Senior athletes react to season cancellation

COVID-19 concerns caused all high school athletics to be canceled for the spring, leaving many senior athletes disappointed that their season was cut short.

  Dream Delayed: Fort Benning Olympians talk 2020 postponement

  Cougar athletes reflect on NCAA, PBC decisions to cancel spring sports schedules

  Area teams play baseball games before season suspension

FPHL suspends season

Lady Cougars sweep conference opener; face possible cancellation of rest of season.

GHSA recommends local schools suspend all spring sporting events

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FPHL hands out suspensions to five River Dragons

Coronavirus affecting sports schedules and leagues at all levels

Vikings top Blue Devils in subregion opener

Former Central Red Devil suspended from LSU football program

Two Glenwood Gators sign Letters of Intent

  Columbus River Dragons coach Bechard shares his side of hockey fight

Columbus State’s season ends in Peach Belt Conference Championship

CSU couldn't hold on to an early lead and lost to Lander in the Peach Belt Conference Championship.

CSU women’s season ends in PBC semifinals

Lander outscored the Lady Cougars 31-10 in the third quarter and knocked CSU out of the tournament.

Horton’s buzzer-beater sends CSU men to Peach Belt finals

Landrius Horton hit a three with less than a second to play in overtime to give CSU the win.

  River Dragons rally for road shootout win over Thunderbirds

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.

  Lady Cougars sweep opening day of Red-White-Blue Classic

  Americus-Sumter claims second state title in five years

  Lady Tigers seek first-ever state basketball crown

  Lady Panthers prepare for state finals

  Singleton signs with Shorter Hawks

  CSU men and women sweep USC Aiken to move to PBC Tournament semifinals

  Central-Talbotton falls in state championship, 55-50

Central-Talbotton's late surge wasn't enough to overcome Wheeler County in the A-Public Girls State Championship.

Lady Hawks prepare for state title showdown

The Central-Talbotton Lady Hawks are hoping to win their GHSA first title since 1986.The No.1 seeded Hawks are facing a tough Wheeler County, seeded No. 3 in Class 1A-Public.

Columbus drops Saturday contest to Danbury, 4-2

Three early goals from Danbury put Columbus in a hole too big to climb out.

No. 23 Cougars win sixth straight

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.

Three first-period goals lead to Columbus win

Columbus led 3-1 after the first period and held on for a 3-2 victory.

  Knights top Gators to pick up 6th win of season

The Calvary Christian Knights exploded for 10 runs in the final three innings to beat the Glenwood Gators 11-1 in six innings on Thursday afternoon at Hale Field.

  Lanett’s state title hopes dashed in championship game

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.

  Lady Red Devils fall in AHSAA state semifinals

The Central Red Devils saw their run for the AHSAA Class 7A girls championship end in the semifinals on Thursday as they fell to the Hoover Buccaneers 58-42 at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

Columbus River Dragons heading to the playoffs

Season ticket holders can secure their seat for the playoffs now through March 17.

Central girls lose to Hoover in State Semifinals

A strong second half for Hoover sank Central and ended their season.

  Meadows, Cadenhead lead Cougars to win over Montevallo

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.

  Cougars top Hurricanes, Lady Cougars fall to GSW in final home game of regular season

The Columbus State Cougars got 23 points from Landrius Horton and 19 from Bryant Givens to beat the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes 80-73 on Senior Night on Wednesday at the Lumpkin Center.

  Opelika girls, Eufaula boys eliminated in AHSAA tourney; Americus-Sumter girls advance to GHSA semis

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.

  Carver, Troup, Central-Talbotton advance to GHSA girls state semifinals

The Carver Tigers outlasted the Woodward Academy War Eagles 70-63 on Tuesday night in the GHSA Class 4A girls state quarterfinals, but the win came at a heavy price.

LaFayette’s undefeated run ends in State Semifinals

Barbour County stunned LaFayette to end their season.

State Title Bound: Lanett tops Jacksonville Christian in state semifinals 70-61

Lanett makes its fourth state championship appearance in the last five seasons.

Two Kendrick athletes sign letters of intent

Rashawn hill and Bacardi McBride signed with Community Christian College.

Scott Cochran leaving Bama for the Dawgs

Cochran has been at Alabama since coach Nick Saban arrived in 2007.

Austin no-hits Wolves to lead RusCo to win

Logan Austin threw a no-hitter and struck out 17 to lead the Russell County Warriors to a 7-0 win over the Dothan Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Tony Rasmus Field.

Auburn announces kick time for spring game

Tickets can be purchased online or at the Auburn Ticket Office at Auburn Arena from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bouton and Brooks power Cougars to win over Flagler

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.

  Greenwave advance to GHSA quarterfinals; Americus-Sumter boys and Troup girls also advance

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.

  Cougars top Lakers; Lady Cougars fall to Clayton State

Landrius Horton had 26 points and Bryant Givens added 22 as the Columbus State Cougars beat the Clayton State Lakers 108-90 on Wednesday night at the Lumpkin Center.

  Three area girls basketball teams advance to GHSA state quarterfinals

Three area girls teams advanced to the quarterfinals as second round play in the GHSA state basketball tournament got underway on Wednesday night.

Shooting woes continue in midweek loss for No. 13 Auburn

Auburn’s road struggles continued Wednesday night.

  Four area teams advance to AHSAA state semis on Tuesday

Four area teams advanced to the AHSAA state semifinals on the final day of Regionals on Tuesday.

Birmingham Bound: Central tops Auburn in SE Regional Final

Central beats Auburn for a fourth time this season, 72-61 to earn a spot in next week's state semifinals.

Cougars top Braves to clinch weekend series

The Columbus State Cougars outslugged the UNC Pembroke Braves 11-6 in a Peach Belt Conference game played on Saturday at Ragsdale Field.

Saturday’s state basketball tournament results

Here are the results from area teams in action on Saturday in the state basketball tournaments in Georgia and Alabama.

  Cougars win PBC baseball opener

The Columbus State Cougars got the conference portion of their schedule off to a good start on Friday afternoon with an 8-1 victory over the UNC Pembroke Braves.

  River Dragons top Rumble Bees

MJ Graham had two goals, and Jay Croop added a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus River Dragons to a 6-3 win over the Battle Creek Rumble Bees on Friday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

AHSAA and AISA Basketball playoff results

Here are Friday’s results from the AHSAA and AISA state basketball tournaments.

GHSA Basketball Playoffs results

Here are the results from the first round of the GHSA basketball playoffs.

Three area teams advance to AHSAA regional finals; three earn spots in AISA Finals

Three area basketball teams advanced to the AHSAA Southeast Regional finals with victories on Thursday at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery. Three area teams were winners at the AISA state semifinals, also played in Montgomery.

  Hinds signs with Presbyterian golf

Thursday morning at Brookstone School, Lady Cougars golfer Sanders Hinds signed on the dotted line, accepting a scholarship from Division One Presbyterian.

  CSU basketball swept by North Georgia

It was a rough night at the Lumpkin Center on Wednesday as both Columbus State basketball teams fell to North Georgia. The Lady Cougars lost 72-54, while the Cougars wound upon the wrong end of a 73-66 final.

  Cochran presented with McDonald’s All-American Game jersey

Olivia Cochran is considered the best girls prep basketball player in the state of Georgia and one of the best in the nation. She got additional confirmation of that fact when she was awarded her jersey for the upcoming McDonald’s All-American Game.

  Columbus City Council approves 3-year lease agreement for Columbus Lions

Columbus City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday for the indoor football team to continue playing in the city.

  Three area teams advance to AHSAA Regionals

A trio of area teams advanced to the AHSAA Regionals on Tuesday night with victories in the opening round of the state basketball tournament.

UAB basketball player beats toughest opponent he’ll face, cancer

UAB basketball player Luis Hurtado is a cancer survivor. He beat it in 2019.

Auburn to erect statues honoring 3 legends

The Auburn Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a request from the athletics department to commission statues of three Auburn football greats.

Over 75 area athletes sign for scholarships on National Signing Day

National Signing Day proved to be a busy Wednesday for area recruits, as a number of players signed scholarships with Division I programs at the FBS and FCS levels.

No. 11 Auburn pulls out another OT win on the road

For the second time in three games, the No. 11 Auburn Tigers have pulled out a road victory after regulation.

National Signing Day in the Chattahoochee Valley

National Signing Day is Wednesday, February 5 and Sports Leader 9 will have all the updates for you.

Auburn announces College GameDay fan information

The College GameDay crew will be on-hand ahead of the top-20 showdown between No. 17 Auburn and No. 13 Kentucky.

River Dragons look to extend winning streak this weekend

The River Dragons are taking their game on the road as they try to climb the ladder in the FPHL's tough Western Division.

College Gameday coming to Auburn for Auburn-Kentucky showdown

College Gameday is making its first trip to The Plains.

Alabama Cheerleading takes national title in all-girl competition

The championship marks the program’s second Division 1A all-girl national title, which began competing in 2014 and won a title in 2015.

Arrest warrant issued for OBJ following alleged contact with security guard at Superdome

OBJ is facing a charge of simple battery.

Bama commit from Lanett High School wins Mr. Football award

Story led the Panthers (15-0) to an undefeated season and the Class 1A state title this past season. He has also signed with the University of Alabama.

  Central High School in Phenix City announces new head football coach

Central High School announced during a press conference Tuesday that Patrick Nix will take on the role as head football coach.

9-year-old LSU superfan from Alabama witnesses national championship win

A young LSU superfan from Alabama got to enjoy the sights and sounds of LSU’s historic national championship in New Orleans.

Two-time 6A state championship coach Patrick Nix leaving Pinson Valley for Central-Phenix City

Pending Central-Phenix City Board of Education approval, Patrick Nix is expected to be named the new head football coach of the Central (Phenix City) High School Red Devils.

Clemson players meet teen battling leukemia at National Championship game

When Clemson took the floor at Media Day, you couldn’t help put notice some of the players talking to a teenager in the front row.

Hot shooting leads No. 5 Auburn over Georgia

The Tigers remain the only undefeated Power 5 team in the country after an impressive 82-60 win inside Auburn Arena.

Basketball great Charles Barkley donates $1 million to Miles College

It’s the single largest gift by a donor of $1 Million in Miles College’s 122 years.

  Community reacts to Central High School football coach’s departure

The Central High School Red Devils will need a new football coach after back-to-back appearances in the state championship and earning their first state title since the early 90′s.

NFL Network report: Dallas Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy as new head coach

Calling it a “done deal,” an NFL Network reporter says Mike McCarthy has signed a deal with the Dallas Cowboys to be their new head coach.