Area Sports

MISSING PUNCTUATION: LOSS OF MATRIARCH UNDERSCORES RIGHT WHALES’ PERIL

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Dec. 18, 2019) – The seasonal return of North Atlantic right whales to the Southeast has started like clockwork. At least seven adult females have been seen from North Carolina to north Florida since late November, and the season’s first calf was spotted off Sapelo Island on Monday. The news is encouraging for…

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Lady Indians Open Season; Defeat Cedar Bluff, Lose To Darlington

Lady Indians Open Season; Defeat Cedar Bluff, Lose To Darlington By: J. SCOTT HELTON The Lady Indians began their season by hosting the Chattooga Thanksgiving Classic at the Little Big Horn last weekend. Darlington, Cedar Bluff, Model, and Northwest Whitfield all participated in the lady’s tournament. Chattooga defeated Cedar Bluff and lost to Darlington. CEDAR…

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Column: The Real Problem In Dallas

By J. SCOTT HELTON My schedule at work has me working from home this week, which allows me a little time during the day to catch up on sports, especially the national scene. This week all the sports networks seem stuck on whether Jason Garrett should be fired as the head coach of the Dallas…

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Archery For Kids: Safe or Dangerous?

If you’ve got a son or daughter expressing an interest in archery, you may be wondering about whether or not the activity is safe. After all, bows and arrows aren’t toys—they’re weapons, and they’ve been used for thousands of years in military ventures and hunting excursions. They’re designed to be lethal, and it’s common sense…

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LET THE CREATIVITY BEGIN: STATE FISH ART CONTEST KICKS OFF NOW

PERRY, Ga. (Oct. 29, 2019) – Be sure to encourage your young artist(s) to enter the annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art contest. This contest is open to kids in Grades K-12 but the deadline for entries is March 31st – so, don’t wait too long to start creating! Students across the United States and internationally…

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Basketball Registration Set To Begin Monday At Rec

  Registration will begin for basketball at the Summerville Recreation Center on Monday. The last day to sign up will be Nov. 15. This sport is for boys and girls ages 7 to 12. The age control date is Sept. 1. Age divisions will include Flea 7/8; Minor 9/10 and Midget 11/12. A parent or…

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Column: Did That Really Happen?

By J. SCOTT HELTON I am fortunate in that my full-time job as a recruiter for Reinhardt University allows me to travel around our great state and take part in events that often will enable me to meet and talk with some very special people. Last week I found myself at the Georgia Public Safety…

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Lady Indians Lose In State Tourney

  By GENE ESPY Editor The Chattooga Lady Indians fell in the first round of the state tournament to a good Lamar County team, 6-2 and 6-3. In the first game the Indians were shot out and go only two hits. Ramsey Elrod and Katie Williams got the hits. Hannah Thrasher pitched for the Lady…

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Lady Bulldogs Fall To Mt. Zion; Have Bye Before State Playoffs

By J. SCOTT HELTON Sportswriter The Trion Lady Bulldogs ended their incredible 2019 regular season with a fantastic 19-3 record, but unfortunately, their last game before the state playoffs was a 2-1 loss to Mt. Zion. Both Pitchers led the way for their team with Trion’s Whitney Shepard pitching seven strong innings, allowing only two…

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