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.
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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.
Justin Wofford had an inkling of how he stacked up against the fittest athletes in the nation. Now that the West Point native has experienced his first CrossFit South Central Regionals, Wofford knows it is only a matter of time before he makes even bigger gains.
Kenny Schrader is back at Magnolia Motor Speedway to claim another United Sprint Car Series win.
Azad Hossain and his family aren't new to Columbus. Whether it is science, music or sports, Hossain has found many reasons to travel from Oxford to Columbus to spend the day in "The Friendly City." This weekend, though, Hossain and his family are staying a little longer because his son is a member of the Under-14 Oxford Soccer Club participating in the Mississippi Soccer Association's Presidents Cup.
"Massive." In 25 years working in parks and recreation, Roger Short has been a part of his share of large undertakings. If you have ever driven by Propst Park in the summer and seen the softball and baseball tournaments that the city of Columbus has hosted over the years, you have an inkling of the planning and organization it takes to put on an event with tens of teams from out of town.
Late Model dirt track veteran Ronnie Johnson isn't sure what type of dirt is used at Magnolia Motor Speedway, but he can explain what makes it unique.
Tom Velek wants to put on a good show. As tournament director for the Mississippi Soccer Association's President's Cup, Velek has spent much of the past week making sure all of the details have been taken care of for Columbus' first opportunity to play host to what he called "Mississippi's biggest soccer party."
Justin Wofford is an example of how channel surfing can promote a healthy lifestyle.
WEST POINT -- If George Bryan didn't pick up the phone, Jane Blalock might never have found a location for the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.
WEST POINT -- Nancy Lopez enjoys having a full calendar. Whether it is taking part in charity or corporate events, spending time with her new granddaughter, or visiting her youngest daughter at Auburn University, Lopez still manages to find time to play golf.
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