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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.

Taylor learning ins and outs of operating a speedway

Posted 5/19/2017 in Local Sports

Rod Taylor has experienced the peaks and valleys of managing a racetrack in just a few short months.

Sullivan wins COMP Cams race at The Mag

Posted 5/15/2017 in Local Sports

An unpredictable and unforgiving surface Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway forced Jack Sullivan into an unconventional approach. After extended periods of rain throughout the day and night Friday, the "Black Ice" never quite dried out and slicked off for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series headliner.

Increased testing helps Sullivan

Posted 5/12/2017 in Local Sports

Former NBA star Allen Iverson's now-infamous "practice" rant in 2002 is continually parodied and referenced by sports fans, commentators and athletes across all sports. While the context behind Iverson's comments is often lost or ignored, the prevailing sentiment regarding practice is obvious: It's important. It's not just crucial for athletes who throw, shoot, or swing, but it also is important for those who pilot 800-horsepower cars around slick dirt ovals each weekend.

Favre speaks to boy scouts in Starkville

Posted 5/11/2017 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Quarterback Brett Favre made things look easy throughout most of his collegiate and professional career. After starring at Southern Mississippi, Favre embarked on a record-breaking NFL career, which included three MVP awards, success in the Super Bowl, and enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Mattox, Spradling team up to win track titles for Starkville

Posted 5/9/2017 in Local Sports

Kate Mattox came off the track -- having just won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter state championships for Starkville High School -- feeling guilty. She said as much to her coach, Caroline Woomer, who was quick to remind her why.

Heritage Academy back on top of MAIS Class AAA golf

Posted 5/9/2017 in Local Sports

All apologies to Allen Iverson, but a little extra practice doesn't hurt when you're preparing to win another state title.

Byrd will look for fifth win at Columbus Speedway

Posted 5/5/2017 in Local Sports

Jason Byrd doesn't have an explanation for the roll he has been on at Columbus Speedway. Byrd has won four of his last five races there and leads the Factory Stocks points standings entering tonight's Mud Bug Classic at The Bullring.


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