So much for a transition period.
Hudson O'Neal exhibited the patience and opportunism of a driver more than twice his age Saturday, laying in the weeds before pouncing late to win the Clash at The MAG for his first feature victory on the Lucas Oil Dirt Series.
Hitting always has been one of Will Golsan's strengths. Whether it was at New Hope High School in Columbus or at Ole Miss, Golsan displayed a knack for getting a timely hit and reaching base.
A 100-lap Super Late Model race is an apt metaphor for Kyle Bronson's rookie season on the Lucas Oil Dirt Series. It requires a balance of aggression and patience to save tires, to maintain or improve track position, and to navigate a surface that might change several times throughout the feature.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division's most anticipated matchup.
If you have watched any college softball or baseball in the last month, it's likely you have seen someone from the Golden Triangle playing a key role for their team.
DJ Sanders never has been one to celebrate her accomplishments. The former New Hope High School multi-sport standout prefers to hone the skills that have made her one of the nation's best softball players. That's why Sunday was a perfect time for Sanders to relax and to visit with friends, coaches, teammates, and supporters at a going-away bash at the New Hope Community Center.
Lee Ray followed up a pair of runner-up finishes last week with a win in the Street Stocks feature Friday at Columbus Speedway.
Shawn Gates is spreading the word. After having success in January with the inaugural Friendly City Boxing Night at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Gates admits he was surprised to hear a lot of people in the Greater Golden Triangle area didn't know about the event.
Derek Hagar isn't sure what else he has to prove, especially at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
Everything is clicking for Jordon Mallett, who leads the United Sprint Car Series national points in his bid to repeat as series champion.
After two years away from Super Late Model racing, Neil Baggett is back and "feeling it." The Shannon native and Columbus resident piloted his No. 21xxx car to a win Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, holding off a strong push by Chad Thrash along the bottom of turns three and four late in the race.
NeSmith Racing's touring series, various points divisions, and motor sales are intact, but they'll soon debut under new ownership and a new banner: Durrence Layne Racing.
Scooter Ware can thank his team's hands-off approach for his recent successes in Factory Stocks racing.
"Leave nothing" is a catchall sports mantra rarely echoed on dirt tracks, where significant consideration is given to protecting one's equipment and reputation. But as the winner's purse increases, so does the threshold for risk taking.
Dudley Bearden and George "Juddie" Boyd have plenty of stories to tell. Many of their memories center around the development, rise, fall, and revitalization of the Magnolia Tennis Club in Columbus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Bandits used the 21st overall pick Monday night to select Oregon senior shortstop DJ Sanders in the National Pro Fastpitch draft.
In a typical "dry-slick" night Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Bryan Fortner wasn't surprised to see Johnny Stokes hold a smooth line through the middle and win the Street Stocks feature.
Chad Thrash could have driven his 1C Super Late Model car even faster Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- The one thing Joe Moorhead hasn't had in his first months as Mississippi State's football coach is excess time. Appearances for anyone other than his players, staff members, or recruits have been few and far between, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Golden Triangle knows that.
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