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Georgia Tech Women Advance to WNIT Semifinals

GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team is headed to the WNIT Semifinals. The Yellow Jackets beat Alabama on Sunday afternoon, 76-66, leading by as many as 24 points in the contest. “I think it’s a really exciting time for our program and a really exciting time for this team because to know the journey we’ve been on all season long…

Georgia Tech to Play CSU Bakerfield in NIT Semifinals

YELLOW JACKETS PLAY TUESDAY NIGHT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

Georgia Tech will face CSU Bakersfield in its first National Invitation Tournament semifinal game in 46 years next Tuesday night, March 28th, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The game tips at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets advanced by defeating Indiana and Belmont at home before defeating Ole Miss Tuesday night in Oxford, Mississippi. CSU Bakersfield is the first No….

Auburn High’s Damon Traylor Signs Football Scholarship

PIC COURTESY OF AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

1/1IMG_0375 Show Caption Hide Caption An Auburn High football player signed scholarship papers on Friday morning. Damon Traylor signed to play football for Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi. Pictured in the image are: Hakeem Pitts, Lakeisha Payne, Damon Traylor, Lashaela Malone, Vicshavious Brooks, Coach Adam Winegarden, James Howard,  Blanche Howard, Shannon Williams, and Athletic Director Clay McCall.

CSU’s Carter Grabs All-American Selection

COLUMBUS STATE ATHLETICS

In her first season in a Lady Cougar uniform, Columbus State University women’s basketball player Alexis Carter was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-American Third Team. Carter was the only Peach Belt Conference player selected among the three teams and becomes just the fourth different player in Lady Cougar history to earn All-American laurels. Carter starred for the…

CSU’s Anita Howard Named Coach of the Year

LED TEAM TO FIRST ELITE EIGHT APPEARANCE SINCE 2001

CSU’s Anita Howard has been named Georgia College Women’s Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The award comes on the heels of a highly successful first year for Howard that saw her Lady Cougars team win the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles en route to their first Elite Eight appearance since 2001. Howard has already…

Opelika Hires New Head Football Coach

CALEB ROSS TAKES OVER FOR BRIAN BLACKMON

1/2Caleb Ross Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Caleb Ross1 Show Caption Hide Caption Exactly one month to the day after long-time Opelika football coach Brian Blackmon resigned, Opelika has found his replacement. Caleb Ross has been named the new head football coach at Opelika High School. Ross has been Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at McGill-Toolen High School in…

Scholar Athlete: Northside Soccer Player, Julia Aguirre

AGUIRRE MAINTAINS A 4.3 GPA, 2016 ALL-STAR FOR GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

1/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Julia Aguirre Show Caption Hide Caption It’s pretty sweet playing soccer for a consistent postseason-bound team. It’s even sweeter when you can do it alongside your sister. “She (my sister) plays right behind me, center-mid,” said Julia Aguirre. “So it’s kind of…

Alabama High School Basketball Player of the Year Finalists Announced

SEVERAL AREA PLAYERS ARE UP FOR AWARDS

1/6Kaitlin Hill Show Caption Hide Caption 2/6Garrett-Hammett Show Caption Hide Caption 3/6LaDajia Jones Show Caption Hide Caption 4/6Trip Day Show Caption Hide Caption 5/6Lanett’s Pollard Show Caption Hide Caption 6/6Garrison Brooks Show Caption Hide Caption The annual ASWA Player of the Year Finalists have been announced and several area basketball players are up for awards. Three players from each AHSAA…

Auburn’s T.J. Lang Announces Decision to Transfer

AUBURN GUARD AVERAGED JUST FOUR POINTS A GAME THIS SEASON

1/2Lang Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Lang’s Twitter Message Show Caption Hide Caption The Auburn men’s basketball team is losing one of their players. On Wednesday afternoon, guard T.J. Lang took to Twitter to announce his decision to transfer from the program. Lang had been with the Tigers program for three seasons. He had a standout sophomore season where he averaged…

Columbus State Tennis Players Win Weekly Peach Belt Awards

COLUMBUS STATE ATHLETICS

The Columbus State University tennis program swept the Peach Belt Conference weekly awards as Giorgia Vitale and KP Pannu were named the PBC Tennis Players of the Week. These are the first awards of the season for either CSU team. Vitale continued her outstanding year last week going a perfect 4-0 in two matches. She is a perfect 9-0 at…