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Sheets begins road back to majors in Pearl

Posted 7/5/2012 in Local Sports

PEARL -- Ben Sheets appeared exactly the way he and everybody expected he would look Wednesday night -- rusty. It had been nearly 22 months since the four-time All-Star had taken the mound in a professional baseball game, and the layoff caused him to make mistakes in his return to the game. The Jackson (Tenn.) Generals capitalized on those mistakes in a 4-2 victory against the Mississippi Braves in a Double-A minor league game at Trustmark Park.



Locals gear up for third annual Hoops for Troops tournament

Posted 7/4/2012 in Local Sports

Jennifer Latham and the Columbus Lady Celtics aren't concerned about making history. Instead, Latham and her basketball teammates from Columbus and the Tupelo area are more focused on being part of an annual event that gives back to the military and family members.



Former MSU standout Moultrie won't play in 76ers summer league

Posted 7/4/2012 in Local Sports

Former Mississippi State University forward Arnett Moultrie already has suffered his first professional setback before getting a chance to suit up for his new team.



Racing to return to Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 7/3/2012 in Local Sports

Magnolia Motor Speedway is preparing for The Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau Clash at the Mag on Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors attempting to tame the "Black Ice" in pursuit of a $20,000-to-win top prize and a purse of more than $70,000.



Stillman pitches New Hope to title

Posted 6/30/2012 in Local Sports

It's never too hot to make an impression. Baking on a day in which temperatures soared into triple digits, Josh Stillman made sure he gave New Hope High School baseball coach Lee Boyd something to remember him by for the 2012-13 school year.



BLAISE-ING A TRAIL: Former Heritage Academy star enjoying start to pro career

Posted 6/28/2012 in Local Sports

Brett Blaise has not let the fact he has been overlooked his entire career deny his dream of being a professional baseball player.



Columbus 9-year-olds ready for battle

Posted 6/26/2012 in Local Sports

The temperature is not the only place where things are beginning to heat up.


Burchfield earns first win of season in Columbus

Posted 6/19/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Jay Burchfield, of Columbus, drove the Burchfield's Body Shop Special to his first victory of the season Saturday night at the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event at Columbus Speedway in Columbus.


NeSmith Series in Columbus on Saturday

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Week 12 of the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series season will see 12 races at 11 tracks in four different states. There will be four races tonight and eight races Saturday night. East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will play host to action tonight and Saturday night.



National Bass Fishing Trail coming to Columbus

Posted 6/15/2012 in Local Sports

The National Bass Fishing Trail will hold its national tournament Sunday through Thursday in Columbus. The NBT, which formed in 2007, hasn't had a district in the state of Mississippi since its formation. It hopes this event and a proposed junior tournament Monday will help build interest in the NBT.



Former Bulldog Kelly will showcase food products

Posted 6/12/2012 in Local Sports

Reggie Kelly likes to cook. Now, the longtime NFL player and former Mississippi State University standout is sharing some of his secrets in the kitchen.



Crawley wins USCS title in Columbus

Posted 6/4/2012 in Local Sports

United Sprint Car Series presented by Goodyear National points leader Tim Crawley, of Benton, Ark., clinched the USCS Sprint Speedweek six race mini-series Championship on Saturday night in the 15th Annual USCS "Battle at the Bullring" Finals at Columbus Speedway.



Thunder will hit Columbus Speedway

Posted 6/1/2012 in Local Sports

The United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by Goodyear winged sprint cars headline the 15th annual USCS Battle at the Bullring tonight and Saturday at Columbus Speedway.



Columbus United U-14 boys team wins DII title to reach regionals

Posted 5/25/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus United Under-14 boys soccer team continues to blaze a championship trail through the state of Mississippi. The next step is to build on that success at the regional level.



Auto racing set for Columbus this weekend

Posted 5/25/2012 in Local Sports

The Columbus Motor Speedway and the Magnolia Motor Speedway will be in action on a busy Memorial Day Holiday weekend.



Big turnouts at Thursday night fishing tournaments

Posted 5/21/2012 in Local Sports

The Thursday Night tournaments have been a huge success this season. Tony and Marion Parson, directors of the tournaments, have seen some 40 boats each week come to the boat ramp on Thursdays to take part in the event. The tournaments have seen everything from family members fishing together to friends teaming up to win.



Columbus United U-14 celebrates rare state championship for county

Posted 5/12/2012 in Local Sports

As a new coach starting out in soccer, Tom Velek never understood why coaches tended to put stronger players up front and less experienced ones on defense.



Former MSU volleyball coach helps bring skills clinic to Columbus

Posted 5/12/2012 in Local Sports

Tina Seals is going to be busy with volleyball this summer.



Auto racing returns to Columbus this weekend

Posted 5/11/2012 in Local Sports

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Columbus Motor Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway will return to action Saturday night. Action at Columbus Motor Speedway will include the NASCAR All American Series Stock Cars and Late Models, Columbus Modifieds, Sport Stocks, Crazy Compacts, and the USAC Ignite Midget Series.



Sykes ready to take next step to realize dream

Posted 4/30/2012 in Local Sports

A new April Sykes took the court Sunday primed to take the next step in her basketball career. The former East Oktibbeha County High School All-American who went on to have a standout career with the Rutgers University women's basketball team worked in her first practice with her new team, the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.



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