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Georgia Tech’s Francis Kallon earns Tropical Bowl MVP honors

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Francis Kallon was named Overall Lineman MVP of the 2017 Tropical Bowl, which was played on Sunday at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Florida. Kallon led all players with two sacks, matched a game-high with two tackles for loss and tallied three total tackles to help lead his National team to a 28-14 win over the…

Columbus boys, Loachapoka girls win games in MLK Classic

A handful of teams picked up wins in the annual MLK Classic held at Harris County High School on Monday, January 16th. The Columbus boys beat Valley, 53-47. The Loachapoka girls beat Valley in overtime, 57-52. Kaitlin Hill led the Lady Indians with 40 points. The Stockbridge boys defeated Houston County, 59-53 while the Houston County girls fell to Greenville,…

Georgia high school baseball teams begin practice

Spring is in the air in Georgia as high school baseball teams can officially start getting ready for the upcoming season. Baseball bats and gloves were brought out Monday afternoon for the first official day teams can practice in the Peach State. Teams like Columbus High and Northside High are coming off successful years.  The Blue Devils were the last…

Cottonmouths fall to Ice Flyers, 6-3

On Sunday afternoon, the Columbus Cottonmouths hosted the Pensacola Flyers in an SPHL game, and fell 6-3. Craig Simchuk scored the first goal of the evening to give the Snakes an early 1-0 lead in the 1st period but the Ice Flyers outscored them, 6-2 the rest of the game including 4 goals in the 2nd period. Keegan Bruce and…

Peach Belt Conference names award after former CSU coach Herbert Greene

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference announced that the annual men’s basketball Coach of the Year award will be named in honor of Columbus State University Hall of Fame coach and athletic director Herbert Greene. The Herbert Greene PBC Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year award will be presented for the first time on Friday, March 3. “This is…

Scholar Athlete: Pacelli wrestler, Colin Mulvany

For St. Anne Pacelli’s Colin Mulvany, wrestling is in his blood. “My dad wrestled and his dad wrestled, and his dad wrested in college actually,” he said. A family of wrestlers that currently ends with Mulvany. He’s a senior on the Viking squad who competes in the 132 pound weight class. Right now he’s a perfect 13-0 since the team’s…

Columbus State basketball teams sweep Armstrong State at home

The Columbus State University men’s and women’s basketball teams swept Armstrong State on Monday night. The women rebounded from their first loss of the season and beat the Pirates, 79-60. They were led by Alexis Carter with a team-high 25 points. The men also won, 88-82 to improve to 10-2 on the season. Jacori Payne led the Cougars with a…

Columbus Lions re-sign veteran DB

COLUMBUS, GA, January 4, 2017 — Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Jason Gibson today announced that veteran defensive back Chris Smith has signed a 2017 contract to return to the Columbus Lions, now members of the National Arena League (NAL). Smith, 29, is a four-year professional veteran with 29 games played with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay of the…

Georgia beats TCU 31-23, wins Liberty Bowl

The Georgia Bulldogs capped off 2016 with a win in the Liberty Bowl. The Dawgs beat the Horned Frogs 31-23 to win their 30th bowl game in program history and end the season with an 8-5 record. UGA started the scoring after Sony Michel scored on a four yard run to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.  TCU…