Stories by Chris Gay

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Expectations low for Paine football team

At the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference Media Day last week, Paine College coach Greg Ruffin expected low projections around the league for his football program.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stories about Guy's exploits at Thomson live on

THOMSON — The Ray Guy stories from his youth are almost endless – and most of them are true.
By Chris Gay

Davidson graduate earns spot on Falcons' cheerleading squad

Cara Peoples Miller, a Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School graduate, earned a spot this summer as an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader. Miller and Evans High School graduate Cayla Hale are two of the 12 ...
By Chris Gay

Monday, July 21, 2014

Longtime Masters City volunteer dies

Ralph Herndon, who died Sunday at 83, was a longtime fixture at Masters City Little League.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Golfer from China leads Vaughn Taylor event

Xue-Wen Luo has been in the United States just two months. While he's still learning English, he let his golf do his talking Wednesday.
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Local players off the pace in Vaughn Taylor Championship

Greenbrier teammates Tyler Barker and States Fort and Lakeside's Hunter Dunagan will have to rally in the final two rounds if they want to be the first area golfer to win.
By Chris Gay

Monday, July 14, 2014

Vaughn Taylor Championship starts Tuesday

Eighty-four boys and girls will compete in the American Junior Golf Association's E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship.
By Chris Gay

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paine AD leaves for Clayton State

Paine College athletic director Tim Duncan will become the new athletic director at Clayton State University, a Peach Belt Conference school in Morrow, Ga.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Archer finds what she's looking for in college

After learning the sport as a youth, Rachel Luoma stopped competing in archery in high school, but has rediscovered it in college.
By Chris Gay

Friday, June 27, 2014

Former Thomson defensive coordinator rejoins staff

When legendary coach Luther Welsh retired, John Barnett followed. The retired Thomson defensive coordinator turned down offers to get back in the game until a few weeks ago.
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

'White Shoes' Johnson stresses character development

Billy "White Shoes" Johnson had a spectacular NFL career, and a special message for more than 200 high school football players from across the area at Evans High School.
By Chris Gay

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Guy thanks supporters

Ray Guy almost didn't answer one of the most important phone calls of his life.
By Chris Gay

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Champ enjoys the challenge of the Palmetto Amateur

California's Cameron Champ is finding the Palmetto Amateur in Aiken to be a challenge.
By Chris Gay

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Clemson golfer in mix at Palmetto Amateur

AIKEN - Clemson golfer Cody Proveaux closed eagle-birdie on the final two holes for 1-under-par 69 after the first round of the Palmetto Amateur. With three rounds remaining, Proveaux stands four ...
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Short Aiken course ready for bombers in Palmetto Amateur

When the 39th Palmetto Amateur begins Wednesday, a field comprised mostly of long-hitting, college-aged amateurs will look to tame the short course. 
By Chris Gay

Monday, June 2, 2014

Norlander, Kisner qualify for US Open

Former Augusta State star Henrik Norlander and Aiken native Kevin Kisner earned spots in the U.S. Open through sectional qualifying on Monday. 
By Chris Gay

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Palmetto Amateur draws strong field

AIKEN - With professional legends Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead once making Palmetto Golf Club a regular stop, highly-ranked amateurs are starting to do the same.
By Chris Gay

Monday, May 19, 2014

Richt says expectations are still high

Despite the loss of veteran quarterback Aaron Murray, Georgia football coach Mark Richt said Bulldogs fans shouldn't lower their expectations for the upcoming season.
By Chris Gay

Brookstone wins fifth consecutive state golf title

James Clark posted 4-under-par 68 to win the Class A Private Boys individual title Monday at Forest Hills Golf Club and is enrolling next month at Georgia Tech. 
By Chris Gay

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pacers ready to make run at another golf title

From 2004-06, the Pacers won three consecutive NCAA Division II national championships. Now, USC Aiken is looking to make a run at its fourth title.
By Chris Gay

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