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GHSA Sets 1st Round Schedule of State Soccer Tournament

AREA TEAMS LOOK TO ADVANCE AFTER FIRST ROUND GAMES THIS WEEK

The GHSA Boys and Girls Soccer brackets have been set and the first round begins this week. A handful of area teams will look to win a state title.   5A schedule: Whitewater @ Harris County boys Starr’s Mill @ Harris County girls   4A schedule: White County @ LaGrange girls Hephzibah @ Columbus girls Baldwin @ Northside girls Chestatee…

Valley Head Football Coach Brad Lowe Steps Down

LOWE SPENT ONE SEASON ON THE SIDELINES WITH THE RAMS

The Valley Rams will be looking for a new head football coach. According to the school, Brad Lowe has stepped down from his position. Lowe joined the Rams last year and spent one season coaching them, finishing 1-9 in the AHSAA 5A standings. It was his first head coaching gig after spending more than 10 years coaching as an assistant…

Auburn High’s Garrison Brooks Headed to UNC

BROOKS WAS RELEASED FROM HIS NLI WITH MISSISSIPPI STATE WEEKS AGO

Two weeks after being released from his National Letter of Intent with Mississippi State, Auburn High’s Garrison Brooks has made his final decision. Brooks has committed to play basketball with The University of North Carolina, this year’s NCAA DI National Champions. Back in November, Brooks signed his NLI with the Bulldogs over UNC, Auburn, LSU and Georgia.  He then had…

UGA Football Signee Released from National Letter of Intent

D'ANTNE DEMERY WAS ARRESTED IN ATHENS FOLLOWING G-DAY

University of Georgia football signee D’Antne Demery has been released from his National Letter of Intent according to an announcement by UGA head coach Kirby Smart. The release follows Demery’s arrest Saturday night on charges of simple battery, criminal trespass-damaged property in downtown Athens. Demery is from Brunswick, Georgia. He signed with UGA in February and was scheduled to report…

Auburn High Baseball Wins Area Title, Punches Ticket to Playoffs

AUBURN AND CENTRAL EARN AHSAA 7A SPOTS IN THE POSTSEASON

The Auburn High baseball team was beaten last year in the 2016 AHSAA 7A State Championship game. This year, theyr’e looking to get back. The Tigers beat Smiths Station Thursday night 11-1 to secure a spot in the postseason. not only did the win give them the 7A area title, it gave them home field advantage in the postseason. “That’s…

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…