possibly, a lucky fan who happened by the stadium where you played.

 

 

Maholm wants to be a Pirate when team starts to win

Posted 7/28/2010 in Local Sports

PITTSBURGH -- Paul Maholm is like any major leaguer who wants to play for a winner. But for the southpaw of the Pittsburgh Pirates, that means being patient. Maholm, who pitched at Mississippi State from 2001-03, is in his sixth season with the Pirates and he has yet to play on a winning team. Pittsburgh hasn't had a winning season since the 1992 team made the playoffs, and Maholm is biding his time until the organization can reverse its fortunes.

 

 

West Lowndes attempts to finish strong

Posted 7/28/2010 in Local Sports

The West Lowndes Amateur Athletic Union basketball program hopes it can finish the season as quickly as it started it. Coming off a 15-0 start, the West Lowndes' 17-and-under boys basketball team will join its other boys and girls age group teams at The King of Kings Summer Closeout, which begins this weekend in Memphis, Tenn.

 

 

Swim Columbus, Shockwave have multiple winners

Posted 7/26/2010 in Local Sports

CLEVELAND -- Swim Columbus' Corey Persons, Aaron Meek, and Ladd Chain and Shockwave's Hannah Wilson, Robert Fisher, Matt Williams, and Rachel Dees posted first-place finishes Sunday on the final day of the Long Course State Championships at Delta State University. Persons won the 13- to 14-year-old boys 100-meter backstroke in a time of 1 minute, 5.88 seconds. He also finished fifth in the 50 free (28.22). Meek won the 11-12 boys 50 back with a time of 36.08, while Chain won the 11-12 boys 50 freestyle (28.02) and the 11-12 boys 100 butterfly (1:12.05).

 

 

Starkville Daily News: Starkville All-Stars eliminated (link)

Posted 7/19/2010 in Local Sports

 

 

Hallmark excited to return to New Hope High

Posted 7/17/2010 in Local Sports

Brent Hallmark has been a mainstay on the mound for the Cotton States Baseball League - North Division's Tippah County Tribe all season. But today's starting assignment will be a little more special for Hallmark.

 

 

Mission accomplished for Starkville's Bryan

Posted 7/17/2010 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Jack Bryan's quest to become an Eagle Scout and to help the tennis community is finally complete. Thirteen months ago, the longtime scout and tennis player envisioned replicating an existing pavilion at Starkville High School's tennis courts as his Eagle Scout project.

 

 

Hoops for Troops fundraiser Saturday at Caledonia High

Posted 7/15/2010 in Local Sports

Ernest Robinson knows the importance of teamwork. As store manager at the Walmart in Columbus, Robinson realizes communication and coordination are two keys to helping any business or organization run smoothly.

 

 

Cotton States Baseball League coming to New Hope High

Posted 7/15/2010 in Local Sports

The Cotton States Baseball League is coming to Lowndes County. The CSBL North Division, which is in its second year, will continue its effort to increase its fanbase when it will feature the Tippah County Tribe against the Golden Triangle Jets in a nine-inning game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at New Hope High School's Trojan Field.

 

 

Columbus Americans win South State title

Posted 7/14/2010 in Local Sports

WINONA -- The Columbus Americans made it through the Dizzy Dean 11-12-year old South State Tournament undefeated by beating West Point 18-3 in the championship game Tuesday. The Americans exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the third inning to win the game in three innings by the mercy rule. "It was real exciting," Columbus Americans coach Billy White said. "I've been a coach for 22 years and, like I told the kids, this was the first time in 20 years a 12-year old team from Columbus won South State. This is a great group of kids."

 

 

Plan in place to bring Cotton States games to the fans

Posted 7/14/2010 in Local Sports

The plan is in place. Now Sam Creekmore, Frank Dodds, Clark Richey, and the rest of the Cotton States Baseball League North Division have to see where it will take them. The CSBL's decision "to bring the game to the fans" continues this weekend when the collegiate summer wooden bat league will feature the Tippah County Tribe and the Golden Triangle Jets in a nine-inning game at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Trojan Field at New Hope High School. The game is one of three the league is playing away from its home site in New Albany in an attempt to help it grow.

 

 

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