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Monday morning was a busy time for Hardaway Hawks head football coach Michael Woolridge. It was temperature taking time and questionnaire collecting time and introduction time for the first voluntary workout of the summer.
Back in March, Jordan Weems was making his mark as a non-roster invitee to Oakland's spring training. He had a legit shot at earning a spot in the A's big league bullpen until things got crazy with the pandemic.
It was something a little different on Thursday afternoon at Hale Field in Columbus -- not a baseball game, but something a little bigger, as a trio of Calvary Christian Knights made it official, signing college baseball scholarship offers.
Everybody is playing catch-up these days thanks to the pandemic shutdown, but the Smiths Station Panthers are enjoying playing catch-up a whole lot more than they were enjoying waiting for the restart.
Most area prep football programs haven’t just greeted the re-opening of on-campus workouts with open arms, they’ve pretty much attacked it with everything they have. That’s certainly the deal down in Seale.
Surrounded by family and friends -- at a distance -- Carver senior guard Diamond McGilberry made it official on Friday afternoon, signing a scholarship offer to play basketball at Savannah State University with an eye toward a career in nursing.
Little by little things are starting to open up again. Proof of that can be found in the state of Alabama, where prep football teams have been cleared to begin practicing.The Central Red Devils among the first to get things going this week.
Kayson Boatner planned on hitting the gym back home in Columbus -- but not yet, not until she and her Anderson University Trojans teammates were done making a run deep into the Division Two playoffs, maybe even all the way to Denver for the D2 Women’s World Series right about now.
The first local sports team to hit the field for real this year will likely be the Columbus Lions. But sad to say, the word likely is still the one to use because things are still on hold in the world of sports, and it's driving everyone crazy in Lions country.
Baseball is a game of timing, and the timing of things couldn’t be any worse for high school senior baseball players, especially for a pair of Russell County Warriors who were sure shots to be high rough draft picks this year. But things have changed, thanks to the reaction to COVID-19.
Ucambre Williams has become a fixture in the Canadian Football League. Williams was a key part in the Calgary Stampeders three straight trips to the Grey Cup Finals, and their capturing the championship in 2018, as the center anchoring the Stamps dominant offensive line.
Saying J.D. McKissic made a big splash on his first professional play is to understate things. The former Central Red Devil signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and his first touch in the Birds' preseason opener was a beauty, taking the second half opening kickoff 101
The Columbus Lions have been searching for the answer at kicker for several years now. What if the answer to their problems was literally in their own backyard? They may have found the guy to author what would be an incredible story.
The Columbus State men's tennis program has become a Division Two national power. They won an NCAA championship two years ago and were cruising along to what looked like another title in 2020 until they hit a roadblock called COVID-19.
This isn’t how it was supposed to be for Columbus Lions quarterback Mason Espinosa. He wasn’t supposed to be at an empty high school stadium working out and waiting for the indoor football season to start.
It’s been an uphill battle for Tae Crowder. Despite a solid senior season anchoring Georgia’s defense, the former Harris County Tiger didn’t receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or NFL Combine. Then to top it off, UGA’s pro day was cancelled because of the pandemic. He’s not letting it get to him.
Aspiring major leaguers like Smiths Station native Blake Rivera of the San Francisco Giants organization are supposed to be lacing up their spikes in April. It's just not supposed to be happening at Northside High's football practice field.
The Peach Belt Conference announced on Friday afternoon that the spring sports schedule has been cancelled for all of the league's schools, which means closing up shop at the Columbus State athletics program for the spring.