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Brian Rickman posts dominating victory at Magnolia

Posted 7/3/2017 in Local Sports

Brian Rickman joked last week that of the three Mississippi tracks the COMP Cams Dirt series was set to visit this weekend, Magnolia Motor Speedway "hadn't been good to him." "The Black Ice" is notoriously difficult to navigate, particularly for drivers who, like Rickman, prefer a hooked-up surface.

Acceleration issues can't stop Stokes

Posted 7/1/2017 in Local Sports

The more Johnny Stokes had to gear-down, the lesser his odds were of winning the Mississippi Street Stocks feature Friday night at Columbus Speedway. Stokes, who was looking for his second win in as many races, saw his acceleration struggles continue from his last race into Friday's qualifying and heat race. Still, he set the fastest time and nearly passed Rodney Wing on the final lap of their heat race before changing his spark plugs ahead of the feature.

Whitley hopes for big payday in Columbus

Posted 6/30/2017 in Local Sports

Brandon Whitley's ready for a big payday. The Pontotoc native, who finished third in a recent $2,500-to-win Factory Stock show in Jackson, leads the Columbus Speedway Factory Stocks points chase. Two of his seven career wins have come this season at The Bullring.

Sullivan will run three COMP Cams races this weekend

Posted 6/30/2017 in Local Sports

Brian Rickman and Jack Sullivan have a few things in common. Both drive Rocket XR-1 cars, both ran well during the Lucas Oil Clash at The Mag last week, and both plan to race in all three COMP Cams races tonight through Sunday.


Former MSU standout Berkery continuing to grow game in Golden Triangle

Posted 6/27/2017 in Local Sports

Thomas Berkery wants to bring people together.



White, teammates look for bass fishing success

Posted 6/25/2017 in Local Sports

Tim White believes it is prime time to bring another championship to West Point.


Crosson, Logan advance to national amateur tournament

Posted 6/24/2017 in Local Sports

Jake Crosson didn't want to "screw up" his chances after a solid first day.

Prescott gives back at camp at MSU

Posted 6/21/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott could have gone anywhere. But Prescott didn't have to think long when he considered destinations for the first stop on his summer tour of the Southeast following a standout rookie season for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

Different approaches for Rickman, Cooley this weekend

Posted 6/16/2017 in Local Sports

Brian Rickman and Eric Cooley will enter the Clash at The MAG this weekend with different situations for the 100-lap, $20,000-to-win Super Late Model race.


Former MSU standout Wilson arrested

Posted 6/16/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson was arrested in Oktibbeha County on Wednesday for disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance, and possession of marijuana in the vehicle.



Boxing champion Wilder arrested in Alabama

Posted 6/16/2017 in Local Sports

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Heavyweight boxing champion Deontay Wilder was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor marijuana possession, but his lawyer says the marijuana found in his car did not belong to him.



Proffitt signs pro contact with team in Germany

Posted 6/15/2017 in Local Sports

Denis Aidoo wasn't sure if Maggie Proffitt could handle the expectations. The Kenner (La.) Angels Amateur Athletic Union girls basketball coach was confident Proffitt could score, but he didn't know if Proffitt would be able to live up the team's defensive standards.



Second day of MLB draft ends on quiet note for MSU

Posted 6/13/2017 in Local Sports

No current Bulldogs heard their names called in the second day of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft, but a trio of potential future members of the Mississippi State baseball program did.



Ming wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mississippi Division tournament

Posted 6/13/2017 in Local Sports

Louisville's Timmy Ming fared the best of 71 boaters Saturday with a five-bass total of 13 pounds, 3 ounces to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on the Columbus Pool.


Night at Columbus Speedway belongs to pair of Shaws

Posted 6/10/2017 in Local Sports

Jeremy Shaw is almost there.

Fortner will bring 'War Wagon' to Columbus Motor Spedway

Posted 6/9/2017 in Local Sports

The landscape of Street Stocks has changed since 2013, when Bryan Fortner left the division he'd competed in since the age of 16. The cars are faster and the price to be competitive has doubled, but it's par for the course in dirt track racing, which forced Fortner to make a tough decision when he returned to the track after a four-year absence.

Veteran Tennessee driver Swindell will compete at The Mag

Posted 6/2/2017 in Local Sports

Sammy Swindell is a three-time World of Outlaws sprint car champion who has reached NASCAR's top division, competed in its truck series, and won just about everywhere since beginning his racing career in the early 1970s. But Swindell never has competed at Magnolia Motor Speedway, despite growing up a little more than two hours away in Memphis, Tennessee.

Experience helps send Minor to victory circle

Posted 5/27/2017 in Local Sports

Bo Minor knows Columbus Speedway like the back of his hand.


Short: City still offering programs, sports

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Sports

Roger Short wants to make sure the people of Columbus and Lowndes County understand the Columbus Recreation Authority will continue to offer programs. Short wants to make that perfectly clear because there might be some uncertainty about the status of the city's recreation authority now that he is on the job as interim recreation manager for Lowndes County.


Greene one of winners to beat Mother Nature at Columbus Speedway

Posted 5/20/2017 in Local Sports

When Rod Taylor pulled off Columbus Speedway after watering it Friday evening, he had no idea Mother Nature had a watering scheduled at almost the same time.


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