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Smith holds on for sprint car win in season opener

Posted 3/18/2019 in Local Sports

Pennsylvania native Mark Smith held off a late charge from Matt Covington to win the United Sprint Car Series feature Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

Mississippi State dominates nominations with four of six finalists for 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

Posted 3/7/2019 in Local Sports

Players from Mississippi State's men's and women's basketball programs received four of the six finalist nominations for the 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which are awarded annually to the best male and female college basketball players in the Magnolia state.

 

No. 5 Bulldogs celebrate senior night by clinching share of SEC Championship

Posted 3/1/2019 in Local Sports

No. 5 Mississippi State celebrated the senior class of 2019 with a 76-56 win against LSU on Thursday night to clinch a share of the SEC regular season championship.

 

Columbus Speedway reschedules Winter Classic for March 8

Posted 2/22/2019 in Local Sports

Mother Nature has delayed the start of the 2019 local auto racing season.

 

MSU unveils statues of Clark, Palmeiro as part of weekend celebration

Posted 2/16/2019 in Local Sports

Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro, also known as "Thunder and Lightning," have been larger-than-life figures among Mississippi State baseball fans since their memorable playing days for the Bulldogs in the 1980s.

 

Owls face higher expectations in 2019

Posted 2/15/2019 in Local Sports

Even before the first pitch of the season Sunday, there is one thing Mississippi University for Women baseball coach Matt Wolfenbarger knows this year's team will have that last year's team lacked: Returning starters.

 

Prescott added to NFC squad at Pro Bowl

Posted 1/21/2019 in Local Sports

ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Former Mississippi State standout Dak Prescott turned another strong season with the Dallas Cowboys into a second Pro Bowl invite Monday.

 

Adult soccer league ready for rebirth in Columbus

Posted 1/12/2019 in Local Sports

Soccer continues to experience a rebirth in the city of Columbus.

 

Prescott, Cowboys knock off Seahawks to advance in NFL playoffs

Posted 1/5/2019 in Local Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 137 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys hung on for a 24-22 wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.

 

Columbus' Stokes will compete for another world championship

Posted 12/26/2018 in Local Sports

COCHRAN, Ga. -- Street Stock racers from at least 10 states are preparing for the third-annual Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock World Championship Race on Friday and Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway.

 

Three former Bulldogs named to NFL Pro Bowl

Posted 12/22/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- The NFL honored three former Mississippi State football standouts for their selection to the 2019 Pro Bowl roster earlier this week.

Lowndes Co. Rec Dept. to hold meetings for coaches, kick off registration

Posted 12/21/2018 in Local Sports

Roger Short is optimistic, curious, and anxious at the same time.

Super Late Models will come to Columbus Speedway in 2019

Posted 12/14/2018 in Local Sports

Super Late Model racing has a new home at Columbus Speedway.

 

Former Bulldogs Prescott, Wright up for Payton Award

Posted 12/7/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Former Mississippi State football standouts quarterback Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys) and K.J. Wright (Seattle Seahawks) were named nominees Thursday for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

 

 

Briefly: Columbus United reschedules workout/evaluation for Sunday

Posted 11/4/2018 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Soccer Club will hold an open workout and player evaluation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Downtown Columbus Soccer Complex.

 

Trosclair posts dominating win at Columbus Motor Speedway

Posted 10/22/2018 in Local Sports

Mickey Trosclair hadn't raced at Columbus Speedway in nearly seven years. The Factory Stock car he entered there Saturday night was bought three months ago for his 12-year-old son.

Taylor: More to come at Columbus Motor Speedway

Posted 10/19/2018 in Local Sports

Rod Taylor had a grand vision to rehab the "state's oldest dirt track" when he took over Columbus Speedway in the winter of 2016.

 

This Week's TV Listings

Posted 10/14/2018 in Local Sports

 

Former Ole Miss coach Freeze will work in new league

Posted 10/12/2018 in Local Sports

PHOENIX -- The Alliance of American Football's Arizona Hotshots announced Thursday that former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze will be offensive coordinator on head coach Rick Neuheisel's staff for the 2019 inaugural season.

Sanders will hold softball camp at New Hope High

Posted 9/28/2018 in Local Sports

DJ Sanders learned a lot about softball growing up in Columbus and playing the sport in the state of Mississippi.

 

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