Chaz Haskins won the Johnson Recycling Late Model feature Saturday at Cochran Motor Speedway.
The Mercer University baseball team saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end, dropping an 8-4 decision to Furman in Sunday's series finale at Latham Stadium.
The Georgia College baseball team (17-13) had plenty of offense on display Saturday to take doubleheader action from Barry University (14-16) 12-11 and 13-5 at John Kurtz Field. The Bobcats have now won 10 of their last 11.
Senior Shanteona Keys (Roswell) continues to add to the most decorated resume in Georgia College women’s basketball history.
Precious Bridges and Alicia Williams led the Mercer women’s basketball team with 19 and 15 points, respectively, but it was not enough as the Bears fell to Siena, 65-54, in the WBI semifinals on Wednesday evening.
The most recent National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll was released Wednesday, March 25 and the Georgia College softball team (30-4, 7-1 PBC) has jumped two spots to No. 8 in the country.
The Knights faced off against the Thomas University (GA) Night Hawks on Tuesday afternoon and the result was a little different from the opening series of the season.
The Mercer University baseball team defeated Georgia 12-8 on Tuesday night at Foley Field, sweeping the season series and recording its third-straight victory over the Bulldogs.
The Trojans scored all of their runs in the first inning.
The Georgia College softball team (30-4) extended its win streak to nine Monday with a doubleheader sweep of Albany State University (4-13), 15-1 and 5-0.
The 2014-15 Mercer men’s basketball season concluded with a 71-69 loss to ULM in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational on Monday night at Hawkins Arena.
After leading the Mercer University baseball team to a perfect 4-0 record including a sweep of East Tennessee State in the program’s inaugural Southern Conference series, sophomore Kyle Lewis and senior Eric Nyquist were named the SoCon Player and Pitcher of the Week.
The first round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), took place on Saturday in Middle Georgia with the Georgia National, presented by Kimsey Powersports, from Echeconnee MX.
Precious Bridges scored 35 points to lead the Mercer women’s basketball team to an exciting 73-71 win over Marshall on Sunday afternoon.
Tay Jerger (JR/Tallahassee, FL) threw 113 pitches on Saturday afternoon on his way to a complete game (9 innings) no-hitter for the Knights against the Loyola University Wolfpack.
In two vastly different games, the Georgia College baseball team (14-12, 7-8 PBC) swept a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) doubleheader with the University of Montevallo (12-12, 8-7 PBC) 14-2 and 6-5 Saturday at John Kurtz Field.
Softball is coming back to North Macon Park for the first time in more than 10 years.
Precious Bridges scored a game-high 26 points to lead a quartet of double-digit scorers as the Mercer women’s basketball team used a dominant first half to rout Troy, 83-68, in the first round of the WBI Tournament on Thursday night.
The Georgia College softball team (28-4, 7-1 PBC) swept its third-straight series and 11th total Wednesday, taking down the Cougars of Columbus State University (17-13, 3-3 PBC) by scores of 4-3 and then 9-6. Both games were nail biters, the first a one-run contest and the second taking an extra inning for the Bobcats to pull out their seventh-straight win.
Mercer and Stony Brook battled through 23 lead changes in Tuesday night’s College Basketball Invitational opener, but in the end junior Ike Nwamu rose above the rest with 10 points in the final 2:02.
Mercer scored 11 runs in the first three innings and went on to register a 16-4 victory over Georgia Tuesday at Claude Smith Field.
The Georgia College baseball team (10-12) extended its win streak to three with an 8-0 shutout of Emmanuel College Tuesday.
The Mercer women’s basketball team has accepted an invitation to the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) Tournament, announced on Monday evening.
Gardner played at UGA from 1982-1986.
Mercer’s Riley Carter and Kirsten Stevens have been named the Southern Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday. The selections are made by the Southern Conference office.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Mercer men’s basketball team has secured a postseason berth as the Athletic Department announced the team has accepted an invitation to the College Basketball Invitational.
A pair of Brandon Purcell (Glennville) home runs in the final game of a three-game set keyed Georgia College baseball (9-12, 4-8 PBC) to a doubleheader sweep of Columbus State University (15-9, 4-8 PBC) 9-3 and 9-7 Sunday at John Kurtz Field.
The Tattnall Square Trojans are 10-0 after a 12-0 win Thursday.
The Georgia College baseball team is set to join Bobcats Against Hunger’s campaign Friday, March 13 during the Bobcats’ contest against Columbus State University at 4 p.m.
Mercer University sophomore Charlie Madden was named to the 2015 watch list for the Johnny Bench Award presented by Baseball Savings, as announced by The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission
The Houston County School Board voted to replace the grass field with turf. It will cost the district $810,000 to install the field turf.
The Mercer University baseball team struggled in its series opener with Florida A&M, dropping a 14-2 decision at Moore-Kittles Field on Tuesday afternoon.
The Georgia College softball team (24-4) hosted Carson-Newman University (15-5) Tuesday, sweeping the Eagles out of town by scores of 6-3 and 4-1.
The Wildcats open the season on Thursday, September 3.
The annual Middle Georgia All-Star Weekend is this weekend at Northside High School.
After recording a pair of victories on the mound this week, Mercer pitcher Eric Nyquist has been named the Southern Conference’s Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Stephen Croone had 17 points and 14 rebounds, Kris Acox had three key baskets down the stretch and 10th-seeded Furman upset third-seeded Mercer 52-49.
The Georgia College women’s basketball team (16-13) took runner-up status in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament for the second-straight season Sunday afternoon, falling 63-51 in a defensive battle to Columbus State University (30-1) in the English E. Jones Center at UNC Pembroke.
T.J. Hallice had a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds, and Ike Nwamu scored 19 more to lead No. 3 seed Mercer to an 89-61 win over sixth-seeded Virginia Military Institute in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference tournament Saturday night.
Jordan Harris scored 41 points to help Seminole County defeat Crawford County 76-71 and win the Georgia High School Association's Class AA Boys championship at the Macon Coliseum.
Three different Buccaneers recorded a double-double and ETSU held off Mercer, 66-56, in the second semifinal game of the 2015 Southern Conference Women’s Championship, presented by General Shale. The win moves the Buccaneers to 21-10 and advances ETSU to Sunday’s championship game, where it will face top-seeded Chattanooga. The loss ends Mercer’s season at 18-14.
The Houston County Sharks beat the Gwinnett Heat Friday in the state championship game.
The Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association's Division III tournament is March 6-7 in Macon.
The Houston County Sharks meet the Gwinnett Heat Friday at noon.
The Georgia College softball team (19-3, 2-0 PBC) was delayed twice due to weather Thursday but that did not halt their momentum, as they swept Georgia Southwestern State University (7-9, 0-2 PBC) 5-2 and 4-2 in both teams’ first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series of the season.
Three players scored in double figures and Mercer shot 50.0 percent from the floor to down Wofford, 75-54, in the final game of the first round of the Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championship presented by General Shale. The win moves Mercer to 18-13 on the season and advances the Bears to Friday’s semifinals where they will face ETSU. The loss ends Wofford’s season with an 8-22 record.
The Taylor County girls basketball team wins its first state title since 2003.
The Mercer University football program and head coach Bobby Lamb unveiled the 2015 schedule on Wednesday, an 11-game slate including six contests at Five Star Stadium.
Crawford County faces Seminole County in the GHSA AA championship game Friday.
Mercer men’s basketball senior Darious Moten, junior Ike Nwamu and freshman Stephon Jelks all earned recognition as the Southern Conference released its All-Conference awards Tuesday morning. Moten and Nwamu landed spots on the 10-member All-Conference team, while Jelks was one of five tabbed as All-Freshman selections.
Alfredo Simon allowed one run over six innings for his best start of spring training in the Detroit Tigers' 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league's competition committee beginning April 1 following the team's use of fake noise at home games.
Shelby Miller allowed one hit in six innings, solidifying a spot in Atlanta's rotation as the Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Sunday.
Kemba Walker scored 21 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat an Atlanta Hawks team missing all five starters, 115-100 on Saturday night.
The Georgia football team conducted its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium.
DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
Julio Teheran labored through 5 2-3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday in a game called in the top of the seventh inning because of rain.
The Atlanta Braves have optioned outfielder Eury Perez and two other players to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
The challenge of learning new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's playbook has evened Georgia's three-man quarterback competition.
The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a second 10-day contract.
Jordan Bowling had 18 points and seven rebounds, Anthony Hilliard added 14 points and Dalton State (Ga.) College cruised to a 71-53 victory over Westmont (Calif.) College in the NAIA national championship game on Tuesday.
Ryan Howard hit his third home run of the spring and Darin Ruff also connected, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Tuesday.
The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.
The Georgia football team held its first full pads practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. The Bulldogs worked out for two and a half hours in what was their fourth practice this spring.
The University of Massachusetts has selected a high-ranking athletics administrator at Georgia Tech with New England roots to be its new director of athletics.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has plenty of skill position jobs to fill this spring.
Nick Markakis had two hits in his spring training debut with the Atlanta Braves, a 14-10 win Monday over the Houston Astros 14-10.
The Atlanta Hawks spent extra time in the film room Monday. They didn't necessarily like what they were seeing but couldn't argue with what it showed.
Georgia crushed Tennessee 10-4 Sunday to complete a Southeastern Conference road sweep in front of a Lindsey Nelson Stadium crowd of 2,190.
Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their third straight game with an easy 103-95 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Hawks.
Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' lineup Sunday but was hitless in the Detroit split squad's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Jalen Reynolds and Myles Davis came off the bench for a combined 38 points as sixth-seeded Xavier end the biggest feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament with a 75-67 victory over Georgia State on Saturday night.
Former Brave Martin Prado drove in two runs with a bases-loaded double in the sixth and Jeff Baker added a sacrifice fly later in the inning, leading the Miami Marlins past Atlanta 5-1 on Friday.
Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night.
Denzel Valentine scored 16 points and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the final 30 seconds to help Michigan State hold off Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Tournament's round of 64.
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter is getting a new cast on his injured left foot.
Two days after opening spring practices under ideal conditions with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, the Georgia Bulldogs returned to action on Thursday for a two-hour workout in weather that resembled preparations for a late-November matchup with Auburn.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has the Spartans set to make another run in the NCAA Tournament after a bumpy stretch in January.
R.J. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted 14th-seeded Georgia State to a 57-56 opening-game victory over third-seeded Baylor in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent Jacob Tamme, looking for help at tight end one year after the retirement of Tony Gonzalez.
Harrison Barnes had 25 points, Andre Iguodala added 21 points and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors cruised past the Atlanta Hawks 114-95 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the NBA's top two teams.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched 3 2-3 shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 12-5 Wednesday.
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who led the team in sacks last season.
While he continues to rehab his knee — and his reputation — Todd Gurley is relying on game film to make his case for the NFL draft.
Georgia has opened spring practice looking to replace some important pieces from the highest-scoring offense in school history.
Coaching can be a painful business.
Brian Gregory is returning for another season as Georgia Tech's coach.
Andy Landers, the only full-time women's basketball head coach in University of Georgia history, announced his retirement on Monday.
Georgia's NCAA Tournament outlook rests heavily on its medical report.
The Braves have trimmed six players from their spring training roster, including top prospect Jose Peraza.
Kyle Korver did not travel with the Atlanta Hawks for Monday night's game at Sacramento after breaking his nose against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists, Al Horford scored 21 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-86 on Sunday night.
Baylor better be ready for significant travel if the Bears get through the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
The Georgia basketball team will play Michigan State Friday.
Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Jose Reyes had a run-scoring triple and a double, and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad roughed up Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for a 10-5 victory Sunday.
The Atlanta Hawks have signed forward Austin Daye to a 10-day contract to provide depth while Mike Scott recovers from a broken toe.
R.J. Hunter, the coach's son, made two free throws with 21.6 seconds left and Georgia State survived two last-second, 3-point attempts Sunday to beat Georgia Southern 38-36 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game.
Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.
Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Police say Alabama player Jonathan Taylor, signed six months after Georgia dismissed him following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault, faces a new domestic violence charge.
Police have charged a 27-year-old woman with attacking Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden and another woman at his home.
Maybe if everyone's bracket is busted, no one's is?
Bobby Portis of Arkansas was selected as Southeastern Conference player of the year by The Associated Press on Monday, while No. 1 Kentucky took the other awards: coach of the year John Calipari and freshman of the year Karl-Anthony Towns.
Kevin Harvick is redefining dominance at NASCAR's highest level.
Greg Sankey will replace the retiring Mike Slive as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.
Ndamukong Suh is coming to Miami, where he and his new team will both try to end their playoff droughts.
Scott Barnes says this weekend promises to be the most unusual selection process of his five-year tenure on the NCAA Tournament committee.
NASCAR has lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch and says the former champion can compete in the championship Chase should he qualify.
Kentucky this. Kentucky that. The talk leading up to the Southeastern Conference tournament is all about the undefeated, top-ranked Wildcats.
Gordon scored his first ever pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday, setting a new record with a 194.679 mph lap.1.5-mile track.
The Southeastern Conference is moving up start times for a second straight day at its women's basketball tournament as a winter storm continues to bear down on central Arkansas.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning will return for a fourth season in Denver and 18th in the NFL.
Phoenix International Raceway will supplement its existing barrier system with packs of tires before NASCAR visits next weekend.
South Carolina would love nothing more than to add to its growing resume than by winning its first Southeastern Conference tournament championship this week.
Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta.
Joey Logano, the driver who seemed washed up at 22 years old, has won his first career Daytona 500.
Jeff Gordon is backing away from the possibility of running more races after this year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. recognized the anniversary of his father's death Wednesday, saying it was not a day for mourning.
A person familiar with the process says troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon filed a grievance against the Browns, arguing he should not have been suspended for the 2014 finale.
A Delaware judge has ordered NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her.
Russell Westbrook scored 41 points, one shy of the NBA All-Star Game record, and the Western Conference beat the East 163-158 on Sunday night.
Jeff Gordon will start from the pole in his final Daytona 500 of his career.
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been appointed to the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Michael Jordan called North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith the most influential person in his life other than his parents.
On national signing day, there is a good chance Florida fans will be angry with Will Muschamp again.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh says the victory parade for the New England Patriots can't be pushed back again even though the city is still digging out from a snowstorm and the subway system is having weather-related service problems.
The New England Patriots are heading home after their 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
A super comeback gave the New England Patriots an NFL title that had eluded them for a decade.
After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week.
Tom Brady expects his cold to be gone in time for the Super Bowl.
A fire alarm sounded for the second time in three nights at the hotel where the New England Patriots are staying for the Super Bowl.
A study published in the journal Neurology says NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers.
Several thousand fans have gathered at City Hall Plaza in Boston to give the New England Patriots a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl.
The College Football Playoff says there is no interest in ESPN's suggestion to move next season's semifinals from New Year's Eve to Saturday, Jan. 2.
Kyle Busch is not getting involved in his older brother's personal issues, and expressed disappointment Monday that he has been mistaken for Kurt in coverage of assault allegations against the 2004 champion.
Jeff Gordon tells The Associated Press that he decided in the middle of last season that 2015 would be his last as a full-time NASCAR driver.
All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman still expects to play in the Super Bowl despite injuring his left elbow in the NFC championship game.
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran in three more on Sunday to lead the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Oregon 42-20 in Monday's College Football Playoff Championship Game.
Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs.
From the high heat and humidity of August until the snow and bone-chilling winds of January, this has been the longest major-college season ever.
Green Bay rallied from an 8-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 Sunday in an NFC divisional-round playoff.
This may be the final game with the Ducks for Marcus Mariota.
A former FBI director hired to look into how the NFL pursued evidence in the Ray Rice abuse case says the league should have investigated the incident more thoroughly before it initially punished the player.
Aaron Rodgers has returned to practice for the Green Bay Packers after sitting out with a left calf injury.
The College Football Playoff says it will help pay for the parents and guardians of Ohio State and Oregon players to travel to the national championship game in North Texas on Monday.
A federal appeals court has given the green light to a lawsuit by former NFL players against video game maker Electronic Arts over the use of their avatars in the company's Madden NFL series.