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Darton pitcher, catcher share deep friendship

Sommar Wright, Emily Church lead Darton on the softball field

Darton State College pitcher Sommar Wright and catcher Emily Church have been best friends for more than a decade and shared both tears and smiles on their journey to Albany.

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UGA’s Dantzler stays upbeat in tough role as backup

Watts Dantzler, a 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman for Georgia, is getting ready to enter his senior year and is still looking for his first start.

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GSW snaps Albany State’s 10-game winning streak

Georgia Southwestern has now won 5 of 6

Georgia Southwestern starting pitcher Zach Smith tossed a two-hit complete game against Albany State to lead GSW to a 6-1 victory, continuing the Hurricanes’ recent surge and snapping ASU’s 10-game winning streak.

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Georgia players like heightened practice intensity

The tone and pace of practice is considerably more intense under defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

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Florida ends Dayton’s Cinderella run

This is Florida’s fifth trip to the Final Four and the fourth under coach Billy Donovan, who won his 450th game at Florida in 18 seasons.

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Jackets’ Smelter learning his craft

DeAndre Smelter turned into Georgia Tech’s top wide receiver last season with only a summer of workouts and a month of preseason camp.

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Mercer’s Hoffman becomes a hot commodity

The possibility of coach Bob Hoffman’s departure began even before the Bears became college basketball’s darlings last week.

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Cavaliers rally to pound Golden Knights

After falling behind 3-0, Darton rallies in big way

Led by starting pitcher John Harmon, who went the distance without walking a single batter, Darton belted out 13 hits on its way to a 13-3 series-opening win over West Georgia Tech.

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ASU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Rams add former Mitchell County star WR, could lose another

Yancey Burns is the latest Mitchell County star to join Albany State

The long list of former Mitchell County stars to join the Albany State football team got even longer this spring with the addition of Yancey Burns, the Eagles’ leading receiver as a senior in 2011, but rising sophomore Jaquan Williams is currently academically ineligible. (ADDS: Notes on spring game, QB coaching search)

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Albany State sweeps Tuskegee behind Fender’s complete game

Worth County grad Allen Fender allowed six hits

Former Worth County star and Herald Player of the Year Allen Fender gave Albany State its ninth straight complete game against an SIAC opponent with a dominating performance on the mound Sunday against Tuskegee.

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They Said It ... March 23, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

They Said It … is a compilation of quotes by notable folks.

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UGA's rally falls short in NIT second round

J.J. Frazier leads Georgia in scoring

Georgia’s 22-point rally falls just short in Tuesday’s NIT second round game against Louisiana Tech.

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Darton golf wins Ron Marshall Spring Fling

Darton’s Taylor Martin finishes 2nd individually

The Cavs win the Ron Marshall Spring Fling for the first time since 2009.

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Darton's Goldsmith tosses no-hitter vs. South Georgia

Goldsmith throws first no-hitter of his life

Darton State College sophomore Brandon Goldsmith throws a no-hitter Saturday against South Georgia. (ADDS: Albany State baseball sweeps Tuskegee)

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J.J. Frazier key for Bulldogs off the bench

Georgia plays Louisiana Tech today in the NIT

Freshman J.J. Frazier, generously listed at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds on Georgia’s basketball roster, has stood tall the second half of the season.


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