Friday, February 05, 2016
When the Sectional tournaments begin today at various sites throughout the state, there is just one goal in mind.
Unlike the three other participants on the 200-yard medley relay team, Emily Austin is not a year-round swimmer.
For as long as I can remember, my mother loved sports.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The day has finally come for football players across the nation as National Sign Day is here.
When Efe Balfour decided to attend Bridgewater College to play basketball, he set his sites on being an immediate contributor.
I wanted to take space in my column to remember for the passing of one of my best friends and teaching mentor, Pete Prickett, who died last month after a long and courageous battle against cancer.
On a night where they honored their seniors the Lithia Springs girls basketball team made it a point to start strong against visiting East Paulding and used that early momentum to cruise to a 68-35 win Tuesday night.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
With a little under a minute to play, Chapel Hill coach Chris Long shouted to his team to slow down.
With Lithia Springs content to hold the ball for the last shot in a tie game, it seemed that the only chance New Manchester would have to come out with a win would be in overtime.
Postseason honors are still coming in for members of the state-champion Chapel Hill softball team.
When Kasha Terry started playing basketball as a youngster, she did it because she loved the game.
Just before the Alexander team started breaking down the gym from the Area 5-AAAAA Tournament, they gathered in the wrestling room for coach Sean Moistner’s post-match talk.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Will Douglas County be catching Westlake at the right time tonight when the Region 3-AAAAAA teams meet in Douglasville?
Josh Thruston has gotten use to the public address announcer at the Douglas County Swim Championships calling his name as the event winner.
When Alexander wrestlers failed to qualify for the Class AAAAA duals championships earlier this month, they took it personal.
The water doesn’t seem as deep now and it is far less intimidating as it was 11 years ago.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Chapel Hill coach Chris Long knew there would be games when his much-smaller team would struggle rebounding against a taller team.
ew Manchester kept its hope alive of getting the No. 2 seed and bye in the Region 5-AAAAA Tournament with a 36-25 win at Alexander Tuesday night.
Stockton McGuire had two decisions to make as National Signing Day nears.
Antonio Glover had another opportunity to impress perspective NFL teams on Saturday.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Ashanti Brown very rarely goes away from her role on the team.
ATLANTA - There was a time when Alexandria Brown could have given up on her dreams of playing college basketball.
It came as no surprise that Eric Berry would win the Pro Football Writers Association of America Comeback Player of the Year award.
Friday, January 22, 2016
The hoopla of Deesha Brefford reaching a personal basketball milestone is over, and now New Manchester is back to chasing a bigger team goal.
When James Bailey needs a change of pace for his team, the New Manchester coach knows exactly who to call on.
There is no time, or need for that matter, for the Douglas County boys team to panic.
With National Signing Day only 12 days away, Douglas County High senior Aaron Cauthen’s future is beginning to come into focus.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Chapel Hill High Principal Sean Kelly has made the finalist list for the principal of the year award.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Deesha Brefford was glad to get a personal milestone out of the way so she can fully concentrate on one of New Manchester’s biggest team goals for this season.
Listening to coach David Mills’ words at halftime, the Lithia Springs girls basketball team clawed its way back in a back-and-forth game at Region 5-AAAAA rival Chapel Hill and used a second-half surge to pull away for good on its way to a 71-58 win.
By now everybody knows that Ashley Morgan was a dominating player in softball this past season.
Nobody would have questioned Ashley Morgan if she would have sat out the last third of the softball season.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
When Lithia Springs coach David Mills called a timeout in the middle of Friday’s game against Hiram, junior guard Kiana Johnson wasn’t quite sure what her coach was doing.
Douglas County coach Chet Forsh likes to have at least one freshman on his varsity every season.
About six games into the season, Louisville wasn't sure of prize freshman Asia Durr was going to finish out the season.
One former county player is still playing football.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
During her four-year career at Douglas County High, Amira Atwater has been given different roles with the team.
Douglas County is taking a break from the Region 3-AAAAAA race to go against some of the best teams in Florida this weekend.
With a little over two weeks remaining in the regular season, New Manchester coach Vincent Parks wants to see a new attitude in his team.
In a region with last season’s Class AAAAA runner-up Allatoona, as well as well as South Paulding, the New Manchester boys basketball team looks to match and exceed those accomplishments this year.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Douglas County girls basketball team started its 67-33 home win over East Coweta perhaps faster than it has done all season, and the Tigers are know for their fast starts.
As Lithia Springs finishes the last few weeks of the regular season, Lions coach David Mills is looking for a little more consistency from his team.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
In picking up its fourth straight win, the Chapel Hill Panthers erased a 13-point halftime deficit to visiting South Paulding Saturday and eked out a 63-62 win.
New Manchester had Hiram just where it wanted it for the first two quarters of Saturday’s Region 5-AAAAA home game.
Even though it is two months into its season, the Lithia Springs boys basketball team hasn’t had its full roster for any game.
Friday, January 08, 2016
If Brandon Robinson needed anymore confirmation that he is one of the top players in the nation, it came earlier this week.
Having qualified for the state duals in each of the last five seasons, including winning it all in 2010 and 2013, the Alexander wrestling team has its sights set on another top-two finish at this weekend’s Area 5-AAAAA Dual Championships.
As his team celebrated its six-point win over Douglas County on Tuesday night, Westlake coach Darron Rogers stood near mid court in the aftermath.