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The Gulf South Conference announced its 2021-22 Women's Basketball Preseason Release this past Friday, unveiling the preseason all-conference team, the league's top newcomers, and the predicted order of finish as selected by the GSC's head coaches.

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There has been a lot of great football talent developed locally from the youth ranks all the way up through high school in recent years, and that is nowhere more evident than on the fields across the country on any given Saturday in the Fall.

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It was a long, competitive day of volleyball for several teams at the Area 6-A/AA Public Tournament Saturday at Armuchee High, but the reward was worth it for three local squads who each earned state tournament berths thanks to their performances.

The Shorter Hawks played their second-straight home game on Saturday afternoon, as they welcomed the Choctaws of Mississippi College to Barron Stadium. Though the weather and festivities could not have been better for Shorter’s Homecoming game, the scoreboard was not nearly as pleasant for t…

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Berry head coach Tony Kunzewski said the focus the last few weeks for his team has been trying to get back to playing the brand of football the program has become known for over the last several years or in his words, “playing with an edge.”

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On a beautiful fall night in Shannon turnovers and stifling defense led to a key region victory for the visiting Fannin County Rebels over the Model Blue Devils by a 35-7 score.

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It was a battle between two teams making big play after big play on Friday night at Chris Hunter Stadium, and the Darlington Tigers simply made the last one...actually the last two to be exact.

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First, I want to start this column by saying thank you for everyone that has helped me since starting this job back in early September. From the coaches to the athletes to the administrators to my fellow staffers at the RN-T to the readers that have sent along nice words, critiques and sugge…

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Coming off what was the best offensive output ever in the program’s history, the Berry football team will be making sure that it will pick up where it left off on Saturday when the Vikings host Southern Athletic Association opponent Sewanee for a 3 p.m. kickoff at Valhalla.

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Two teams that desperately wanted to break into the win column in 2021 went to battle on Thursday night as Coosa hosted Gordon Central for Region 7-AA matchup, and it was the Eagles that made just a few more plays which made the difference.

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We’ve moved into mid-October which means with every week the schedule gets closer to the end and each matchup becomes that much more important as the playoff race is starting to form across the regions involving local teams.

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FRANKLIN — Pepperell scored an early run and had chances to add on but couldn’t come through with a timely hit when they needed it most while Heard County was able to grab the momentum in the third and never give it back to send the Lady Dragons to a season-ending loss on Wednesday.

Minor League Baseball has announced a three-year partnership with Marvel Entertainment, one of the world’s most prominent storytelling brands, for an exciting event series that will play out in ballparks across all levels of MiLB starting in 2022.

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It’s a rare Thursday night matchup in local high school football this week as Coosa welcomes Gordon Central for a Region 7-AA matchup between two teams looking to get their first win of 2021.

Freddie Freeman hammered a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the eighth inning to propel the Atlanta Braves to a clinching 5-4 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday.

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There has been a lot of great football talent developed locally from the youth ranks all the way up through high school in recent years, and that is nowhere more evident than on the fields across the country on any given Saturday in the fall.

For the second time is as many days, Berry running back Brandon Cade was recognized for his performance last week in the Vikings’ 49-21 Southern Athletic Association win Saturday at Millsaps.

The Unity Christian Lions had a solid 36-25 lead at the half on Friday night, but they apparently decided they weren’t even close to satisfied. So they came out of the locker room and completely dominated the final two quarters to the tune of a 38-6 advantage to earn an impressive 74-31 vict…

The Shorter Hawks were back in action at Barron Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as they hosted the No. 10 University of West Alabama Tigers. Despite a hard-fought effort, the Hawks fell to the visitors 44-7.

TRENTON — A three-yard touchdown run in overtime by Cayden Cooper lifted the homestanding Dade County Wolverines to a dramatic 20-17 win over the Model Blue Devils on Friday night.

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Coosa’s offense struggled from the get-go against Chattooga (4-2, 2-0 in Region 7-AA) on Friday night, and the Indians sailed to a 40-3 win on the road.

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Rome faced some adversity on Thursday night but were able to dig down deep and battle through it to remain alive in the Region 5-AAAAAA Tournament as well as clinch a berth in the Class AAAAAA State Tournament in the process.

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There are some athletes that seem to find themselves in the middle of the action for their team more often than not whether it be through skill, instincts, athleticism, preparation, chance or a combination of all those things. Darlington’s Patrick Shelley is simply one of those athletes.

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Armuchee was looking to close the regular season strong as well as earn a pair of wins to honor their three seniors on Senior Night, and they did just that by overcoming some early adversity to defeat area foes Haralson County and Temple on their home court on Tuesday night.

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There has been a lot of great football talent developed locally from the youth ranks all the way up through high school in recent years, and that is nowhere more evident than on the fields across the country on any given Saturday in the fall.

The Berry College men’s lacrosse program is set to host its 6th annual “Faceoff for a Cause” event on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Valhalla Stadium alongside the programs from Birmingham-Southern, Emmanuel, Georgia Tech, Lander, Newberry, Reinhardt, Shorter and Young-Harris.

Jorge Soler led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run and six pitchers combined to limit the visiting New York Mets to three hits Sunday as the Atlanta Braves finished the regular season with a 5-0 win.

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