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Winter weather halts local racing schedule

Posted 3/5/2015 in Local Sports

Three weeks into what should have seen both Magnolia Motor Speedway and Columbus Speedway open their respective race seasons has resulted in yet another weekend of racing postponed due to inclement weather.



Heritage Academy's Sesser signs with Millsaps College

Posted 2/28/2015 in Local Sports

Harli Sesser has a great memory.



Byrd off to fast start at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 2/26/2015 in Local Sports

One would think Jennifer Byrd would be pumped for another season running mini stocks. After her first points title at Magnolia Motor Speedway, the Eldridge, Ala. resident was primed to lead the division once more.



Weather alters local racing schedule

Posted 2/20/2015 in Local Sports

Mother Nature has forced schools to alter schedules, flight delays and shortages of bread and milk at grocery stores.



EMCC national title tops local sports year

Posted 12/31/2014 in Local Sports




MSU softball team's victory against Alabama was year's best

Posted 12/29/2014 in Local Sports

The Mississippi State softball team had made significant strides in Vann Stuedeman's first two seasons as head coach. The Bulldogs had made back-to-back NCAA regional appearances with a scattering of signature wins along the way. MSU then took its biggest stride to date April 13 when it defeated then-No. 2 Alabama 4-3 in a 10-inning Southeastern Conference thriller at the MSU Softball Field.



Top Local Sports Events for 2014

Posted 12/29/2014 in Local Sports

Top Local Sports Events for 2014



Chain will go to Washington to swim in Junior Nationals

Posted 12/7/2014 in Local Sports

Chris Chain didn't even consider checking the qualifying times for the Speedo Winter Junior National Championships. Ladd Chain was just like his father. Instead of looking at the short-course (yards) standards for the winter meet, Ladd first examined the long-course (meters) times and saw he had just missed qualifying for the meet.



Former MSU baseball player Flagg wins Long Drive Championship

Posted 11/5/2014 in Local Sports

Six years after hitting his last home run for the Mississippi State baseball team, Jeff Flagg is still hitting tape-measure blasts. On Tuesday night, Flagg's ability to hit the ball long won him $250,000 and the title of world champion.



Drungo, Jr. left long legacy

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Sports

George Irby always knew Elbert Drungo Jr. could make an impact without saying a word.



Bloomquist wins Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Sports

From the time Scott Bloomquist first took to the track at Magnolia Motor Speedway for the annual running of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 many of his competitors noted he would be the driver to beat for the $20,000 top prize. Bloomquist proved them right Saturday night by leading all 100 laps in dominating fashion to claim the coveted win.



Rickman hopes to finish at Cotton Pickin' 100

Posted 10/9/2014 in Local Sports

Making the show at the Cotton Pickin' 100 hasn't been a problem for Super Late Model driver Rick Rickman. Finishing the grueling 100-lap feature has proven to be the biggest challenge for the New Hope native.



Team U.S. beats World team for Handa Cup

Posted 9/29/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It may not have been the best double bogey World Golf Hall of Famer Pat Bradley ever made, but it likely was her most satisfying.



U.S., World teams tied entering final day of Handa Cup

Posted 9/28/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- By their reckoning, Beth Daniel and Nancy Scranton aced the test Saturday at Old Waverly on the opening day of the 2014 ISPS Handa Cup.



Bryan excited about present, future for Old Waverly

Posted 9/26/2014 in Local Sports

WEST POINT -- It's an exciting time for George Bryan. Immersed in the build-up to the LPGA Legends Tour's ISPS Handa Cup this weekend at Old Waverly Golf Club, Bryan has a chance to squirrel away in his shed next to the club's pro shop while golf carts dart in and out and players shuffle around the greens.



Barham wants to end season with victories

Posted 9/19/2014 in Local Sports

Early in the 2014 racing season, Street Stock driver Craig Barham was mired in bad luck. Winning a race or contending for a tracks points title at Columbus Speedway didn't seem within reach.



Old Waverly gearing up to host Handa Cup

Posted 9/16/2014 in Local Sports

When the U.S. Women's Open came to the lush greens of Old Waverly Golf Club in 1999, it left a good impression.



MSU Briefs: MSU volleyball wins twice in Maroon Classic

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

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.



Saturday's Major League Baseball Scores

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports



Area Sports Schedule and TV Listings

Posted 9/14/2014 in Local Sports

Area Sports Schedule and TV listings for Sunday



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