Rebels ready to win with new QB, head coach

JOHNSTON, S.C. - The quarterbacks change and, yes, the coaches sometimes do as well, but Strom Thurmond is expected to still be a force in South Carolina,
By Wayne Staats

Banks brings new energy to Red Devils

Replacing Larry Campbell is inarguably the toughest act to follow in the history of Georgia high school football. Now comes Kevin Banks, starting his 20th football season at Lincoln County but his first as head coach
By Scott Michaux

North Augusta's Reece ready to lead team

Trib Reece is no longer the young sophomore blessed with a strong arm and game-breaking receivers. He's a senior now, a veteran working with talented yet inexperienced pass catchers.
By Wayne Staats

Pittsburgh takes advantage of Atlanta's late error

PITTSBURGH — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth which set the stage for a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
By Nate Barnes

Lakeside-North Augusta is Game of the Week

The high school football season begins Friday night, and a matchup between Lakeside and North Augusta will be The Augusta Chronicle's Game of the Week.

Gamecocks turn to youth in secondary

COLUMBIA - Steve Spurrier has said several times that No. 9 South Carolina has plenty of good players, just no one knows it yet.
By Pete Iacobelli

Demeritte's big hit propels Crawdads

Hickory's Travis Demeritte doubled home two in the 10th inning to propel the Crawdads past the Augusta GreenJackets 3-1 on Wednesday night.
By David Lee

McIlroy doesn't plan to slow down

Rory McIlroy is not interested in getting off this amazing run and taking it easy.
By Doug Ferguson

Bulldogs young after suffering heavy losses

PETTICOAT JUNCTION — Forgive Al Lown and Keith Radford if they look across the practice field at Silver Bluff and reminisce about the past four years. Graduation hit the Bulldogs hard.
By John Boyette

Falcons make progress against the run

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith sees incremental improvement in his team's play against the run, but stops well short of saying the Falcons have cured their ills.

Lady Bulldogs rally past Lady Knights

Harlem rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and set Evans down in or­der in the seventh for a 7-4 win on Wednesday.
By Scott Rouch


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Rumph is catching on for Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - Senior wideout Jonathon Rumph is entering the last season of his college football career, although it's as if he's really just getting started.
By Ethan Burch

Need for more passing in NASCAR is studied

NASCAR kept nine teams at the Michigan International Speedway for a day of testing on Monday. The goal was to create new rules for 2015 to make cars easier to drive - and create more passing.
By Don Coble

Browns name Hoyer starting QB

BEREA, Ohio - Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Brian Hoyer as starter over hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.

Clemson's Brooks to miss 2014 season

Clemson announced Wednesday that junior running back Zac Brooks will miss the 2014 season because of a foot injury.

Giants' protest is won

CHICAGO - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

Mo'ne Davis' team loses to Las Vegas

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.
By John Kekis

Overtime

USC Aiken's Pacer Fandemonium will take place today from 7:30-9 p.m. at the convocation center. It is a chance for students, faculty, staff, fans and supporters of USC Aiken to meet the athletic teams.

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