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Cougars Earn #4 Seed in PBC Tournament, Begin Play on Wednesday

PEACH BELT CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT IS A DOUBLE-ELIMINATION FORMAT

With the final games of the 2017 season complete, the Peach Belt Conference has released the bracket for the league tournament which begins on Wednesday, May 10th in Florence, South Carolina. The PBC Tournament will return to the eight-team double-elimination format. The top eight teams in the league standings advance to tournament play with the championship game scheduled for Saturday,…

Atlanta Falcons Draft Six, Sign More as Free Agents

1/1Falcons draft players Show Caption Hide Caption The Atlanta Falcons drafted six players, hoping to help a team that’s looking to bounce back from last season’s Super Bowl loss. The Falcons first selected Defensive end Takk McKinley with the 26th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. McKinley transferred to UCLA in 2014 and recorded 99 total tackles, 28.0 tackles…

Columbus Lions Fall on the Road to Jacksonville

LIONS STAND AT 3-3 ON THE SEASON

The Columbus Lions are back to .500 on the season after a loss at Jacksonville Saturday night. The Lions, despite having a chance late in the game, fell to the Sharks 37-28 to drop to 3-3 on the season. The Lions struggled offensively in the second half of play. Jacksonville led 21-20 at halftime and scored 16 unanswered points in…

Georgia’s Isaiah McKenzie Taken in 2017 NFL Draft

HEADED TO DENVER

UGA wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie chose to leave the University of Georgia early. His decision paid off after being taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. McKenzie was taken by the Denver Broncos as the 29th pick in the 5th round, 172nd overall. McKenzie was Georgia’s leading receiver last year as a junior and also set the school record for punt return touchdowns.

Alabama Sets Record in 2017 NFL Draft

TEN TIDE PLAYERS DRAFTED, SCHOOL'S MOST IN COMMON DRAFT ERA

The Alabama Crimson Tide made a statement in the 2017 NFL Draft. A total of seven former Crimson Tide players were taken in the top 55 picks, a history making mark. They wound up with 10 players drafted overall. Cornerback Marlon Humphrey was the first former Alabama player chosen as the 16th pick overall by the Baltimore Ravens. Defensive End Jonathan…

Former Auburn Tigers Taken in 2017 NFL Draft, Others Sign as Free Agents

FOUR SELECTED IN 3RD - 7TH ROUNDS

Four former Auburn football players were taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. Defensive tackle Montravius Adams was taken as the 29th pick in the 3rd round, 93rd overall by the  Green Bay Packers. Adams was a three-year starter for the Tigers, recording 151 tackles with 11 sacks and three forced fumbles. Linebacker/Defensive End Carl Lawson was taken as the 9th pick in the 4th…

Playoffs Continue for AISA/AHSAA Baseball Teams

PLAYOFF GAMES SET FOR MAY 3RD - MAY 6TH

Playoffs will continue for a few Alabama high school baseball teams next week. Auburn will play at McGill-Toolen in the 2nd round of the AHSAA 7A playoffs. The first two games will be played on Friday, May 5th (first pitch set for 5pm CT) with a third game if needed on Saturday, May 6th. Beauregard will host Rehobeth in the 3rd round…

GHSA/GICAA Next Round of Playoffs Set for Area Baseball Teams

GAMES WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, MAY 4TH AND FRIDAY, MAY 5TH

The 2nd round of the GHSA baseball championships have been set and a handful of area teams are still alive in their respective brackets. The games on Thursday will be a doubleheader, the times listed below are for the first game of the day. A third game if needed will be played on Friday.   5A schedule: Harris County @…

GHSA 2nd Round of Soccer Playoffs Set

AREA TEAMS LOOK TO ADVANCE

The 2nd round of the GHSA soccer tournament is set with a handful of teams in action. Girls games will be played on Tuesday, May 2nd while boys games will be played Wednesday, May 3rd.   4A Schedule: Blessed Trinity @ Columbus girls Cairo @ LaGrange girls Northside @ Marist girls Marist @ Columbus boys Shaw @ Cartersville boys Northside…