Knights ready for state championship showdown

The Calvary Christian Knights have been here before. They’ve been here before a whole bunch, actually. It’s championship weekend for the GAPPS state baseball playoffs and they’re out to claim another big trophy.

  Cougars ready for D2 nationals

  Vikings fall in state semifinals

  Bouton named PBC Freshman of the Year

  Phenix City native, U.S. Army Reserve Soldier to compete in 2021 Olympics

MLS Next coming to Alabama

AUM softball wins first ever Gulf South Conference championship

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Three Columbus High student-athletes sign to college

  Auburn claims area softball title

Kemp signs athlete compensation bill into law

Birmingham brings Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic to city this Fall

  Pacelli advances to GHSA boys soccer semifinals

  Pirates ready to go for sixth ACCC baseball title in eight years

  Tuesday prep baseball wrapup: Two area teams advance to GHSA quarterfinals

Two area teams advanced to the GHSA baseball quarterfinals in second round playoff action on Tuesday.

  Central holds signing day for three student-athletes

Central high school recognized Mariah McCord (Track at Coastal Carolina), Marcus Wilburn (Track at Columbia College) and Faith Adams (Cheer at CSU) on Tuesday morning.

Medina Spirit gives trainer Baffert record 7th Kentucky Derby win

Medina Spirit fought off three challengers in the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby by a half-length, making Bob Baffert the winningest trainer in the race’s 147-year history with seven.

Former Cullman, Auburn baseball pitcher Keegan Thompson called up to the Chicago Cubs

Former Auburn pitcher Keegan Thompson has been called up to the Chicago Cubs after being added to the team’s taxi squad earlier this week.

A.J. McCarron joins the Atlanta Falcons

  Thursday prep baseball playoff wrapup

  Four area teams advance in GHSA state baseball tournament

Schedule announced for 2021 SEC Media Days event

The Latest: Atlanta to allow full capacity at 2 stadiums

  CSU baseball secures pivotal win over Young Harris

O’Brien’s OT goal gives River Dragons OT win

Nate O’Brien’s wrister from the blue line in the second overtime gave the Columbus River Dragons a 4-3 win over the Elmira Enforcers on Saturday night at First Arena in Elmira, N.Y. in game two of the FPHL Ignite Cup Finals, giving the Dragons a 2-0 lead in the series.

  Haines leads Team Alabama to win in High School Arena Showcase

Will Haines threw three touchdowns passes to lead Team Alabama to a 20-13 win over Team Georgia in the Alabama-Georgia High School Arena Showcase played on Friday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

  River Dragons win Ignite Cup Finals series opener

Josh Pietrantonio had two goals and an assist and Jared Rutledge stopped 34 shots to lead the Columbus River Dragons to a 4-2 win over the Elmira Enforcers on Friday night at First Arena in Elmira in the opening game of the FPHL Ignite Cup Finals.

  Keen ready for PGA Professional Championship

There’s more than one way to be a professional golfer. You’ve got the touring pros, who get all the notice and glory. Then there’s the club pros, the guys who keep the courses going and do the golf lessons and basically keep the amateur players happy.

  Auburn clinches AHSAA playoff berth

The No. 2 Auburn Tigers clinched a spot in the AHSAA Class 7A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night with a 7-3 victory over the No. 3 Central Red Devils in game played at Tiger Field in Auburn.

  Four area athletes sign for scholarships

Wednesday was another busy day of college scholarship signings.

  River Dragons hit the road for FPHL Finals opener

The past two months have set the stage. Now it’s time for the Columbus River Dragons to finish the job as the FPHL Finals are about set to get underway.

  Columbus could host major kayaking tournaments, decision made by summer

Columbus could soon be seeing some of the world’s best kayakers if selected as the hosting spot for two major whitewater tournaments.

  CSU’s Elston named player of the week

CSU softball’s Morgan Elston has been named the Peach Belt Conference player of the week. Elston, a second baseman, homered in four consecutive games last week.

  Brookstone tennis advances to GHSA second round

The Brookstone School girls tennis team has advanced to the GHSA 1-A Private second round after a 5-0 defeat of Strong Rock Christian School in the opening round of the state tournament.

Auburn women’s golf win SEC Championship

The Auburn Tigers swept Mississippi State 5-0-0 on Sunday to clinch the 2021 SEC women’s golf championship. It was the teams 10th conference title in program history, and it’s first under head coach Melissa Luellen.

  Ground broken at Odis Spencer Stadium

The Muscogee County School district has broken ground at the site of soon-to-be Odis Spencer Stadium.

  River Dragons clinch FPHL playoff berth with win over Prowlers

The Columbus River Dragons clinched a spot in the FPHL Finals with a 3-1 victory over the Port Huron Prowlers on Friday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

  Three Carver Tigers sign college basketball scholarships

With their 2021 GHSA state championship trophy on display, three Carver High girls basketball players signed college scholarship offers on Friday afternoon.

  Pacelli wraps up regular season with win over Brookstone

Lucas Lesh scored four goals to lead the No. 4 Pacelli Vikings to a 8-0 win over the Brookstone Cougars on Thursday night at Rex Knight Field to put an exclamation point on their GHSA Region 4-1A Private boys soccer title.

  Smiths Station splits twinbill with Auburn to keep playoff hopes alive

The Smiths Station Panthers kept their AHSAA playoff hopes alive with a doubleheader split with the Auburn Tigers on Thursday night at Tiger Field. Auburn won the first game 6-1, while the Panthers took the nightcap 8-0.

Beauregard hires Justin Jones as new head coach

Jones takes over the Beauregard program after spending time as the head coach at Florala, New Brockton and Cordova

  Jones introduced as new Hornets head football coach

It was time for the unveiling on Wednesday, as new head football coach Justin Jones was introduced to Beauregard Hornets players and fans.

  Auburn high girls soccer wins at Smiths Station

As the postseason approaches, the Auburn High School Tigers traveled to Smiths Station for a showdown with the Panthers.

Auburn A-Day game will be at 40% capacity Saturday

The Auburn Tigers will hit the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday for the annual A-Day game.

  CSU explodes for 23 runs in win over Georgia Southwestern

The Columbus State Baseball beat Georgia Southwestern, 23-4, on Monday at Ragsdale Field.

  Massey throws no-hitter as Brookstone blanks Pacelli

A seven-run explosion in the third inning and a no-hit performance by Colton Massey gave the Brookstone Cougars a 10-0 win in six innings over the Pacelli Vikings on Thursday afternoon at Illges Field in a key GHSA Region 4-1A Private showdown.

  Central powers past Smiths Station to clinch series

The Central Red Devils opened up a six run lead in the first two innings and never looked back, posting a 16-5 win over the Smiths Station Panthers on Thursday night at Panther Field to clinch a sweep in the AHSAA 7A-Area 4 series.

National championship rings among Pat Dye items up for auction

Football fanatics take note. Multiple pieces of memorabilia once owned by legendary football player and coach Pat Dye are going on the auction block.

  CSU powers past Spring Hill in doubleheader sweep

The power was on at Ragsdale Field on Wednesday as the Columbus State Cougars ripped five homers in a doubleheader sweep of the Spring Hill Badgers. The Cougars won the opener 11-2, finishing the job by taking the nightcap 8-3.

  Central tops Smiths Station in series opener

Will Cannon and Cole Kehoe combined on a four-hitter as the Central Red Devils beat the Smiths Station Panthers on Wednesday night at Darnell-Nelson Field in the opening game of their three-game AHSAA 7A-Area 4 series.

  Brookstone rallies for win over arch-rival Pacelli in extra innings

The Brookstone Cougars rallied to beat the Pacelli Vikings 4-3 in eight innings on Tuesday night in a key GHSA Region 4-1A Private showdown at Deimel Diamond.

Auburn introduces Johnnie Harris as new women’s basketball coach

Johnnie Harris takes over an Auburn program that was winless in SEC play in 2021.

  River Dragons top Prowlers in series opener

C.J. Stubbs scored his second goal of the night with 2:06 remaining in the third period to give the Columbus River Dragons a 5-4 victory over the Port Huron Prowlers on Thursday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

  Burkett introduced as new Central boys basketball coach

Thursday night was introduction night at Central High School, as it was meet and greet time for the Red Devils’ new boys basketball coach. Charles Burkett comes to Phenix City with a great track record – and a great appreciation for the history and accomplishments of the Central program.

  Cougars on a roll, ready for big finish to season

The Columbus State golf team is back in the game after a rough few weeks and the timing couldn’t be better.

Auburn University to shorten suspension for its fishing team

Auburn University officials say they will reinstate the school’s bass fishing team this spring over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies.

  CSU wins AFLAC/Cougar Invitational, Doull earns medalist honors

Jordan Doull led wire-to-wire to earn medalist honors and lead the No. 17 Columbus State Cougars to a four-shot victory on Tuesday at the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational at Green Island Country Club.

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season, 3 preseason games

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games.

Auburn bass fishing team suspended for COVID violations

Auburn University has suspended the school’s bass fishing team over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies.

  Pirates split DH with Coastal South

A doubleheader split saw the Chattahoochee Valley Pirates’ 10-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday afternoon. The No. 8 Pirates beat Coastal Alabama-South 3-1 in the opener, but the Sun Chiefs won the nightcap 6-5. The games were played at Howard Lake Field.

  Corbin leads CSU to DH sweep of West Georgia

Hannah Rose Corbin was dominant on the mound and at the plate as the Columbus State Cougars swept a doubleheader from the West Georgia Wolves, 4-0 and 5-2, on Wednesday at Cougar Field.

  Cougars rally to beat Albany State

Isaac Boutin went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI to lead the Columbus State Cougars to a come-from-behind 8-3 win over the Albany State Golden Rams on Wednesday at Ragsdale Field.

  Trio of Patriots sign football scholarships

Three Northside High School football players signed athletic scholarships on Tuesday afternoon at the school’s auditorium.

  Two Brookstone student-athletes sign to college

Drea Singleton (Soccer - Georgia Southwestern State) and Wesley Brown (Football - Rhodes College) signed letters of intent on Monday at Brookstone School.

  Burkett named Central boys basketball coach

Charles Burkett was named as the new head coach for the boys basketball program at Central High School.

  River Dragons handle Enforcers, 4-1

Jay Croop scored two first period goals to lead the Columbus River Dragons to a 4-1 win over the Elmira Enforcers on Friday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

  CVCC Pirates move up in national rankings, sweep Player of Week honors

Life is good for the Chattahoochee Valley Pirates. A 5-0 week earned the Pirates a boost of five spots to the No. 11 ranking in the latest NJCAA Division I Baseball rankings released on Monday.

  Four Central High School student-athletes sign to play in college

Four Central High School seniors are moving up to play at the next level.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

  Local football alums return to give back

Columbus area football alums Walter Palmore (Hardaway High School), Gabe Wright (Carver High School), Taquon Marshall (Harris County High School, Brandon Barnes (Russell County High School) and Ucambre Williams (Central High School) returned to Valley to help Impact Performance RX collect daily nece

  Cougars earn extra inning win over Wolves

A tenth-inning bases-loaded hit by pitch brought in the winning run as the Columbus State Cougars beat the West Georgia Wolves 7-6 on Wednesday afternoon at Ragsdale Field.

  River Dragons beat Thunderbirds

The Columbus River Dragons scored three goals in the first period and hung on to beat the Carolina Thunderbirds 4-2 on Wednesday night at the Columbus Civic Center.

  Carver wins GHSA state title

The Carver Tigers earned their second GHSA Class 4A girls state basketball title in three years with a 70-54 win over the Cairo Syrupmaids on Wednesday at the Macon Coliseum.

  Glenwood sends three student-athletes to next level

Glenwood held a signing day on Wednesday morning, sending three student-athletes to the next level. Congratulations to Payton Corbett, Jackson Griner and Alfonzo Moore!

  Pirates suffer first loss of season

Rakiem Gary hit a layup with 15 seconds remaining to give the Wallace-Selma Patriots a 63-61 win over the Chattahoochee Valley Pirates at Key Hall on Tuesday night to pull into a tied for first place in the ACCC South.

  Marsh leads Pirates to win over ABAC

Hunter Marsh went 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI to lead the way as the No. 16 Chattahoochee Valley Pirates beat the ABAC Stallions 8-4 on Tuesday at Howard Lake Field.

  Atlanta Motor Speedway to host around 20,000 fans

Later this month, the Atlanta Motor Speedway is set to host fans for the first time in nearly two years. Around 20,000 spectators are expected at the Folds of Honor Quick Trip 500.

  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.

‘Paddles at the Plex’ showcases Opelika’s growing pickleball community

The City of Opelika hosted “Paddles at the Plex,” the second annual pickleball tournament organized by the Opelika Parks and Recreation Department and the Opelika-Auburn Pickleball Club.

  River Dragons win home opener

The Columbus River Dragons made their 2021 FPHL home opener a success on Thursday with a 7-3 win over the Port Huron Prowlers at the Civic Center.

  Pirates open ACCC play with doubleheader sweep

The No. 16 Chattahoochee Valley Pirates opened ACCC South play in style with a doubleheader sweep of the Coastal Alabama-North Eagles, 2-1 and 10-7, on Thursday afternoon at Howard Lake Field.

Auburn fires women’s basketball coach after 9 seasons

Auburn University has parted ways with Terri Williams-Flournoy, the head coach of the Tiger’s women’s basketball program for the last nine years.