Dear Rest of the World's College Football Fans: You don't like us. We get it. We're good at football and not the least bit bashful about reminding you of that every chance we get. We're often obnoxious, loud and rude, especially when you run across us on the Internet or at a tailgate party. But don't say we never gave you anything. You didn't want LSU and Alabama in the national championship, but we force ...
The spring season for high school sports has come and gone, as has my first full year of preps coverage at The Times.
In high school athletics, nothing hurts quite as much as coming one win short of a state championship.
I stood in the infield at the Georgia Olympics on Friday afternoon in Jefferson, watching closely as North Hall's Luis Gonzalez put forth an incredible final effort to surge ahead for an individual state championship in the 3200 meter run.
At the beginning of every season, every player, coach and fan has a goal they'd like to see their team achieve.
If Gainesville doesn't have room in its trophy case, a larger space might be more appropriate.
History. It's a word I've seen tossed around quite a bit in the last week in reference to a number of local individual and team performances. And, given the context, I think it's worth taking a closer look at a few of them. First, there are the incredible pitching performances from the Flowery Branch baseball team in back-to-back games last week. On Monday, pitcher Brad Keller tossed a no-hitter for the Falcons in a 1-0 ...
There are few better times in sports than the period immediately preceding the end of the season.
ATHENS - It was just a spring game. In September, when the 2012 football season begins for the Georgia Bulldogs, none of the yards, points or interceptions will matter. And yet, I can't help but imagine that the Georgia coaches can breathe a little easier after seeing the team in their annual G-Day spring showcase. The game was exciting for the fans as it came down to a 2-point conversion attempt at the end of ...
I'm sure there are a number of varying reactions to the new power ratings system being implemented in Class A in the coming year.
In the classic 1989 film, Field of Dreams, one of the old ball players gazes out on that magical baseball diamond in the middle of corn fields and asks, "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner replies simply, "It's Iowa."
It was my senior year of high school at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville, and my school's baseball team was 28-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation by Baseball America.
Growing up, my dad was never a catcher when he played baseball. Like me, I'm sure he could never quite get used to the idea of squatting for seven innings in protective equipment in 95-degree weather. But when his son became a pitcher, he didn't have much choice but to adjust. And so he did. For 12 or 13 years, he'd squat into position in the front yard while I threw pitch after pitch, day ...
It's easy to become absorbed by the compelling draw to national sports. As I sit here, hammering out this column on my keyboard, my attention is being constantly drawn away from my work to the NCAA tournament basketball game being played on TV. As sports fans, we are bombarded with so much news from various professional and collegiate leagues year-round. Just think: Right now, we have one of the biggest events in college sports ...
After three days covering the Buford and North Hall girls (and watching a few other teams) at the state semifinals and finals at the Macon Centreplex, here are a few thoughts on the end of the high school basketball season.
These Towson Tigers are on quite a run.
Be careful what you wish for.
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