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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.

Moyer, Jr. wins at Bullring for first time

Posted 4/22/2017 in Local Sports

When the chaos of the first Super Late Models race at Columbus Speedway in two years ended Friday night, the consensus was clear: what a workout.

Tennis keeping Hendrix healthy

Posted 4/21/2017 in Local Sports

Waimon Hendrix is coming up on an important anniversary. On April 30, Hendrix will celebrate four years of retirement from his job as a job as a contractor at Columbus Air Force Base. Hendrix worked in that capacity for 44 years, 22 in the military and another 22 years as a civilian. He served two tours in Turkey and in numerous places in the United States.

Super Late Models return to Columbus

Posted 4/21/2017 in Local Sports

After a year-long closure in 2016 and an early season schedule of NeSmith-sanctioned Crate and Street Stocks races, the state's top division has been absent from the state's oldest dirt track, and arguably most unique, with its signature high banks and red clay surface. For the first time since 2015, Super Late Models will race tonight at Columbus Speedway when the track plays host to the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series.

 

Tennis all in family for Milams

Posted 4/20/2017 in Local Sports

Tennis really is a family affair for Edd and Kay Milam. The Starkville couple has played tennis for a large part of their adult lives. The love for the game, combined with a passion for competition, has helped keep them at the top of their game.

 

Erb posts Mississippi State Championship challenge Series victory Columbus

Posted 4/17/2017 in Local Sports

Tyler Erb hadn't been to Magnolia Motor Speedway in more than two years. His first and only appearance at the track -- the 2015 Cotton Pickin' 100 -- ended early after he'd made the feature field. Entering Saturday's Mississippi State Championship challenge Series Super Late Models race, Erb wasn't in the greatest of form. He was coming off a sixth-place finish in a B-main at a Lucas Oil show last weekend in Batesville, Arkansas.

Sheedy shoots for first State Series win

Posted 4/14/2017 in Local Sports

FRENCH CAMP -- It has been a rough first two months in Super Late Models for Shelby Sheedy. After three years racing Crate Late Models, Sheedy, 23, fulfilled a lifelong dream of racing Super Late Models when he sold his sealed motor and bought an open motor in the winter.

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.

 

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