Archive of: Sports Desk

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Sports Desk: Grad Made Good

Sports Desk: Grad Made Good

Dr. Leah Brown-Acker was a showcase student athlete and is now a showcase alumnus.

October 2018
Sports Desk: Tennis Titan

Sports Desk: Tennis Titan

Gordon Smith came from a small Georgia town to run the biggest and most impactful tennis tournament in the world.

June 2018
Sports Desk: A Lifetime of Achievement

Sports Desk: A Lifetime of Achievement

From the 1996 Olympics to Augusta National, Billy Payne has spent his life boosting Georgia.

February 2018
Sports Desk: King of Hearts

Sports Desk: King of Hearts

The late UGA and Georgia Southern football coach Erk Russell was a person of goodwill and humor.

November 2017
Sports Desk: Fly Fishing Fulfillment

Sports Desk: Fly Fishing Fulfillment

Fishing in Georgia is one of the simplest pleasures.

September 2017
Sports Desk: An Exceptional Leader

Sports Desk: An Exceptional Leader

It takes a lot of commas to organize the highlights of Atlanta Braves Vice Chair and former President John Schuerholz’s career.

June 2017
Sports Desk: The Thrill of the Hunt

Sports Desk: The Thrill of the Hunt

There is nothing like quail hunting in South Georgia in the late fall and early winter months.

March 2017
Sports Desk: Whoa, Nellie!

Sports Desk: Whoa, Nellie!

Roopville’s Keith Jackson traveled the world as a sportscaster and is a gentleman and friend to all those he meets.

November 2016
Sports Desk: An Unforgettable Legend

Sports Desk: An Unforgettable Legend

As the first African-America pitcher in MLB’s American League, the legendary Leroy “Satchel” Paige attracted record crowds wherever he went.

August 2016
Sports Desk: A Sportswriter In Earnest

Sports Desk: A Sportswriter In Earnest

Retired journalist Jim Minter was tough when necessary, but he preferred stories about bird dogs, cane pole fishermen and those who lived off their acreage and made do.

November 2015
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