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Walters column: Astros shooting for repeat World Series championship

Posted 7/10/2018 in Local Sports

There is nothing quite like seeing an old friend.

Duncan continues 602 streak

Posted 7/7/2018 in Local Sports

Haden Duncan led every lap Friday night to notch his sixth-consecutive victory in the 602 Sportsman feature at Columbus Speedway.

Baggett holds on for COMP Cams win

Posted 7/6/2018 in Local Sports

It wasn't Neil Baggett's first win of the season, but it was his most gratifying in what's becoming a banner year for the Columbus resident.

Columbus Soccer Organization ready to get kick-started

Posted 7/3/2018 in Local Sports

Tom Velek has a new take on a familiar sport, and he would like you and your children to get involved.

Mallett takes victory at Bullring

Posted 6/30/2018 in Local Sports

If Shane Morgan didn't catch Jordon Mallett on restarts, he wasn't going to pass him.

Mallett dedicates win to 'mentor,' late Jason Johnson

Posted 6/30/2018 in Local Sports

Jordon Mallett is following the late Jason Johnson's blueprint to racing and owning a team simultaneously.

Travis Outlaw enjoys giving back to community

Posted 6/29/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- For three days, Travis Outlaw walked into a building bearing his name and did his best to justify that honor.

Proffitt embraces coaching opportunity at Louisiana Tech

Posted 6/29/2018 in Local Sports

If you had asked Maggie Proffitt where she thought she would be to celebrate her 23rd birthday, Ruston, Louisiana, wouldn't have been at the top of her list.

 

Battle at the Bullring set for Friday in Columbus

Posted 6/29/2018 in Local Sports

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars will headline the "Battle at the Bullring" card at Columbus Speedway on Friday night.

 

Byrd survives to win Factory Stocks race in Columbus

Posted 6/25/2018 in Local Sports

Jason Byrd didn't think his car could win the Factory Stocks Madness at Columbus Speedway. The Jasper native had a spark plug wire come off during his heat race Friday, but he managed to win. In Saturday's feature, Byrd's car started to run hot after the fuel stop on lap 20, and under caution laps, his car would shut off. Byrd always was able to re-start it, but there was no way to tell if the problem would grow under green.

Chism looks for breakthrough at Bullring

Posted 6/21/2018 in Local Sports

So much for a transition period.

O'Neal earns first feature victory on Lucas Oil Dirt Series

Posted 6/18/2018 in Local Sports

Hudson O'Neal exhibited the patience and opportunism of a driver more than twice his age Saturday, laying in the weeds before pouncing late to win the Clash at The MAG for his first feature victory on the Lucas Oil Dirt Series.

Golsan gets hit in first professional at-bat

Posted 6/18/2018 in Local Sports

Hitting always has been one of Will Golsan's strengths. Whether it was at New Hope High School in Columbus or at Ole Miss, Golsan displayed a knack for getting a timely hit and reaching base.

Capitalizing at The Clash: Bronson looks for victory

Posted 6/15/2018 in Local Sports

A 100-lap Super Late Model race is an apt metaphor for Kyle Bronson's rookie season on the Lucas Oil Dirt Series. It requires a balance of aggression and patience to save tires, to maintain or improve track position, and to navigate a surface that might change several times throughout the feature.

Wilder trainer: Joshua agrees to heavyweight title unification bout

Posted 6/12/2018 in Local Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division's most anticipated matchup.

Certified with a smile: Sanders set to embark on pro career

Posted 6/12/2018 in Local Sports

If you have watched any college softball or baseball in the last month, it's likely you have seen someone from the Golden Triangle playing a key role for their team.

Columbus has going-away party for softball standout Sanders

Posted 6/11/2018 in Local Sports

DJ Sanders never has been one to celebrate her accomplishments. The former New Hope High School multi-sport standout prefers to hone the skills that have made her one of the nation's best softball players. That's why Sunday was a perfect time for Sanders to relax and to visit with friends, coaches, teammates, and supporters at a going-away bash at the New Hope Community Center.

Ray takes victory in Street Stocks feature race

Posted 6/9/2018 in Local Sports

Lee Ray followed up a pair of runner-up finishes last week with a win in the Street Stocks feature Friday at Columbus Speedway.

 

Gates eager to grow boxing with second event in Columbus

Posted 6/8/2018 in Local Sports

Shawn Gates is spreading the word. After having success in January with the inaugural Friendly City Boxing Night at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Gates admits he was surprised to hear a lot of people in the Greater Golden Triangle area didn't know about the event.

 

Hagar continues mastery at Magnolia

Posted 6/2/2018 in Local Sports

Derek Hagar isn't sure what else he has to prove, especially at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

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