Four best friends celebrate Signing Day

Two years after holding a “practice signing day,” four best friends gathered in Phenix City to do it for real.

  Pirates open ACCC play with doubleheader sweep

Auburn fires women’s basketball coach after 9 seasons

  Pacelli falls in state quarterfinals: Troup girls advance

  Lanett Panthers advance to state title game; Lanett girls fall in state semis

  Carver girls, ChattCo boys advance to GHSA semifinals

  Both Tigers teams fall in state semifinals

Continued Coverage

  Introducing Auburn High football coach Keith Etheredge

  Andrew College celebrates baseball, softball record-winning coaches

  Friday night playoff roundup: Spencer boys upset, Carver girls advance in GHSA playoffs

  River Dragons top Prowlers

  Etheredge takes over Auburn High football program

  Thursday prep basketball wrapup: Three area teams earn trips to AHSAA Final Four

  Wednesday night GHSA Playoff wrapup: Pacelli advances to 2nd round

Travis Harper had 31 points as the Pacelli Vikings advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class 1A-Private state tournament with a 70-43 win over Deerfield-Windsor on Wednesday night at Land Gymnasium in Columbus.

Auburn advances two teams to ASHAA Final Four

It was a sweep for the Auburn High basketball program as both Tiger teams earned a trip to Birmingham for the AHSAA Class 7A Final Four.

  Spencer among five area teams advancing in opening day of GHSA state tournament

The Spencer Greenwave opened with a 25-7 run and never looked back as they beat the Islands Sharks 87-41 on Tuesday night in first round play in the GHSA Class 4A state basketball tournament.

Columbus River Dragons gearing up for fan return in new season

The Columbus River Dragons are getting ready for their next season and the return of fans to their games.

  GHSA Region 2-4A Finals set

  Four more area teams advance to AHSAA Regional finals

Auburn sets date for 1st A-Day game of Harsin era

  Region 2-4A semifinals set

  Four area girls teams advance to AHSAA Regional Finals

  Region 2-4A tournament continues

  Alabama Sub-Regional wrapup: Four area teams advance

Four area teams advanced to the AHSAA regionals with Sub-Regional victories on Wednesday night.

  Glenwood Lady Gators win AISA AAA Title

For the first time since 2017, the Glenwood Lady Gators are AISA AAA champions.

Report: UCF hiring Gus Malzahn as head football coach

Former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn is expected to be UCF’s next head football coach, multiple outlets are reporting.

  Friday night prep basketball roundup: Auburn girls, Harris County boys claim titles: Glenwood girls to state finals

The Auburn Tigers got off to an 11-4 start and went on to beat the Central Red Devils 56-41 on Friday night to claim the AHSAA 7A-Area 4 girls title. Both teams advance to the state tournament, with the Tigers claiming home court in the first round.

  Five athletes from two area high school sign scholarships

Signing ceremonies were held at two local high schools on Friday morning as five more area athletes accepted athletic scholarships from colleges.

  Weems honored by Columbus Blue Devils

The Columbus Blue Devils added another number to the right field wall on Friday afternoon, formally retiring the number 12 worn by former Devils baseball star Jordan Weems.

  Vikings win first region title in program history

The Pacelli Vikings opened with a 17-2 run and never looked back, to defeat the Brookstone Cougars 78-35 on Thursday night at Land Gymnasium to claim the program’s first-ever region championship.

  Wednesday prep basketball roundup: Area tourney play continues in Alabama

The Smiths Station Panthers rode a huge fourth quarter from Zay Madden to hand the Central Red Devils a season-ending 68-58 defeat in the semifinals of the AHSAA 7A-Area 4 boys semifinals on Wednesday night in Smiths Station.

  Shaw High School holds delayed National Signing Day

Due to COVID-19 protocol, Shaw High School had to delay its National Signing Day celebrations. The community gathered on Wednesday to recognize nine student-athletes.

  Tuesday prep basketball wrapup: Harris County, Northside advance in Region tournament play

The opening night of the GHSA Region 2-5A basketball tournament was a good one for both Northside and Harris County.

  Head Football Coach Adam Winegarden leaving Auburn High

After leading the Auburn High School Tigers to the 7A state championship game last year, Adam Winegarden has decided to leave the school.

  Friday night prep basketball roundup: Wright goes out in style as Central tops Eufaula in regular season finale

Central boys basketball coach Bobby Wright finished his final regular season in style. The Red Devils opened up a 10-point halftime lead en route to a 76-71 win over the Eufaula Tigers on Friday night to give Wright a win in his final game coaching on the Central home floor.

  Central High basketball coach Bobby Wright retiring after 44 years of service

Boys basketball coach Bobby Wright is retiring after 44 years of service. He’s guided hundreds of young men on and off the court.

  National Signing Day: LaGrange High School

Watch the full interviews from Sports Leader 9′s coverage of National Signing Day at LaGrange High School.

  National Signing Day: Eufaula High School

Watch the full interviews from Sports Leader 9′s coverage of National Signing Day at Eufaula High School.

  National Signing Day: Chattahoochee County High School

Watch the full interviews from Sports Leader 9′s coverage of National Signing Day at Chattahoochee County High School.

  National Signing Day: Central High School

Watch the full interviews from Sports Leader 9′s coverage of National Signing Day at Central High School.

  National Signing Day: Callaway High School

Above, you will find the full interviews from our signing day coverage at Callaway.

  National Signing Day: Auburn High School

Above, you will find the full interviews from our signing day coverage at Auburn High.

  National Signing Day heats up across the Chattahoochee Valley

It’s that time of year again, when student athletes across the country formally decide what school they will likely be playing their respective sport at for the next four years.

Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots announce inaugural season schedule

Columbus’ newest baseball team is gearing up for its inaugural season that starts this June.

  Pirates win season opener

Dayreontae Foster had four treys and 21 points to lead the Chattahoochee Valley Pirates to a 69-59 win over the Wallace State-Hanceville Lions in CVCC’s season opener on Friday night. The game was played at Key Hall in Phenix City.

  Last-second win gives Cougars big boost

The Columbus State Cougars got a big shot in the arm on Wednesday night with their dramatic come-from-behind 72-70 road win over Georgia Southwestern.

  Stockton commits to Georgia Bulldogs

Rabun County quarterback Gunner Stockton announced on social media on Thursday that he’s committing to Georgia.

  Welch signs with Middle Georgia State softball

It was a sign on the dotted line kind of day at Columbus High School on Thursday afternoon, as pitcher-first baseman Jaimie Welch accepted a softball scholarship from Middle Georgia State University in Cochran.

  Boys Basketball: Pacelli at Spencer

Led by Travis Harper (30 points) and Pierre Summers (27 points), the Pacelli Vikings beat the Spencer Greenwave 77-70 on Wednesday night.

  Hall of Fame coach Wayne Trawick passes away

Long-time Central Red Devils football coach Wayne Trawick passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 83 years old.

  Spencer hires Joe Kegler as head football coach

After spending three years at Jordan, Joe Kegler is the new head football coach at Spencer High School.

REPORT: LSU set to interview Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones for DC job

LSU will interview current Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach Daronte Jones for the Tigers’ open defensive coordinator position, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg.

  Getting to know new Falcons HC Arthur Smith

On the day the Falcons introduced new head coach Arthur Smith, we talked with ESPN Reporter Turron Davenport to learn more about Smith on and off the field.

SEC announces 2021 baseball schedule

The 2021 SEC baseball season will consist of the traditional four weeks of non-conference play followed by 10 weeks of conference series, the league announced.

  First day of GHSA baseball practice picks up at Northside

The Northside Patriots are preparing for their first full season since winning the 4-A Title in 2019.

Columbus Chat-a-Hoots looking ahead to first season as season tickets go on sale

The Columbus Chat-a-Hoots are continuing to look ahead to their first-ever season slated for this summer and are now ready to get fans in on the excitement.

MCSD sets attendance guidelines for winter sports events

High school sports competition is set to restart in the Muscogee County School District on Friday, but it’s going to restart with virtually empty stands.

  Cougars win in home opener while Lady Cougars fall

It was a split decision at the Lumpkin Center in Columbus State’s basketball home opener. The Cougars beat Clayton State Lakers 89-66, while the Lady Cougars lost to the Lady Lakers 75-67.

Auburn earns first SEC victory of season with win at Georgia

The Auburn Tigers started fast and finished strong to beat the Georgia Bulldogs 95-77 on Wednesday night at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens to claim their first SEC win of the season.

  Smiths Station sends 17 athletes to next level

Due to COVID-19 protocols, Smiths Station’s fall signing day was postponed to January.

Crimson Tide claims national championship

Mac Jones threw five touchdown passes, DaVonta Smith had 12 receptions for 215 yards and three scores, and Najee Harris accounted for three TDs as the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide crushed the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24 to claim the 2020 college football national championship.

Gators sweep on Senior Night

It was a good Senior Night at Glenwood as both Gators basketball teams earned wins on Monday night. The No. 1 Glenwood Lady Gators beat No. 5 Lakeside 52-31, while the No. 3 Gator boys beat the Chiefs 81-52.

  Boys Basketball: Glenwood vs. Heritage Christian Academy

The Glenwood Gators fell to the Heritage Christian Eagles 62-56 on Thursday night.

  Two area athletes sign with colleges

Two area athletes sewed up their spots at the next level on Thursday.

Harsin continues filling coaching staff at Auburn

New Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin filled three of the biggest openings on his coaching staff on Thursday, including both coordinator spots as he gets ready for his inagural season on the Plains.

Mike Bobo named new Auburn Offensive Coordinator

Bobo spent last season at South Carolina as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach after a five-year stint as head coach at Colorado State. He also spent 14 years at Georgia.

Bentley transferring to South Alabama

Former Opelika Bulldog quarterback Jake Bentley announced on Wednesday that he’s transferring from Utah to South Alabama for his final season of college football eligibililty.

  CSU men’s basketball delayed again

One day before the Columbus State Cougars men’s basketball team was scheduled to open their season against Augusta University, the game was postponed due to COVID problems at Augusta.

Alabama women’s basketball player wins $20,000 CFP/Dr. Pepper tuition grant

Ariyah Copeland, an Alabama basketball player, was one of five grand prize winners presented with $20,000 tuition grants, while more than 60 student athletes received $2,500 each in tuition awards.

Lady Cougars season delayed again

The Columbus State women’s basketball team’s season has been delayed once again. The Augusta Lady Jaguars are having COVID issues, resulting in the postponement of the game originally scheduled for Wednesday night. No makeup date has been set.

CSU women’s basketball cancels season opener due to COVID-19

The Columbus State University women’s basketball team will not be kicking off their season as they originally planned.

  Boys Basketball: Pacelli vs. Woodward Academy

The Pacelli Vikings hosted the Woodward Academy War Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Land Gymnasium.

Auburn falls to Northwestern in Citrus Bowl

A lack of veteran presence and slow start in the first quarter set the tone for another mundane performance by the Tigers this season.

Callaway wins GHSA 2A state football title

Charlie Dixon rushed for 227 yards and a touchdown, while Demetrius Coleman accounted for two scores as the No. 8 Callaway Cavaliers upset the No. 1 Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes 22-17 to win the GHSA Class 2A state football championship on Tuesday afternoon at Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta.

Callaway Cavaliers win first ever football state title in school’s history

The Callaway Cavaliers won the GHSA Class AA State Football Championship.

Cavaliers seek first-ever state football crown

This was supposed to be a big season at Callaway, but then the Cavaliers had to deal with a series of setbacks that included losing their top player for four weeks. But they adjusted, rededicated themselves, and prevailed.

Auburn introduces Bryan Harsin as new head football coach

Auburn University introduced Bryan Harsin as its new head football coach Thursday afternoon.

  New Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin arrives at AUO

New Auburn football coach Bryan Harsin arrives to AUO ahead of his introductory press conference at 4:30 ET.

AU President: Some candidates who ‘turned down’ coaching job weren’t offered it

Auburn University President Jay Gogue said some of the candidates that “turned down” the job as head football coach were never offered it.

  Northside’s season ends in Atlanta

In the first year of GHSA Girls Flag Football, the Northside High School Lady Patriots made it all the way to the semifinals.

  Auburn hires Bryan Harsin as next head football coach

Nine days after the program dismissed Gus Malzahn, the Auburn Tigers are hiring Bryan Harsin as head football coach.