Brad Atkins is gearing up for another transition. With less than two weeks to go before the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon, Atkins is putting the finishing touches on an event that is coming off drawing nearly 150 competitors last year. Atkins hopes to hit that target in the final home stretch -- or the final transition -- in the sprint to the finish line.
Jason Davis had high hopes for Team Elite Mississippi prior to its trip to Louisville, Kentucky, for the Amateur Athletic Union Division I 11th-grade Nationals.
Big money brings out the big guns.
For the eighth time in less than a week, Mississippi State has added another member to its prospective 2015 signing class.
PHEBA -- Longtime Mississippi high school basketball coach Bruce Franks admits he wasn't about to change his ways when he took over the Hebron Christian School basketball programs last season.
Hunter Carroll remembers well the anticipation of pulling into Columbus Speedway to cheer for his favorite driver, Mark Stokes.
STARKVILLE -- One by one, high school prospects from across the country trickled into Mississippi State's Leo M. Seal football complex on Friday afternoon, as the field of 200 potential college athletes arrived gradually throughout the afternoon for MSU's annual Big Dawg recruiting camp.
WEST POINT -- Scottie Perrigin is ready to ice his arm and kick up his feet. Perrigin can relax a little easier knowing that his pitching career came to an end Monday night after helping the Columbus Nationals 8-year-old Coach-Pitch All-Star team win a state title. On Monday, Columbus defeated Starkville 18-4 for its fifth-straight victory to win the Dizzy Dean South state championship.
Dee Haynes can't remember all of the coaches who helped him realize a career as a professional baseball player.
Mini Stocks aren't just a stepping stone to higher divisions of racing. Drivers and promoters of the Kajun Mini Stock Association hope their regional series will help deliver that message to race fans who are used to larger, more powerful cars, like Super Late Models and NeSmith Late Models, at their local dirt tracks.
BATESVILLE -- The road through the losers' bracket in any tournament is never easy. When you're playing in a state tournament that features the best teams in the state of Mississippi, the thought of losing the first game and having to work your way back can be overwhelming.
ABERDEEN -- Erise Wilson Jr. feels Team Elite Mississippi can compete with the best squads in the nation. Later this month, Wilson's Amateur Athletic Union travel boys basketball team will get a chance to show a group of players from the Greater Golden Triangle area can hold its own against the best there is when it plays in the AAU Division I 11th-grade Nationals in Louisville, Ky. The team, which is made up of players from Aberdeen, Columbus, Noxubee County, and West Point high schools, will leave from the area July 21 in time to arrive for registration and the first coaches meetings July 22. The team will then play one game each of the next three days to determine where it will be seeded for the double-elimination event, which will feature teams from across the country.
SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski showed early and often that his No. 2 Ford was the best car at Kentucky Speedway, dominating the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become the track's first repeat winner.
Anything can happen at "The Bullring."
For most of his adult life, Tony Stanford has coached high school football.
Drivers have started to separate themselves from the rest of the pack nearing the midway point of the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series. Rick Rickman, of New Hope, is in first place with a five-point lead over David Breazeale. Rickman's brother, Brian, is 55 points behind in third, while Neil Bagget and Chase Washington are fourth and fifth, just 95 and 120 points out of first.
David Breazeale won't be intimidated by Scott Bloomquist, John Blankenship, and Don O'Neal. But he understands why his fellow area Super Late Model drivers would.
Complete listing of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft held over the weekend
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- David Breazeale retired from racing in 2012, but he found his way back to the sport through two car owners.
STARKVILLE -- As Stacy Hester prepares to take another All-Star baseball team to Oklahoma for the Junior Sunbelt Classic, there's one goal in mind: Show the nation Mississippi has elite level baseball talent.
1. QBs shine for MSU in spring game COLLEGE SPORTS
2. MSU baseball drops another SEC series COLLEGE SPORTS
3. Team Elite Mississippi wins title in Birmingham LOCAL SPORTS
4. Tailbacks step into spotlight in spring game COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Coker has best performance in Alabama spring game COLLEGE SPORTS