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Three SW Georgia schools ask GHSA to reconsider classification

Representatives made case this week

Dougherty County School Board Attorney Tommy Coleman and representatives from Albany, Dougherty and Worth County High Schools asked the GHSA to reconsider its classification for the three schools for the 2014-16 school seasons.

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Report: Lockette called 911

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, an Albany native, called 911 twice after a woman refused to leave his apartment where she was hanging out with Lockette and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on April 2.

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LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket

Bubba Watson’s Masters victory was sentimental

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Bubba Watson’s second Masters championship.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Pitcher Santana making the most of his opportunity

Braves pitcher stays hot

Ervin Santana struck out a career-high-tying 11 through six innings of one-run ball before leaving with a 2-1 lead Monday against the Phillies.

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Braves sweep Nationals with 10-2 victory

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton homered early to spark Atlanta to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

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Sunday surge sends Watson to his second Masters title in three years

Watson gets second Masters with Sunday surge

Bubba Watson pulls away for his second Masters championship

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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Albany State baseball finishes SIAC slate unbeaten

The Rams finished a three-game sweep of Paine with a 6-2 victory on Sunday to close their SIAC regular-season schedule a perfect 20-0.

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MASTERS: Langer, golden oldies have good Masters showings

The performances of the golden oldies at this week’s Masters have proved the 50-plus brigade can mix it with the young powerhouses of world golf, Bernhard Langer said after finishing in the top 10.

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Braves’ bullpen experiencing growing pains

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez acknowledged only 10 games into the season he’s still trying to find a comfort zone with how to use the new pieces in his bullpen.

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Braves believe offense will improve

Atlanta’s offense has been alarmingly unproductive and some of the same problems that plagued the lineup a year ago have carried over.

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Ware will transfer to Georgia State

Kevin Ware was a key member of the 2012-13 Louisville team that won the national championship at the Georgia Dome. However, he sustained a broken right leg during that tournament, a gruesome injury that caused him to miss the final few games.

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MASTERS: McIlroy beaten by marker

Rory McIlroy’s miserable run at the Masters continued on Saturday when he was beaten by a noncompeting amateur in the third round at Augusta National.

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Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead heading into final round

Bubba Watson is looking for his second Masters championship, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth is trying to become the youngest winner at Augusta National.

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LORAN SMITH: Zoeller reflects on ‘79 Masters victory

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Fuzzy Zoeller’s 1979 championship at the Masters.

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MASTER’S NOTEBOOK: Tech’s Kuchar one shot back, eyeing first major

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is one shot back of the lead heading into today’s final round after a dazzling performance Saturday.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Albany State baseball sweeps Paine

Darton softball sweeps past Georgia Perimeter

Albany State (27-15, 19-0 SIAC) will go for its 20th conference victory this afternoon when they meet Paine in the SIAC baseball finale at 1 p.m.

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Darton wins 13th straight of season

Cavaliers sweep past Andrew College

Darton edged the Tigers by the narrowest of margins, 1-0, in Game 1. Then the Cavaliers let their bats do the talking in Game 2, winning 9-3.

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BOB KORNEGAY: A treatise on crickets

OUTDOORS: Cricket tube sighting strips mythology from trout fishing

I never fish for trout without crickets, at least in a back-up role. I’ll put a live bug on a hand-tied dry fly in a heartbeat. Heck, when I’m really fish hungry I’ll shun flies altogether and fish crickets “nekkid.” I have no shame.

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