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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.
The Columbus State Lady Cougars opened their Peach Belt Conference slate the right way, sweeping the USC Aiken Lady Pacers 9-1 and 3-0 on Thursday at Cougar Field, but the victories were overshadowed by Thursday’s announcement by the NCAA that they will not hold spring sports championships.
Tucker Kite homered on the very first pitch of the bottom of the first inning to key a 5-run frame to help lead the Pacelli Vikings to a 13-3 six-inning victory over the Manchester Blue Devils in the subregion opener for both teams on Tuesday at Deimel Diamond.
Aleh Shypitsyn scored with 40 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime, and Cameron Dimmitt provided the game-winning score in the shootout, as the Columbus River Dragons beat the Carolina Thunderbirds 3-2 on Friday night at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.
Caitlyn Canady was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, to lead the Columbus State Cougars to a 11-8 win over the Erskine Flying Fleet in the opening game of the Cougar Red-White-Blue Softball Classic on Friday afternoon at Cougar Field.
Trinity Jones had 21 points and Jelissa Reese added 19 as the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers topped the Troup Lady Tigers 66-52 to claim the GHSA Class 4A Girls state basketball title on Friday afternoon at the Macon Centreplex.
The Troup Tigers are looking to add a state title trophy to the case for the first time ever, but they know it's going to take a big effort to get past Americus-Sumter, a program that claimed the championship just four years ago.
There’s only one game remaining on the prep basketball schedule for area teams, an all-area showdown for the GHSA 4A girls state title. The Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers have been here before as a program. But a state title four years ago means this is an all-new crew heading to Macon.
Two games. Two sites. Same results. Both the Columbus State men’s and women’s basketball teams beat USC Aiken in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Wednesday to advance to the conference’s semifinals this weekend.
Devan Dudal pitched seven innings of six-hit baseball while Bryson Horne had a two-run inside-the-park homer to lead the No. 23 Columbus State Cougars to a 4-1 win over the Lander Bearcats on Saturday at Ragsdale Field.
The Lanett Panthers weren’t able to give retiring head coach Richard Carter the storybook ending to his Panthers career. The Pickens County Tornadoes rallied from an 8-point fourth quarter deficit to hand the Panthers a 57-55 loss and claim the AHSAA Class 1A boys state title on Thursday night.
David Meadows went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Tyler Cadenhead pitched four-hit ball over seven innings to lead No. 23 Columbus State to a 9-1 victory over Montevallo on Wednesday afternoon at Burger King Stadium at Ragsdale Field.
The Opelika girls and Eufaula boys both saw their state title dreams end on Wednesday in the AHSAA state semifinals at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center while the Americus-Sumter Lady Panthers beat the Spalding Jaguars 49-42 to advance to the GHSA Class 4A state semifinals.
Isaac Bouton and Robert Brooks hit their first homers of the year to lead the Columbus State Cougars to a 6-1 win over the Flagler Saints on Friday night at Ragsdale Field in the first game of a three-game Peach Belt Conference series.
The Spencer Greenwaves held off a furious fourth quarter rally to hang on and post a 60-57 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish in the second round of the GHSA Class 2A state basketball playoffs on Thursday night in Columbus.