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  • Grayson Murray wins Barbasol Championship for first PGA Tour win

    Grayson Murray wins Barbasol Championship for first PGA Tour win

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:26:36 GMT
    (Source: Barbasol Championship)(Source: Barbasol Championship)

    Shooting a 3-under on Sunday propelled Grayson Murray to the top of the leaderboard, and the 2017 Barbasol Championship victory. 

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    Shooting a 3-under on Sunday propelled Grayson Murray to the top of the leaderboard, and the 2017 Barbasol Championship victory. 

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  • News Leader 9 at the Barbasol Championship in Opelika

    News Leader 9 at the Barbasol Championship in Opelika

    Sunday, July 23 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-07-23 21:53:36 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    News Leader 9 is at the Barbasol Championship this weekend.

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    News Leader 9 is at the Barbasol Championship this weekend.

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  • Columbus girl's softball team heads to regional tournament

    Columbus girl's softball team heads to regional tournament

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:23:23 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The Northern Little League Girl's Softball Team is on their way to Clarksville Tennessee Friday afternoon to play in a regional tournament. 

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    The Northern Little League Girl's Softball Team is on their way to Clarksville Tennessee Friday afternoon to play in a regional tournament. 

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  • One on one with Jake Bentley

    One on one with Jake Bentley

    Saturday, July 15 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-07-15 23:02:52 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Former Opelika quarterback Jake Bentley enjoyed a lot of success his first year at South Carolina. WTVM caught up with him as he prepares to build on that success in his sophomore season.

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    Former Opelika quarterback Jake Bentley enjoyed a lot of success his first year at South Carolina. WTVM caught up with him as he prepares to build on that success in his sophomore season. Hear his thoughts on the upcoming season, former coach Brian Blackmon, and what it will take for South Carolina to take the next step and comp

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  • SEC Media Days 2017 underway

    SEC Media Days 2017 underway

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:34:56 GMT
    (Source: WSFA)(Source: WSFA)

    Football season is right around the corner, but before teams take the field, they'll approach the stage for SEC Media Days. 

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    Football season is right around the corner, but before teams take the field, they'll approach the stage for SEC Media Days. 

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  • AL's Chris Sale, NL's Max Scherzer to start All-Star Game

    AL's Chris Sale, NL's Max Scherzer to start All-Star Game

    Monday, July 10 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-07-10 18:27:54 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:31 AM EDT2017-07-11 06:31:20 GMT
    Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams, with the Boston ace opening Tuesday for the American League and Washington's Max Scherzer on the mound for...More >>
    Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams, with the Boston ace opening Tuesday for the American League and Washington's Max Scherzer on the mound for the National League.More >>
  • Call it a comeback: Mason Espinosa's second chance at Jacksonville

    Call it a comeback: Mason Espinosa's second chance at Jacksonville

    Friday, July 7 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-07-08 00:40:08 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Monday's National Arena League Championship has the chance to be a tale of redemption. Columbus looks to avenge two previous losses to Jacksonville, but the man under center has his own reasons for wanting a win. Call the opening week a night

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    Monday's National Arena League Championship has the chance to be a tale of redemption. Columbus looks to avenge two previous losses to Jacksonville, but the man under center has his own reasons for wanting a win. Call the opening week a night

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  • Harris County anglers place 2nd in national tournament

    Harris County anglers place 2nd in national tournament

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-07-05 11:51:25 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    There's plenty of action on Lake Harding this 4th of July. Count the Harris County pair of Cal Culpepper and Mason Waddell among them. They're back to work after a busy weekend competing,

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    There's plenty of action on Lake Harding this 4th of July. Count the Harris County pair of Cal Culpepper and Mason Waddell among them. They're back to work after a busy weekend competing, and nearly winning, the FLW high school national championship, coming in 2nd place. “…to come second in the co

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  • Three Phenix City teams earn invitations to Cal Ripken SW Regional

    Three Phenix City teams earn invitations to Cal Ripken SW Regional

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-07-05 03:10:19 GMT
    Phenix City 9U All-Stars have earned an invitation to Cal Ripken Southwest Regional in Hattiesburg, MS.Phenix City 9U All-Stars have earned an invitation to Cal Ripken Southwest Regional in Hattiesburg, MS.
    The Phenix City 9U All-Stars are getting a new lease on life. They finished third at the Alabama Cal Ripken state tournament held at Idle Hour Park on Sunday, but  their 11 inning loss to eventual state champ Mobile Westside in the state semifinals earned them an at large invitation to the Southwest Regionals in Hattiesburg, MS. Two other Phenix City teams also earned at large invitations to their regionals. The 11U team will also travel to Hattiesburg, while the 8U is hea...More >>
    The Phenix City 9U All-Stars are getting a new lease on life. They finished third at the Alabama Cal Ripken state tournament held at Idle Hour Park on Sunday, but  their 11 inning loss to eventual state champ Mobile Westside in the state semifinals earned them an at large invitation to the Southwest Regionals in Hattiesburg, MS. Two other Phenix City teams also earned at large invitations to their regionals. The 11U team will also travel to Hattiesburg, while the 8U is hea...More >>
  • Lions make the most of bye week

    Lions make the most of bye week

    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-06-30 02:52:07 GMT

    The Columbus Lions have had it really rough over the past few weeks. Five of their last six games have been on the road, which includes a marathon of three games in 11 days. But now it's time for a well-deserved break. The Lions toughed it out, got the victory in all three of those must win games, which means they're still in the chase for a third straight league title. Only one game remains, the National Arena League championship which features a showdown with the only team to...

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    The Columbus Lions have had it really rough over the past few weeks. Five of their last six games have been on the road, which includes a marathon of three games in 11 days. But now it's time for a well-deserved break. The Lions toughed it out, got the victory in all three of those must win games, which means they're still in the chase for a third straight league title. Only one game remains, the National Arena League championship which features a showdown with the only team to...

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  • Finals set for final District 8 divisions

    Finals set for final District 8 divisions

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:13:56 GMT
    Mason Schoonover greeted by teammates after hitting three-run home run in Northern's 14-3 victory over American.Mason Schoonover greeted by teammates after hitting three-run home run in Northern's 14-3 victory over American.

    The finals are now set for the final two divisions up for grabs as the Georgia District 8 Little League Tournament at Britt David Park.

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    The finals are now set for the final two divisions up for grabs as the Georgia District 8 Little League Tournament at Britt David Park.

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  • Four teams claim titles at District 8 Tournament

    Four teams claim titles at District 8 Tournament

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-06-28 04:09:27 GMT
    It was Championship Tuesday at the Georgia District 8 Little League Tournament at Britt David Park. Four teams claimed titles, earning berths in the Georgia state tournaments. Northern Little League won championships in 9-10 baseball, 9-10 softball and senior softball, while Pioneer took the district championship in major softball. The major baseball and 11's baseball champions have yet to be crowned. Those championship games are scheduled for Thursday night, with Friday night ...More >>
    It was Championship Tuesday at the Georgia District 8 Little League Tournament at Britt David Park. Four teams claimed titles, earning berths in the Georgia state tournaments. Northern Little League won championships in 9-10 baseball, 9-10 softball and senior softball, while Pioneer took the district championship in major softball. The major baseball and 11's baseball champions have yet to be crowned. Those championship games are scheduled for Thursday night, with Friday night ...More >>
  • District 8 Tournament continues

    District 8 Tournament continues

    Sunday, June 25 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-06-26 01:41:10 GMT
    Here are the results from the District 8 Little League Tournament held at Britt David Park. GEORGIA DISTRICT 8 LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT at Britt David Park MAJOR BASEBALL Friday, June 23 Game 1: Peach 7 vs. Northern 1 Sunday, June 25 Game 2: Harris County 1 vs. American 11 Game 3: Peach 11 vs. Pioneer 4 Monday, June 26 Game 4: Northern vs. Harris County (loser eliminated), 5:30 pm Game 5: American vs. Peach (winner to finals), 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 27 Game 6: W4 vs. P...More >>
    Here are the results from the District 8 Little League Tournament held at Britt David Park. GEORGIA DISTRICT 8 LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT at Britt David Park MAJOR BASEBALL Friday, June 23 Game 1: Peach 7 vs. Northern 1 Sunday, June 25 Game 2: Harris County 1 vs. American 11 Game 3: Peach 11 vs. Pioneer 4 Monday, June 26 Game 4: Northern vs. Harris County (loser eliminated), 5:30 pm Game 5: American vs. Peach (winner to finals), 7:30 pm Tuesday, June 27 Game 6: W4 vs. P...More >>
  • 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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