Bibb County Schools' interim superintendent Dr. Steve Smith served as a teacher, coach and principal at Central High School from 1982-2000.
Freshman Charlie Madden capped off a career day at the plate with a clutch two-out RBI double in the top of the 10th inning to guide the Mercer baseball team to a 4-3 extra-inning win at Georgia Tech on Wednesday evening at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Howard's Celia Dann signed with Berry College Wednesday.
In an effort to avoid losing its fourth game due to inclement weather this season, the Mercer baseball team will travel to Atlanta to take on the Yellow Jackets tonight at 6 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Mercer (31-10) was set to play host to Georgia Tech (25-16) Tuesday at Claude Smith Field, but rain intervened.
Mercer captured its first-ever Atlantic Sun Men's Golf Championship with a team final round, 293, led by Trey Rule's one-under-par performance (215) for 54 holes.
Dr. E. Steven Smith will be honored Wednesday at Central High School.
Junior first baseman Clay Ardeeser (Loganville, Ga.) drove in six runs over the course of doubleheader action Monday.
Mercer women’s basketball head coach Susie Gardner wrapped up a strong 2013-14 recruiting class by announcing the signing of Kahlia Lawrence on Monday afternoon.
The Mercer baseball team is in search of another much-needed signature win on Tuesday evening when it hosts in-state rival Georgia Tech at Claude Smith Field for a 6 p.m. first pitch.
The No. 23 Georgia College baseball program and head coach Tom Carty have announced a schedule change to this week's game with Winston-Salem State University due to forecasted rain.
Continuing his recent streak of success at the plate again this past weekend, junior Chesny Young was rewarded by being named both the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Stratford senior Katie Stone becomes the third Eagle this year to sign with the University of Georgia.
The No. 23 Georgia College baseball team (27-12, 14-8 PBC) got a big lead early and held on for an 8-6 win Sunday over Young Harris College (24-21, 12-13 PBC) at John Kurtz Field.
Emmanuel College sophomore Jeremy Jackson won the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) College Men's National Championship in American Skeet.
Emily Osborn signs with Southern Union State Community College in Alabama.
Peach County senior baseball player Grant Perry signs with LaGrange College.
The Mercer baseball team took advantage of a season-high 12 walks and a huge night at the dish by junior Chesny Young to pull away for a 12-4 series opening win over Northern Kentucky on Thursday evening at Claude Smith Field.
The No. 23 Georgia College baseball program and head coach Tom Carty have announced a schedule change to this weekend’s series with Young Harris College due to forecasted rain.
FPD baseball coach Jim Turner has led the Vikings for 25 years.
Rutland high seniors Quinton Jones and Randall Grier sign Thursday to play football at North Georgia Sports Academy.
Mercer women’s basketball head coach Susie Gardner continues to add depth to an already stellar 2013-14 recruiting class by announcing the signing of Forest Park standout Kayla Potts on Thursday afternoon.
Mercer men’s basketball head coach Bob Hoffman took another step in restocking the cupboard for the 2014-15 season on Thursday, announcing the signing of Andrew Fishler to a National Letter of Intent.
Adrian Juarez, director of coaching for the Macon Soccer Club, says soccer is catching up in America.
In a game that featured 30 total hits and 13 total pitchers, the No. 23 Georgia College baseball team (26-12) lost a shootout to Valdosta State University (23-16) 15-8 Wednesday night at John Kurtz Field.
The Hurricanes' TyAsia Grayer is living her dream. She recently signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Middle Georgia State College.
Dublin High School is proud to celebrate three seniors who will be continuing their stellar athletic careers in college.
The Mercer baseball team returns home after a mini four-game road trip to host Northern Kentucky for a three-game series on Easter Weekend starting on April 17 at Claude Smith Field.
The Georgia College softball team (34-14, 13-9 PBC) enters the 2014 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament as the No. 4 seed, coming off a championship game run a year ago. The single elimination tournament will be hosted by Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. and pits the top eight teams in the PBC against each other for an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.
The Jones County School Board unanimously approved Justin Rogers, former Griffin High School assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, as its next head football coach at its meeting Tuesday night.
Mercer senior point guard Langston Hall will begin competition at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament on Wednesday as part of a select 64-member collection of senior college basketball players invited to the nation’s premier professional showcase.
Due to steady rain falling throughout the day, the Mercer baseball team’s mid-week game at Georgia Southern on Tuesday evening has been canceled.
41NBC spoke with several MGSC coaches Monday about the school leaving the NJCAA for the NAIA starting this fall.
The Mercer baseball team continues to grind through one of its busiest stretches of the 2014 season when it travels to Statesboro for a game against Georgia Southern on April 15 at 6 p.m. at J.I. Clements Stadium.
After throwing his third-straight complete game and second-straight complete game shutout, junior Eric Nyquist was honored by being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday afternoon.
Middle Georgia State College, the four-year institution created when Macon State College and Middle Georgia College combined in January 2013, is joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.
The No. 12 Georgia College baseball team (26-11, 13-9 PBC) got swept in a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) series for the first time this season Sunday, with a 7-6 loss at No. 3 Lander University (35-6, 21-6 PBC).
Junior Eric Nyquist threw his third-straight complete game and second-straight complete game shutout to lift the Mercer baseball team to a 2-0 series finale victory at Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon at Ken Dugan Field.
Falling victim to a big five-run fourth, the No. 12 Georgia College baseball team (26-10, 13-8 PBC) lost a 10-5 game at No. 3 Lander University (34-6, 20-6 PBC) Saturday.
The Georgia College softball team (32-14, 11-9 PBC) dropped a pair of games to USC Aiken (33-12, 15-7 PBC) Saturday at Satcher Field. Junior Kristen Humphries (Columbus, Ga.) hit a grand slam in the first game’s 6-5 loss, and the Bobcats took a 1-0 lead in the second game before falling 4-1.
Senior Sasha LaGarde went 2-for-4 at the plate and junior starting pitcher Grant Papelian allowed just two earned runs as the Mercer baseball team fell by a 2-1 count to Lipscomb on Saturday Ken Dugan Field.
The Mercer men’s lacrosse team saw a chance to lock up an Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title slip away on Saturday afternoon, as Jacksonville registered seven fourth quarter goals to pull out a 14-12 victory at J.B. Milne Field.
The Georgia College baseball team and head coach Tom Carty are happy to host the program's annual Miracle League Day, coming up Wednesday, April 16 at 5 p.m. when the Bobcats host Valdosta State University.
The Mercer men’s lacrosse team aims to capture at least a share of the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title on Saturday as the Bears do battle with Jacksonville at D.B. Milne Field. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Middle Georgia State baseball team has won 12 of its last 14 games.
The Mercer baseball team heads to Nashville this weekend for a three-game series against Lipscomb starting on April 11 at Dugan Field, with the winner assuming sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings.
The Georgia College softball team (32-12) received votes for the sixth-consecutive week in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II Top 25 Poll released Wednesday. The Bobcats received the most votes of those teams not making the top-25, and were just 12 votes shy of making the cut
The Georgia College softball team (31-12, 11-7 PBC) had its six-game winning streak snapped by Columbus State University (26-18, 8-10 PBC) in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday at the Peeler Complex. The opening game 9-4 win allowed the Bobcats to become the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) PBC team with 20 home wins, while a last-inning Cougar rally spoiled the Bobcat sweep attempt.
The Mercer baseball team dropped its first mid-week game of the 2014 season following a tough 7-6 road loss at Georgia State on Wednesday evening at the GSU Baseball Complex.
Whitney Okvist, a senior from Kennesaw, has 160 career steals.
An agreement has been reached to keep the Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic, a football rivalry game held for nearly eight decades, in the west Georgia city of Columbus.
The Atlanta Falcons will open the season hosting NFC South rival New Orleans on Sept. 7 and have prime-time games against Tampa Bay and Green Bay.
Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
Paul George scored 27 points and George Hill had all 15 of his points in the second half, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 101-85 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Jose Fernandez matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings and combined with Steve Cishek on a three-hitter as the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith isn't sure when receiver Julio Jones will return to full speed.
Braves left-hander Mike Minor's season debut has been pushed back so he can make one more minor league start in his recovery from tendinitis in his left shoulder.
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith wants his team to make major improvements on the line of scrimmage.
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Richmond International Raceway.
Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.
Highlighted by a plethora of hotly contested races during the winter months, Atlanta Motor Speedway announced season points champions in its Legends and Bandolero Winter Flurry racing series on the Speedway’s quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.”
The city of Atlanta wants to host college football's national championship game in 2018 as a prelude to a possible Super Bowl bid.
The Indiana Pacers must protect their home court Tuesday night against Atlanta to avoid falling into a 2-0 deficit in the best-of-seven first round series.
Thousands of cars, a massive vendor midway and thrilling motorsports entertainment await fans on Saturday and Sunday of this week at Georgia’s newest and most unique motoring festival.
Miguel Angel Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from start to finish in his Champions Tour debut.
Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.
Paul George wants to guard Atlanta's Jeff Teague on Tuesday night, and it appears he'll get his wish. But how much time the Indiana All-Star spends on Teague is unclear.
Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, extending his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot 2-under 70 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Bernhard Langer into the final round of the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.
Tim Byerly rushed for 101 yards and passed for 69 to help the White team beat the Gold team 20-12 in Georgia Tech's spring game Friday night.
Miguel Angel Jimenez made a dramatic Champions Tour debut, setting a tournament record with a first-round 65 on Friday in the soggy Greater Gwinnett Championship.
Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU advanced to the Super Six of the NCAA women's gymnastics championships.
Georgia Tech coach Brian Gregory has added Coastal Carolina assistant and former NBA player Mamadou N'Diaye to his coaching staff.
Georgia State basketball coach Ron Hunter has been given a pay raise as part of his two-year contract extension through the 2020 season.
The Pacers are walking around with a new approach these days.
Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta.
There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials say more than $1 million in counterfeit soccer merchandise destined for metro Atlanta has been seized in Savannah.
Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.
Mike Scott scored 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks ended the regular season with a 111-103 win Wednesday over the Bucks, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team.
Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will sit out the team's regular season finale Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks to rest for the playoffs.
Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November.
Atlanta has become the newest city in Major League Soccer with an expansion franchise that will begin play in 2017.
Major League Soccer and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plan a "major announcement" Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta's new downtown stadium.
The game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed by inclement weather.
The Georgia Southern University All-Girl and Co-Ed cheer squads both returned home from the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., held April 9-13, with national recognition for their respective teams.
Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning Monday night that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Chris Douglas-Roberts dribbled into the lane and sank a short jumper as time expired, and the Charlotte Bobcats overcame a 15-point deficit in the final period to beat the Atlanta Hawks 95-93 on Monday night.
Kemba Walker is returning to Charlotte's lineup against the Atlanta Hawks after missing the last two games with a sore right groin.
Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a "major announcement" Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta's new downtown stadium.
Steve Koonin is joining the Atlanta Hawks ownership group after serving as president of Turner Entertainment Networks.
Bubba Watson has won the Masters for the second time in three years.
Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 10-2 victory on Sunday.
Bubba Watson is going for his second green jacket. Jordan Spieth is trying to become the youngest major champion in 83 years. Plenty of others are in the mix.
Freddie Freeman had three hits, including a homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 6-3 on Saturday night to continue their early success against the Nationals.
Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has left a game against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury to his right thumb.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car before Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond.
Pacers guard Lance Stephenson acknowledged Wednesday that he and Evan Turner got into a practice "scuffle" last week before Game 1 against Atlanta but denied the two threw any punches.
IndyCar has put Helio Castroneves on probation through June because he violated the series' social media policy.
Peyton Manning insists that he and Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase didn't break any NFL rules when they met with Alabama coach Nick Saban earlier this month.
The New York Knicks have fired Mike Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season.
Josh Freeman signed with the New York Giants on Monday to be a backup quarterback to Eli Manning.
Al Unser Jr. will race again at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a Sportscar Vintage Racing Association event in June.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says former NFL and Southern California receiver Keyshawn Johnson has been arrested after a report of a domestic dispute.
A person familiar with the situation says Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year.
American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
So much for home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs.
LeBron James still has the NBA's best-selling jersey.
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples are looking to build off the best Masters ever for players 50 and over.
Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay and is ready to move forward, just like most of the IndyCar drivers after a wild weekend in Long Beach.
The College Athletes Players Association is criticizing Northwestern University's argument for overturning a ruling that would allow the school's football players to unionize.
As the errant shots began to pile up, Jordan Spieth swung his club angrily and spewed his frustration out loud enough for everyone to hear.
Unlike the other three majors, or any other tournament for that matter, the Masters forces patrons to leave technology behind for hours upon hours every day.
Bubba Watson would've preferred to play better, of course.
Bubba Watson wants to keep it simple.
Rory McIlroy took off his cap, rubbed his brow and let out a sigh of relief.
The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent safety Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract.
What a wild ride for Phil Mickelson to start the Masters.
Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Stefanie Dolson added 17 points and 16 rebounds to help UConn beat Notre Dame 79-58 on Tuesday night, giving coach Geno Auriemma and the Huskies a record ninth national championship.
Students at the University of Connecticut are hoping they'll have another reason to celebrate tonight.
A petition seeking to ban quarterback Michael Vick from New York Jets' training camp at SUNY Cortland this summer because of his dogfighting-related crimes had over 2,600 signatures as of late Monday night.
Adam Scott is relishing every part of being Masters champion.
Shabazz Napier scored 22 points and Connecticut won its second NCAA title in four years, beating all those Kentucky freshmen 60-54 in the championship game Monday night.
Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season.
The Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed by rain.
NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race, officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.
Andrew Suniula scored a pair of tries 2 minutes apart and the United States rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Uruguay 32-13 Saturday, earning the Eagles another trip the Rugby World Cup next year.
Steven Bowditch held on to win the Texas Open in windy conditions Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory and a spot in the Masters.