Stories by Chris Gay

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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Ohio rider wins Unlimited 5/6-Year-Old Amateur finals

Secrest and Copencougarhagen marked 221 to win the Unlimited Amateur for 5/6-Year-Olds at James Brown Arena.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Shepard, 14, wins Classic Non-Pro go-round

Cade Shepard and Twistful Thinking marked 218.5 to win the Classic Non-Pro go-round at James Brown Arena.
By Chris Gay

Tite Fittin Genes has strong Futurity Open run

Tite Fittin Genes tied for fourth with 216 in the Futurity Open go-round Wednesday at James Brown Arena. Austin Shepard marked 220 to win the event by three points.
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Cagley, 12, wins $50,000 Amateur Any Age finals

Riding Little Sweet Spot, Karrigan Cagley marked 220 to win the $50,000 Amateur Any Age finals by a point Tuesday afternoon.
By Chris Gay

Shepard caps busy day with Classic Open go-round win

Aboard Gini One Time, Sam Shepard marked 221 to win the Classic Open go-round at James Brown Arena.
By Chris Gay

Canadian cowgirl wins $35,000 Non-Pro Any Age Amateur finals

Devon MacArthur passed her biggest test in the $35,000 Non-Pro Any Age Amateur finals. Aboard Playin Little Star, MacArthur marked 222 to win the championship.
By Chris Gay

Monday, Jan. 18, 2016

Morris gains experience in first Augusta Futurity run

William Morris dismounted his horse in good spirits after his first-ever run Monday in the Augusta Futurity. The score wasn't what Morris wanted. Still, he remained optimistic.
By Chris Gay

Mississippi teen wins $50,000 Amateur Any Age go-round

Shane Crawford beamed after his ride Monday morning, his colorful braces showing. The Mount Olive, Miss., teenager has worn braces for almost a year and has another year to go before they're ...
By Chris Gay

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

One Arm Bandit toughest man at Bull Riding event

John Payne, the 62-year-old who survived electrocution four decades ago, brought his popular One Arm Bandit show to town as part of the 15th annual USC Aiken Extra Inning Bull Riding Championship ...
By Chris Gay

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Augusta Futurity truck parade set for Sunday

The Augusta Futurity will begin its 37th event with something unique. The inaugural Family Fun Truck Parade will start at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hip­podrome in North Augusta. The Augusta ...
By Chris Gay

Shepard recalls lifetime of Futurity

Austin Shepard remembers coming to the Augusta Futurity when he was a child, about 7 or 8. His father, Sam, served as a judge in the first futurity and later competed in the show.
By Chris Gay

Augusta University's Fields is hitting his stride

Augusta University's Tamyrik Fields has become an offensive presence.
By Chris Gay

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

37th annual Augusta Futurity begins this weekend

The 37th annual Augusta Futurity kicks off this weekend at James Brown Arena. The largest cutting horse show east of the Mississippi River runs through Saturday, Jan. 23.
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Augusta Futurity truck parade set for Sunday

The Augusta Futurity is kicking off its 37th event with a unique twist. The inaugural Family Fun Truck Parade will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Hippo­drome in North Au­gusta.
By Chris Gay

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Lander knocks off Augusta, 72-64

Augusta struggled at the foul line, missed layups at times and had several defensive lapses in a 72-64 loss to Lander at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
By Chris Gay

Lander knocks Augusta women out of first place

After a 67-61 loss Saturday to Lander at Christenberry Fieldhouse, the Jaguars are going to go back to basics in practice.
By Chris Gay

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Saturday Shootout: Queens is off to hot start in Division II

The Queens (N.C.) men's basketball team, of the South Atlantic Conference, are off to a 12-0 start and have shot all the way up the polls to No. 8 in Division II. 
By Chris Gay

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Augusta native Sigg looking to build on momentum in 2016

Midway through his junior season at Georgia, Augusta’s Greyson Sigg looks out at the PGA Tour horizon and sees plenty of red and black.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Former Laney star hopes to save semi-pro team

After learning the former Georgia-Lina Lady Hurricanes franchise was about to fold, former Laney High School and Augusta State basketball star Nesia Wright sprang into action. 
By Chris Gay

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Augusta survives last-second shot, defeats Francis Marion

After surviving another wild finish Monday night at Christenberry Fieldhouse, Augusta junior guard Keshun Sherrill made it clear what his team needs to start doing. "We've got to grow up," he ...
By Chris Gay
 
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