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  • Future looks bright for hockey in Columbus

    Future looks bright for hockey in Columbus

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-22 02:56:32 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)

    The future now looking a little brighter for pro hockey in Columbus. Wednesday, the potential new owner for the area's minor-league hockey team making his first public statements to the media.

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    The future now looking a little brighter for pro hockey in Columbus. Wednesday, the potential new owner for the area's minor-league hockey team making his first public statements to the media.

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  • PGA Tour set to return to Opelika

    PGA Tour set to return to Opelika

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:54:53 GMT
    You can start the countdown clock. The Barbasol Championship is now less than one month away.  The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Grand National Course in Opelika isn't exactly tournament ready just yet with plenty of work remaining to be done to get things ready. But Wednesday’s long soaking rains had tournament director Jonathan Romeo thrilled with the way the course is shaping up.  “We’ve been fortunate with the weather we've had over the past few weeks...More >>
    You can start the countdown clock. The Barbasol Championship is now less than one month away.  The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Grand National Course in Opelika isn't exactly tournament ready just yet with plenty of work remaining to be done to get things ready. But Wednesday’s long soaking rains had tournament director Jonathan Romeo thrilled with the way the course is shaping up.  “We’ve been fortunate with the weather we've had over the past few weeks...More >>
  • New owner to purchase Columbus pro hockey team

    New owner to purchase Columbus pro hockey team

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:57:23 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)

    Hockey may be returning to Columbus in 2018. Fidel Jenkins, a real estate broker based New York City, is in final negotiations with the Southern Professional Hockey League to purchase rights to the Columbus franchise.

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    Hockey may be returning to Columbus in 2018. Fidel Jenkins, a real estate broker based New York City, is in final negotiations with the Southern Professional Hockey League to purchase rights to the Columbus franchise.

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  • Lions win 6th straight in regular season finale

    Lions win 6th straight in regular season finale

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-06-19 13:03:01 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Saturday night, the Columbus Lions pulled off their sixth straight win to close out the regular season on their way to the playoffs.         A 50-34 win

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    Saturday night, the Columbus Lions pulled off their sixth straight win to close out the regular season on their way to the playoffs. A 50-34 win was the perfect cherry on top of what's been an impressive run to the finish line. 

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  • More Than A Game Hosts baseball clinic at renovated Meadowlane Park

    More Than A Game Hosts baseball clinic at renovated Meadowlane Park

    Saturday, June 17 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-06-17 23:49:55 GMT

    A week's worth of hard work paid off at Meadowlane Park Friday. Members of More Than a Game held a free baseball clinic for more than 100 area kids to help grow the game in the valley, and

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    A week's worth of hard work paid off at Meadowlane Park Friday. Members of More Than a Game held a free baseball clinic for more than 100 area kids to help grow the game in the valley, and to show off their newly renovated park. For four days, More Than a Game members worked on

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  • Hardee wins SE Amateur with record score

    Hardee wins SE Amateur with record score

    Saturday, June 17 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-06-17 22:34:59 GMT

    Jonathan Hardee set a tournament record with a four-day total of 18-under 262 to win the championship at the 88th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus. Hardee, a rising senior at Alabama, shot a 5-under 65 in the fourth and final round to beat Jonathan Clark of Georgia Tech by four shots. Clark, the third round leader who played his prep golf at Brookstone, carded a 1-over 73. Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern had a final round 68 to wind up in third place at 10-under ...

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    Jonathan Hardee set a tournament record with a four-day total of 18-under 262 to win the championship at the 88th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus. Hardee, a rising senior at Alabama, shot a 5-under 65 in the fourth and final round to beat Jonathan Clark of Georgia Tech by four shots. Clark, the third round leader who played his prep golf at Brookstone, carded a 1-over 73. Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern had a final round 68 to wind up in third place at 10-under ...

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  • Woods and Hardee share 2nd round lead at SE Amateur

    Woods and Hardee share 2nd round lead at SE Amateur

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:40:40 GMT
    (Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)(Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)

    Dillon Woods and Jonathan Hardee shot a second straight mid-60's round on Thursday to grab a share the lead at the halfway point of the 88th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus.

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    Dillon Woods and Jonathan Hardee shot a second straight mid-60's round on Thursday to grab a share the lead at the halfway point of the 88th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus.

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  • Clark leads after opening round of SE Amateur

    Clark leads after opening round of SE Amateur

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:02:15 GMT
    James Clark shot 63 (-7) to lead after opening round of 88th Southeastern Amateur. (Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)James Clark shot 63 (-7) to lead after opening round of 88th Southeastern Amateur. (Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)

    James Clark (Georgia Tech) shot 7-under-63 to take the lead after the opening round of the 88th Southeastern Amateur on Wednesday at the Country Club of Columbus.

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    James Clark (Georgia Tech) shot 7-under-63 to take the lead after the opening round of the 88th Southeastern Amateur on Wednesday at the Country Club of Columbus.

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  • Lions look to clinch third place

    Lions look to clinch third place

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-06-07 04:50:25 GMT
    Kyle Griswould returns interception for TD versus Corpus Christi Rage.Kyle Griswould returns interception for TD versus Corpus Christi Rage.
    The Columbus Lions are on a roll right now.  The Lions have posted four straight dominating wins to move to 7-3, one victory away from clinching third seed in the National Arena League playoffs.  Last Saturday night's win over the Corpus Christi Rage was definitely one for the books. The offense might have failed to score on their first drive, but the next eight times they got their hands on the ball they scored touchdowns. They could have had more, except the defense got...More >>
    The Columbus Lions are on a roll right now.  The Lions have posted four straight dominating wins to move to 7-3, one victory away from clinching third seed in the National Arena League playoffs.  Last Saturday night's win over the Corpus Christi Rage was definitely one for the books. The offense might have failed to score on their first drive, but the next eight times they got their hands on the ball they scored touchdowns. They could have had more, except the defense got...More >>
  • AJ Kehoe named new Central High School baseball coach

    AJ Kehoe named new Central High School baseball coach

    Friday, June 2 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-06-03 02:39:49 GMT
    (Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)(Source: Dave Platta/WTVM)

    AJ Kehoe has been named the new head baseball coach at Central High School, school officials announced on Friday. 

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    AJ Kehoe has been named the new head baseball coach at Central High School, school officials announced on Friday. 

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  • Junior skiers show their talents during Masters Water Ski weekend

    Junior skiers show their talents during Masters Water Ski weekend

    Friday, May 26 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-27 03:10:08 GMT
    Louis Duplan-Fribourg of France finishes second in slalom on his way to the All-Around title at the 25th Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament at Callaway Gardens.Louis Duplan-Fribourg of France finishes second in slalom on his way to the All-Around title at the 25th Junior Masters Water Ski Tournament at Callaway Gardens.

    Memorial Day weekend is the big weekend in the world of water skiing. It’s when the world’s best descend on Callaway Gardens for the biggest invitational tournament of the season, the Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

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    Memorial Day weekend is the big weekend in the world of water skiing. It’s when the world’s best descend on Callaway Gardens for the biggest invitational tournament of the season, the Masters Water Ski Tournament. 

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  • Columbus High Boys & Girls lead state tournament after round 1

    Columbus High Boys & Girls lead state tournament after round 1

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:36:12 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Columbus High is in the driver’s seat for both 4A Girls and boys state golf tournaments after the first round. 

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    Columbus High is in the driver’s seat for both 4A Girls and boys state golf tournaments after the first round.

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  • Tigers one win away from state title

    Tigers one win away from state title

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:30:04 GMT
    Rowdey Jordan scores in 4th inning to help Auburn to 9-6 win over HooverRowdey Jordan scores in 4th inning to help Auburn to 9-6 win over Hoover

    Auburn High plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning and then held on to beat Hoover 9-6 in the first game of the AHSAA Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series at Paterson Field on Friday night.

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    Auburn High plated five runs in the bottom of the first inning and then held on to beat Hoover 9-6 in the first game of the AHSAA Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series at Paterson Field on Friday night.

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  • SLIDESHOW: Columbus area athletes sign scholarships for college

    SLIDESHOW: Columbus area athletes sign scholarships for college

    Friday, May 19 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-05-19 19:12:49 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    It’s been a busy week for area prep athletes, with over a dozen signing college scholarships in their sports on Wednesday and Thursday.

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    It’s been a busy week for area prep athletes, with over a dozen signing college scholarships in their sports on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Grangers knocked out in state semifinals

    Grangers knocked out in state semifinals

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:20:05 GMT
    LaGrange's Ben Anderson strikes out Cassius Young of Marist in the first inning of the opening game of  their GHSA state semifinal series.LaGrange's Ben Anderson strikes out Cassius Young of Marist in the first inning of the opening game of their GHSA state semifinal series.
    The LaGrange Grangers saw their state title run end on Wednesday night, as the Grangers were swept 5-0 and 9-0 by the Marist War Eagles in the GHSA Class 4A state semifinals. Ben Anderson held Marist to one run in the first six innings of the opener until the War Eagles erupted for four runs in the seventh inning on a two-run double by Joseph Mannelly and a two-run single by Charlie Denson. Marist struck quickly in the nightcap, scoring three runs in the first, four in the third, wi...More >>
    The LaGrange Grangers saw their state title run end on Wednesday night, as the Grangers were swept 5-0 and 9-0 by the Marist War Eagles in the GHSA Class 4A state semifinals. Ben Anderson held Marist to one run in the first six innings of the opener until the War Eagles erupted for four runs in the seventh inning on a two-run double by Joseph Mannelly and a two-run single by Charlie Denson. Marist struck quickly in the nightcap, scoring three runs in the first, four in the third, wi...More >>
  • LaGrange, Schley County set to go for finals berths

    LaGrange, Schley County set to go for finals berths

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:54:26 GMT
    A pair of area teams will take a shot on Wednesday at earning a berth in next week’s GHSA state baseball championships. The LaGrange Grangers (25-11) play host to Marist in the Class 4A semifinals. The Grangers have run the table so far in the playoffs, sweeping Chestatee in the first round, Northside in the second round, and Stephens County in the quarterfinals. First pitch in the doubleheader is set for 4:30 pm ET at Granger Field in LaGrange. If a game three is needed, it wi...More >>
    A pair of area teams will take a shot on Wednesday at earning a berth in next week’s GHSA state baseball championships. The LaGrange Grangers (25-11) play host to Marist in the Class 4A semifinals. The Grangers have run the table so far in the playoffs, sweeping Chestatee in the first round, Northside in the second round, and Stephens County in the quarterfinals. First pitch in the doubleheader is set for 4:30 pm ET at Granger Field in LaGrange. If a game three is needed, it wi...More >>
  • Weaver one shot off lead going into final round

    Weaver one shot off lead going into final round

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:22:36 GMT
    Sydney Weaver of Columbus is one shot off the lead going into the final round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. Weaver shot even par-72 in Thursday’s third round to post a 54-hole score of 4-over 220. The senior at Berry College is tied for third with Macy Hubbard of Wittenberg University, one shot back of leaders Nikki Isaacson of Rhodes College and Christina Herbert of Bridgewater College. Weaver, a former B...More >>
    Sydney Weaver of Columbus is one shot off the lead going into the final round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. Weaver shot even par-72 in Thursday’s third round to post a 54-hole score of 4-over 220. The senior at Berry College is tied for third with Macy Hubbard of Wittenberg University, one shot back of leaders Nikki Isaacson of Rhodes College and Christina Herbert of Bridgewater College. Weaver, a former B...More >>
  • Columbus' Sydney Weaver in top 5 at NCAA D3 Women's Championships

    Columbus' Sydney Weaver in top 5 at NCAA D3 Women's Championships

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:29:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM Sports)(Source: WTVM Sports)

    Sydney Weaver of Columbus shot even par-72 to earn a share of fourth place after Tuesday’s opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.

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    Sydney Weaver of Columbus shot even par-72 to earn a share of fourth place after Tuesday’s opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.

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  • Glenwood seeking 22nd state championship Wednesday

    Glenwood seeking 22nd state championship Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-05-09 04:02:00 GMT
    (Source: WTVM Sports)(Source: WTVM Sports)

    There are two weeks until we decide state champions in Alabama, and only two days until AISA title games begin. Glenwood is going back for seconds this season.

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    There are two weeks until we decide state champions in Alabama, and only two days until AISA title games begin. Glenwood is going back for seconds this season.

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  • Hardaway baseball in quarterfinals for first time since 2006

    Hardaway baseball in quarterfinals for first time since 2006

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:58:40 GMT
    (Source: WTVM Sports)(Source: WTVM Sports)

    There are three weeks left until a state champ is crowned in Georgia, and the Hardaway Hawks are in the discussion.

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    There are three weeks left until a state champ is crowned in Georgia, and the Hardaway Hawks are in the discussion.

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  • Friday’s state baseball playoff results

    Friday’s state baseball playoff results

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:57:34 GMT
    Here are Friday’s state baseball playoff results for area teams: GHSA 4A Second Round Blessed Trinity 6, Columbus 1 (Blessed Trinity wins series 2-1) Hardaway 4-2, Troup 1-4 (Game 3 Saturday 3 pm ET at Troup) GHSA 2A Second Round Dodge County 8-3, Callaway 2-2 (Dodge County wins series 2-0) GHSA 1A-Public Second Round Trion at Schley County, rain (Series begins Saturday at 2 pm ET) GICAA Semifinals Mt. Bethel 1-3, Calvary Christian 0-2 (Mt. Bethel wins series 2-0) AHSAA 7A ...More >>
    Here are Friday’s state baseball playoff results for area teams: GHSA 4A Second Round Blessed Trinity 6, Columbus 1 (Blessed Trinity wins series 2-1) Hardaway 4-2, Troup 1-4 (Game 3 Saturday 3 pm ET at Troup) GHSA 2A Second Round Dodge County 8-3, Callaway 2-2 (Dodge County wins series 2-0) GHSA 1A-Public Second Round Trion at Schley County, rain (Series begins Saturday at 2 pm ET) GICAA Semifinals Mt. Bethel 1-3, Calvary Christian 0-2 (Mt. Bethel wins series 2-0) AHSAA 7A ...More >>
  • Callaway eliminated from 2A playoffs by Dodge County

    Callaway eliminated from 2A playoffs by Dodge County

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:39:54 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Callaway’s 2017 season comes to an end in the second round thanks to Dodge County. 

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    Callaway’s 2017 season comes to an end in the second round thanks to Dodge County. T

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  • Lions prepare to face Monterrey Steel

    Lions prepare to face Monterrey Steel

    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:59:43 GMT

    Last week didn't go according to plan for the Columbus Lions, as they suffered another close loss to the National Arena League leading Jacksonville Sharks, 37-28.

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    Last week didn't go according to plan for the Columbus Lions, as they suffered another close loss to the National Arena League leading Jacksonville Sharks, 37-28.

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