Tags: sports

Shredded Shrubbery Sparks Sullen Students Saturday

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPDzsKYuhjo&w=560&h=315] It was a scene we have all seen too often in Sanford Stadium. With UGA’s narrow lead dwindling in the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech Running Back Qua Searcy ran for a six yard touchdown to seal the late game victory for the Yellow Jackets. As time expired, joyous Tech players stormed the field to…

Three Athens Private Schools Headed To Playoffs

Athens Christian, Athens Academy, and Prince Avenue are in the first round of high school football playoffs. Prince Avenue has a bye-week this week, but both Athens Christian and Athens Academy are hosting the first round. Athens Academy hosts Savannah County Day on Friday night. Athens Academy is coming off a 28-0 loss to Prince Avenue. The game…

A Voice From Homecoming Past

Steve Lewis was a student at the University of Georgia in the early 1980s. Today he owns Lightninrv in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Ligqhtninrv allows customers to rent motorhomes, travel-trailers, and pop-up campers   for every event including those Bulldogs’ game days. One of his favorite game days was the homecoming game. He remembers homecoming week as a time to…

Battle for City Football Title

A football rivalry forty-two years in the making where either the Clarke Central Gladiators or the Cedar Shoals Jaguars will claim the city championship this Friday night at 7:30 pm. Close rival is an understatement because when plugging the two schools into the maps app on your phone the distance is 5.3 miles apart. The schools…

Rio Diaries: Bem vindo ao Brasil

Two planes, two continents and an overnight flight later, I finally made it to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Paralympic Games! There are four former University of Georgia students competing in this year’s games.  Current UGA volunteer track coach Jarryd Wallace will be competing in athletics, Lindsay Grogan in swimming, Amanda Dennis in goal…

UGA Softball Recap

  Athens, GA- The UGA softball team got the better of an in-state rival Wednesday night, as they defeated the Georgia State Lady Panthers by a score of 8-0 in 5 innings. Pitcher Kylie Bass went the distance for the Lady Dawgs tossing a two-hit shutout. The Dawgs were also active at the plate, tallying 13 hits on the night. Tina…

High School Boys Baseball Update

Prince Avenue Christian Wolverines The Wolverines are hosting their last game of the season tonight against Lakeview Academy. The Wolverines go into this game with a 15-10 record, and hope for the same success they had on Tuesday, when they beat Lakeview Academy 5-2. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 PM.   Clarke Central Gladiators It…

UGA Target Demetris Robertson to Announce Decision Early May

Multiple sources report that five-star recruit Demetris Robertson will announce his college decision on May 2nd. The number one receiver in the nation has been recruited by high-end programs such as Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Cal. As of today, 247sports predicts Robertson is committing to Georgia. Since Robertson did not sign a letter of…

Digital Exclusive: A Conversation with Verne Lundquist

  Ever wondered how the lead voice of CBS’s SEC football coverage feels about being called “Uncle Verne”? Verne Lundquist was on UGA’s campus on April 11-12 to participate in a panel at the Special Collections Library and a forum at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Reporter James Thompson caught up with…

Three Sports Stories You Need to Know

1. The UGA men’s tennis team clinched the number one seed in next week’s SEC tournament with a win over Auburn on Sunday. This is their fourth-consecutive SEC title, and 30th overall SEC regular season title. This UGA senior class joins the 1971 and 1972 classes as completing the SEC four-peat.     2.  UGA…