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Former Columbus High standout Gunter playing pro ball in Portugal

Posted 1/5/2012 in Local Sports

Jarvis Gunter dreams of playing professional basketball. He just never thought the sport would allow him to see the world. But the former Columbus High School standout isn't complaining about his current job as a member of the CAB Madeira team in Portugal. In fact, he has grown quite fond of Europe and the different cuisine -- and the number of meals per day -- he has had the opportunity to sample.



MSU baseball area's top sports story

Posted 12/30/2011 in Local Sports

Mississippi State University has appeared in baseball's College World Series on eight times. Looking back at the 2011 season, some might find it hard to believe how close the Bulldogs were to a ninth trek to the hallowed grounds of Omaha, Neb.



Former West Lowndes coach excited about new opportunity in Starkville

Posted 12/21/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former West Lowndes High School basketball coach Herman Peters is excited about his new vocation. Peters assumed his duties as sports program coordinator for the city of Starkville Parks and Recreation Department earlier this month. He is pleased because of the unique opportunity this new job allows to embrace his passion of basketball.



Columbus' Sanders will play for Mississippi Hound Dogs

Posted 12/8/2011 in Local Sports

Columbus native Corey Sanders is excited about his new football-playing home, even if the season doesn't start for another two months. Sanders is expected to be a defensive back when the Mississippi Hound Dogs kick off their inaugural season in the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Training camp will begin Feb. 15, and the season opener against the Rome Rampage will be March 3 at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.


Head trauma: Mississippi is in the minority of states without concussion legislation

Posted 11/19/2011 in Local Sports

It was the first quarter of the third game in the New Hope High School football season. E.J. Jenkins was running down the field with the football, trying to avoid Columbus High School defenders. The junior wide receiver then took an "awkward hit to the back of the head," and fell to the ground.


Columbus Middle School wins second title in a row

Posted 10/26/2011 in Local Sports

Twice is nice for the Columbus Middle School football team. Columbus defeated Tupelo 14-0 on Oct. 18 to win its second championship in as many years. The only blemish on Columbus' record was an 8-0 loss to Kosciusko.



Eighth Annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin' 100 early entry deadline approaching

Posted 10/22/2011 in Local Sports

The early entry deadline is rapidly approaching for the 8th Annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Oct. 27-29. Competitors have until today to file their early entry for the event. The early entry fee is $100. After this date, the entry fee will be $150.



Green Oaks beats Elm Lake to win Arbre Cup

Posted 10/9/2011 in Local Sports

Jacob Gable thought he and the Green Oaks Golf Club had a strong team that was ready to try to hold on to the Arbre Cup. Gable didn't know he and his teammates would play so well in defense of that trophy. Green Oaks built an early lead in scramble play and went on to a 22.5-9.5 victory against Elm Lake Golf Course in the second annual Arbre Cup at Green Oaks Golf Club.



Elm Lake, Green Oaks will play in Arbre Cup

Posted 10/7/2011 in Local Sports

Jacob Gable never imagined so much pressure would accompany such a friendly endeavor But the pressure Gable felt playing on the first playoff hole in the inaugural Arbre Cup is nothing compared to the responsibility he felt trying to find 16 players who were available and willing to play in the second annual version of the event.



Columbus United soccer celebrates title

Posted 10/5/2011 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Soccer Club continues to make its mark. The Columbus United Under-14 boys soccer team won the championship at the Clinton Fall Invitational Sept. 24-25. It is the first time a Columbus team has won the tournament.



Former MSU greats Malone, Palmeiro to be inducted into state Hall of Fame

Posted 9/27/2011 in Local Sports

JACKSON -- Former Mississippi State greats Jeff Malone and Rafael Palmeiro were part of a six-member induction class announced Monday that will be inducted to the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on July 27-28.



Magnolia State 100 will kick off at Columbus Speedway

Posted 9/21/2011 in Local Sports

The waiting is almost over. In a little more than 24 hours the 22nd Annual Magnolia State 100 will kick off at Columbus Speedway. The event, which will begin Thursday and run through Saturday, will feature the top Super Late Model drivers in the region and in the nation. The competitors will battle for a record purse, including a $20,011 winner's share of more than $70,000 in Super Late Model purse money for the 100-lap affair.


Nine-year-old Ashley Sharp to rely on technique to win Judo tournament

Posted 9/17/2011 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.


Fifth annual Dixie Road Race will be Sunday in Columbus

Posted 9/10/2011 in Local Sports

Five years ago, Clint Hanson wondered if people would remember. There was a time in Columbus when go-kart racing used to be a popular, family event that attracted big crowds. For some reason, though, the popularity waned and the annual event eventually disappeared. Today, the excitement is back and just might be bigger and better then ever.



Inaugural Streetcar 5-K on Saturday in Columbus

Posted 9/9/2011 in Local Sports

On a weekend when the city of Columbus will celebrate its history, local runners also will have a chance to get some exercise.



Brown, Clay County team win fishing tournament

Posted 8/27/2011 in Local Sports

West Point's Gene Brown had a good feeling after the opening round of the Mississippi TBF Bass Federation State Championship. On Saturday, the good feeling was rewarded as Brown built on his opening-round lead to secure championship honors in the annual event held at Columbus Lake, Aliceville Lake, and Aberdeen Lake.



Inaugural high school fishing championship Sunday in Columbus

Posted 8/27/2011 in Local Sports

Enthusiasm continues to build for the first Mississippi High School Fishing Championship. Sponsored by the Student Angler Federation, the inaugural event is set for this weekend at Columbus Lake. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. today with registration and orientation at the Ramp Pavilion at Stennis East Bank Lock and Dam. A rules briefing will follow at 6 p.m. Fishing begins at the ramp at daylight Sunday, and culminates with a weigh-in at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.



Bass Federation tournament begins today

Posted 8/26/2011 in Local Sports

Perfect weather conditions were on the agenda when the Mississippi TBF Bass Federation State Championship kicked off early this morning at the Columbus Boat Ramp.



Macon tennis team gets call to go to regionals

Posted 8/6/2011 in Local Sports

Troy King had a feeling a call would come. Still, after two years working to teach children in Macon how to play tennis, King took precautions. After the Macon QuickStarts 10-and-under tennis team came up short in a first-place tiebreaker with Tupelo, neither King nor his wife, Tonya, told the seven players on their team there still was a chance they would get to go to regionals.



Starkville QB Club set for 46th season

Posted 8/6/2011 in Local Sports

Mississippi State University football fans who are anticipating the 2011 season are encouraged to join the Starkville Quarterback Club. The club, which will open its 46th season of weekly meetings Aug. 30, is devoted to promoting MSU football.



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