The spirit of the holidays is alive and well with Jeffery Amos and his family thanks to Columbus High School boys basketball coach Sammy Smith. Amos, a fifth-grader at Joe Cook Elementary School in Columbus who is being treated for bone cancer at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., received several gifts, including a Columbus High jersey and a basketball signed by current and former team members, in the days leading up to Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The seventh annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin' 100 will come to life today and Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
The number 75 remains special to Ricky Byrd.
Columbus Speedway will be back in action this Saturday with the final weekly racing series points event of 2010.
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.
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.
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.
The 21st annual Premier Ford Magnolia State 100 will come to life today and Saturday at Columbus Speedway.
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.
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.
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.
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