I’m not one of those who is cold 12 months out of the year.
Some co-workers, even if its mid-June, always talk of being cold, but I’m certainly not one of them.
However, the weather we’ve been through in recent days has been rough even for me. Maybe going for a long stretch without power at my house played a part. As I drive into the office Tuesday of this week, snow was clearly visible and was even beginning to stick on cars and the countryside.
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Bethlehem Christian Academy senior P.J. Klein quickly made an impact on the baseball field when he joined the Diamond Knights two seasons ago.
Now the senior is hoping to lead the BCA program to a third consecutive state baseball crown.
Klein, who recently signed to continue his baseball career for LaGrange University, and his teammates know a challenge awaits them as they move from Class A to Class AAA in the GISA.
“P.J. is a player whose attitude and energy everyone feeds off of,” said BCA baseball coach Colby May. “Just having him out there is key for everyone else because he brings such a passionate energy to the game. He picks everyone up. He brings life to the game that only a few can. He leads by his actions as well as being a verbal leader.”
In short, May said Klein is a “coach on the field” for the Knights.
“He is someone who is not scared to talk to a teammate and spend time with them after practice,” said his coach. “He helps bring this team together and helps everyone be better as an individual and as part of the team.” [Full Story »]
The days of watching Alex Rodriguez play baseball seem like a distant memory by now. A man who used to be one of the brightest up and coming stars years ago quickly became a rich phenomenon that was on a pace to go down as the greatest hitter in baseball history.
But then A-Rod made his landmark move to the New York Yankees and began to see his career go in different directions.
It would be fitting to describe his career in New York as a roller coaster. From being involved in several substance abuse scandals, to winning a World Series in 2009, to missing a large amount of playing time due to multiple injuries all while returning from said injuries and still producing at a high rate — needless to say, his time in New York has been incredible, the type of stuff that creates a great documentary down the road.
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They weren’t able to place, but Winder-Barrow High School wrestlers Gaven Pieniasek and Dalton Crowe both had the chance to compete on the big stage for their sport.
Pieniasek wrestled at 106 at the AAAAA state tournament in Macon and went 1-2. Crowe, competing at 195, was eliminated after his first two matches.
“We are glad they got the chance to compete at that level,” Mat Bulldogg coach Jim Stoudenmire said. “We would have loved for them to have medaled and been on the podium, but it’s always so tough at the state tournament.”
Both wrestlers were seniors this season so their high school careers on the mat are complete. [Full Story »]
After a wild week of weather, the Winder-Barrow High School baseball team was able to take the field for two games Saturday in Augusta.
The Diamond Doggs defeated Lakeside-Augusta 17-4 in their 2015 season opener before falling to Evans High School 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh.
“It was a great experience for us,” said WBHS coach Brian Smith. “We played two good teams and did well against some quality pitching.”
The Bulldogg offense has been hot early in the season. After scoring 10 runs in a scrimmage against Grayson, WBHS plated 17 in one game Saturday and two more in the second contest. Even in that game, Smith said the batters did well. [Full Story »]
The Apalachee High School varsity boys basketball team was the last local squad still standing, but the Wildcats had their 2014-2015 season end with a second round loss to Warner Robins Saturday night.
AHS (20-9) fell 79-60 on the road in a Sweet Sixteen contest. Warner Robins used a 22-8 run in the second quarter to give itself some breathing room from the Wildcats.
Alantae Billings finished the game with 22 points while Kamar Baldwin scored 19 points with nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
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