For many athletes, it takes months or even years to break records. For Mississippi State's Payton Harris, it only took 11 matches. Saturday night at the final contest of the 2014 Maroon Classic, Harris led the Bulldogs to a five-set victory with 59 digs, breaking a Southeastern Conference record for digs in a match and completing a final-day sweep for MSU.
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Kyle Shaw has won five NeSmith Late Model races this year, though his first big-money race win in the division still eludes him.
There's a chance a Super Late Model driver can make $6,000 in two days this weekend. But like any major cash grab, whether it's the level of competition or the challenges of a particular track, completing the task will be more difficult than a typical race weekend.
Hunter Sykes has wanted to play baseball in college since he was 8 years old.
Trip Hairston has turned his envy into action. On Saturday, the Columbus resident will be one of more than 100 competitors expected to participate in the third-annual Possum Town Triathlon.
The bad luck that plagued Shay Knight in 2013 is finally behind him. The Columbus native switched from a MasterSbilt chassis to a Bob Pierce chassis at the beginning of this season, and after an up-and-down start to the campaign, Knight has notched three Crate Late Model wins between two tracks -- Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Speedway -- in each of the past three weeks.
For former Mississippi State University quarterback Matt Wyatt, this is his busy time of the year.
This beginning means a little more to Liz Fields.
Philip Langford has had people encourage him to do a triathlon for years.
Chad McCool is 20 points out of first place in the Super Late Model points standings at Magnolia Speedway. He hasn't won a Super Late race this season -- or ever at the track -- but that isn't slowing his march for a points title.
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.
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