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MGM Resorts first to market with Mississippi sports wagering

Posted 8/2/2018 in Local Sports

History was made Wednesday in Mississippi, as two Magnolia State resorts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.


Different color sneakers give Logan a flair all her own

Posted 7/31/2018 in Local Sports

Sunny Logan doesn't know why she tried it. When you play as much tennis as Logan, you go through a lot of sneakers, so you're apt to buy multiple pairs at one time. A recent purchase of two pairs of sneakers prompted Logan to consider wearing one from each pair to be different.

Ray earns 11th feature win of season

Posted 7/30/2018 in Local Sports

It seems like Lee Ray is chasing points just about everywhere. The Steens native races every weekend, sometimes on Fridays and Saturdays. He leads track points at Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway and is second in Durrence Layne Street Stock national points.

Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series looks for deeper field

Posted 7/26/2018 in Local Sports

The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series' low car-counts in recent weeks are not exclusive to the state's top dirt series, according to Charles Thrash, series director.

Baggett earns fifth Super Late Model win at Magnolia

Posted 7/16/2018 in Local Sports

Neil Baggett won his fifth Super Late Model race of the season Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Prescott still a hit at MSU

Posted 7/14/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kason Woods' eighth birthday doesn't come until October, but he might have received the best part of his present Saturday.

Improved 'feel' leads to success for Baggett

Posted 7/13/2018 in Local Sports

Sometimes familiarity is the best remedy. It's easy to stray from best practices, especially in the internet era, when information is abundant and readily available. The problem is exacerbated for racers looking for an edge when they compete each week.

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.


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