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Ray, Stokes duke it out for Street Stocks win

Posted 4/8/2017 in Local Sports

If a race car driver grew up in the Golden Triangle or the state of Mississippi, there's a good chance they cheered for Johnny Stokes at some point in time.

Hughes captures win in Street Stocks race at Magnolia

Posted 4/2/2017 in Local Sports

Spencer Hughes' right-rear tire touched every speck of dirt along the walls in the corners of Magnolia Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Caledonia's Young signs with Itawamba C.C. in soccer

Posted 4/1/2017 in Local Sports

CALEDONIA -- Sam Young has been making regular trips to Itawamba Community College from his home in Caledonia to visit the men's soccer program since he was nine years old. Sometimes he would go for camps, others to visit friends playing for the Indians.

Webber repeats as Columbus Pilgrimage 5K winner

Posted 4/1/2017 in Local Sports

Chris Webber went back to back Saturday morning claiming the Columbus Pilgrimage 5K. The Columbus Christian Academy student set a quick pace right from the start and one by one his competitors fell back until Webber was well ahead of his teammates Glenn Misiak and Nate Parker who finished second and third. Kendra Sanders of Belden, Ms won the lady's 5K. Sanders was followed to the line by Carrie Shrock-Haggard of Philadelphia, Ms and Raychel Sanders also of Belden, Ms.

Golden Egg Classic on tap this weekend

Posted 3/30/2017 in Local Sports

The "guy from Missouri" is fast, but he's actually a Mississippi boy.

Washington and Shelton continue to dominate

Posted 3/25/2017 in Local Sports

Chase Washington is getting used to the winner's circle.

Deese, others happy to have 'hometown' track

Posted 3/23/2017 in Local Sports

For close to a year, Nick Deese sat idly in Tuscaloosa County, itching to race.


MSU baseball team will play Southern Mississippi

Posted 3/21/2017 in Local Sports

PEARL -- The Mississippi State baseball team will take on Southern Mississippi at 6:30 tonight at Trustmark Park. MSU (12-9) is coming off three losses this past weekend at Arkansas in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season. Southern Miss (16-4) swept then-No. 23 Louisiana Tech this past weekend to open Conference USA play. MSU has won five-straight non-conference games, while Southern Miss is 9-1 in its last 10 games.


Washington wins NeSmith Late Model feature at Magnolia

Posted 3/19/2017 in Local Sports

Chase Washington led all but one lap and won the NeSmith Late Model feature Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Johnson Jr. shoots to top of division

Posted 3/17/2017 in Local Sports

Kids will make do with what they have, even if it means building a track in the backyard and racing whatever will go. John Johnson Jr., who is originally from Starkville and moved to Ethelsville, Alabama, was a teenager when he and friend Daniel Brasfield turned an old field into a ring for their four-wheelers. They didn't have tractors to aid in the construction, but they had imagination and an itch to race.

Old Waverly will play host to 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Posted 3/14/2017 in Local Sports

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced Tuesday that Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point will play host to the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Aug. 5-11, 2019.

Sudduth passes Rickman for Street Stocks victory

Posted 3/11/2017 in Local Sports

It had been a long couple of years for Jamie Sudduth. The Millport, Alabama, native and Street Stocks competitor hadn't placed the No. 11 in victory lane since 2015. But that changed Friday night at Columbus Speedway where he'd pass friend, and sometimes fill-in driver for the No. 11, Brian Rickman with two laps to go to win the Street Stocks feature.

Shelton will try to build on 16-win season

Posted 3/10/2017 in Local Sports

Tony Shelton already was ahead of the curve. The Steens native, who won 16 602 Late Model races in 2016, didn't want the hassle of building and maintaining his motor, so he has been using a NeSmith Crate motor since the division was created four years ago. He isn't the only driver to choose that option in lieu of a self-build, even though the latter could yield more power.


Hagar leads start to finish at Frostbuster

Posted 3/5/2017 in Local Sports

Derek Hagar couldn't make it through a race without tearing up his car.



MSU baseball bounces back to beat Oregon

Posted 3/4/2017 in Local Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- After dropping a tough 1-0 decision in the series opener on Friday, the Mississippi State baseball team bounced back to end up on the opposite side of another one-run game at Oregon, winning 5-4 on Saturday evening at PK Park in comeback fashion.



Carroll feels 'on top' of Late Model racing circuit

Posted 3/2/2017 in Local Sports

It's impossible for someone who doesn't race cars or work on them to understand the geometry, physics and engineering that go into building a car and adjusting it to achieve the perfect balance of speed and control.



United Sprint Car Series will invade Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend

Posted 2/28/2017 in Local Sports

ATLANTA -- The United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars will invade Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday to headline the ninth-annual Frost Buster 150. The event will be the second round of a 50+ race schedule for the series' 21st season of competition. The K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will join the USCS sprint cars to create a USCS tripleheader at the Frostbuster.


Season opener at Columbus Speedway a success

Posted 2/27/2017 in Local Sports

Rod Taylor's enthusiasm for Columbus Speedway and its revitalization were matched by uncertainty entering the track's season-opening Winter Classic on Saturday. The event was to be held during the day -- a rarity in dirt-track racing -- when many drivers usually still were putting the finishing touches on their cars.


Columbus Speedway ready to race again

Posted 2/23/2017 in Local Sports

Columbus Speedway is returning with a bang.



Total Strength & Speed will have clinic in West Point

Posted 2/22/2017 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- Carl Middleton has seen weight training and conditioning evolve from doing three sets on the bench press and running wind sprints into something much bigger. As regional sales manager of Total Strength and Speed, which is based out of Columbia, South Carolina, Middleton works to educate coaches and student-athletes about how to use equipment and training methods to get the most out of their workouts. The company he works for also played an integral role in helping the West Point High School football team furnished the weight room in its new field house.



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