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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.


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.



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