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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.

McDowell wins at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Posted 9/24/2018 in Local Sports

Dale McDowell's patience paid off Saturday in the Cotton Pickin' 100.

 

Weekend Sports Television Listings

Posted 9/7/2018 in Local Sports

Weekend Sports Television Listings

 

Zimbalist has plan to save college athletics

Posted 9/5/2018 in Local Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State softball player Kinsey Goelz likes numbers. Though softball is her sport of choice, the Myakka City, Florida, native always has found the economics of college athletics fascinating.

Hughes wins Late Model feature

Posted 9/4/2018 in Local Sports

Spencer Hughes has won all across the state and from Super Late Models and Street Stocks to go-karts and modifieds. But Hughes was winless at The Bullring entering the Labor Day races at Columbus Speedway.

Ellis wins 15th feature of season

Posted 9/4/2018 in Local Sports

It doesn't matter where Evan Ellis starts the race because he always finds his way to the front. Ellis, who has dominated Durrence Layne Late Model racing this season, typically starts on the front low, leads the majority of the laps, and takes the checkered flag.

Columbus' Black grew into All-American at MSU

Posted 9/2/2018 in Local Sports

Bob Tyler has seen a lot of football players in his coaching career. Athletes the caliber of Stan Black don't come along too often, which is why Tyler, who at the time was the football coach at Mississippi State, was eager to visit Heritage Academy in Columbus to watch Black play.

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.

 

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