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  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 tops Smiths Station in series opener

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

  River Dragons top Prowlers in series opener

  Burkett introduced as new Central boys basketball coach

  Cougars on a roll, ready for big finish to season

  CSU wins AFLAC/Cougar Invitational, Doull earns medalist honors

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  Pirates split DH with Coastal South

  Corbin leads CSU to DH sweep of West Georgia

  Cougars rally to beat Albany State

  Trio of Patriots sign football scholarships

  Two Brookstone student-athletes sign to college

  Burkett named Central boys basketball coach

  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.

  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

  River Dragons beat Thunderbirds

  Carver wins GHSA state title

  Glenwood sends three student-athletes to next level

  Pirates suffer first loss of season

  Marsh leads Pirates to win over ABAC

  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.

  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.

  Pacelli falls in state quarterfinals: Troup girls advance

The Pacelli Vikings found a 12-point deficit to overcome, as their come-from-behind effort fell short at Mount Pisgah Christian. The Patriots eliminated the Vikings 62-55 in the GHSA Class 1A-Private state quarterfinals on Thursday night at Drummond Center Gymnasium.

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

Travaunta Abner had 19 points while Kintavious Dozier had 16 as the Panthers beat the Hatton Hornets 83-48 on Thursday afternoon at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham to advance to the AHSAA Class 2A state finals.

  Carver girls, ChattCo boys advance to GHSA semifinals

EnyShuan Jones score seven points in a closing 8-2 run to lead the Carver Tigers to a 61-60 come-from-behind victory over the Jefferson Dragons on Tuesday night in the GHSA Class 4A state quarterfinals.

  Both Tigers teams fall in state semifinals

The ride ended on Tuesday for both Auburn High Tigers basketball teams. The girls were eliminated by Hoover 55-36, while the boys saw their season end at the hands of Oak Mountain, 45-37, in the AHSAA Class 7A state semifinals played at Bartow Arena at UAB.

  Introducing Auburn High football coach Keith Etheredge

After two seasons with the Oxford Yellow Jackets, Keith Etheredge has completed his first day as head football coach of the Auburn High Tigers.

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

The Spencer Greenwave saw their season end on Friday night, upset at home by the Westover Patriots 50-49 in the second round of the GHSA Class 4A state playoffs.

  River Dragons top Prowlers

Matt O’Dea had two goals and Jake Schultz had a goal and two assists to lead the Columbus River Dragons to a 5-3 victory over the Port Huron Prowlers on Friday night at McMorran Arena.

  Etheredge takes over Auburn High football program

Less than three weeks after Adam Winegarden made the surprise announcement he was stepping down at Auburn High, the Tigers have their new head football coach. The school announced on Friday that Keith Etheredge is leaving Oxford to head to the Plains.

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

The Lanett boys and girls, and Eufaula boys all punched their tickets to the AHSAA basketball Final Four with wins on Thursday in Regional finals at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery.

  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

The field is set for the GHSA Region 2-4A Finals on Saturday evening at LaGrange High School.

  Four more area teams advance to AHSAA Regional finals

The Auburn Tigers finished the opening half on a 19-5 run and never looked back, as they beat the Murphy Panthers 65-56 on Friday night in the AHSAA Class 7A boys Southeast Regional semifinals.

  Region 2-4A semifinals set

Four teams advanced to the GHSA Region 2-4A Tournament semifinals on Thursday night and earned a guaranteed spot in the first round of the state tournament.

  Four area girls teams advance to AHSAA Regional Finals

It will be an all-Area 4 showdown for a trip to the AHSAA Class 7A Girls Final Four.

  Region 2-4A tournament continues

The GHSA Region 2-4A tournament continued on Wednesday night, with second round play on both the boys and girls sides.

  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.

  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 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.

  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.

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.