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.
In the last month, two high school football players in Georgia died from what appear to be heat-related causes. These incidents have, again, focused attention on the issue of extreme heat and physical activity, and the particular dangers for young athletes. Tim Simmons spoke to GPB about the issue. He is manager of the sports medicine program at Gwinnett Medical Center, and a member of the national and Georgia Athletic Trainers Associations.
Warner Robins has been knocked-out of the Little League World Series. The Georgia-team, representing the southeast region in the tournament, was beaten Tuesday 7-5 by a team from Pennsylvania representing the Mid-Atlantic.
Slugger Jake Fromm came through in the clutch again for Georgia at the Little League World Series. The 13-year-old ace from Warner Robins hit a line-drove homer to highlight a three-run ninth, then returned to the mound in the bottom of the inning to finish off LaGrange, Ky., in an 8-5 victory. He fanned 10 in relief for the win.
Warner Robins is still alive in the Little League World Series. The Georgia-team reprresenting the Southeast region won its Saturday afternoon game. That advanced Warner Robins into a game Monday night against a team from the Great Lakes.
Kids are returning to school and that means high school sports can’t be far behind. And there’s nothing bigger with more tradition than Georgia high school football. The games begin this weekend across the state.
Reliever Haden Erbe got out of a bases-loaded jam with nobody out in the sixth and Lafayette, La., held on for a thrilling 2-0 victory over Warner Robins, Ga., on Thursday night in the Little League World Series.
The issue of physical activity in dangerously hot weather is back in the spotlight after the deaths of two Georgia high school football players. Locust Grove player Forrest Jones and Fitzgerald's DJ Searcy both died on Tuesday. The deaths come as teams statewide start practices in dangerously hot weather.
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”.
Harris Polling reports that for the third year in a row the Braves trailed only the Yankees and Red Sox in fan support. The Braves have been one of the most popular teams for over ten years, despite the fact that, according to Harris, baseball is less popular in the South. The survey also found the team as the fourth most popular choice to win this year’s World Series.