Columbus locals create NCAA sports training app to connect student athletes with trainers

Two Columbus locals created a new sports training app that connects adults and parents of youth athletes with local, active college athletes for in-person sports lessons.

  Central High School head girls basketball coach honored for 500 wins

Urban Meyer retires as Ohio State football coach due to health concerns; Ryan Day named replacement

Brett Favre ‘sickened’ by group that tricked him into recording anti-Semitic message

Gus Malzahn to accept reduced buyout to remain at Auburn

Sports Overtime: Week 15

Allegedly drunken and disorderly curling team gets booted from tournament in Canada

Continued Coverage

  University of Alabama beats Auburn University in Iron Bowl food drive

Sports Overtime: Week 14

18 more area athletes ink scholarships during early signing period

8 area athletes accept scholarships on first day of early signing period

Sports Overtime: Week 13

Hawks get ready for playoffs

Beulah Bobcats get ready for first home playoff game in 23 years

After posting an 8-2 record, the Beulah Bobcats are preparing for their first playoff appearance in 11 seasons and getting their first home game in the postseason since the year the Braves won the world series.

Lions add a veteran wide receiver and a new minority owner

It's the off-season for indoor football teams, but the Columbus Lions are saying what off-season? The Lions did a lot of business on Wednesday to get ready for the upcoming 2019 National Arena League season.

  Sports Overtime: Week 12

It’s week 12 of Sports Overtime. This week’s Game of the Week is Schley County at Marion County.

Sports Overtime Game of the Week for Week 12: Schley County at Marion County

They opened the regular season playing each other and they’re closing the regular season the same way.

Blue Devils fall in state volleyball semifinals

Sports Overtime: Week 11

Columbus Aquatic Club represented in swimming national championships

Sports Overtime Game of the Week: Auburn at Central

Former Carolina Panther Rae Carruth walks free after 19 years behind bars

Sports Overtime: Week 10

Sports Overtime Week 10: Hardaway at Columbus Game of the Week

They've been arch-rivals for nearly half-a-century, the playoff race in Region 1-4A is wide open, and both teams are in the thick of the chase for a spot in the second season.The 49th meeting between Hardaway and Columbus High is the Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

Sports Overtime: Week 9

It’s week nine for Sports Overtime and this week’s “Game of the Week” s Beulah vs. St. James.

UPDATE: Hurricane Michael causes major sports schedule changes in the Valley

The passage of Hurricane Michael has caused a near-complete rescheduling of athletic contests involving Muscogee County public schools.

Sports OT Game of the Week: Beulah challenges St. James, top team in region

Beulah's off to its best start in 23 years, and this week they have a chance to knock off the top team in the region.

SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 8

Sports Overtime week 8 underway

SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 7

Week 7′s Game of the Week sees the Pacelli Vikings take on the Brookstone Cougars.

Sports Overtime week 7: Pacelli at Brookstone named Game of the Week

It’s a cross-town showdown that even has a trophy. Pacelli at Brookstone is the Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

Bama QB calls for new NCAA football video game

Tua Tagovailoa is a star on the field for Alabama football team. Now, it appears, Tagovailoa wants the option to play out the Tide’s season virtually.

SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 6

Sports Overtime: Week 6

Sports Overtime: Week 5

Callaway at Troup is News Leader 9's Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

All-Access: Callaway Cavaliers

Callaway's off to a good start once again this season.

Callaway at Troup: Sports Overtime Game of the Week

They're two teams with legit state title dreams that have rolled thru the first three games on their schedules with blowout wins -- and now they collide in the home stadium they share.

Sports Overtime: Week 4

Central at Smiths Station is News Leader 9's Sports Overtime Game of the Week.

All-Access: Smiths Station Panthers

Smiths Station is off to a hot start, 2-0 for the first time since 2015.

In the Huddle: Central High School proves the two-QB system can work

Who says a two-quarterback system doesn't work? Central High school brings a pair of QBs to the table on Fridays.

Fans pack the stands for the Auburn vs. Washington Chick-fil-A Kick off game

It is officially football season! News Leader 9 is at the Mercedes Benz Stadium to see the Auburn Tigers take on the Washington Huskies.

Sports Overtime: Week 3

It's week three for News Leader 9's Sports Overtime!

Sports Overtime Week 3: Game of the Week announced

Sports Leader 9 has announced its Game of the Week! They're state powers.

Sports Overtime: Week 2

It's week two for News Leader 9's Sports Overtime! This week's Games of the Week are Spencer versus Carver and Opelika versus the Callaway Cavaliers.

Callaway’s Fanning overcomes multiple ACL injuries to lead defense

Callaway linebacker Tely Fanning is no stranger to making the big play.

CVCC's longtime baseball coach steps down to focus on his health

Chattahoochee Valley Community College's baseball coach has stepped down.

Brian Blackmon joins Troy as tight-end coach

Blackmon joins the Trojan staff as Tight Ends and S-Backs coach. In a way, it's a move home. The former Opelika coach graduated from Troy in 1996.

  SPORTS OVERTIME: Week 1

It's that time of year for Sports Overtime with News Leader 9! This week's 'Game of the Week' is Marion County and Schley County.

Harris County High School assistant principal, athletic director passes away

Harris County High School's athletic director and assistant principal passed away Thursday afternoon.

Traveon Samuel hopes for career rejuvenation at Troy

Phenix City-native Traveon Samuel transferred from Louisville to Troy this offseason. With a new location, he can earn more opportunities on the field. This move also gives him a confidence boost because of a pair of special people in the stands.

WTVM News Leader 9 partners with Kinetic Credit Union to celebrate scholar athletes

It takes a special kind of student who can excel "in the classroom" just as successfully as they can "in the game".  And starting this school year, WTVM is proud to present the Kinetic Credit Union Scholar Athlete of the Week Award to deserving teens across the Chattahoochee Valley. We want to tell your student's story and celebrate their focus and dedication to becoming the best they can.  Nominations are now being accepted and we'll be ...

UGA starting quarterback Jake Fromm fractures non-throwing hand

University of Georgia starting quarterback Jake Fromm has fractured one of his hands in a boating accident.

Auburn opens fall camp

College football returned Friday as fall camp began at several schools around the SEC, including Auburn.  They took the field for their first practice open to the media on the Plains Friday afternoon.

Columbus High School grad wins national rifle competition

A local high school graduate is about to come face-to-face with President Trump.

Muscogee Roller Girls gear up for a bigger, better arena

One lesser-known Columbus team may have recently lost their practice space, but they are getting ready to take on a much bigger one.

Former Auburn University athletic director roasted for a good cause

A roast was held in Opelika Friday night for a good cause.

Linebackers Diabate, Mwikuta make preseason Butkus Award watch list

Two local linebackers are up for national awards. Auburn High's Mohamoud Diabate and Troup County's King Mwikuta both made the high school Butkus Award preseason watch list.

Lady Cougars complete season sweep of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Columbus State grabbed its second win over Montevallo this season with a 64-56 decision on the road on Wednesday night in Peach Belt Conference Basketball. The Lady Cougars improved

Tigers upset bid falls short against No. 14 Kentucky

AUBURN, Ala. – Chris Denson scored 26 points to lead Auburn, but the Tigers fell to No. 14 Kentucky 64-56 on Wednesday in Auburn Arena. "Our guys played hard. I'm proud of how hard our guys fought and

Cougars top Shorter in pitchers' duel

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Columbus State scored two runs in the second and got a key late inning double play to defeat Shorter 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Ragsdale Field. Five different Cougar pitchers limited

Cougars end drought versus Montevallo

MONTEVALLO, Ala – After 32 years, 13 straight losses and wins against 95 other teams, Columbus State University finally defeated Montevallo knocking off the No. 16 Falcons 81-77 on Wednesday night. The

Tigers upset bid falls short at No. 2 Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Patric Young made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left and Auburn threw the ball away on the ensuing inbounds play, helping the second-ranked Gators to a 71-66 victory on

King tops Cougars in opening game of tournament

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Chrissy Melcher hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to lead King University to a 2-0 win over Columbus State on Friday in the opening game of the Cougar Classic

TaQuon Marshall makes Maxwell Award preseason watch list

Several SEC names join him on the preseason list. Bama QB's Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa along with running back Damien Harris. Auburn's Jarrett Stidham also made it. Georgia is represented by QB Jake Fromm and running back D'Andre Swift.

Harrison wins national Pitch, Hit and Run competition

Second time's the charm for Mariah Harrison. Russell County's all-star won the MLB's Pitch, Hit and Run competition in the 9 & 10-year-old softball division Monday afternoon.

Russell County girl qualifies for national Pitch, Hit and Run

Baseball season is over for now for Mariah Harrison, but practice continues. A 10-year-old from Fort Mitchell, Alabama, Mariah is going national. She's one of only three finalists in the country for the MLB's Pitch, Hit and Run competition.

NFL linebacker Jordan Jenkins returns home to host camp

Former  Harris County Tiger Jordan Jenkins returns home for his first ever football camp at the stadium where he grew up.

Harris County wins Ga. LL state title in Major Softball

One team from District 8 claimed a Georgia Little League state championship on Wednesday, while another team put itself one win away from a title. Harris County beat Dudley 4-3 to win the Major Softball title in a game played at Bartow County Little League. With the win, Harris County earns a spot in the Southeast Regional, which begins July 25 in Warner Robins. The Northern All-Stars defeated Martinez-Evans 17-6 in four inning to earn a spot in the 9-10 Baseball state finals

Georges-Hunt lifts Georgia Tech past Eagles

ATLANTA (AP) - Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 15 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds remaining, and Georgia Tech beat Boston College 74-71 on Thursday. Olivier Hanlan led Boston College

Game times set for CSU at SE Regional

COLUMBUS, Ga. - The Columbus State Lady Cougars will begin their quest for NCAA Tournament glory on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET in Hickory, N.C., as the NCAA released times for the upcoming national championship

Lions drop Sharks to stay in first

A Jacksonville touchdown with 10 seconds left made things interesting between the Sharks and Columbus Lions.

How golf helps Lions kicker prepare for Saturdays

Lions kicker Tyler Rausa had a whirlwind week. In just five days he went from free agent, to first arena football game, to big hero.

Ga. District 8 Little League Tournament scores

2018 Georgia Little League District 8 Tournament Hosted by Pioneer LL, Britt David Park.

Auburn's Casey Mize drafted #1 overall

Auburn ace Casey Mize made school history Monday night when he became the first Tiger selected number one overall in the MLB Draft.

Quitman County field renovated by local nonprofit

Local non-profit More Than a Game has traveled internationally to help communities through the game of baseball.     This week they only went a few counties, not countries, away to help a school in need.

Georgia run-ruled by Florida in WCWS

Seventh-seeded Georgia had no answer for the Florida Gators offense in the opening round of the Women's College World Series.

Lanett basketball champs now hoping for football title

Lanett punched their ticket to the state championship for the first time in school history last Friday, but some of these guys have been here before.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn agrees to new deal

Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn is not going anywhere anytime soon as he has agreed to a new deal with Auburn, according to a report.

Winning it All: WTVM's SEC, ACC Championship Special

You can catch a preview on News Leader 9's championship special "Winning it All" live from Atlanta, Friday night at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on WTVM.

All-Access: Chambers Academy Rebels

Chambers Academy returns to the state championship for the third straight season. We go All-Access with coach Jason Allen as the Rebels prep for the big game Friday afternoon.

CSU women's soccer leaves for TN and regional finals

The Columbus State women's soccer teams are ready to take the next step on what they hope is the road to a third straight Final Four. It was time to hit the road Thursday morning for Jefferson City, Tennessee to face host Carson-Newman in the Southeastern Regional soccer finals.

CSU Lady Cougars basketball wins season opener

The Columbus State University women's basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a bang, defeating 18th-ranked West Florida 70-64 on Wednesday night at home.

2 Smiths Station Panthers sign college scholarships with SEC schools

Wednesday was a big day for the girls track and field program at Smiths Station High School. Two Panther athletes signed college scholarships with SEC schools.