Fri., October 7, 2011 2:40am
Some of the most heated rivalry games on the Georgia high school football schedule take place in October. On October 7th, it was the 50th matchup of the Winnersville Classic between Valdosta and Lowndes County High Schools. And Valdosta's club snapped a 7-game losing streak in their all-time series, topping Lowndes 21-17.
Thu., September 29, 2011 4:13am
Just like that, the season is over for the Atlanta Braves. Wednesday night, on the final day of baseball's regular season, the Braves lost 4-3 in 13 innings to the Philidelphia Phillies in Atlanta. That gave the St. Louis Cardinals the National League Wild Card playoff spot--by virtue of their win over the Houston Astros.
Wed., September 28, 2011 7:11am
Wednesday is major league baseball's final day of the regular season, and the Atlanta Braves have fallen into a tie for the National League Wild Card playoff spot. Should the Braves and Cardinals both win, or both lose their respective games Wednesday, a one game playoff will be held Thursday in St. Louis to determine the Wild Card winner. However, if one wins today while the other loses, the winner earns the wild card outright.
Mon., September 26, 2011 4:41am
If the Atlanta Braves are to make a second straight playoff appearance, they'll have to do something over the next three nights they haven't done a lot of lately -- win. With three regular season games left, the Braves' lead for the National League's wild card playoff spot is down to one game over St. Louis.
Mon., September 19, 2011 3:42am
Matt Ryan threw a career-high four touchdown passes and the Atlanta Falcons rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 after Michael Vick was knocked out with an injury late in the third quarter Sunday night. The Falcons (1-1) fell behind by 10 points, but completed their comeback with Michael Turner breaking off a 61-yard run, then powering over from the 3 with 3:24 remaining.
Fri., September 9, 2011 7:34am
It’s only a few weeks into the new high school football season, but for some of the state’s top talent, the pressure’s building. Many standout players have already made their commitments to a college program, but some have not. For those who haven’t, there can be overwhelming distractions.
Fri., September 2, 2011 11:49am
A racetrack that’s been a fixture for three decades in northeast Georgia is scaling back its schedule. Lanier National Speedway in Braselton is losing its battle with the economy. So the track's owners says weekly races won't be offered anymore. Instead, special races and other events will be held at the track.
Fri., September 2, 2011 5:24am
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.
Fri., August 26, 2011 6:17am
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.