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Past articles by Stan:

Class 5A blog: A final look at girls basketball season

Observations from the just-completed girls basketball season. → Read More

Class A Division I boys: King’s Ridge Christian 68, Mount Pisgah Christian 58

MACON — Most teams that enter the state basketball tournament as the No. 4 representative from their region end up as first-round fodder. King’s Ridge Christian had a different idea. → Read More

Class 6A boys: Alexander 64, Lee County 42

Once Alexander began to follow its season-long plan to success, the Cougars were home free. → Read More

Class 5A boys: Kell 61, Eagle’s Landing 53

The win was the first state championship for the Kell boys and came only a couple hours after the school’s girls team won its first championship. → Read More

Class 5A blog: Preview of the state championship games

It isn’t that often that the No. 1-ranked team and the No. 2 ranked teams actually meet in the state championship game. Somehow the stars aligned this season in Class 5A, where it worked out for the boys and the girls. → Read More

Class 7A: Semifinal coverage from Georgia State

“Early on we played a little too fast,” Clanton said. “Our spacing was great. So we had to kind of talk about that, how we wanted to stretch them out. And once we kind of pulled that post out real far and deep in the backside, they got a little high and heavy. We got a few gimmies, which in a game like this is nice, and our kids did a good job navigating what we were trying to set up for them.”… → Read More

Class 5A: Semifinal coverage from West Georgia

Warner Robins, Kell girls; Eagle’s Landing, Kell boys advance to finals in Macon. → Read More

Class 5A blog: Mays boys elevate game ... Look at Elite Eight matchups

After their performance in the Sweet 16, nothing is going to faze the Mays basketball team. → Read More

Georgia State drops seventh straight, ends regular season in cellar

Georgia State’s final men’s basketball game of the regular season looked very familiar to many of their other conference games. And the result was another loss, one that guaranteed the Panthers would finish last in the Sun Belt Conference. → Read More

Georgia State’s defensive coordinator leaves for post at Cincinnati

Losing an assistant coach has become a Georgia State spring tradition. → Read More

Girls basketball: Buford 83, Duluth 28

With his team going through pregame warmups, resplendent in their light pink warmup tops, Buford coach Gene Durden was all business. → Read More

Class 5A blog: A look at the best first-round matches

All 20 teams in the final regular-season rankings have advanced to the state playoffs, although the top-seeded teams had trouble holding serve in the region tournaments. Among those who finished first during the regular season, only four boys teams and only four girls teams were able to follow up and win their region tournaments. → Read More

Poor defense in loss sends Georgia State into Sun Belt cellar

An off-day for the Georgia State defense was too much for the Panthers to overcome Saturday. Now they’ve lost five consecutive games and have dropped into the cellar of the Sun Belt Conference. → Read More

Georgia State’s road woes continue in loss at Coastal Carolina

The road continues to be a difficult obstacle for the Georgia State basketball team to overcome. → Read More

Goals are high for improving Georgia State baseball team

For the last three seasons, coach Brad Stromdahl has steadily built the Georgia State baseball program, patiently taking the team from the bottom of the league and into the playoffs. Now, with a solid group of veterans returning and some impactful transfers, the expectations are higher. → Read More

Class 5A basketball region tournament schedule, scores

Thursday, Feb. 16 At Liberty County No. 1 Greenbrier vs. winner No. 4 Coffee-No. 5 Ware County, 5:30 p.m. No. 2 Bradwell Institute vs. winner No. 3 Statesboro-No. 6 Jenkins, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 Third-place playoff, 2:30 p.m. Championship, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS Monday At Ware County No. 3 Ware County vs. No. 6 Jenkins, 4 p.m. No. 4 Statesboro vs. No. 5 Coffee, 7 p.m. Thursday At Liberty County… → Read More

Ralph Stokes first Black man elected president of Georgia golf association

Ralph Stokes of Marietta, a vice president with PGA Tour Superstore, was elected president of the Georgia State Golf Association on Saturday to become the first Black man to head the organization that oversees the state’s amateur game. → Read More

Collin Moore’s career-game not enough to save Georgia State against Marshall

Not even a career game from Collin Moore was enough to get Georgia State over the top Saturday, but it allowed the Panthers to put a scare into the same team that beat them by 38 points only two weeks ago. → Read More

A return to hard-nosed football at Georgia State this spring

Look for the physicality that the Georgia State football program has become known for – something that seemed to be missing at times last season – to return when spring practice begins Monday. → Read More

Class 5A blog: Arabia Mountain girls bring 20-game win streak into playoffs

The Arabia Mountain girls just completed a dream regular season. Now they want more. → Read More