So I spent the better part of the weekend camped out on my couch watching high school football.
In the epic motion picture “Apollo 13,” about the doomed but heroic mission to reach the moon, Gene Kranz, the NASA flight director, is quoted as saying after everything went haywire and the mission became getting the astronauts back to Earth safely, “failure is not an option.”
Brad Smith considers himself an unconventional coach, unencumbered by the traditional way of doing things. As proof, consider the past two Loganville Red Devils football games.
You can’t throw a rock in this county without hitting someone who’s been impacted by Jeff Segars. Not that I’m suggesting you go around throwing rocks at people.
Many people dream, or maybe worry, about their 15 minutes of fame, that brief moment in life when they are, for better or worse, thrust into the limelight.
High school football season begins in the heat of summer and, if your team is one of the fortunate ones, does not conclude until the nights are cold with the lines for hot chocolate long.
It’s not easy being in charge. That goes for a job inside the sports world (such as a coach or athletic director) or someone who makes a living in the business world.
The strangest, most memorable and dare I say infamous high school sports season recently drew to a close when Loganville was swept in the best-of-three series Class AAAAA baseball tournament.
Two high school baseball coaches, former local standouts Brandon Moss and Matt Britt, saw their teams face each other for the GISA state championship.
Another National Football League draft is in the record books and, as always, it leaves plenty of room for debate among fans of all 32 teams.
No doubt, when Buford was promoted to Class AAAAAA, you thought the path was cleared for Loganville baseball to continue its domination of Region 8-AAAAA.
A recent conversation with a fellow fan of the gridiron focused on the upcoming 2021 season and which teams both of us thought would excel in the college ranks as well as the pros.
With the start of another new professional baseball season, I found myself thinking back to 1991 when the Atlanta Braves went on a last to first ride and came within inches of winning the World Series.
Well boys and girls, David Johnson is on vacation this week. So, you’re stuck with a column from me instead. Some of y’all may actually like that more.
The golf world, as well as the sports world in general, is looking to Augusta National this week as another chapter known as The Masters will be written.
The headline for the recent Walton County Track and Field Championships was the domination of the Loganville girls and boys teams, and deservedly so. Both easily outdistanced their local rivals.
Years ago, a promotional tagline line for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament was simply referred to as “They call it March Madness.”
The recent passing of Jim Crockett Jr. brought back more memories from my formative years when Saturday nights meant one thing: hours of watching professional wrestling.
Coaches don’t have the luxury of looking ahead. That’s why you won’t hear any of the leaders of our local basketball programs pontificating about how far they’ll make in the state basketball tournaments of their respective classifications.
Baseball has always been a favorite sport for me to watch. I have been fortunate in my sports journalism career to follow several quality programs and individual teams which have made strong postseason runs.
One of the many glowing adjectives describing Hank Aaron is that he was generous. I am among the many who can attest to this quality of a man who was a giant among men. It was 1982 and the U.S. Postal Service was issuing the first of three baseball stamps on August 1st of that year, the Jack…
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