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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…

Alabama hires new offensive coordinator

Nick Saban bringing in Brian Daboll from New England

  Daboll named Alabama offensive coordinator(PHOTO: New England Patriots) Two weeks after Alabama head coach Nick Saban lost Steve Sarkisian to the Atlanta Falcons, the search for his replacement is over. On Monday Alabama announced the hiring of former Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator. Daboll comes to Tuscaloosa after winning his fifth overall Super Bowl with…

Area teams advance after GHSA 1st round playoff action

The first round of the GHSA basketball playoffs took place on Friday, February 17th. In the 5A girls bracket, Harris County fell to McIntosh 62-57. In the 4A girls bracket Columbus advanced with a 69-49 win over Burke County while Carver also advanced with a 68-48 win over Baldwin. LaGrange also advanced with a 46-43 win over Marist. The Americus-Sumter…

Scholar Athlete: Columbus High swimmer, Nyssa Goodroe

Nyssa Goodroe’s senior season with the Columbus High swim team was special. “Just to watch everyone’s reaction and how happy we all were, it was just amazing,” she said. A fifth place finish at the state meet was the best finish in Columbus High’s history. It stemmed from multiple swimmers grabbing personal bests. Goodroe was one of them, finishing 17th…