Dreams came true in multiple ways Saturday morning. While some competitors eclipsed their time goals and others took pride in finishing, Brad Atkins surveyed the scene at the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon and smiled.
If Brad Rollins didn't know it, he would have thought the Possum Town Triathlon was a long-standing event with a load of history.
Athletes come in all shapes and sizes. Ellie Jeffreys may not remember an overcast morning on Aug. 18, 2012, in Columbus, Miss., when she grows up, but maybe it will come back to her in a few years when she is in the water, or on a bicycle, or pounding the road.
Gunnar Olson has a top-three finish in his sights. Charla Lee just wants to finish.
The Wingate Inn in Columbus will be the official host hotel for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series $2,000-to-win Black Ice 40 on Sept. 2 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus.
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tony Gray, of Coker, Ala., and Jeff Glisson, of Boaz, Ky., were the big winners in NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Week 20 action.
James Lawson still remembers the summer of 1962.
Tom Velek has seen soccer make incredible progress in Columbus.
Mississippi State University football fans are encouraged to join the Starkville Quarterback Club. The club, which will open its 47th season of weekly meetings on Aug. 30, is devoted to promoting MSU football. Club President Tyson Gair said the club expects a large membership this year with all the excitement that surrounded the team's 31-3 victory against the University of Mississippi and its 23-17 win against Wake Forest University in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 that helped the team finish 7-6.
STARKVILLE -- While the Summer Olympic Games have been plagued by controversies in gymnastics and badminton, no such ill will has developed on the softball diamond.
Tradition will return to Columbus this weekend with the running of the 11th Annual Columbus Nissan James Nickoles Memorial at Columbus Speedway, "The Baddest Bullring in the South.
Delynn Burkhalter has swam enough strokes, logged enough miles on a bicycle, and pounded enough pavement to know the elements that make a triathlon successful. In addition to a quality course and hours of planning and organization, Burkhalter knows the importance of having helpful and interested volunteers involved in the race. So while Burkhalter would be able to join the rest of the field for the inaugural Possum Town Triathlon on Aug. 18 in Columbus, the president and chief executive officer of Burkhalter Rigging, Inc. plans to work behind the scenes as a volunteer in an effort to make sure competitors have a memorable experience.
Columbus Speedway has seen a rebirth in many ways in its 50th year of operation. From new grandstands to new promoters to other improvements, there have been a lot of changes at the facility. Some have involved new items, while others have involved the rejuvenation of events that haven't been held in a few years. One event, the James Nickoles Memorial, will return Saturday with Columbus Nissan as the title sponsor.
Tyson Lee never allowed the word no to stop him from doing something.
Brad and Melissa Atkins have done nearly all there is to do when it comes to endurance training events.
Perfection is an elusive accomplishment in any sport.
Dr. Terry Eguaoje is impressed. The Mississippi Soccer Association's state technical director of coaching has been all over the state numerous times in the past six years and knows all of the hot soccer spots.
Chris Rose knows how to build a winner. In five seasons as head coach at Meridian Community College, Rose won 67 percent of his games and led the Eagles to MACJC State Championships in 2008 and 2006 and a NJCAA Region 23 Championship in 2009.
The Columbus Nationals 10-year-old All-Star team was on an incredible high after winning the Dizzy Dean South State championship in Starkville.
The Heritage Academy volleyball program is growing in multiple ways.
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