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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

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

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
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