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Brian Blackmon talks new job at Auburn, leaving Opelika

Opelika’s Brian Blackmon is headed to Auburn University. The long-time Bulldog football coach resigned from his post on Wednesday as football coach and Athletic Director to become an offensive analyst for the Tigers. Coach Blackmon spoke on the phone with WLTZ’s Jenna Callari this morning about the new job. He said the interest between the two was there for a while. He and Auburn…

Area teams basketball advance to GHSA Elite Eight

The second round of the GHSA basketball state tournament is underway. In the 5A girls bracket Columbus beat West Hall, 60-57. Tatyana Wyatt led the Blue Devils with 21 points and 9 rebounds while teammate Ariyah Copeland added 12 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocks. Meanwhile, LaGrange was eliminated after falling to Cross Creek, 44-35. In the 1A-Public girls bracket, Marion County…

Columbus’ Tyler Morgan wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Bulldog Division Opener

Tyler Morgan of Columbus, GA weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds,15 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bulldog Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Lanier. For his win, Morgan took home $5,214. “I’m not extremely familiar with Lanier, but I was fishing up the river,” said Morgan, who earned his first career…

AHSAA basketball Region Finals schedule set

Area teams will be competing in the AHSAA Region Finals this week. Winners will earn a spot in the State Semi-Finals held in Birmingham. The 7A region finals will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery. Auburn vs. Central girls – 9AM CT Auburn vs. Central boys – 10:45 AM CT   The 5A region…