Washington County back in familiar playoff territory

Washington County is back in the Class AAA quarterfinals for the third consecutive season, this time playing host to Pierce County on Friday night.
By David Lee

Mustangs ready for long postseason

This could be a special season for the Midland Valley boys basketball team.
By Wayne Staats

Jaguars breeze past Blazers

Keshun Sherrill scored a game-high 20 points and the 20th-ranked Jaguars breezed to a 92-61 win over Valdosta State on Wednesday afternoon at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
By Chris Gay

Clemson-South Carolina football rivalry gets name

Clemson and South Carolina have officially dubbed their yearly football game as "The Palmetto Bowl."

Georgia QB is back where it all began

Last year's game against Georgia Tech was the beginning of a career as starter fo former Georgia backup quarterback Hutson Mason.
By Caitlyn Stroh

McIlroy defends title in event that sent him on his way for 2014

SYDNEY - On the eve of the Australian Open - and their first tournament together since September - Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were doing their best Wednesday to sound like a mutual admiration society.
By Dennis Passa

Falcons QB has had tough time with Cards

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Ryan cringed remembering his recent games against Arizona. In seven seasons as the Atlanta quarterback, Ryan's only games with more than three interceptions were against the Cardinals.
By Charles Odum

Harvick had valuable help in finale

When it came to resources for the final race of the season, Kevin Harvick had a distinct advantage over the other three drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
By Don Coble

Many factors come into play on NFL scheduling

NEW YORK - For the first time since flexible scheduling came to Sunday Night Football in 2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it.
By Rachel Cohen

Georgia Southern trying to forget Navy loss

Georgia Southern will try to erase its worst memories of the year, allowing just championship thoughts to sink in.
By Donald Heath

Michaux: Clocks remind Tigers of failure against rival

Perhaps no sport invites the cliché more than football. Never get ahead of yourself. Take it one game at a time. Which is why the countdown clock that hangs by the door of every team meeting room in the Clemson football facility has been so striking.
By Scott Michaux

Ferrari, Vettel hope to reverse course

Ferrari and Sebastain Vettel have lost their way and need each other to find a route back to the top of Formula 1.
By Jerome Pugmire

Cowboys, Eagles meet with first place on line

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo still talks about wishing he had been on the field instead of at home following back surgery when the Cowboys lost a playoffs-or-bust finale to Philadelphia last season.

Redskins to start McCoy over Griffin

The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Returns for scores way down in the Atlantic Coast Conference

It's been tough for Atlantic Coast Conference teams to spring touchdown returns in 2014.
By Aaron Beard

Iron Bowl quarterbacks have different strengths

AUBURN, Ala. - Alabama's Blake Sims is a passer who can run and Auburn's Nick Marshall is a runner who can pass.
By John Zenor

Missouri prepares for "biggest game of season"

Missouri can wrap up the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title with a win Friday.
By Jake Kreinberg

Arkansas starting QB set to return

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema says quarterback Brandon Allen has returned to practice and is on schedule to return when the Razorbacks face No. 17 Missouri on Friday.

New-look Predators off to strong start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pinning down a single reason for the Nashville Predators' resurgence this season is nearly impossible.
By Teresa M. Walker

North Carolina upset by Butler

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Alex Barlow scored 17 points, Kelan Martin came off the bench to score 17 more and Butler hung on to upset No. 5 North Carolina 74-66 on Wednesday in the opening game of the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Sports Tweets

Follow our sports writers at the games on Twitter:

Fishing tournaments

Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flier or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

College Football Scores

Top headlines

Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...