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Columbus, Hardaway, Northside punch tickets to GHSA 4A playoffs

AREA TEAMS WON THEIR BES-OF-THREE SERIES ON FRIDAY

Three area teams will be playing for a GHSA 4A State Championship. Columbus, Hardaway, and Northside all punched their tickets to the playoffs with wins on Thursday as all participated in a best-of-three play-in series. Columbus beat Carver 13-2 and 6-0, Hardway beat Westover 9-0 and 11-0, and Northside beat Americus-Sumter 10-3 and 16-0. The GHSA playoffs begin on April…

Scholar Athlete: Columbus golfer, Jonathan Parker

PARKER MAINTAINS A 4.3 GPA AND VOLUNTEERS WITH FORE KIDS COLUMBUS

As a sophomore on the Columbus High golf team, Jonathan Parker is making a name for himself. “I played in the Tournament of Champions in the Southeastern Junior Golf tour in December and I came in third overall for that,” he said. Parker is currently ranked as one of the top ten players in the state of Georgia for his…

Auburn Softball Players Arrested on Marijuana Charges

NO WORD ON POTENTIAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Three Auburn softball players were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday morning, according to an AL.com report. The players were shortstop Haley Fagan, outfielder Brittany Maresette , and pitcher Makayla Martin. Fagan is a fifth year senior with a .323 average.  She found herself in the spotlight earlier this…

Shaw’s Kayla Bonilla Signs Basketball Scholarship, Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

BONILLA IS HEADED TO VALDOSTA STATE

At just under five feet tall, Kayla Bonilla is one of the shorter basketball players you see on the court. But Bonilla is proving size doesn’t matter. On Wednesday, Bonilla signed a scholarship to play college ball with Valdosta State. “I feel like it’s a great accomplishment,” Bonilla said. “I feel like I set the standard for other people for…

Calvary Christian’s Jacquez Green Overcomes Season Ending Injury, Signs Football Scholarship

GREEN IS HEADED TO LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY IN ILLINOIS

It wasn’t the greatest year for Calvary Christian football player Jacquez Green. Green was injured on the second play of just the second game of the season. It was a season-ending injury, tearing his ACL and MCL. Many colleges who were looking at Green stopped looking but one college reached out and offered Green a scholarship after seeing his film…

Pacelli’s Warner Adcock Signs Baseball Scholarship

ADCOCK IS HEADED TO COVENANT COLLEGE

A former WLTZ Scholar Athlete is headed to the next level. Warner Adcock of Pacelli High School came to the Vikings squad after his family moved to Mississippi. “Yea know it’s tough moving to a new school but they welcomed me in and they were pretty accepting,” Adcock said. “It’s nice to have everybody behind you to support you through…

College Football Popularity Remained Strong in 2016

STRONG GROWTH ACROSS ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

A report on college football released today by The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame offered several signs of continued strong growth from the 2016 season. “The already intense interest in college football continues to grow,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “Embracing ever changing technology, the leaders of our sport have done a spectacular job in…

Cottonmouths Thank Fans, Waiting on Future of Franchise

SNAKES HOLD EVENT TO MEET AND GREET FANS AHEAD OF OWNDERSHIP DEADLINE

1/4Snakes Thank You Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Snakes Thank You Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Snakes Thank You Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Snakes Thank You Show Caption Hide Caption The whirlwind season for the Columbus Cottonmouths has come to an end, but there’s still one big question. Will there be a team in Columbus next season? The Snakes are approaching that…