BARNESVILLE — The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) has announced its 2021 Softball All-Region 17 honors and Gordon State College’s Faith Hager has earned the GCAA Pitcher of the Year while head coach Ally Hattermann has been named GCAA Coach of the Year.

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NEW ORLEANS  — A Louisiana man whose seriously ill son gained fame in New Orleans for his devotion to the Saints football team was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for drug trafficking and for fraudulently capitalizing on his son's illness with a phony charity.

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BALTIMORE — Medina Spirit is set to run in the Preakness on Saturday to go for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as long as the Kentucky Derby winner passes a series of additional drug tests.

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ATLANTA — Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's 47-year-old NBA record for triple-doubles and missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the Washington Wizards lost 125-124 to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

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McKinleigh Norwood, Elon Sheffield and Emma Beasley scored twice each as the Griffin Christian girls soccer team capped the greatest season in school history with a 7-0 win against the Georgia Christian School-Valdosta in the finals of the Georgia Association of Parochial and Private Schools…

Spalding High qualified athletes in eight events at Sectionals on Saturday at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus for the Class AAAA State Meet this Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, while Griffin High qualified athletes in five events at Sectionals on Saturday at Starr’s Mi…

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KENNESAW —  Kennesaw State senior linebacker Bryson Armstrong was named to the 2020-21 Stats Perform FCS All-America Team as a member of the second team.

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DARLINGTON, S.C.  — Dale Earnhardt Jr. took his late father's newly restored Chevy Nova out for a spin on Darlington Raceway's throwback weekend to pace the field before the Xfinity Series race Saturday.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that “Football City, USA” basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts.

Spalding High football standout Elijah White signed last week in front of family, friends, teammates, coaches and administrators to continue his career this fall at NAIA Allen University in Columbia, S.C.

ZEBULON — Pike County’s season came to an end with a 6-5 loss to rally-minded Long County in the second round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Thursday at Pilkenton Field.

Davis York, a University of Georgia student from Griffin, carries 25 discs in his backpack every time he plays a round of disc golf. He totes another 30 discs in the back of his car. While he only uses around 10 on any given round, York plays for nothing but fun.

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Under sunny skies with the temperature at 66 degrees and an 11 mph wind, the Spalding High football team opened its first spring practice since 2019 on Friday afternoon.

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The homestanding Pike County Pirates and visiting Long County Blue Tide finally finished Game 1 of their best-of-three series in the second round of the Class AAA State Tournament on Wednesday, some 30 hours after it started.

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Both local public schools have track and field athletes who qualified last week for State Sectionals on Saturday.

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BARNESVILLE — Gordon State closed out the 2021 baseball regular season in style as the Highlanders swept Georgia Highlands College — the top team in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) standings — by scores of 6-5 and 12-3 here Saturday afternoon. GSC finishes the regular seas…

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SOCIAL CIRCLE — The 2021-2022 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by the Board of Natural Resources, allowing hunters to begin making their plans for duck, dove and goose hunting, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resour…

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My first bass boat was a 1974 16-foot Arrowglass with a 70-horsepower Evinrude motor on it. It sat on a single-axle trailer and I pulled it for the first three years with my Cutlass Supreme Convertible before buying my first van in 1977.

ZEBULON — Lightning forced the home plate umpire in Game 1 of Pike County’s second-round series in the Class AAA State Tournament against Long County to order the teams off the field and to suspend play in the top of the second inning Tuesday at Pilkenton Field.

SWAINSBORO — Gordon State left nothing to doubt in earning an outright Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) regular season championship as the Highlanders defeated East Georgia State College 9-1 and 13-0 Saturday afternoon in Swainsboro

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Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones — 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some — and now here’s one more.

Both the Rock Springs tennis teams recently qualified for the GAPPS state tournament. Individual qualifiers included: Josiah Brown and Phoebe Davis finished third in singles, Peyton Davis finished fifth in singles, and Abbey Deal finished sixth in singles while Dylan Zellner and Landon Cormi…

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DJ Daniel became the latest Griffinite to sign an NFL contract when he inked as an undrafted free agent on Saturday with the Jacksonville Jaguars for $660,000 following this year’s NFL Draft.

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ATLANTA  — Carmelo Anthony looked like he was all done just a couple of seasons ago.

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ATLANTA – Monday, the Atlanta Hawks announced plans to increase attendance for postseason play to 7,625 fans, approximately 45 percent of State Farm Arena’s full capacity.

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NEW YORK  — Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar has been fired as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league's ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — The bourbon is flowing again, flowery hats and humans are on the scene and 19 horses are ready to run the most chaotic race of their lives. After being disrupted by a pandemic, the Kentucky Derby is back with many of its traditions intact.

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ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons decided not to pick their quarterback of the future, going for more immediate help by selecting Florida tight end Kyle Pitts at No. 4 in the NFL draft on Thursday night.