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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.

 

 

Columbus All-Star baseball teams set for action

Posted 6/30/2011 in Local Sports

Jay Stacy feels his Columbus 9-year-old Dizzy Dean baseball team is warmed up and ready to go for the state tournament.

 

 

Former Major Leaguer Hackman coaching All-Stars

Posted 6/30/2011 in Local Sports

Unsettling. Imposing. Dominating. Luther Hackman Sr. has played all of those roles from 60 feet, 6 inches away and 10 1/2 inches above home plate.

 

 

First-year softball coach polishing Caledonia Diamond Divas

Posted 6/30/2011 in Local Sports

Every now and then, from just outside the dugout, Donna Glasgow reminds her husband where he's at and who he's coaching, especially when the score of his softball game is close, or a practice isn't progressing the way he'd prefer. You need to calm down. You need to remember, these are 7- and 8-year-old girls. They're not your boys. No, this isn't one of the youth baseball teams Sean Glasgow coaches.

 

 

Coaches will discuss ways to improve Dizzy Dean tournament

Posted 6/29/2011 in Local Sports

What's in a name? Baseball players in the Golden Triangle will find out after area coaches sit down to discuss the latest Dizzy Dean Senior tournament and to begin planning for the event in 2012.

 

 

Speedy outfield, depth will lead Starkville All-Stars

Posted 6/29/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Defense is pivotal to a championship run, and Starkville 11-year-old All-Star baseball coach Steve Wylie thinks his team is primed to make a serious run at a title.

 

 

Caledonia finishes against New Hope, shows improvement

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Sports

Everyone noticed. Now the Caledonia High School baseball players have to build on what they accomplished in the summer and this weekend at the Dizzy Dean tournament.

 

 

Zachary (La.) wins two to complete title run

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Sports

Sometimes it helps to know the obstacle you're going to face so you can have the right mind-set. After throwing three innings Saturday night against New Hope, Zachary (La.) Dizzy Dean baseball coach Sam Adams removed starting pitcher Evan Tidwell to make sure he was prepared to take to the mound again if the team advanced to the title game of the Dizzy Dean tournament.

 

 

Caledonia, Columbus players use summer to improve

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Sports

Caledonia High School's Jeremy Reed-Wood and Glenn Robinson of Columbus High's entered Saturday's Dizzy Dean tournament in similar situations.

 

 

Boyd pleased with New Hope's play

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Sports

Saturday marked another long day of baseball for New Hope High School's Dizzy Dean baseball team. And while the Trojans ended the day with a loss, a 6-1 setback to Zachary (La.) in a nightcap at Trojan Field, coach Lee Boyd was happy with his team's performance entering today's semifinal matchup against Caledonia.

 

 

Hughes has message worth hearing

Posted 6/27/2011 in Local Sports

MACON -- Maliek Stallings and his friends spent Saturday morning participating in the second annual Nate Hughes Football Camp. "You can do pushups, you get to compete against each other," said Stallings, 10, who this fall will enter the fifth grade at Earl Nash Elementary School. "You get to win trophies. It's fun."

 

 

Youngest Rickman continues family tradition

Posted 6/24/2011 in Local Sports

Trey Rickman grins when he thinks about the response he gets after telling friends he drives race cars. He's just 14 -- not old enough for a driver's license.

 

 

New Hope's Shepherd to be inducted to MAC Hall of Fame

Posted 6/24/2011 in Local Sports

Cary Shepherd is more than special to Kathi Coleman. It's just that it is so difficult for Coleman to find one word that encapsulates everything Shepherd did in her time as softball coach at New Hope High School.

 

 

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