Darryl Maxie

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MAXIE: Our link to a bygone era passes away

The Scripture says “It is appointed unto man once to die,” but — forgive me, Lord — I always wondered if there might be an exemption for Furman Bisher.

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Jonesboro roars back to oust Lovejoy

The Cardinals, trailing all the way into the middle of the fourth quarter, came up with three 3-pointers in 72 seconds and went on to a 58-49 victory against county rival Lovejoy at Fort Valley State University to advance to the Class AAAA semifinals.

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North Clayton advances to final four by routing Alcovy

Add Alcovy to the Eagles' list of double-digit-margin postseason victims after Marcus Hunt scored 34 points Friday to lead North Clayton to an 84-62 rout in a quarterfinal at Fort Valley State University.

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‘Best news’ for Forest Park: Second-round game at home

A No. 4-seeded team upset a region champion in the first round of the Class AAAA girls basketball tournament.

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Jonesboro’s first-round victory over Griffin could be costly

Jonesboro’s boys basketball team thought it was having a bad day Friday, as it slogged through a first-round victory over Griffin in the Class AAAA playoffs.

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Dawkins’ defense helps Jonesboro swat down Woodland

Woodland kept issuing challenge after challenge to Jonesboro center Kim Dawkins. She kept rising to meet it with an outstretched hand.

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Ailing tournament teams make no excuses

Short-handed doesn’t necessarily mean a short stay in the playoffs.

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Defenses prepare to deal with high-octane foes

Seldom does a 1-3-1 defense earn play-of-the-day status on SportsCenter. Maybe the occasional blocked shot, but even then, it’s usually in a subservient role to the fast-break jam that punctuates the highlight.

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North Clayton boys win first region title since ’93

North Clayton’s boys basketball team lurked through the regular season, peeking its collective head out long enough to hand Lovejoy its only Region 4-AAAA defeat, then went back into hiding.

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Lovejoy nips Forest Park for No. 3 seed

Maybe the first-round bye wasn’t such a blessing after all.

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