Stories by Royal Shepherd

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Society to add six members to hall

The Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society will hold its 11th annual Hall of Fame induction banquet and racing reunion Friday at the Diamond Lakes Community Center.
By Royal Shepherd

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Eagles have developed stronger work ethic

After an 0-10 campaign last season, Josey's football team thinks its goal of making the playoffs is attainable.
By Royal Shepherd

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Butler hopes leaders step up

Coach Myron Newton and the Butler football team are heading into their third season together with less than ideal results.
By Royal Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Invitational has been a boost for North Augusta High swimmers

Yellow Jacket Invitational has changed the face of the North Augusta High swim team.
By Royal Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

The Aiken-Augusta Swim League is pipeline to college

The Aiken-Augusta Swim League has more than 30 years of experience enhancing the skills of athletes and helping them attain college scholarships.
By Royal Shepherd

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Ex-Josey stars help provide school supplies

Former Josey and NFL star Deon Grant paired with another Eagles standout, Patrick "PJ" Meyers, to provide school supplies to students at Jenkins-White Elementary School in the inaugural Deon Grant ...
By Royal Shepherd

Monday, July 28, 2014

Augusta boxing hopefuls head to Missouri

Sixteen boxers from the area are competing in the Ringside World Championships in Independence, Mo., this week.
By Royal Shepherd

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GreenJackets pull out win

The Augusta GreenJackets saw a four-run lead disappear in the ninth inning before securing an 8-7 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd

Friday, July 25, 2014

GreenJackets top Sand Gants

Chase Johnson turned in one of his best outings of the season as the Augusta GreenJackets beat the Savannah Sand Gnats on 5-2 Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By Royal Shepherd

Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Jersey club takes Peach Jam title

The New Jersey Playaz defeated Team Penny 85-83 in the championship game of the EYBL Nike Peach Jam on Sunday.
By Royal Shepherd

Milwaukee clubs wins Elite Youth Invitational

Playground Elite, a team from Milwaukee, came away with the title, beating All Iowa Attack 54-50 in Sunday's 17-and-under final at Josey High School.
By Royal Shepherd

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Soldiers star can't save team from elimination

Ivan Rabb, the nation's top-ranked player, and the Oakland Soldiers mounted a valiant comeback but ultimately fell short as they were eliminated, falling to Boo Williams 64-53 in the quarterfinals ...
By Royal Shepherd

Former prep basketball players take part in alumni game

Former Westside and Duke standout and NBA veteran Will Avery rounded up a group of past players from six area schools to hold an alumni basketball game at May Park on Saturday.
By Royal Shepherd

Stampede win their final game in 16-under division

NORTH AUGUSTA - With no shot at the title, the Southern Stampede pulled out a 79-67 victory in their final game of the EYBL Nike Peach Jam.
By Royal Shepherd

Friday, July 18, 2014

Top coaches at Peach Jam

NORTH AUGUSTA - The EYBL Nike Peach Jam features some of college basketball's biggest names. Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Tubby Smith and Tom Izzo are all on hand to watch the nation's top recruits.
By Royal Shepherd

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Williams, Smith help roast Jaguars' Bryant

Roy Williams and Tubby Smith headlined a field of roasters equipped with jokes and stories, as the Augusta Mini Theatre presented Sunshine's Fifth Annual Roast and Toast celebration honoring Clint ...
By Royal Shepherd

Poor free throw shooting dooms Stampede

NORTH AUGUSTA - Laney standout Zep Jasper's 13 points were not enough to overcome Southern Stam­pede's poor free-throw shooting in a 43-40 loss Thursday to the King James Shooting Stars at the ...
By Royal Shepherd

Strong support system keeps top recruit grounded

Of all the players attending the EYBL Nike Peach Jam this week, Ivan Rabb is the one who has the most college coaches chomping at the bit for a chance at his services.
By Royal Shepherd

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Local players' open with victory in Peach Jam

NORTH AUGUSTA - Some of the nation's top high school basketball players gathered at the Riverview Park Activities Center on Wednesday for the first day of the EYBL Nike Peach Jam.
By Royal Shepherd

Augusta Boxing Club has mixed results

The Augusta Boxing Club experienced extreme highs and lows at the the 2014 Women's Golden Gloves Championships in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla.
By Royal Shepherd

Top headlines

Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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