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Two area gymnasts have high expectations

Updated: 06/30/2009 - To be an elite athlete or even one who grabs an elusive college scholarship you have to be willing to put in the time and effort. We're not just talking during the school year either. For a pair of area gymnast, the effort is there as they hope to reap the rewards of their hard work.

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Rome rallies, beats Jackets in 10 innings

Posted: 06/28/2009 - Jahdiel Santamaria's game-winning hit through the right side in the tenth denied the Jackets a six-game winning streak as Rome came from three runs down to win 6-5 in ten innings.

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Duggan's grand slam slugs Jackets to 7-3 win

Posted: 06/27/2009 - With his Augusta GreenJackets holding onto a slim 2-0 lead with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth inning, Dom Duggan decided to dive headfirst into uncharted waters.

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Three homers lift Jackets past Rome

Posted: 06/26/2009 - More strong pitching from Eric Surkamp and three Augusta GreenJackets home runs led the Jackets to their fourth straight win over the Rome Braves by a 9-1 score

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Chris Cooper takes over for Skip Fite on ASU baseball bench

Posted: 06/26/2009 - Former Augusta State standout and current assistant coach Chris Cooper has been promoted to head baseball coach, according to an announcement Friday afternoon from ASU Director of Athletics Clint Bryant.

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Jackets win to start second half of the season

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Charlie Culberson’s third hit of the night drove in the winning run for the Augusta GreenJackets in the 11th inning, propelling Augusta to a 7-6 win over the Rome Braves on the first night of the second half of the season.

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ASU baseball coach leaves the program

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Longtime Augusta State baseball coach Skip Fite will be named new coach at West Georgia and the Jags will promote Chris Cooper for the job.

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Local product makes the US Public Links field

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Augusta area has its fair share of great golfers, including some currently on the PGA Tour. But there are also some good young players, just about ready to hit the professional ranks.

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Fencing alive and well in Augusta

Posted: 06/23/2009 - O.K, time to fess up, how many of yor use to grab a stick with your friend and pretend to battle on the high seas like a pirate? It's OK,I think we've all done it. But you know, you can still do it.

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Field set for Charles Howell Junior Championship

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The American Junior Golf Association has finalized the tournament field for the Charles Howell III Junior Championship, which will be held July 6-9 at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Ga.

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Siler prepares for the NBA draft, impresses teams

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Just two days remain before the NBA draft and the butterflies are starting to set in a bit for former Augusta State big man Garret Siler. Will he or won't he, that is the question about whether or not a team will pick the seven footer.

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Perez excited for S.A.L. All-Star game

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The All-Star break is here for the Augusta GreenJackets. While most oft he team will be relaxing over the next two days, Juan Perez will be playing baseball, representing the team at the All-Star game.

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GreenJackets finish first half with 6-4 victory

Posted: 06/21/2009 - For the first time all season, the Augusta GreenJackets are above the .500 mark on the season, a distinction earned on the final day of the 2009 South Atlantic League first half with a 6-2 win over the Rome Braves on Sunday afternoon.

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Ricky Barnes still leads U.S. Open after 3 rounds

Posted: 06/21/2009 - Never a winner on the PGA Tour, Barnes shot an even-par round of 70 Sunday, staying 8 under for the week and one shot ahead of Lucas Glover after 54 holes at Bethpage Black.

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GreenJackets pile on runs in 15-4 win

Posted: 06/20/2009 - The Augusta GreenJackets sent 17 hitters to the plate and scored 12 times to break open a three-all tie in a 15-4 win over the Rome Braves on Saturday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium

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Jackets Juan Perez to be part of home run derby

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Augusta GreenJackets infielder/outfielder Juan Perez has accepted an invitation to compete in the Home Run Derby, prior to the 2009 South Atlantic League All-Star Game in Charleston, WV on Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Lucas Glover leads as play is suspend for the night

Updated: 06/19/2009 - They're done finishing a full day of golf at the 109th U.S. Open at Bethpage Black, where rain allowed less than 3 1-2 hours of play yesterday. Nobody completed their second round and about half the field never even started their second round.

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Another accolade for Rich Poythress

Posted: 06/19/2009 - Georgia junior first baseman Rich Poythress has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Sporting Goods All-America Second Team, it was announced Friday by the ABCA.

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USC Aiken to host Peach Belt Conference basketball tourney

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Peach Belt Conference Commissioner David Brunk and USC Aiken Athletic Director Randy Warrick announced on Thursday that the USC Aiken Convocation Center will play host to the Marvin Vanover Peach Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament in March of 2010 and 2011.

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Area cyclists to keep the sport in the spotlight

Posted: 06/17/2009 - For the past five to six years or so, the Augusta area has seen a boom in cycling. With Lance Armstrong announcing his retirement here years ago during the Tour De Georgia and all, the sport has grabbed some headlines.

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