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Former Thomson football coach Luther Welsh dies

Officials say former Thomson High School football coach Luther Welsh, who had a legendary career at the small Georgia school, has died. He was 78. McDuffie County Coroner Rusha Mack tells WRDW-TV that Welsh died shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday. He had been hospitalized since Wednesday.

Jones' Masters Jacket Heads To Auction

A green jacket that belonged to Masters Tournament co-founder Bobby Jones will be up for auction next month, and auction officials say they expect it to go for more than $100,000.

GADA Donates $3,000 to Help Ringgold High School with Rebuilding Process

The Georgia Athletic Directors’ Association recently donated $3,000 to Ringgold High School to help with the repair of their school building from recent tornado damage. The below is a heartfelt letter by the President of the GADA, Bob Stinchcomb.

Holy Innocents' Track Star Honored by Gatorade

In its 26th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced O'Neal Wanliss of Holy Innocents Episcopal School as its 2010-11 Gatorade Georgia Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Stephenson's Jarontay Jones Commits to Virginia Tech

Respect is a funny thing these days, especially when it comes to recruiting. If you get in “too late,” as in only 10 months before National Signing Day, you are off the list. If you offer but then stop the calling, you are off the list.

Over 75 Ga. Baseball Players In Draft

More than 75 Georgia baseball players were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft this week. Though Georgia Tech’s Jed Bradley was picked 15th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers, he’s the state’s only first-round selection.

Augusta State Wins 2nd-Straight Golf Title

Patrick Reed closed out Augusta State's second straight NCAA golf title Sunday, beating Georgia's Harris English 2 and 1 in the featured matchup between each team's top player.

Regions Directors Cup Winners Honored at GADA Reception

For the first time in its 11-year history, the Regions Directors Cup was presented to winning programs at the same event. The occasion was the Regions Directors Cup Winners Reception, hosted by Georgia Public Broadcasting at their headquarters in Midtown Atlanta.

Seven Schools Awarded Regions Bank Directors Cups

The 12th annual Regions Bank Directors Cup competition may have produced winners that almost anyone could have guessed, but it once again provided for great excitement throughout the Georgia high school sports year.

Columbus Dominates Spalding in Rubber Game to Win Class AAA Championship

In the Class AAA baseball championships on Monday, 33 runs were scored as the Columbus Blue Devils and Spalding Jaguars split the first two games of the best of three series.