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Black touched many lives off the field

Posted 9/2/2018 in Local Sports

Football was only part of Stan Black's life. While being an All-American at Mississippi State and going on to play professional football in the NFL earned Black fame throughout the nation, those who knew the former Columbus resident remember him as a "humble" man who never allowed his athletic accomplishments to change his personality.

Beard will go for Factory Stocks title Sunday

Posted 8/31/2018 in Local Sports

There was a time when John Beard wasn't interested in racing.

Culp earns first win of season

Posted 8/27/2018 in Local Sports

Timothy Culp's 2018 season mostly has been one to forget. The campaign has included him dropping off the World of Outlaws Tour -- his first on the year on the series -- a social media post in which he accused track promoters of turning a blind eye to cheaters, and, at one point, listing his hauler and race car for sale.

Rooker impresses with Twins Double-A affiliate

Posted 8/18/2018 in Local Sports

PEARL -- Home was hard to find for Brent Rooker in the summer of 2017.

Stokes: SSN at Whynot a 'big deal'

Posted 8/17/2018 in Local Sports

Ask a racecar driver what it would mean to beat a full field for a top-shelf prize and they'll likely say, "the world."


Registration open for Frostbite running events

Posted 8/17/2018 in Local Sports

Registration is open for the 34th-annual Frostbite Half-Marathon, 10-Kilometer, and 5-K races at 9 a.m. Feb. 2, 2019.


MSU Notebook: Weather sends Bulldogs indoors

Posted 8/8/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State's first day in full pads was also its first day indoors.

Baggett hammers SLM race at Bullring

Posted 8/4/2018 in Local Sports

Off-nights are rare during racing season, so Neil Baggett and his wife Tarran scheduled "date night" for Friday.


MGM Resorts first to market with Mississippi sports wagering

Posted 8/2/2018 in Local Sports

History was made Wednesday in Mississippi, as two Magnolia State resorts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.


Different color sneakers give Logan a flair all her own

Posted 7/31/2018 in Local Sports

Sunny Logan doesn't know why she tried it. When you play as much tennis as Logan, you go through a lot of sneakers, so you're apt to buy multiple pairs at one time. A recent purchase of two pairs of sneakers prompted Logan to consider wearing one from each pair to be different.

Ray earns 11th feature win of season

Posted 7/30/2018 in Local Sports

It seems like Lee Ray is chasing points just about everywhere. The Steens native races every weekend, sometimes on Fridays and Saturdays. He leads track points at Columbus Speedway and Magnolia Motor Speedway and is second in Durrence Layne Street Stock national points.

Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series looks for deeper field

Posted 7/26/2018 in Local Sports

The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series' low car-counts in recent weeks are not exclusive to the state's top dirt series, according to Charles Thrash, series director.

Baggett earns fifth Super Late Model win at Magnolia

Posted 7/16/2018 in Local Sports

Neil Baggett won his fifth Super Late Model race of the season Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Prescott still a hit at MSU

Posted 7/14/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Kason Woods' eighth birthday doesn't come until October, but he might have received the best part of his present Saturday.

Improved 'feel' leads to success for Baggett

Posted 7/13/2018 in Local Sports

Sometimes familiarity is the best remedy. It's easy to stray from best practices, especially in the internet era, when information is abundant and readily available. The problem is exacerbated for racers looking for an edge when they compete each week.

Walters column: Astros shooting for repeat World Series championship

Posted 7/10/2018 in Local Sports

There is nothing quite like seeing an old friend.

Duncan continues 602 streak

Posted 7/7/2018 in Local Sports

Haden Duncan led every lap Friday night to notch his sixth-consecutive victory in the 602 Sportsman feature at Columbus Speedway.

Baggett holds on for COMP Cams win

Posted 7/6/2018 in Local Sports

It wasn't Neil Baggett's first win of the season, but it was his most gratifying in what's becoming a banner year for the Columbus resident.

Columbus Soccer Organization ready to get kick-started

Posted 7/3/2018 in Local Sports

Tom Velek has a new take on a familiar sport, and he would like you and your children to get involved.

Mallett takes victory at Bullring

Posted 6/30/2018 in Local Sports

If Shane Morgan didn't catch Jordon Mallett on restarts, he wasn't going to pass him.


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