Stories by Billy Byler

Friday, Oct. 5, 2012

Lions share spotlight in blowout win

Matt Herzwurm threw for a score, rushed for another and blocked a punt in Augusta Christian's 58-26 win over Porter-Gaud.
By Billy Byler

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

South Carolina AAAA teams begin region play

A new season will begin today for Aiken County's largest football teams, and it might come at exactly the right time for South Aiken.
By Billy Byler

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012

Ironman competitors praise conditions

The conditions at the ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta allowed many competitors to set personal-best times on Sunday.
By Billy Byler

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012

Ironman competitors pop question

Ironman competitors Patrick Anderson from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Patrick McGee from Tampa, Fla., each decided to pop the question as part of their race day plans. The smiles said it all.
By Billy Byler

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

Silver Bluff wins on last-minute field goal

Pedro Zambrano kick a 40-yard field goal with 6.4 seconds left to give Silver Bluff a thrilling 31-29 homecoming victory over Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday night.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Ironman event will test competitors

Of the more than 3,000 athletes competing in triathlon, Augusta resident Katie Hansen knows she won’t be among the leaders. But that’s no reflection on just how far she’s come.
By Billy Byler

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Ironman cycling route will provide challenges

The fourth annual ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon is the world's largest of its kind with more than 3,000 competitors, and the second stage of the event will see them bike 56 miles through ...
By Billy Byler

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Strom Thurmond blows out Silver Bluff

Silver Bluff didn't hold up against a bigger, stronger rival in a 42-14 loss to Strom Thurmond on Friday.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

NHL lockout could benefit minor league hockey

Augusta's hockey fans might see a better product on the ice this season thanks to the NHL lockout.
By Billy Byler

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012

Technology improves weekly film swaps

Technology has finally caught up with area high school football, yielding a more efficient and less expensive way to prepare for Friday nights.
By Billy Byler

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

Silver Bluff holds off Midland Valley

Despite several untimely penalties, Silver Bluff was able to remain unbeaten with a 17-7 victory over rival Midland Valley on Friday night.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Group to honor NASCAR heritage

Memories of Augusta as a racing hub will once again drive into the spotlight this weekend when the Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society holds its 2012 banquet.
By Billy Byler

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012

Yellow Jackets rout Wolfpack

North Augusta's offense was too much for Greenbrier as the Yellow Jackets rolled to a 35-7 victory Friday night.
By Billy Byler

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012

Possession key in Silver Bluff win

AIKEN - Silver Bluff built a 17-0 lead by halftime, then held onto the ball for all but 73 seconds in the third quarter of a 30-6 win over South Aiken on Thursday night.
By Billy Byler

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012

Opinions mixed on televised games

A growing trend has put several Augusta-area high school football teams on the air in recent years, capturing top touchdown plays and devastating defensive stands.
By Billy Byler

Monday, Sept. 3, 2012

GreenJackets find positives in season

As the Augusta GreenJackets walked off the field for the last time in 2012, they chose to focus on the positive aspects of the season.
By Billy Byler

GreenJackets end season on low note

The GreenJackets were out-hit 14-3 Monday afternoon in a 7-1 loss to Charleston that wrapped up the 2012 campaign with Augusta’s first losing season in eight years.
By Billy Byler

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Sloppy defense leads to GreenJackets loss

A sloppy day on the infield and a lack of late-inning hits were enough to hand the Augusta GreenJackets a 5-1 loss to the Charleston RiverDogs.
By Billy Byler

Chipper's legacy is felt in area

Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones left his mark on the Southeast, including the Augusta area.
By Billy Byler

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

Bullpen falls apart in GreenJackets loss

Augusta lost an early in an 8-2 loss to Charleston.
By Billy Byler

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Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
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