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Senior Tour To Swing Back Through

The Senior Tour will swing back through Atlanta April 13-19 at TPC Sugarloaf for the Greater Gwinnett Championship, as the most seasoned golfers take part in a 54-hole competition. Bernhard Langer won the inaugural event in 2013 and the most interesting man in golf, Miguel Angel Jimenez, won last year thanks to a final round 67, a 202 total and a two-shot victory over Langer.

Atlanta resident Billy Andrade will be among the guys teeing it up.

A Panther Point Of Pride

Sometimes, all it takes are a few quick moments to trigger the madness that characterizes March in NCAA basketball.

Each year, the single elimination nature of the tournament is bound to leave some favorites in the dust, as lower seeded teams find ways to keep themselves alive in the big dance.

Channeling Cinderella

Thursday in Georgia sports, it was a comeback that thrilled the state.

In the opening round of the 2015 NCAA tournament, the Georgia State Panthers rallied late against third-seeded Baylor, jumping to a 57-56 lead right before the final buzzer to advance to the second round of the dance.

The Panthers trailed by as many as twelve points but turned it on with a three-pointer from R.J. Hunter with 2.7 seconds left. The shot from beyond the arc sealed the win and shocked the college basketball world, no doubt busting quite a few NCAA brackets along the way.

Making History: KSU's First Football Practice

The Countdown continues for Kennesaw State’s first football season. With no pads and threats of rain, the Owls had their first spring practice on Saturday, February 28 at their practice field called the Perch.

Coach Brian Bohannon and the players have high hopes and high expectation for their first season. Bohannon states, “the biggest thing is leadership, right now we are just looking for leaders.”

A Look Back: 2015 GHSA Basketball Championships

GPB Sports had a fantastic week covering the GHSA Boys and Girls High School Basketball Championships in Macon, Georgia. So many great games, so much emotion, so much excitement, so much drama.

The action tipped off on Thursday with the Girls 1A public school championship. It was a historic game, a historic win, and a historic championship, as Taylor County became the first school in the state to win 11 state titles in girls basketball. In the boys 1A public school game, Calhoun County edged Greenville 84-82 on a DaJohn Williams game winning hoop with two seconds to play.

GHSA State Championships In Preview

Written By: Sam Crenshaw

If you look at a map of the state of Georgia, Macon is not hard to find. The home of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame sits right in the middle of the state. That's easy to see. It's getting there that often proves to be a problem, especially at state tournament time.

Best Matchup In Macon?

There’s always a lot of discussion about which prep team is the best overall team regardless of classification in the field of fourteen when the state basketball tournament finals begin each year at the Macon Centreplex. Saturday’s Class A Private division title tilt at 12:45 PM between St. Francis Academy of Alpharetta and Greenforest Academy of Decatur have both received a lot of attention when best teams in the tourney are voted on.

The Vikings And The Rebels Take Centerstage In Single A

The Taylor County Lady Viking basketball team is undefeated, 30-0, heading into Thursday’s Class A Public division title matchup with the Turner County Lady Rebels who come into the game at 28-2. Taylor County, located between Columbus and Macon in the mid-state area, is no stranger to the annual championship trek to the Macon Centreplex. Since 1968 the Lady Vikings have captured ten classification titles and have been the runner-up an additional three times.

The Way We Arrived...

So, how DID we get here?

Other than the obvious 192 teams, 7 titles, multiple locations and all that stuff…Well, for the umpteenth year in a row, nothing was a surprise. But everything was a surprise…

I would start with Miller Grove getting knocked out in 5A by Warner Robins. The way that this year blocked itself out in the brackets, you had teams who played each other in the finals last year ended up in the quarterfinals this year.

Macon Mania Tips Off

If it's March, GPB Sports and the GHSA Basketball world are heading to Macon for a three day hoop-a-palooza known as the GHSA girls and boys basketball championships. At the start of the year, over 400 schools dreamed of sending their teams to the finals. Now 28 teams, 14 girls squads and 14 boys teams will battle it out for supremacy in seven classifications.