Concussions in high-contact sports can be hard to treat—and sometimes detect. Head injuries are a growing concern in high school athletics, but there’s also more being done to attack the problem. Dr. Matt Pombo is an expert on concussion injuries who works closely with several Gwinnett County schools. He spoke to GPB's Edgar Treiguts
Georgia’s high school football history runs 109 years deep. The last century has produced stories of standout players and record-breaking teams. Jon Nelson with GPB Sports has tied all of them together in his new book, “Peachstate Pigskin—Georgia’s High School Football History.”
Some of the most successful high school football teams across the state have a secret weapon. And it’s never on the field. Booster clubs are a big part of life for high school athletics. Often the bigger the support from a club—the greater the success for a team.
The town of Ringgold was among several in northwest Georgia that suffered widespread devastation from the April tornadoes. Ringgold High School absorbed significant damage, including to outside structures like the football stadium. But the school's principal says the community is healing, much because of its football team.
The Braves’ baseball franchise won its 10,000th game on July 15th. The Braves are only the third team in history to achieve that mark—with wins threaded through Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta. The Braves’ fan base is strong as a recent nationwide poll of team popularity showed—where the Atlanta Braves rank third. Writer Jack Wilkinson taps into the history and popularity of the team with a new book -- “100 Things Braves Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”.
Hundreds of thousands of soldiers died on Civil War battlefields. Many of the fallen were moved and buried in national cemeteries. But some lie in unmarked graves on the fields where they died. GPB's Edgar Treiguts brings us this story on an effort to identify one soldier.
More than 1 in 3 Georgia children ages 10 to 17 are classified as overweight or obese. That’s according to a 2009 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Two officials who head the nutrition and physical education programs for the Georgia Department of Education talk to GPB's Edgar Treiguts.