Stories by Wayne Staats

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Teams prepare for heat, season

Friday marked the first day Georgia High School Association-member football teams could hold practice.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Coaches, players start season with dinner

The area high school football season got off to an unofficial start Thursday night at the WJBF News Channel 6/The Augusta Chronicle's Coaches and Captains Dinner.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Nike Peach Jam begins Wednesday

North Augusta is ready to yet again be the short-term home of some of the best high school basketball players and college coaches.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sasser commits to UGA

Greenbrier's Adam Sasser, who just finished his junior year, has committed to Georgia for baseball.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Troxler hoping to turn around Wolfpack

Former Lakeside football coach Jarrett Troxler welcomes the challenge of turning Greenbrier around.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fans hope run leads to more support

The day’s final cheer of “USA! USA! USA” was quieter and more hoarse than the others. It was also the last chant to celebrate the United States team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Ace's sidearm proved unstoppable

A summer switch turned Greenbrier's Nick Sandlin into a sidearm star. Sandlin is the All-Area Georgia baseball player of the year.
By Wayne Staats

Westside's Barnes carries on tradition of success

Longtime Westside baseball coach Gerald Barnes is the All-Area coach of the year.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, June 20, 2014

Patience paid dividends for Mustangs star

Amber Hong, of Midland Valley, walked 24 times this season. But when she made contact, she made some noise.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Warriors senior fought through injury at state

Grovetown's Darius Watkins won a state title in both the 100- and 200-meter events at the Class AAAAA state meet this year. He is The Augusta Chronicle's boys track athlete of the year.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Norton is coach of the year

By leading the Augusta Prep girls soccer team to its first state title, Tom Norton is coach of the year.
By Wayne Staats

Wildcats' Freace picks up coaching honor

Westminster boys soccer coach Mike Freace is the All-Area boys soccer coach of the year.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New soccer fans' questions are answered

Every four years, billions of people tune in to watch one of the world's biggest sporting events. Soccer, or football - or fùtbol - doesn't historically have the same frenzied passion in the ...
By Wayne Staats

Predictions, and dreams are part of the World Cup

Today marks the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In a tournament that's seen as Brazil's to lose, what can be expected out of the United States?
By Wayne Staats

Monday, June 9, 2014

Coach's battery case dropped

The district attorney in the simple battery case against Larry Campbell said in a statement it sees no reason why the case "should continue to remain for prosecution."
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Augusta to feature highly ranked wheelchair tennis players

Walton Foundation's 4th Annual Wheelchair Tennis Championship will be held Friday to Sunday at Newman Tennis Center.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Longtime assistant to lead Red Devils

Kevin Banks, who has been on staff for 19 years, is the new Lincoln County head football coach.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scott Tate moves up at Westside

Scott Tate’s appointment stopped the falling dominos. Greenbrier filled its vacant job with Lakeside’s Jarrett Troxler, leading Lakeside to pluck Steve Hibbitts from Westside.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New coaches named for Border Bowl

Lakeside's Steve Hibbitts and South Aiken's Jeremy West have been named the head coaches for the 2014 Border Bowl.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, May 19, 2014

Wolfpack win state title in playoff

The Greenbrier golf team won a state title by beating Lakeside in a one-hole playoff.
By Wayne Staats
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Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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