Stories by Wayne Staats

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Listen to your teacher

We asked local teachers for advice for students for the school year.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Two more Aquinas players transfer to Grovetown

Rising senior Verenzo Holmes Jr., a defensive back, and rising junior running back D'Angelo Durham are making the from Aquinas to Grovetown, where they will join former Irish receiver Justin Gibbs.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, July 15, 2016

Aquinas star receiver transferring

Justin Gibbs, one of the area's top receivers, is transferring from Aquinas to Grovetown. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Gibbs had 646 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a junior as the Irish ...
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Local coaches, players gather at annual Coaches and Captains Dinner

Before the rush to the season intensifies, area high school football coaches and players joined for the annual The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF News Channel 6 Coaches and Captains Dinner, held Thursday ...
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mokan Elite captures title at Peach Jam

MoKan Elite's Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young dominated in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League 17U Peach Jam championship game, combining for 61 points in Sunday's 93-65 win against the PSA ...
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, July 9, 2016

DeAndre Ayton is making quite an impression at the Peach Jam

Ever since DeAndre Ayton arrived at this year's Peach Jam, the points, boards and blocks have piled up.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, July 8, 2016

Power forward happy to be back on track

NORTH AUGUSTA — Every summer, elite high school basketball recruits face off at the Nike Peach Jam, with fans sitting or standing to catch the best. Marvin Bagley III attracts some of that ...
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Peach Jam starts coaches' scouting period

NORTH AUGUSTA - Roy Williams won't have to walk too much.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, July 4, 2016

North Augusta parks get to show off this month

For two weeks every summer, Rick Meyer, the director of North Augusta parks, recreation and leisure services, and his staff get to see North Augusta show off on the national scene thanks to high ...
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Millennial wants to make change

Jordan Johnson can't predict the future. But he knows his generation has the tools to make great change.
By Wayne Staats

Bob Hiscock believes in service to country

As Hiscock remembers, when it came time to fight for the U.S. in World War II, it wasn't a grandstanding gesture. It was duty.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Augusta Pride puts focus on life for annual events

Augusta Pride will celebrate love and community during this weekend's Pride events as the nation continues to heal after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Richardson commits to Gamecocks

South Aiken football star Tancey Richardson committed to South Carolina on Sunday.
By Wayne Staats

Jackets football star commits to Tennessee

North Augusta defensive lineman Tre Lawson committed to Tennessee on Saturday.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Irish looking at QB options

Three-year starting quarterback Liam Welch is gone, but the Aquinas football team has plenty of options and help.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hepzhzibah's Baker goes out on top in long jump

One year after coming in second in the long jump, Hephzibah's Darrell Baker took first in the long jump (23 feet, 7.5 inches) for Class AAA at this year's state track and field meet in Jefferson.
By Wayne Staats

Butler track star captured pair of state titles

Tyreon Coleman could have felt satisfied after her first state championship. After all, most participants don't get to leave as a winner. But Coleman wasn't done quite yet - she wanted more.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Augusta Prep's Powell is player of the year

Thanks to a busy and productive postseason, Augusta Prep's Jessica Powell is the All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year.
By Wayne Staats

Washer kept scoreboard clean for Wolfpack

Greenbrier goalkeeper Conner Washer's decision to play soccer helped pave the way for him to become The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Boys Soccer Player of the Year his senior season.
By Wayne Staats

Westminster's Freace has a system that works

Mike Freace is The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.
By Wayne Staats
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