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Doug Gorman

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Davis keeps hoop dreams alive

Kelvin Davis might be 51-years-old, but don't expect him to become the national spokesperson for people thinking about retirement.

Walls picked to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy senior Avery Walls is a goal setter when it comes to what he wants to accomplish on the football field.

Chargers bolt to big first half lead en route to region win

It was one of those games where everything just seemed to go right for the Eagle's Landing Christian Chargers.

Strong Rock rolls past ELCA on diamond

The softball landscape might be changing in the Southern Crescent.

Lovejoy scores early, often in victory over Morrow

The Lovejoy Wildcats started scoring about the time they got off the bus, and kept scoring the rest of the night.

Strong Rock holding its own in GHSA competition

The Strong Rock Christian Lady Patriots softball team hasn't scheduled any pushovers just because it's competing in the Georgia High School Association for the first time.

Young named head coach of D-League squad in Utah

Kevin Young's life couldn't be any better.

First fans come together again

Fifty years ago, the United States was in the middle of the Cold War.

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Stewart breaks drought and wins EmoryHealth Care 500

The Victory Lane drought is over.

Ola gains confidence with 24-10 win over rival Henry County

If Ola head football coach John Kovzel was looking for a confidence booster for his team, he found it Friday night as his Mustangs' rolled to 24-10 victory against Henry County in a non-region contest.

Making of a rivalry-softball style

They have never met on the softball diamond, until now.

ELCA coaches work hard to get players noticed at next level

The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy football team is loaded with talented athletes who will eventually take their skills on to the next level.

Changing of the guard ... again

Eagle's Landing Christian's Keith Batchelor was sitting in an O'Charley's Restaurant earlier this summer having dinner with his wife when he received an important text message from athletic director Scott Queen.

Leaping forward

Ever since the Ola Mustangs football team started playing the game four years ago, the program has taken baby steps.

Warhawks display strong work ethic and it starts up front

Henry County football coach Mike Rozier can't help but point to someone who plays baseball for the Atlanta Braves when describing his team.

Vasilchek hits ground running at Luella

Luella High School's Nick Vasilchek always knew he was destined to be a head football coach.

Walls finds new home in ELCA secondary

Avery Walls was all set to finish up his high school football career at Union Grove.


Celebrating victories on the football field is the easy part.

Heyward back in top form heading into weekend series

Former Henry County High School baseball player and current Atlanta Braves sensational rookie Jason Heyward appears well again.

Bonnie's Boys to compete for 8-ball national title

Almost everybody at one time or another has picked up a pool cue, chalked up the tip of the stick and attempted to shoot one of the balls into one of the side pockets on a green-covered felt table.

Tiger Martial Arts students bring home medal

Tiger Martial Arts coach Eid Koja and his son and assistant, Aladdin Koja, have reason to be all smiles.

Ola cornerback Pippens commits to Stanford

The recruiting news continues to heat up in the Southern Crescent.

Wait over, Arrington signs with Albany State to play baseball

The wait is over for former Dutchtown baseball player Jared Arrington, and he knows exactly where he will attend college--Albany State University.

USAAA Junior World Series brings excitment to Southern Crescent

Get ready Southern Crescent baseball fans.

Clayton State gives high school basketball teams venue to hone skills

They dribbled into the lane, they played defense, shot free throws, listened to their coaches draw up plays and discussed strategy. They also put their skills to the test against other teams in scrimmages on one of two courts.

BMX racing comes to McDonough's Sandy Ridge Park today

Pedal power will be the mode of transportation this weekend as more than 160 riders are expected to converge on Sandy Ridge Park in McDonough when a state BMX qualifier comes to town on Saturday.

White rebounds for second place at Ga. Juniors

Locust Grove's Davin White came up just short Thursday in the final round of Georgia Junior Championship and settled for second place in the golf tournament held in Columbus.

Stockbridge gets new ABA team

A new semi-pro basketball team is about to tip off in the Southern Crescent, as the American Basketball Association has announced the formation of the Georgia Knights.

Braves spoil Davies' return to Atlanta with series sweep

It wasn't exactly the happiest of homecomings for former Stockbridge and Atlanta Braves' pitcher Kyle Davies.

Small-town roots, winning edge for Rayhall

Fifteen-year-old Sean Rayhall proudly proclaims his small-town roots, hailing from the west Georgia town of Winston near Villa Rica.

ELCA's Reeves commits to Virginia Tech

Sometimes when a talented high football player has several colleges courting his services, it can be a distraction.

Clemente tournament returns to McDonough again this summer

Atlanta Braves rookie sensation Jason Heyward once played in it.

USSSA baseball teams stay busy this summer

There is plenty on tap this summer for USAAA baseball teams.

Heyward helps NL Rookie of the Year chances with solid May

The following is a look at local players playng professional baseball:

Patrick family bonds through drag racing

Some families spend quality time golfing.

Shadden steps down as baseball coach at Henry County

When high school baseball teams return to the diamond next season, Henry County head coach Jason Shadden will have to find something else do with his time.

Davies pitches through tough times with Royals

Former Stockbridge pitcher Kyle Davies and his Kansas City Royals teammates have been through some tough times this season with the firing of manager Trey Hillman.

ELCA's Baker closes out career with title in 3200

Talk about a great way to end your high school track career.

ELCA rolls past Bowdon in first round of Class A playoffs

The chances the ELCA baseball team was going to lose their first round playoff series to Bowdon were slim.

ELCA ready for Bowdon in round one

When the Eagle's Landing Christian baseball team takes the field tonight for the first round of the Class A playoffs against visiting Bowdon in the best-of-three series, there should be plenty of reason for optimism.

Moving on: ELCA runs toward future

Eagle's Landing Christian track coach Scott Queen probably thought he had seen it all this time last year--first as an athlete, and now as a head coach at the Class A private school in McDonough.

Dutchtown soccer team moves on to the Elite 8 with victory over Wayne County

The Dutchtown Bulldogs soccer team's playoff saga continued Tuesday night with a 4-0 victory over visiting Wayne County.

Hosely moves on to Florida A&M

Former Jonesboro standout Brandon Hosely has been on a basketball journey the past two years.

Davies off to 2-1 start, Murton playing well in Japan

Atlanta Braves rookie Jason Heyward might have broken out of his slump Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals despite the team's ninth loss in a row.

Quick strike Union Grove defeats Jenkins 5-0 in the first round of Class AAAAA playoffs

Two minutes and 45 seconds, that's how much time the Union Grove Wolverines took to find the back of the Jenkins' goal once the first-round of the Class AAAAA soccer tournament began Wednesday afternoon in McDonough.

Union Grove earns hard-fought 2-0 win against Savannah Arts

The Union Grove boys soccer team overcame the elements, a stingy Savannah Academy of the Arts defense, and some missed opportunities to advance to the second round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Scott excited about NFL opportunity

Monday afternoon former Lovejoy football player Chris Scott sat in the office of Al Hughes, his former high school football coach.

Claxton leads at Crystal Lake Open

Day two is in the books at the NGA/Hooters Crystal Lake Open, and a Georgia golfer sits on top of the leaderboard.

Stockbridge's Davis signs with Jacksonville University

For Stockbridge senior Chris Davis signing a basketball scholarship came down to a matter of geograpy.

NGA/Hooters golf tournament comes to Crystal Lake

The future of the PGA Tour might be coming to the Southern Crescent this week.