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Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Laney's Hinson makes move on line

Craig Hinson's role and position have changed, but his expectations haven't.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014

South Aiken star commits to Virginia

South Aiken star defensive lineman Rasool Clemons has committed to Virginia. Clemons, a four-star recruit according to, tweeted his decision Saturday afternoon.
By Wayne Staats

Irish aren't familiar with role of favorite

For many years - decades even - Aquinas wore the largest underdog label. Welcome to 2014.
By Wayne Staats

Thomson's Hart is team player

Jaquez Hart didn't wait until he was a senior to make postseason noise and pick up accolades.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Jackets QB shines at Jamboree

North Augusta quarterback Trib Reece had 127 pass yards and three touchdowns in the Aiken County Jamboree at Midland Valley High School.
By Wayne Staats

Glenn Hills wants to continue progress

Tim McClain's first season saw a strong senior class find success. But those departures for Year 2 aren't a built-in excuse if the team drops a bit. They are hoping it creates openings for new ...
By Wayne Staats

Silver Bluff's Hall eager for senior season

In 2013, lineman Carneal Hall and the Bulldogs reached the Class AA, Division II state championship game. Now Hall wants to make it back to the final game - and he hasn't wasted time in getting ready.
By Wayne Staats

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Irish ready for encore

After winning its first state title, the Aquinas football team is back, still hungry for more.
By Wayne Staats

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Washington County's Gray shines on field and court

A.J. Gray can run and pass. He can dribble and shoot in the winter, too. Washington County's Gray stars as a quarterback and on the basketball court. He'll likely be an All-State candidate for ...
By Wayne Staats

Strom Thurmond's Gilchrist is go-to running back

Chad Gilchrist knew he would get the carries, but he wasn't sure just how many yards he would pick up. Well, at least he wasn't sure for one week.
By Wayne Staats

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Augusta Christian's Giella eyes second state title

Zach Giella knows Augusta Christian can win a state title - he's seen it happen.
By Wayne Staats

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Aquinas' Garnett knows the pressure is on

Perhaps no player was as important as Ruben Garnett was during Aquinas' state championship run last season. Yet he's still ready for more.
By Wayne Staats

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

Washington-Wilkes' Ferrell focused on championship

Tremond Ferrell is ready for the double-teams.
By Wayne Staats

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

South Aiken's Clemons a humble player

When Rasool Clemons reached the Top 10 in the state for the 2015 recruiting class, South Aiken coach Jeremy West asked if he wanted a printed copy of the list. Clemons humbly declined.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Brown is key cog in Midland Valley offense

Midland Valley wide receiver Kameron Brown helps spark Mustangs' offense.
By Wayne Staats

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Longtime Red Devils coach honored

LINCOLNTON, Ga. - With the Friday night lights shining, Larry Campbell slowly walked into the stadium like he had done countless times before. But on this night, for the first time, Campbell ...
By Wayne Staats

Area football teams begin practice

On Friday, GHSA teams could begin full-pads practice while SCHSL teams could go in helmets.
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

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