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Area Girls Soccer Teams Advance to GHSA Second Round

SECOND ROUND TO BE PLAYED WEEK OF MAY 1ST

A handful of area girls soccer teams have advanced to the next round of the GHSA state playoffs. In 4A, Columbus beat Hephzibah 16-0. They’ll host Blessed Trinity in the next round. Northside beat Baldwin 10-0. They’ll travel to Marist in the next round. LaGrange beat White County 1-0. They’ll host Cairo in the next round. In 2A, Callaway beat…

Auburn Softball Drafts Teen Battling Blood Cancer

AN-MEI ELLISOR SIGNED NLI WITH THE TIGERS TUESDAY NIGHT

It’s been a tough go for An-Mei Ellisor of Auburn. Last July, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Large-B Cell Lymphoma and two days later, started chemotherapy. Playing any sport in high school let alone college could be difficult, but thanks to an organization called Team Impact, An-Mei is an athlete. On Tuesday night, An-Mei signed a national letter of intent…

CSU Tennis Teams to Host NCAA Matches

LADY COUGARS EARNED #1 SEED, MEN EARNED # SEED

The Columbus State tennis teams will be at home for the first part of the NCAA Division II Tournament. The teams learned their fates during Tuesday night’s Selection Show. The men earned the #1 seed in the NCAA DII Southeast Region I after finishing the regular season with a 21-3 record. They will play their first match on Saturday against…

Lions Look to Avenge First Loss of Season, Play at Jacksonville Saturday

LIONS FELL TO SHARKS IN FIRST GAME OF THE YEAR

One month ago, the Columbus Lions started their 2017 season off with a loss, something they hadn’t experienced since June of 2015. This Saturday is their chance to avenge that first loss as the Lions travel to Jacksonville, many’s favorite to win this year’s National Arena League championship. The Lions are currently 3-2 on the year and with a win,…

Georgia’s Sydni Emanuel Selected in National Pro Fastpitch Draft

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1/3SOURCE: UGA Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SOURCE: UGA Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3SOURCE: UGA Show Caption Hide Caption Georgia softball senior Sydni Emanuel was selected as the 16th pick of the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Monday night by the Akron Racers. Georgia has had 17 Bulldogs play professionally, as five former players were on active rosters last season. Emanuel has…

Former Hardaway Standout Earns SEC Co-Player of the Week

JOSH ANTHONY HELPED LEAD AUBURN TO THREE WINS OVER THE LAST WEEK

A former Hardaway baseball player continues to make an impression at the college level. Auburn player Josh Anthony has been named the SEC co-player of the week after an impressive four game performance. Anthony batted .688 with three doubles, one homer and nine RBI on the week. He also scored six runs and was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases….

Columbus Lions Player Logan Ingle Meets with Green Bay Packers

INGLE PLAYS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN FOR THE LIONS

A Columbus Lions defensive lineman has been given the opportunity most dream about, a chance to play in the NFL. Logan Ingle was in Wisconsin Monday morning meeting with the Green Bay Packers. It’s Ingle’s first tryout with an NFL team, in the past he’s tried out for the Jacksonville Sharks and Cleveland Gladiators. Ingle played college ball at Anderson…

Red Bests Black For G-Day Win

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Team Red defeated Team Black by a 25-22 score in front of 66,133 fans at Sanford Stadium in the University of Georgia’s annual G-Day football game to close out spring practice on Saturday afternoon. A late nine-play drive for the Red team, led by quarterback Jake Fromm, was capped by the decisive 28-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship with just…

Braves Legend Chipper Jones Visits Columbus on Book Tour

FORMER MLB PLAYER SIGNED BOOKS AT BARNES & NOBLE

If you drove by the Barnes & Noble in Columbus on Saturday, you may have noticed a lot of people wearing Atlanta Braves gear. That’s because inside the store, a legend was meeting and greeting his fans. Chipper Jones made a stop in Columbus on his book tour, promoting his autobiography “Ballplayer”. Jones has made a lot of stops throughout…