Drew Exley and Sam Manzo get a thrill behind the steering wheel most kids their age can't relate to. Crunched down in the seat of their soap box derby cars, these rising high school freshman from Gainesville reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour as they fly downhill and let gravity take its course.
Members of the Georgia IronDawgs are no strangers to world records and world championships in various associations. Now, an IronDawg can make a legitimate claim to being the best bench-presser in history for his weight class and division. Lifting in the single-ply, 132-pound Men's Junior Division at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters National Championships in Nashville, Tenn., Dahlonega's Eric Head, a Lumpkin County grad, set the all-time bench press record for his class with 501 pounds - almost four times his body weight.
July 11, 2011|
From staff reports
Walter Hill thought playing football at the University of Georgia was going to be his ticket to happiness out of high school, but he found out this year that the cozy environment of playing basketball at the much smaller Shorter University in Rome could become just as fulfilling.