Stories by Jeff Sentell

Monday, March 10, 2008

Past trouble fuels title drive for Middleton

Reggie Middleton said he would sleep like a baby when he finally closed his eyes Sunday morning. Whenever he finally went to bed after a 64-57 triumph against Carver, he fell asleep a state champion.
By Jeff Sentell

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Spartans claim first title in school history

The Spartans' 24th consecutive win meant there are no games left. No one left to beat. They've reached the top. The Spartans' victory in the Class AAA state tittle game also secured the first ...
By Jeff Sentell

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Defense delivers Spartans a victory

MACON, Ga. --- Glenn Hills won its 23rd consecutive game Friday night at the Class AAA semifinals at the Macon Coliseum.
By Jeff Sentell

Balanced attack ends Lady Spartans' run

MACON, Ga. ---The eyes of the Glenn Hills girls told the story.
By Jeff Sentell

Friday, March 7, 2008

'It would be the dream of all dream seasons'

It wasn't too much of a reach to expect Glenn Hills' star-studded boys team to be in the Georgia High School Association Final Four today.
By Jeff Sentell

Glenn Hills teams find motivation in hallway

Imagine the toughest classroom setting in any high school.
By Jeff Sentell

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Spartans turn adversity into building block

It was a negative that became a positive.
By Jeff Sentell

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Glenn Hills celebrating teams' state playoff runs

WHO'S HOT: Glenn Hills . Want to send a postcard to cloud nine? The address will be 2840 Glenn Hills Drive for the next few days.
By Jeff Sentell

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lady Spartans win, head to Final Four

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- It starts with Ciara Lyons. Then Jessica Morton adds an athletic flourish with a key rebound, a steal or a sprint for a rebound or two.
By Jeff Sentell

Fourth is fine for Spartans

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- The fourth time was no charm for Washington County. Glenn Hills beat the Golden Hawks for the fourth time this year Saturday in the Georgia High School Association Class AAA ...
By Jeff Sentell

Hephzibah girls meet their match

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Wendell Lofton carried the fate of his team on his face Saturday night.
By Jeff Sentell

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Second-half comeback fells defending champs

Jordan coach Gerald Turner clapped. Then exhaled. Then wiped his brow.
By Jeff Sentell

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Lower seeds surprise few with first-round victories

WHO'S HOT : Upset city . State tournament underdogs from the Augusta area toppled their share of higher seeds in the first round of the Georgia High School Association's postseason soiree. ...
By Jeff Sentell

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

Freshman lifts Irish in win

This surely was the most dramatic basketball game anywhere near Augusta on Saturday night. Aquinas played host to the first state playoff game in the history of its girls program. The Irish had to ...
By Jeff Sentell

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

Spartans avoid early ouster

Glenn Hills showed off its swagger first. Then played with some.
By Jeff Sentell

Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Driven to succeed

Picture a youth growing up in the inner city. He's gifted at basketball but had to sit out the first half of his sophomore season because of academic issues.
By Jeff Sentell

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008

Region victories illustrate the strength of Glenn Hills

WHO'S HOT: Glenn Hills . The school's varsity squads earned matching Region 3-AAA titles Saturday night in Burke County.
By Jeff Sentell

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008

Spartans do it for 2002 team

WAYNESBORO, Ga. --- It never fails. The trophy presentation that comes after any region championship somehow follows the same ad lib script. The bling always seems to be drawn magnetically to the ...
By Jeff Sentell

Golden Hawks, 'Dogs offer another classic

WAYNESBORO, Ga. --- Thomson and Washington County produced another four quarters of exciting basketball Saturday night in the Region 3-AAA consolation game at Burke County.
By Jeff Sentell

Another title for Glenn Hills

WAYNESBORO, Ga. --- There were no surprises Saturday night in the Region 3-AAA boys championship game. Everything went down the way most figured before the season.
By Jeff Sentell
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