Stories by Matt Middleton

Sunday, Aug 1, 2010

Passing leagues more than summer fun

The passing league's padless scrimmages have spiked in popularity recently, even for teams who do not pass the ball a lot.
By Matt Middleton

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Team Takeover wins tournament

Team Takeover's zone defense ignited a 70-62 win over the St. Louis Eagles in the Peach Jam final in North Augusta, S.C.
By Matt Middleton

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Peach Jam final to get exposure on TV

ESPNU will broadcast the Peach Jam's championship game on tape delay in primetime. The game is at 3 p.m., and the network will air it at 7 tonight.
By Matt Middleton

Monday, July 12, 2010

Champs miss Peach Jam's first day

The four-day Peach Jam began Monday at Riverview Park Activities Center with the usual scenery: suntanned, big-name college coaches, rental cars, and high-rising players with ferocious dunks.
By Matt Middleton

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Peach Jam has put stars on fast track to NBA

The tournament for top high school talent returns to North Augusta's Riverview Park Activities Center this week for the 15th consecutive year.
By Matt Middleton

Friday, July 9, 2010

Love's son, Taylor Ramsey claim titles

Dru Love won the boys division by three shots over Greenbrier senior Cody Shafer, while former Martinez resident Taylor Ramsey beat her sister, Ashlan, by a stroke to win the girls division.
By Matt Middleton

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lakeside graduate near the top

Brant Patton led 101 other golfers for most of his second nine before a costly final two holes snatched away his lead in the Charles Howell III Junior Championship. Patton is tied for sixth, ...
By Matt Middleton

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Evans' Shafer ready to shine

Cody Shafer, who won an American Junior Golf Association event last week in Rome, Ga., seeks another victory in the Charles Howell III Junior Championship at West Lake Country Club.
By Matt Middleton

Friday, July 2, 2010

MMA proponents know death could hurt sport

What Michael Kirkham's death could mean for the future of mixed martial arts events in South Carolina is unclear.
By Matt Middleton

Sunday, June 27, 2010

All about 'The Heat' at meet

More than 1,400 Georgia and South Carolina boys and girls competed this weekend at the Area 6 AAU national qualifier track and field meet at Laney Memorial Stadium.
By Matt Middleton

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lakeside coach close to rounding out staff

Jarrett Troxler has already hired a new defensive coordinator and offensive line coach and is waiting on school board approval for a new offensive coordinator hire.
By Matt Middleton

A quick meet and greet for Greene

Maurice Greene signed autographs and posed for cell-phone pictures at an AAU track meet Friday at Laney Memorial Stadium.
By Matt Middleton

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Laney led Aquinas to first final

The Irish finished the year 26-10, appearing in the state finals for the first time. Mike Laney is The Augusta Chronicle Coach of the Year for leading his team to this kind of season.
By Matt Middleton

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The world is watching

South Africa is hoping to make an impression on the world when it hosts the World Cup, the world's largest sporting event, starting today.
By Matt Middleton

Monday, June 7, 2010

Burton stepped up game

Kelby Burton led Lakeside to the Class AAAA state championship and win medalist honors by shooting 5-under-par 67 at Jekyll Island Golf Resort's Oleander Course.
By Matt Middleton

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Juniors' training paid off

D'Andre Smalley and Anna Bowles each took home individual Georgia High School Association track championships in May.
By Matt Middleton

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Evans' leader made big changes

Coach Brian Killips' risks rewarded the Knights with a successful season after their sluggish start: They made it all the way to the Class AAAA quarterfinals, winning two competitive games and ...
By Matt Middleton

Junior dominates for Westminster

Westminster's Annie Speese scored a state-best 46 times and nearly led the Wildcats to their second consecutive Georgia Independent School Association Class AAA state title.
By Matt Middleton

Kendrick excels with talent

Under coach Wes Kendrick, the Wolfpack won their fourth consecutive region title, made the state quarterfinals for the fifth time in school history and took the top-ranked team in the state to ...
By Matt Middleton

Senior's field vision led 'Pack

Hunter Norton is The Augusta Chronicle boys soccer player of the year.
By Matt Middleton
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