Newly approved legislation would require that young athletes in Georgia who show the symptoms of a concussion be pulled from games and reviewed by medical professionals. House lawmakers voted 161-7 on Friday to adopt a bill requiring the changes. It now heads to the state Senate.
The Atlanta Braves return to the baseball diamond Saturday. The team's spring training game schedule begins in Lake Buena Vista, Florida with a home exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers. First pitch between the Braves and Tigers is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. EST.
The GHSA executive committee met Monday to change the way Georgia high schools are grouped to play sports. Currently, there are five classifications, A through AAAAA. The number of students per school determines each school’s sports classification.
A community in east Georgia is still trying to come to terms with a brutal beating of a coach that took place two weeks ago after a high school football game. A melee broke-out between the players of Warren County and Hancock Central. The incident has prompted reviews of post-game conduct by other school districts.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the Hancock County Sheriff Dept. has requested its assistance with the investigation into the assault of a Warren County football coach. The attack after last Friday's football game between Hancock Central and Warren County High Schools left coach David Daniels with serious injuries.
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.”